How to become a Member of Philhealth? – Requirements and Steps to Register

Do you wanna be a member of Philhealth and want you and your beneficiaries avail of the benefits? Know the steps and requirements here either if you are currently unemployed, employed, or an OFW.

Philhealth is the leading health insurance company in the Philippines and it is administered by the government so many Filipinos rely on it so much. The monthly contribution is so affordable and it is the cheapest in the country so being an active member of Philhealth help so much.

Philhealth Requirements for Unemployed Members (Individually Paying Member)

If you are currently unemployed or either self-employed, you can register as an Individually Paying Member. This is also being referred as “voluntary member” by some. To become one, you must submit the following requirements at the Philhealth office near you. If you are a foreigner living in the Philippines, you can also become a member classified under this type.

  • PMRF (Philhealth Member Registration Form) – Accomplished and properly filled out. This form can also be downloaded online for free
  • Photocopy of NSO authenticated Birth Certificate or valid IDs or any supporting documents to prove identity
  • Photocopy of supporting documents for your beneficiaries
  • Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) issued by the Bureau of Immigration (for foreigners only)

You will then be given and issued your Philhealth Number and will be asked to pay your contributions. Keep your PN because this will be used for life. Make sure you will be paying your premiums continuously to ensure you can avail benefits any time.

how to become philhealth member

Requirements for Employed Members

The requirements for employed members are the same as listed above for Individually Paying Member. Just include your employed status in the PMRF.

Philhealth Requirements for OFW

For OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers), you can register and pay your contributions once you register at the POEA as OFW. Requirements are:

  • PMRF
  • Supporting documents of beneficiaries
  • Any proof of being an active OFW

If you already are a member of Philhealth, you can just pay your contributions and update your status as OFW.

If you are outside the Philippines and wants to become a member of Philhealth, you can just submit the following requirements to any Philhalth office:

  • PMRF
  • Philhealth Premium Payment Slip (PPPS)
  • Photocopy of acceptable valid IDs
  • Pay your contributions to accredited collecting agents of Philhealth abroad

Sponsored Members of Philhealth

Philhealth Members Sponsored by LGUs, National Government, congress and Indigents belonging to the lowest 25% of the Philippine population can become Sponsored Members by submitting the usual requirements to their sponsors or at Philhealth office

Philhealth Online Registration is also now serving to cater everyone who wants to register online instead of going to the office or branch.

For transactions and personal questions, go to your Philhealth branch and inquire about it. For comments and forum discussions, feel free to leave them below.

Comments

    • Marifel Dungo says

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  1. Marcus says

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  2. jasmine says

    good day!
    i just want to ask, kakamember ko lang po kahapon and i was shocked of the super fast process…i brought my nso birth cert and id pa naman because i thought it will be needed. but i just filled out a piece of paper my just my name, birthdate & place, address, and civil status…i just gave it to a personnel, she input the data in the computer, printed out a paper that wrote i’m now a member and has a PN already…it only took 2mins i guess…
    so my question is, how will i process my parents as my dependants and i was planning to pay already for this whole year…can you give me an insight about this…i deeply appreciate your time and effort reading this ang hoping for a reply…
    thank you very much.

  3. Gena says

    Normally I don’t learn post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice article.

  4. ricardo fernandez says

    during hon.gloria m. arroyo as president i received an id of philhealth 2 times is it valid if i continue? i mean i will pay the necessary contribution .

    • Marifel Dungo says

      Oh wow 2 IDs? You must go to Philhealth and tell them so you can have one real number for your membership to avoid possible errors in the future

  5. MC LESTER A. GABACA says

    nagregister po ako last january 27,2014 morning sa online registration ng Philhealth. Wala po akong natanggap na confirmation message. hindi ko po tuloy alam ung Philhealth number o naregister po ba talaga ako. pero ang sabi pagkatapos ko magregister may nakalagay sa website page na “MEMBER INFORMATION SUCCESSFULLY SAVED”. ANO PO BA ANG DAPAT KUNG MABISANG GAWIN?

