MediCard Free-standing Clinics

Are you one of the country’s nomads? Or just a stay at home individual? Get yourself treated or consult a doctor at your convenience as MediCard Philippines, one of the country’s top HMO providers, gives you an access to quality medical services with their free-standing clinics in key cities. The free-standing clinics are equipped to provide first aid treatment in case of emergencies but also in laboratory and imaging. In addition to that, free-standing clinics are accredited to perform minor operations by accredited surgeons of MediCard. Also, open to non-members, MediCard free-standing clinics offer integrated outpatient healthcare services through its pool of competent specialists in various medical fields. Lastly, you can have your annual physical examination, executive check-up, pre-employment exam and other medical evaluation at any of the 15 free-standing clinics. Branches are located at King’s Court II- Makati, Morgan Suits Executive Residences – McKinley, Parc Royale Condominium-Ortigas, Sta.Lucia East Grand Mall – Cainta, Cyberpod Two – Eton Centris, LF Building Fairview, Quezon City, Festival Supermall – Alabang, Andenson Bldg. – Calamba, MGM Bldg. – Imus, FLB Corporate Center – Cebu, Wellness Zone – Clark, RDC Plaza – Lipa, Humana Wellness Center – Sta. Rosa, Laguna and MediCard Lifestyle Center – Makati. MediCard Philippines ensures its customers and stakeholders the convenience and quality of medical services just around the corner. For more details about the schedules and services, visit our website...

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SUPER SURPRISE: Healthy holiday surprises from MediCard

MediCard and Inquirer teamed up to surprise the employees of Personiv in Alabang and toll booth operators and motorists at NLEx   By: Pam Pastor, Ruth L. Navarra, Philippine Daily Inquirer It was 9 p.m., and the sixth and 10th floors of Aeon Center in Alabang were bustling with activity. Employees of Personiv were streaming in, clocking in for the night shift. Some were already at their desks working. Personiv, a business processing outsourcing company with headquarters in Austin, Texas, has a thousand employees in the Philippines. They provide creative, graphics, digital, recruiting and costumer care services for clients in North America and Asia Pacific and that’s exactly what they were doing that Thursday night. But it wasn’t just any Thursday night, it was five days before Christmas. And unbeknownst to them, teams from MediCard and Inquirer were hiding in a room at their office, getting ready to spring a special surprise on them. “It’s Christmas season and we wanted to surprise some of our clients. We want them to practice healthy living, we want to communicate that it’s important to eat healthy,” said Kate Cruz-Joaquin, MediCard marketing services manager. The MediCard jingle played and the teams emerged from their hiding spot along with Guyito, Inquirer’s beloved mascot. They handed out over 150 kits containing apples, bananas and bottles of water to excited employees that included web designers and proofreaders. Host Emmanuel Baria, MediCard’s digital marketer, quizzed them on Personiv and health trivia. “How many glasses of water do you need to drink daily?” he asked. “What vitamin does the sun provide?” He also led a game of Bring Me and winners won mini Guyitos and MediCard wall clocks. People took photo after photo with Guyito. One man even posed with an apple in his mouth. “Today was very fun. The employees were all very surprised. It showed us a different side of MediCard,” said John Jefferson Gatmaitan, senior human resources executive for Personiv. “It was very good to see the happy faces of the employees,” said Kate. Personiv has been a client of MediCard for 13 years now. Paulo Cheung, Personiv Country Site head, said, “What I like about MediCard is it’s in parallel with our vision and that’s to give the best HMO (health maintenance organization) benefits to our people. They listen, they’re very flexible and they really align themselves to the needs of the company. Part...

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RxER online Super Sale 2018

The best gift this Christmas is the gift of health. What more can you ask for with MediCard’s Buy 1, Take 1 on RxER at only P1,998 on December 12 to 14, 2018? Designed to give members utmost value and convenience, the RxER offers a specialized health care maintenance service that covers emergency, preventive and outpatient care. Best of all, there’s no age limit, no medical check-up required and there’s no hierarchy to be followed. Patients requiring care for emergency trauma cases in MediCard-accredited hospitals will have an overall limit of P20,000. In addition, emergency care charges include an ER fee, professional fees and emergency medications directly related to the illness for the following cases, subject to conditions under exclusion: trauma cases within 6 hours from the time of the incident; burns; animal bites and accidental chemical poisoning. Members can avail of emergency services for the above mentioned cases more than once as long as the limit is not yet consumed and the incident happened within 6 hours. Outpatient services are availed in all MediCard free-standing clinics (FSC) and UROIC. Members can enjoy unlimited free consultations with primary care physicians and some specialists at FSC such as general surgeon, gynecologist (for non maternity related cases), pediatrician, family medicine, general practitioner and general internist. Moreover, members are eligible to enjoy a flat rate of P350.00 for consultations with other specialists and 30% discounts on the following procedure done at MediCard free-standing clinics: all laboratory and diagnostic tests, surgeries, and dental procedures. Dental consultations are free including a one-time prophylaxis. Membership is already good for one year. Just fill-out the online application form and pay for the corresponding amount via credit card or over the counter in our partner banks. Once validated, you will receive your RXER card via courier in 5-7 working days. Application and payment should be made within the promo period only. To know more about the RxER, please call 884-9999. Don’t forget to view Terms and Conditions...

