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14 May 2010

What are the Medical & Dental Privileges of PWDs?

RA 9442 or the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities accords privileges and incentives for PWDs.


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At least twenty percent (20%) discount for the purchase of medicines in all drugstores for the exclusive use or enjoyment of persons with disability;

At least twen
ty percent (20%) discount on medical and dental services including diagnostic and laboratory fees such as, but not limited to, x-rays, computerized tomography scans and blood tests, in all government facilities, subject to guidelines to be issued by the Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHILHEALTH);

***At least twenty percent (20%) discount on medical and dental services including diagnostic and laboratory fees, and professional fees of attending doctors in all private hospitals and medical facilities, in accordance with the rules and regulations to be issued by the DOH, in coordination with the PHILHEALTH;

What are the PWD Medical and Dental Privileges in Government Facilities?


The person with disability shall be provided at least twenty percent (20%) discounts on medical and dental services including diagnostic and laboratory fees such as, but not limited to, x-rays, computerized tomography scans and blood tests in all government facilities, subject to guidelines to be issued by DOH in coordination with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHILHEALTH).


What are the PWD Medical and Dental Privileges in Private Facilities?


The person with disability shall be provided at least twenty percent (20%) discounts on medical and dental services including diagnostic and laboratory fees such as, but not limited to, x-rays, computerized tomography scans and blood tests including professional fees of attending doctors in all private hospitals and medical facilities subject to guidelines to be issued by DOH in coordination with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHILHEALTH).



Definition of Terms:


Medicines – refers to both prescription and non-prescription medicines and articles approved by Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD), Department of Health (DOH), which are intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in man.

Medical Services
– refers to health services as defined by Section 20 of Republic Act 7277, which includes but not limited to prevention of disability through immunization, nutrition, environmental protection and preservation, and genetic counseling, and early detection of disability and timely intervention to arrest disabling condition; and medical treatment and rehabilitation to include mobility assistive devices.

Dental Services
- refers to oral examination, cleaning, permanent and temporary filling, extractions and gum treatments, restoration, replacement or repositioning of teeth, or alteration of the alveolar or periodontium process of the maxilla and the mandible that are necessary for the diagnosis and/or treatment of a dental illness or injury.



For more information on the RA9442, click here.

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