  6. ralston segundo says

    i have a dual citizenship..i’ll be retiring in the phils. next year ,am i qualified to apply for philhealth ?

    thanks

    • Marifel Dungo says

      According to Philhealth, retirees or 60 and above, you may be qualified to be a Lifetime Member if you are:

      1. Retirees/ Pensioners from the Government Sector

      Old-age retirees and pensioners of the GSIS, including 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.
      GSIS Retirees who have reached the age of retirement on or after March 4, 1995 and have at least 120 months PhilHealth premium contributions.
      Retirees and Pensioners who are members of the Judiciary who have reached the age of retirement and have at least 120 months PhilHealth contributions.
      Retirees who are members of Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices who have reached the age of retirement and have at least 120 months PhilHealth contributions.

      2. Retirees/ Pensioners from the Private Sector

      SSS Pensioners prior to March 4, 1995.
      SSS Permanent Total Disability Pensioners prior to March 4, 1995.
      SSS Death/ Survivorship Pensioners prior to March 4, 1995.
      SSS Old-age Retirees who have reached the age of retirement on or after March 4, 1995 and have at least 120 months PhilHealth premium contributions.

      3. Uniformed Members of the AFP, PNP, BJMP and BFP

      a. 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.
      b. 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 of the GSIS and have at least 120 months PhilHealth premium contributions.

      4. 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.

      5. 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 and completion of the required 120 monthly premium contributions and have reached 60 years old as provided by the law.

      6. 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.

      7. Retired underground mine workers who have reached the age of retirement as provided for by law and have met the required premium of at least 120 months contributions.

      8. PhilHealth members of Overseas Workers Program and Sponsored Program who have completed the required premium of at least 120 months contributions and have reached the age of retirement as provided for by law.

      • Julio F. Sison, Jr. says

        I retired at age 57. Therefore, I have to continue contribution as individually paying member. How can I obtain my former Philhealth Member. My former employer Career Shipmanagement Philippines, do not have records about my philhealth number. Thank you

        I was former OFW who stopped working since January 2014.

  7. KC Dizon says

    yung husband ko member na ng philhealt since 1999… nagamit din nmin yung philhealt niya nung ma admit sa hospital anak namin… pero nung 2008 nagresign na xa sa work nia hindi na namin yun nahulugan… pwedi pa ba naming ituloy yun dati niang number or nid niang mag apply ulit ng new..??

    • Marifel Dungo says

      Yup it is important and advisable na ituloy kasi you need to be an active member to be eligible for Philhealth benefits. Tulad din ng SSS yan. Pag di ka active, di ka eligible sa benefits. You dont need to apply for new Philhealth number. Just use your old Philhealth number and update your membership by filling out PMRF form. Tick the box “for updating” purpose. You can download the form here: http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/downloads/membership/pmrf_revised.pdf and submit to Philhealth. Bring your valid IDs

  8. KC Dizon says

    1 question pa po sana… kung meron na pong philhealt yung husband q,, pwedi pa din bang mag apply aq ng sakin?? thanks po…

  9. lori bolima says

    pwede pa po ba mag member ang 59 years old na pero single po sya..hanggang ilang taon po ang pwede pa magpamember sa philhealth??? thank you …

    • Marifel Dungo says

      For retirees or old age who did not meet the required 120 months for Lifetime Members, you can apply as Individually Paying Member instead. You can also apply as Individually Paying Member if you are not a dependent of a Philhealth member. In your case, pwede po kayo as IPM

  10. Mimi says

    Hi :) Gusto ko lang po tanungin kung okay lang ba if to be followed na ang supporting documents for the beneficiaries? Kasi nasa malayo sila at wala akong supporting documents nila. Thank you po :)

      • mj says

        Ask q lng po my id n po me ng philhealth kzo po d q n po nhuhulugan ng 8 yrs…pwd q p po b e2loy un kht wl po me work..mgself employed n lng po me?

        • Fehl says

          Yes, you can update your membership as Self-employed not-professional under the Individually Paying Member type or Household if applicable

  11. aila rala says

    Hai gid am po hmm 17 palang po ko peo sa 30 18 na po ko nag babalag po sana ko mag apply sa philhealth para po magamit ko sa pag aaply ko ng work anu po ba ang mga dapat kung dalin pag pupunta na po ko sa ofice ng philhealth sana po mabasa nio to malaking tulong po ito sakin salamat po

    • Marifel Dungo says

      Just bring the mentioned requirements in the article and fill up a form called PMRF to register as Individual Paying Member, then start paying your contributions. If you’re working, just update your membership into EMPLOYED

  12. daisy says

    nagregister po ako thru online..panu po ba makuha ung philhealth number?need k na kc asap kht philhealth number lng

  13. Adrian Pasion says

    Mam nung march 11 pa po ako ngregister, successful naman daw pero ndi ko pa rin nakukuha number ko, ano po ba pwede ko gawin?

