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  • Go to any Philhealth branch to apply for a Philhealth ID Card.
  • For not yet members, register first by accomplishing a Philhealth Membership Registration Form.
  • Prepare a letter of request (cite your complete name, PIN and reason for replacement);
  • For lost ID, prepare an Affidavit of Loss as attachment to the letter request (use this as reference);
  • For damaged ID, be sure to bring your damaged ID. PhilHealth might require you to present or surrender it;
  • Bring one (1) recent 1x1 ID Photo to be used for your replacement ID;
  • A Letter of Authorization will be required if you will be designating a representative to receive the re-issued/replacement PIC on your behalf. Attach a photocopy of your ID and the ID of your representative to the Letter of Authorization. PhilHealth may also require you to present the actual IDs used for verification.
  • Submit your request to the respective PhilHealth Regional Offices (PhROs), Service Offices (SOs) or PhilHealth Member Assistance Center (PMAC). Bring a valid ID.
  • Normally you can just wait for the ID to be issued to you when you submit your request. However, your waiting time would depend on the number of persons that are transacting with PhilHealth at the time you submit your request.

Philhealth Membership Registration Form link:

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Required Documents[edit]

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Philhealth Head Office
Citystate Centre, 709 Shaw Blvd.,
1603 Pasig City, Philippines
Trunkline: 8441-7444
Call Center: 8441-7442
Textline:0917-898-7442 (PHIC)

Regional Offices

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Members of Philhealth are divided into 5 categories:

  • Individually Paying
    • Self-employed individuals - those who work for him/herself and is therefore both the employer and employee, including but not limited to the following:
    • Self-earning professionals like doctors and lawyers
    • Business partners and single proprietors / proprietresses
    • Actors, actresses, directors, scriptwriters and news reporters who are not under an employer-employee relationship
    • Professional athletes, coaches, trainers and jockeys
    • Farmers and fisherfolks
    • Workers in the informal sector such as ambulant vendors, watch-your-car boys, hospitality girls, tricycle drivers, etc.
    • Separated from employment - those who were previously formally employed (with employer-employee relationship) and are separated from employment.
    • Employees of international organizations and foreign governments based in the Philippines without agreement with PhilHealth for the coverage of their Filipino employees in the program.
    • All other individuals not covered under the previous categories mentioned, including but are not limited to the following:
      • Parents who are not qualified as legal dependents, indigents or retireess/pensioners
      • Retirees who did not meet the minimum of 120 monthly premium contributions to qualify as non-paying members
      • Children who are not qualified as legal dependents
      • Unemployed individuals who are not qualified as indigents
  • Employed
    • Government sector
      • Employees of the government, whether regular, casual or contractual, who render service in any government branch, military or police force, political subdivisions, agencies, or instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations, financial institutions with original charters, constitutional commissions, and are occupying either elective or appointive position, regardless of status of appointment.
    • Private sector
      Those who are employed by the following:
      • Corporations, partnerships, or single proprietorships, non-government organizations, cooperatives, non-profit organizations, social, civic, or professional or charitable institutions, organized and based in the Philippines
      • Foreign corporations, business organizations, non-government organizations based in the Philippines
      • Foreign governments or international organizations with quasi-state status based in the Philippines which entered into an agreement with PhilHealth to cover their Filipino employees
      • Foreign business organizations based abroad with agreement with PhilHealth to cover their Filipino employees
      • Sea-based OFWs
      • Household employees
  • Overseas Worker
    • Active land-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who underwent the normal process of registration as an OFW at Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Offices.
    • OFWs who are currently abroad but are not yet registered with PhilHealth may also register under this category.

Note: Sea-based OFWs such as seafarers are considered locally Employed Members

  • Sponsored
    • The Sponsored Program is open to qualified indigents belonging to the lowest 25% of the Philippine population.
    • Also qualified under this program are families who are listed in the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
  • Lifetime
    • Old-age retirees and pensioners of the GSIS, including uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the AFP, PNP, BJMP and BFP who have reached the compulsory age of retirement before June 24, 1997, and retirees under Presidential Decree 408;
    • GSIS disability pensioners prior to March 4, 1995;
    • SSS pensioners prior to March 4, 1995:
    • SSS permanent total disability pensioners;
    • SSS death/survivorship pensioners
    • SSS old-age retirees/pensioners;
    • Uniformed members of the AFP, PNP, BFP and BJMP who have reached the compulsory age of retirement on or after June 24, 1997, being the effectivity date of RA 8291 which excluded them in the compulsory membership to the GSIS;
    • Retirees and pensioners who are members of the judiciary;
    • Retirees who are members of Constitutional Commissions and other constitutional offices;
    • Former employees of the government and/or private sectors who have accumulated/paid at least 120 monthly premium contributions as provided for by law but separated from employment before reaching the age of 60 years old and thereafter have reached 60 years old;
    • Former employees of the government and/or private sectors who were separated from employment without completing 120 monthly premium contributions but continued to pay their premiums as Individually Paying Members until completion of the required 120 monthly premium contributions and have reached 60 years old as provided for by law;
    • Individually Paying Members, including SSS self-employed and voluntary members, who continued paying premiums to PhilHealth, have reached 60 years old and have met the required 120 monthly premiums as provided for by law;
    • Retired underground mine workers who have reached the age of retirement as provided for by law and have met the required premium contributions.

All of them could avail a Philhealth ID Card.


There is no charge for obtaining a Philhealth ID Card. It is for free.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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  • If you are a Philhealth member, automatically you could apply for a Philhealth ID Card to any of Philhealth branch offices.
  • You can apply for a Philhealth Number together with the ID Card in case you don't have yet.
  • Your PhilHealth number is your permanent number. In case you lost your ID, you can request for another one without paying anything.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name
  • Philhealth Account Number

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Need for the Document[edit]

Before a person could obtain his or her Philhealth ID Card, he or she must register first to be a member.

PhilHealth ID Card is considered a valid ID accepted for bank transactions, postpaid line applications, etc. It is one of the government-issued IDs which are fast to get.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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