Hospitalization or any medical emergency can be quite a stressful situation for anyone. Aside from worrying about the health and physical welfare of your loved one, medical bills and hospitalization expenses also tend to pile up, putting a strain on your finances. As a PhilHealth member, however, you can claim medical and hospitalization benefits that can help alleviate your situation, and to claim those benefits you will need to submit your PhilHealth MDR or member data record.
What is a PhilHealth MDR? A PhilHealth Member Data Record, as the name suggests, is a document that details your membership data or information. It contains basic information about your PhilHealth membership, such as your full name, address, PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN), employer (if employed), and declared dependents. The PhilHealth MDR proves that you are a bonafide member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and that you are eligible for benefits.
Without a PhilHealth MDR, your application for PhilHealth benefits may be denied or there might be delays in the processing of benefits. That is why an MDR is so important for claiming medical and hospitalization benefits from PhilHealth.
Like many government transactions nowadays, you can request your PhilHealth MDR online. This way, you don’t have to go to the PhilHealth office because you can easily access your PhilHealth Member Data Record using your computer or smartphone and print it. In this short article, we will guide you through the steps in getting your MDR so that you don’t have to go to the PhilHealth office and wait in line.
How to Get Your PhilHealth MDR Online Step-by-Step Guide
First of all, make sure that you already have an online account with the PhilHealth website. If you don’t have an account yet, just follow the steps on how to register for an account (follow Steps 1 to 6 only).
Assuming that you already have a PhilHealth online account, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit the MyPhilHealth Portal by going to https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/services/inquiry/.
Step 2: Log in using your PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN) and password. This was sent to you via email during account registration. If you forgot your password, click “Forgot Password/Security Answers.”
Step 3: Answer the Challenge Question. Click “Submit.”
Step 4: You can now see your PhilHealth static information. To access your PhilHealth MDR, click the printer icon next to “MDR Printing” as indicated by the red arrow in the screenshot below.
Step 5: Your PhilHealth MDR will be shown as a PDF file. You can print it by clicking the printer icon as indicated by the red arrow in the screenshot below. You can also save it to your computer by clicking the download icon on the left side of the printer icon.
Keyboard shortcuts are Ctrl + P to print and Ctrl + S to save or download.
Easy as pie, isn’t it? Now what if you want to change or update your PhilHealth MDR?
At the moment, updating your MDR through the PhilHealth website is not yet possible. However, it can be done through email.
How to Update Your PhilHealth MDR
Here are the steps on how to update your PhilHealth Member Data Record.
- Download and print the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF).
- Fill out the form completely along with any revisions.
- Tick the box on the upper right section of the page that says “For Updating.”
- Scan the accomplished PMRF and send it [email protected].
- Wait for the confirmation email stating that your MDR has been updated. Check the Spam folder as sometimes emails will get sent there.
Getting your PhilHealth MDR form has never been this easy, thanks to the Internet. If you’re not yet a member of PhilHealth, you can follow our PhilHealth online registration guide to join and become eligible for medical and hospitalization benefits.
If you have any questions or if you need assistance with your PhilHealth membership, just call the 24/7 hotline number (02) 441-7442 or text 09178987442.