  14. Lee says

    Hi just wanna ask. what if member napo nang Philhealth tapos na stop na ang pag pay premium contribution for 6 years na but planning to pay 12 months of premium contribution this month, can I avail the benefits if in case need magpa-hospitalized this month? (huwag naman po sana hehe) Thanks!

    • Fehl says

      It depends with the type of availment. In order to make sure you will receive benefits, stay active and pay continuously

  15. jaja says

    Hello i was a member since 2006 until 2012 employed po aq that time so my contribution po aq tapos 2012 january di na po aq nag hulog pwede ko po ba ituloy this month ung philhealth q and ano po requirments if employed i transfer q po sa self employed and magkano po kaya babayaran q ?

    • Fehl says

      Yes, it is advisable you resume it to become active and to be eligible to benefits. Just fill out PMRF to update your new membership status as self-employed or individual paying member if you are voluntary member. I know right now the minimum contribution is P150 per month

  16. kaye says

    hello po tnong q lng po qng mybbyaran po b pg mgpapamember, at paano po mkakakuha ng id? thanks.

    • Fehl says

      There is no fee in registration as a member in Philhealth. The money you will pay will be your monthly premiums.

  17. christine says

    Hi poh, ask koh lng po sana pano po yun kung wla akong narecieve na confirmation sa email koh? nag register po kasi akoh online at d koh din alam kung member nb ako o hndi. just in case na wla po tlgang email pde pdn po ba koh kumuha ng philhealth personally? san po ba ung pinaka malapit na branch ng philhealth? from bulacan po ako. hope to hear from you asap po. thanks!

  18. jhomel says

    Tanong lang po nakaka dlwang beses npo akong nag register sa philhealth pero wla prin akong number or yung dpat na i papa print q. Pano q to maaayos ?

    • Fehl says

      Oh no that would cause some errors and double registration. Please go to the Philhealth office and have your PIN personally to avoid major problems in the future

  19. Mauriedel Hernandez says

    Hi, I would just like to ask, I’ve been a contributing member for almost 9 years. I have recently stopped working and decided to be a stay at home mom. I would still like to continue my membership/ contribution and would like to know how to do so? Also I dont know if I already have a number since the company that I have worked for are the ones who automatically takes care of the contributions.

    • Fehl says

      You must go to Philhealtha nd bring your Valid ID to verify your Number. Then fill up your PMRF form to resume your membership.

  20. wilmar says

    I already have the PIN received from Philhealth online and the PDF of MDR. So how can I get my ID? from cebu

  21. kein says

    pwd po ba khit hindi nso ung marriage certificate? certified true copy lang po, pero my nso birth certicate po ako, then ung sa baby ko naman ung original lang po galing hospital, ask ko lang po kung qualified po ung MC khit hindi nso at ung BC ng baby ko? gusto ko po kc mag apply as self employed, plz reply, TNX

  22. Nina says

    Hi. My last day of work was on May 30, 2014. My previous employer paid contributions up to April 2014. I am currently confined. What are the steps to change my status to individually paying member? I don’t have May 2014 contribution can I pay this as individual member to be able to avail Philhealth discount now? Thanks!

    • Fehl says

      You can still pay the month of May this June. It’s not yet considered late. If you want to switch into Individual Paying Member, go to Philhealtha nd file PMRF and update your new status as Individual Paying member or voluntary member

  23. Franz Elmer Nocon says

    bakit ganun nag e-registration ako tapos ang sabi mag intay daw ako ng confirmation email para matapos ung application. 24hrs na wala pa akong natatanggap. hmmm

  24. liezel says

    helo po mam/sir,,,itatanong q lang po sana kung pwidi q ba ipacard ung philhealth pin ng husband q mam..?may bayad ba un mam pag ipacard?anu po ba ung requirement kapag ipacard?pwidi ba akong kumuha ng mdr mam?i ned ur reply mam…

  25. Maricel Marquez says

    Hi ma’am/sir ask q LNG poh if mag member poh this year maggamit din poh b now agad, mag advance poh aq ng hulog

    • Fehl says

      YOu can use the benefits if you are an active member and meet the requirements when availing for a specific stuff

  26. clarise says

    Hello po! Kung now pa lang po ako magpapamember sa Philhealth, magagamit ko na po ba agad yun mga benefits nun sa August? Pwede po ba ko magbayad ng April – June 2014 na payment ngayong buwan? Thanks Ma’am!

