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Providing access to quality healthcare

/ 03:59 AM April 17, 2021

Medicard has free standing clinic in various locations.

Let’s face it: it still feels a whole lot safer to be cocooned in the comfort of our homes.

Although vaccination has already started here, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to scare us out of our wits, more than a year since its outbreak in the country. I’m pretty sure many of us continue to do everything online—working, studying, ordering our groceries, paying for our bills and even having our medical consultations.

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The reality, however, is that some of our needs will have us going out of our homes. Medical tests, for instance, will require you to go to an actual hospital or clinic. And while the idea of having to go out and stay long in a certain place seems utterly terrifying, there are, thankfully, some clinics that can give safe, easy and convenient access to your medical needs.

Medicard Philippines’ free-standing clinics, located in key locations in Metro Manila, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Pampanga and Cebu, remain open to provide medical services to those seeking primary care. You can have some of your laboratory and imaging tests done here such as hematology, blood chemistry, x-ray and 2D Echo, etc.; consultations with doctors; as well as dental and ancillary services, among many other services. Minor surgeries can also be done here.

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As the Philippines’ leading health maintenance organization, Medicard has long “espoused the need to have appropriate care in appropriate levels.” Its clinics can thus serve as the first layer of defense, so to speak, that can evaluate your medical needs.

What’s good about this is that Medicard’s free-standing clinics can readily cater to those who do not want to go immediately to the big hospitals but will need to consult with a doctor for primary care and for other illnesses. You can simply visit Medicard’s user-friendly website, Medicardphils.com, type in the reason for the consultation, select from any of its 15 free-standing clinics, and choose the date and time for your appointment. In this way, you get to limit the time you spend outside of your home and inside a medical facility.

You can avail of various tests and services in Medicard clinics.

Medicard clinic in Imus, Cavite

And these are not just here because of the pandemic. Medicard has had free-standing clinics even before COVID-19 happened as these form part of its commitment to bring healthcare closer to more Filipinos.

In fact, having free-standing clinics is just one of the many, innovative ways that Medicard is ensuring that more Filipinos get access to better healthcare. It also offers telemedicine, and has the Medicard Access Express (MACE), a free mobile app, which offers a quick, easy and convenient way to access its roster of healthcare services in the comfort of your homes.

Medicard’s ingenious solutions are exactly what we need right now in these perilous times, when going out can literally be hazardous to your health. It just feels good to know that we have these options at hand, and thanks to Medicard, availing of medical services has never been this easy and safe.

Medicard continues to bring quality healthcare to Filipinos.

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