Aiming to be every Filipino’s partner in quality health care, MediCard Philippines has ensured a commanding presence across the archipelago. It has decisively expanded to reach more people and communities —accrediting thousands of doctors, hospitals and clinics; establishing satellite clinics and referral desks; and founding free-standing clinics in key cities and economic hubs in Metro Manila and beyond.
MediCard is unfaltering amid the pandemic. As a matter of fact, the company has become a valuable complement to the public health-care system and a safer channel for patients to seek medical advice. A shining proof is the MediCard Davao Clinic, now the preferred health-care provider for thousands in the Davao Region.
Just like the 15 other MediCard free-standing clinics, the Davao City branch has safely stayed open through the lockdowns. It operated to relieve the pressure on already strained local hospitals and to provide services to those unable or afraid to get to the hospitals. Staying operational, the clinic has ensured that Davaoeños— whether they are a MediCard member or not—could receive timely ambulatory clinic solutions.The free-standing clinic in Davao provides expert advice on what ails the Filipino. In-house doctors include those in general practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology. In the new normal, anyone can seek their advice from home through Telemedicine. The clinic will offer dental services very soon.
Individuals can set an appointment to undergo laboratory tests like hematology, clinical microscopy, blood chemistry and serology. It also renders imaging procedures like X-ray, ultrasound, 2D echo and vascular scan. To keep everyone secure, visits are strictly by appointment.
Companies and individuals based in the Mindanao capital and nearby have found in MediCard Davao Clinic a reliable associate, providing preemployment and annual physical exams. As the economy gears for recovery, the clinic should assure investors that the Southern Philippines is ready for business. Top companies have, after all, turned to MediCard to keep their human resource healthful—a rising post-pandemic concern of workers.Another hallmark of MediCard is its ability to standardize the best level of care across all its free-standing clinics, from Clark in Pampanga to Davao City. It has combined expertise, integrity and efficiency; and painstakingly ensured that clients can expect certain advantages wherever they show up.
Free medical advice is a huge benefit. MediCard Davao Clinic and other free-standing clinics allow members to consult specialists for unlimited times, without charging these to their maximum benefit limit. The doctors may even address free of charge pre-existing conditions not covered by a person’s plan.
Aside from the OB-gynecologists, general practitioners and general internists, people may also seek advice from pediatricians, general surgeons and family medicine physicians. Their expertise reflects Filipinos’ usual health concerns and cherished values, proof that the company has kept an ear on the ground. The doctors are board-certified. The nurses and clinic staff undergo rigid training to keep patient service and experience excellent across the board.
You can save as much as 30 to 50 percent on lab and diagnostic tests at the free-standing clinics. That means clients can access services comparable to those in five-star hospitals at affordable rates, knowing how MediCard has consistently invested in the latest technologies available. On top of all that, members may enjoy a discount of up to 20 percent on tests for cases not covered by their plan.
For Davaoeños who need to show proof of fitness at work or during travels, a frequent requirement these days, the Davao location issues medical certificates for free, as is the standard among free-standing clinics.
While many of MediCard’s prepandemic services have proven resilient during this global bout with COVID-19, it has also adopted new measures to keep its health-care workers and visitors protected. As such, heading over to the MediCard Davao Clinic and the other free-standing clinics is less risky than a visit to the hospital.Appointments are regulated to spare clients from the big crowds, and clinics strictly observe health and safety protocols. The staff members get tested regularly, adhere to protective measures religiously and wear complete personal protective equipment.
In a thoughtful addition to its services, MediCard Davao Clinic now provides Tele Home Care to asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. People can register for the service via TeleMedicine and expect to receive consultation and monitoring while in isolation. Patients need only to maintain a record of their vital signs and upload details to the web.
MediCard Davao Clinic has taken measures to provide top-notch health care even amid the pandemic, proving just how resolute MediCard is in its mission to provide Filipinos with the services they deserve. INQ
MediCard Davao Clinic is at LSA Center along JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City. It is open Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For inquiries, call 0998-9631306.