Your PhilHealth number is one of many pre-employment requirements that you will need to submit before starting a job.
Luckily, you can get it through online registration and is processed quickly. If you have time though, I recommend getting a PhilHealth ID, just to kill two birds with one stone.
However you go about it, I will show you both ways you can get your PhilHealth number.
PhilHealth Online Registration Guide
Step 1. Register through the official PhilHealth Online portal
The PhilHealth registration portal will ask you to agree to their terms and conditions after you click the “Proceed” button. Tick the checkbox and click on the “Agree” button.
Step 2. Fill out the application form
IMPORTANT: Make sure to choose the “Individually Paying Member” at the Membership Category and “Others” as the Member Type. This will put you in the Informal Economy (Not yet employed).
Step 3. Check your e-mail for a confirmation message
If the information you gave was successfully submitted, an e-mail will be sent to you for verification purposes.
Once you click the verification link from the e-mail, a page on the website will tell you that you have been verified. Another e-mail will be sent with the Transaction Number
The PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN) will be sent in another e-mail.
If you want to know about your application status, you can e-mail them. The e-mail address you will send it to depends on where you are located and will be attached in the previous e-mail. The subject should be “Online Registration Inquiry: Transaction No- [YOUR TRANSACTION NUMBER]”.
How to get a PhilHealth ID card
A PhilHealth ID comes in two types: the regular paper card and the digitized laminated card.
The PhilHealth ID (regular) card is free for any member of the informal economy. The PhilHealth ID (insurance) card on the other hand comes with a fee of 90 pesos.
My first application was just the regular type and you can get it by going to your nearest Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO) and submitting the following documents:
PhilHealth ID requirements
- Two (2) Filled out copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF)
- Two (2) pcs. of 1×1 pictures
- Two (2) valid IDs
My experience going to the Makati branch last April of 2019 was as follows:
- Took a waiting stub
- Filled out one (1) copy of the PMRF
- Waited for 3 hours (I went there around 11:00AM on a Wednesday)
- Got called and waited a little bit more (20 minutes)
- Received my PhilHealth ID (Regular type)
PhilHealth is open from Monday to Friday, 7:30AM – 5:00PM. Most people recommend going there before opening time so you can get it in 15 minutes.
Your PhilHealth number is permanent
Taking care of your pre-employment requirements should be done immediately. You won’t have time getting them once you’re employed, otherwise you will have to take an unpaid leave.
Aside from getting a PhilHealth number, I also made a guide for fresh graduates in getting their Pag-IBIG and SSS number as well. Take a look:
Give my post a share for those who may need help with their PhilHealth number. Thank you for reading, hope you found the post informative!