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Easy, convenient access for medical needs

/ 03:00 AM October 02, 2021

Medicard Lifestyle Center in Makati

There’s something about birthdays that would make us extra contemplative.

As I made another trip around the sun this past month, I found myself pondering on how paramount it is to fill our lives with positive energy, love and laughter. And as much as we want to do so many things in our lifetime, it is absolutely necessary that we take pauses each time and take deep breaths. We may not realize it immediately but not bothering to slow down can have harmful effects on our bodies.


Living through this raging pandemic drove me to even be more conscious of my and my loved ones’ health and well-being. I’m sure I’m not the only one here who finds herself getting anxious at the slightest hint of a fever or a cold, and doing all measures to prevent it from turning into a full-blown flu.

Medicard free-standing clinic in Cebu City

Aside from not skipping on my Bikram yoga sessions, eating healthy and making sure that I am always in good company, I see to it that we keep in touch with our family doctors for our health concerns. I believe it’s better that we keep them informed when we’re feeling under the weather, especially during these times.


Many of us have been dodging having to go to the hospital since the pandemic started, because we don’t want to add to the load of our front-liners and also because we are fearful of catching any virus that might be lurking around once we step out of our homes. There are times though when we have no choice but to consult with a doctor outside a Zoom call, or require medical services such as lab tests.

Fortunately, there are healthcare providers with clinics that can promise us safe, easy and convenient access to our medical needs.

Lipa, Batangas

Medicard Philippines offers its free-standing clinics to those who are in need of primary care, a layer of defense that can evaluate patients’ medical concerns. The health maintenance organization has clinics in Makati, Taguig, Alabang, Ortigas, Quezon City; Cainta, Rizal; Calamba and Sta. Rosa in Laguna; Imus, Cavite; Lipa, Batangas; Clark Freeport in Pampanga; Cebu City and Davao City.

Aside from consultation with primary care physicians, Medicard’s free-standing clinics also offer rapid antibody tests and antigen tests for COVID-19, neutralizing antibody tests and HIV screening. You can also have your annual physical exam, medical exam or executive checkup here. Those who need to seek the advice of medical specialists or avail of dental services may also do so in Medicard’s free-standing clinics. Ultrasound and 2D echocardiography services are likewise available.

Do know however that these services are available strictly by appointment only. Best to call the Medicard free-standing clinic nearest you before going for a visit, so you are rightly informed if the medical service you need is available and can be accommodated.

Swing by Medicard Philippines’ official Facebook page (Facebook.com/MediCard.PH) for each free-standing clinic’s contact details and weekly clinic schedules.

Imus, Cavite

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