Pinoy Health Pass
Pinoy Health Pass
Not-for-profitYear launched: 2001
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Primary care
- Secondary/tertiary care
SummaryIn response to the need for health care insurance coverage for the poor, GSK partnered with PhilHealth and several local government units to develop and implement the Pinoy Health Pass, a program that aims to provide health education and insurance coverage to 10,000 families each year.
Around 5 million poor families were enrolled in the sponsored program of PhilHealth. However, lack of awareness of benefits and sustainable enrollment deters these poor families from using the health insurance benefits they need. This program aims to ensure families access to health coverage, as well as health education programs through private practice doctors.
Key program components
Under Pinoy Health Pass, GSK sponsors the health insurance premiums of around 10,000 poor families in the Philippines. The Pinoy Health Pass has two approaches: education and social insurance enrollment.
For the education component, poor families were taught various concepts of health and sanitation. GSK developed information-educational materials to facilitate this learning. Families were also educated about the benefits of health insurance.
Under the program, cardholders and their family members (18 years old and below; 60 years and above) are also entitled to free medical services and procedures at any PhilHealth-accredited hospitals and health centers. Free medical services and procedures like room and board, prescription drugs and biologicals, surgeon's fees, anesthesiologist's fees, operating room fees and surgical family planning procedures are some of the hospitalization benefits given to sponsored families. Members are also allowed free primary consultation and free laboratory examinations for complete blood count, chest X-ray, stool exam, urinalysis and sputum microscopy for tuberculosis suspects and cancer screening procedures, all of which belong to the out-patient benefit package.
- Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)Government
- Local Government UnitsGovernment