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The handier way to access healthcare services

The MACE App (MediCard Access Express) is now available for download on Google Play Store and iOS. MACE is the more advanced replacement of MediCard Online Settlement System or MOSS, which was used to automate the provision of health care services. With this version, you can already conveniently request consult anytime, anywhere, using your mobile phone or tablets. Simply select from MediCard’s accredited hospitals/clinics and doctors and present the printed consultation form to your doctor. Should a printed consultation form is unavailable, just show your generated approval to MediCard clinic/referral desk or coordinator for issuance of Consultation form. Approval for consults are immediately and automatically performed through the app, allowing you to attend to other items that matter to you. With MACE, you can also easily view your member details and register your dependents. Soon, the app will allow you to file requests for labs and diagnostics. MediCard has a respectable history of building digital solutions in keeping with its commitment to provide more Filipinos with quality health care. MACE is another innovative digital solution, a convenient means for members like you, to access MediCard’s roster of health care...

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Not all HMO brands are created equal

Michelle Cordero-Garcia, human resources (HR) director of SGS OOH LA LAI – Lai S. Reyes (The Philippine Star) – June 12, 2018 – 12:00am Not all health maintenance organizations (HMO) brands are created equal. Some may offer attractive rates, but the quality of service leaves something to be desired. This was realized by Michelle Cordero-Garcia, Human Resources (HR) Director of SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, when the organization was looking for an HMO to provide the health insurance needs of its 1,300-plus employees. After considering offers from different HMOs, SGS decided MediCard was the best option. “We’ve been partners with MediCard, a leading HMO provider in the country, for over 20 years now and we’re satisfied with their services. But there was a time when we considered other options,” related Garcia. “The premium offered by the other HMO was very tempting — significantly lower by 25 percent than MediCard’s.” But SGS eventually saw the difference in how the two HMOs took care of their clients. “When I say clients, it’s not just the human resources department or the decision-makers of the company, but the rank-and-file employees, too,” says Garcia. “The level of trust and our relationship with them (MediCard) is deeper.” Garcia says when their employees are hospitalized, MediCard is always there — to answer questions, to check how the patients are doing and to explain their MediCard benefits. “MediCard is always easy to talk to. There are instances when a particular medical service isn’t part of the coverage, and the employee doesn’t have the financial capability to shoulder it. MediCard is very flexible and provides other options,” adds Garcia. The benefits of MediCard SGS has three main units in the Philippines: SGS Philippines Inc., providing the SGS Group’s services to the country’s various industries; SGS Gulf Limited (Regional Operating Headquarters) and SGS Global Business Services for Asia, the global back office. The company also has commercial site and satellite offices in key cities (Cebu, Surigao, to name a few) nationwide, including SGS Subic Bay Inc. with its petroleum laboratory. SGS also runs SGS Academy (in Makati and Cebu), which offers courses primarily related to quality management and risk assurance, including food safety and compliance standards and business performance enhancement. With SGS able to service practically any industry and business – from food to consumer products to petroleum to construction products to minerals to...

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Monde Nissin educates millennials on the importance of having HMO coverage

Maria Elena Perona, compensation and benefits manager of Monde Nissin OOH LA LAI – Lai S. Reyes (The Philippine Star) – June 5, 2018 – 12:00am Millennials do a lot of things differently from older generations. And health care is no exception. Unlike their parents who are becoming more and more health conscious, many of these carefree, young souls do not worry about their health. They think they’re too young to have health issues, particularly, long-term degenerative diseases. But Maria Elena Perona, compensation and benefits manager of Monde Nissin, says, “Illness knows no age. In fact, we’re seeing 20 to 35 year olds who are already having heart problems. They are hypertensive and obese.” Monde Nissin, a leading manufacturer of biscuits and noodles, is headquartered in Santa Rosa, Laguna. The company also has plants in Cebu and Davao cities. It has around 4,000 employees nationwide. Believing that employees are the backbone of its business, Monde Nissin provides generous medical benefits to its workers to ensure that they’re in the pink of health all the time. “Our employees can choose if they want their health benefits administered directly by the company or through an HMO (health maintenance organization),” says Perona. “However, we encourage them to go the HMO route for convenience as MediCard has a vast network of accredited hospitals and physicians nationwide.” “Whatever happens to them, if they get sick or hospitalized, Monde Nissin and its HMO provider will cover 100 percent of their hospitalization expenses. For outpatients, we cover even the medicines,” Perona says. Health is wealth “We hold fun runs, organize talks by medical and wellness resource persons, most of whom are provided by MediCard,” she says. In terms of nutrition, Monde Nissin promotes healthy eating through its “Meatless Monday” campaign. “We hired a nutritionist to provide one-on-one consultation with employees who are bordering on overweight – they are now growing in number,” Perona says. “We also supervise the menus of the canteens here in our head office. We even check the ingredients. The less oil, the better,” Perona says. After all, a healthy workforce means increased productivity. “If they’re in the pink of health, there’s no reason for them to be absent,” explained Perona. In sickness and in health For 17 years now, Monde Nissin has trusted only one HMO — MediCard, a leading HMO provider in the country. “Our partnership started in 1997. After three...

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