How to Apply for PCSO Medical Assistance Program

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No matter how healthy you are, there will come a time that you will get sick and would require medical assistance. And if that time comes and you are financially challenged to support your medical management, you can ask assistance from the government via PCSO.

Sadly, PCSO will not be able to shoulder the full costs of the medical management of procedure because they also need to cater to the thousands of Filipinos who are also seeking financial medical assistance from them.

Keep in mind that PCSO will evaluate your requirements and will only augment your medical expenses based on your condition such as where you are confined ie. Public hospital, private hospital, etc.

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What is IMAP?

It stands for Individual Medical Assistance Program. Its goal is to provide medical financial assistance through a guarantee letter which you can secure from PCSO.  The letter shall be submitted to the healthcare facility where you are getting medical management. The guarantee letter shall assure and shoulder a portion of your medical expenses.

What are the criteria in applying for PCSO IMAP?

All Filipino who are suffering from any medical condition and is need of financial assistance to support their medical management. They can either do this personally or with the assistance of a representative.

In-patient or those who are confined in a medical institutions or facility.

Out-patient or a patient who receives medical treatment without being admitted to a hospital.

Patient who requires medical management outside of the country because no available treatment is currently available in the Philippines.

What is being covered by PCSO IMAP and what are the requirements?

IMAP will shoulder all medical expenses for patients who are confined in the hospital, which includes medicines, chemo drugs, dialysis solutions, and other medical related management.

You will need to submit the following requirements:

What are PCSO Medical Assistance Requirements?

  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements For Confinement:
  • Duly accomplished PCSO IMAP Application form
  • Updated Clinical Abstract (Original or Certified True Copy) signed and certified by the licensed attending physician.
  • Valid ID of the patient or representative
  • Signed Original copy of the Statement of Account or Hospital bill.
  • Letter of Endorsement from the Medical Social Services of the health facility where the patient is being treated for his or her medical condition.
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Dialysis:
  • Letter of endorsement or Acceptance certificate/Guarantee letter from PCSO. Hospitals with PCSO desk may not require this anymore.
  • Quoted cost (official) from supplier or service provider.
  • Applicable medical results from the laboratory
  • Certification issued by the Dialysis Center
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Cancer Treatment (Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)

PCSO IMAP also provided financial assistance for cancer patients in the Philippines.

  • Results from the laboratory
  • Photocopy of Histopath or Biopsy Report
  • Duly signed original prescription by licensed attending physician
  • Oncologists progress notes
  • Letter of endorsement or Acceptance certificate/Guarantee letter from PCSO
  • Quoted cost (official) from supplier or service provider.
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Medicines
  • Results from the laboratory
  • Photocopy of Histopath or Biopsy Report
  • Duly signed original prescription by licensed attending physician
  • Oncologists progress notes
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Surgical Supplies
  • Quoted cost (official) from service provider or supplier
  • Detailed list of supplies or what is needed in the operating room
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Implants (Bone/Cochlear)
  • Sealed quotation from at least 3 supplier (Official)
  • Physician’s directive with the specification of the implant needed.
  • For medico-legal cases, police report is required
  • Specific date or schedule of the surgery
  • Results of supplemental procedures such as x-ray, CT Scan and MRI.
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Laboratory and/or Diagnostic Procedures
  • Quoted cost (official) from supplier or service provider.
  • Request for Laboratory Procedure signed by a licensed physician.
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Medical Devices or Modalities such as Pacemaker, Septal Occluder, PCI
  • Sealed quotation from at least 3 supplier (Official)
  • Results of supplemental procedures such as 2D Echo, ECG, Angiogram.
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Hearing Aid
  • Sealed quotation from at least 3 supplier (Official)
  • Results of the Audiological Examination duly signed by a licensed Audiologist
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Wheelchair
  • Sealed quotation (Official) from Tahanang Walang Hagdan
  • One (1) whole body picture
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Prosthesis
  • Sealed quotation from at least 3 supplier (Official)
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Pulmonary Apparatus/Device
  • Sealed quotation from at least 3 supplier (Official)
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Non and Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Letter of endorsement or Acceptance certificate/Guarantee letter from PCSO. Hospitals with PCSO desk may not require this anymore.
  • Results from the laboratory
  • Quoted cost of the requested procedure
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Transplant
  • Relevant laboratory result
  • Cross-matching result
  • Certification of patient’s inclusion in transplant program from authorized representative of National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), if applicable
  • Relevant Philhealth tracking number certification
  • Costing and breakdown of transplant expenses
  1. PCSO Medical Assistance Program Requirements for Rehabilitative Therapy such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy
  • Quoted cost of the requested management

 

PCSO Medical Assistance Program Application Form

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PCSO Medical Assistance Sample Letter

Here is a sample letter that you can use to ask assistance from PCSO IMAP.

Dear Sir/Madam

I’m Juan Dela Cruz, seeking your assistance for my physical rehabilitation. I suffered a stroke a few months back nd couldn’t afford to pay for my physical therapy sessions. I was advised by my attending physician to seek your assistance in the hopes that through your help, I could continue my physical therapy sessions and to fully recover so that I can continue to support myself and my family.

We hope that my request can be granted.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Juan Dela Cruz

What are PCSO Requirements for Dialysis?

  • Letter of endorsement or Acceptance certificate/Guarantee letter from PCSO. Hospitals with PCSO desk may not require this anymore.
  • Quoted cost (official) from supplier or service provider.
  • Applicable medical results from the laboratory
  • Certification issued by the Dialysis Center

Make sure the you bring all the requirements when you apply for medical financial assistance especially requirements 1, 2, 3 and the additional requirements for the specific condition you needed assistance on.

We hope that your application be as smooth as possible and we hope that this article has helped you in some way. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

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1 thought on “How to Apply for PCSO Medical Assistance Program”

  1. Ann Marie Manalo says:

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    My father is schedule for PET CT Scan on April 1st in NKTI. How do we apply for PCSO financial assistance? Where to go? and what are the requirements to bring? Do we need to request for it before the April 1st?

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