Philhealth is definitely an important part of ordinary Filipinos’ lives. In this short tutorial, I will teach you the basics of Philhealth online registration so that you will become a qualified and full-fledged Philhealth member.
What is Philhealth?
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or Philhealth is a governmental health care program that provides social health insurance coverage to Filipinos.
Philhealth provides medical and health assistance to qualified beneficiaries and their dependents. Philhealth entitles its beneficiaries and dependents to inpatient and outpatient services in Philhealth-accredited hospitals and facilities.
This means that in case you have a medical emergency, Philhealth will shoulder some of the costs associated with your treatment.
In the past, you have to go to a Philhealth agency or office to apply personally. But thanks to the wonders of the Internet, you can now apply for a Philhealth membership in the comfort of home.
How to Get Your Philhealth Number Online
The Philhealth online registration system is an easy and convenient way to register as a Philhealth member. Using only a computer or mobile device, you can submit your Philhealth online application at home or anywhere you have Internet access. No need to go to a Philhealth office and submit a Philhealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) in person.
Through the Philhealth online registration system, you can fill out your personal information and those of your dependents, and attach your supporting documents. Everything will be done online.
The following are eligible to register for Philhealth:
- Employed individuals
- Self-employed (professional and non-professional)
- Overseas Filipino workers (OFW)
- Retirees in the government and private sectors
Philhealth Online Registration Procedure
The Philhealth online registration is easy and straightforward. Here is the step-by-step guide including photos:
Step 1: Go to the Philhealth website and click the Online Services link. Alternatively, you can go straight to the Philhealth Electronic Registration System at https://eregister.philhealth.gov.ph (skip to step 3 in that case).
Step 3: You’re now in the Philhealth Electronic Registration System page. Click the Proceed button.
Step 4: Read the terms and conditions carefully. Tick the checkbox saying that you agree to the conditions and then click Accept.
Step 5: Fill out the Philhealth online application form with the following sections:
- Personal Information
- Contact Details
- Dependents Information
- Guardian Information
- Membership Category Information
- Upload Documents (optional)
Note: if you’re single, list your parents who are aged 60 years or older as your dependents. If you’re married, list your spouse and your children as your dependents.
Step 6: Upload any supporting documents such as a birth certificate, passport or driver’s license. To upload your documents, scan them and save them as JPEG, PNG, GIF or PDF files, and then upload them one by one. If you have dependents, upload their documents as well.
Step 7: Review all the information that you entered. Enter the Captcha code to prove that you’re a human and not a robot. Click Refresh Captcha if the code is not legible.
Step 8: Tick the checkbox signifying that the information you entered are correct and accurate, then click the Submit Registration button.
Philhealth will send you an email with a confirmation message upon successful registration. You can then proceed to next phase of your application. Start paying your premiums to become an active Philhealth member and be eligible for benefits.
Remember to record your Philhealth ID number (PIN) once it’s issued, since it’s permanent and you cannot get a new one.