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PH government offers online consultation service for COVID-19 positive patient

PH government offers online consultation service for COVID-19 positive patient

According to philstar GLOBAL, Health maintenance organizations (HMO) PhilCare now offers  COVID Home Care Telemonitoring, an exclusive online consultation service for members who tested positive for the viral disease. 

The program allows affected members to receive advice from PhilCare’s Home Care doctors through video call.

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“We recognize how difficult it has been for many of our fellow Filipinos, especially those positive with COVID-19, to get the medical care they need with the emergency rooms becoming crowded and our healthcare system becoming overwhelmed. Our aim for the COVID Home Care Telemonitoring is to help alleviate that burden and provide Filipinos with the same quality of care possible without leaving home,” said PhilCare President and CEO Jaeger Tanco.

Philstar GLOBAL mentions, according to the company’s CQ Wellness Index, seven out of ten Filipinos said that they were afraid to go to a hospital or clinic for fear of contracting COVID-19. 

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Concerned patient-members will need to have with them a copy of their COVID-positive confirmatory RT-PCR or antigen test results to avail of the service. It also has to be indicated whether they have mild or moderate symptoms, or are asymptomatic.

Philstar GLOBAL explains, concerned members may avail of this service by accessing DigiMed PLUS via PhilCare’s website at  and clicking

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