      • felix says

        hi , tanong ku lng sana kung paano makukuha ang philhealth card?
        ano po ang steps ? , madali nalang po ba kung card nalang ang kukunin ?
        because i registered OL . may kailangan pa bang fill up’an?

        • Fehl says

          The ID Card is applied personally at Philhealth. I wonder why you need it though coz Philhealth Number is what you need when you pay your contributions.

  27. catherine wycoco says

    ask kolng po qng pwede q din ilagay name ng panganay qng anak the problem is d pa xa nakaapilyido as wycoco kundi dela cruz pa dn xa kc d pa kami kinakasal nung father nya nung time na pina nanganak q panganay q but now kasal na kami ng asawa q since 2002 pa pero d q pa napapaayos BC ng panganay q

    • Fehl says

      I suggest you first fix the name in the Birth Certificate of your child coz everything will base from the BC including schools, passport, etc..

  28. catherine wycoco says

    nakapag pauna na dn po aq ng application at nagbigay po aq ng 300 nung 2003 pa pero d q po xa nahulugan since nun pa

  29. Adeen Gaoaen says

    I registered online and received my PIN. I am just wondering if I can pay my contributions in any philhealth collecting partner or at a philhealth office. Thank you.

    • Fehl says

      Yes you can pay at any Philhealth accredited payment center. They are also at some SM and Robinsons malls

  30. estrella lopez says

    Pg mgpapamember po my byad po ba agad? Nd pno po kng uala pong nso I.d lng po pwede po ba ang tin I.d? Nd baranggay cert.and brgy.I.d?

  31. THELMA M. says

    HI, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF A MEMBER WHO JUST RECENTLY JOINED(2 MONTHS) PHILHEALTH CAN AVAIL OF THE ISURANCE BENEFIT. I WAS TOLD IT WOULD ONLY KICK IN AFTER 3 MONTHS OF PAYING THE PREMIUM. WHAT IF THE MEMBER HAS BEEN HOSPTILIZED ONLY AFTER 2 MONTHS OF BEING A MEMBER. IS THERE ANY CONSIDERATION ON THIS EGARD? WILL APPRECIATE YOU RESPONSE.

    THANK YOU.

  32. g.blones says

    may una po ako asawa ang surname ay blones,nagkaanak kame,,ang ginagamit ko din ay blones sa id kc kasal kame.,ngaun po ay nagkaanak ako sa iba ang surname is de leon,,ilalagay ko din po kc cia as my dependent.wala po b magiging problema un? ano po requirements?
    thank u..

    • Fehl says

      yes you can add your child as dependent if it is really yours. Submit supporting docs like NSO Birth Certificate of the child

  33. g.blones says

    THANK U po sa reply…may question pa po me,,. blones po ang nasa id ko kc nga po married ako dun, pero ang ginamit ko sa pag anak ko ngaun sa ospital ay surname ko nung dalaga.which is liwag, at un ang nakalagay sa BC pero de leon po ang surname ng anak ko ngaun na ilalagay as my dependent.panu po un?

  34. irene says

    Maam member po ako ng philheath tapos yong anak ko turn 22 last may ano po dapat gawin para maging member yong anak ko? At kailan cya pwede magamit? Thanks

    • Fehl says

      If your son is working, he’ll become a member of Philhealth then coz it’s mandatory. If he’s not working, he can register as Individual Paying Memeber

  35. Rowena H. says

    Goodevening maam. Ask ko lang po kung ok lang po ba kung live birth (not NSO) at BIR ID lang po para makaapply nang PhilHealth?

    • Fehl says

      BIR ID is not an acceptable ID. Submit SSS, GSIS, Driver’s license, passport or any other government ID. They require NSO authenticated but you can try

      • joevamhae says

        What about yung PIN # ilang days more or less cnisend through email? Kc nagregistered ako kahapon at ung email na nareceived ko ay yung confirmation at ito na has been successfully submitted to PhilHealth and once processed a separate email will be sent indicating your PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN). Thanks po uli in advance.

  36. joevamhae says

    What about yung PIN # ilang days more or less cnisend through email? Kc nagregistered ako kahapon at ung email na nareceived ko ay yung confirmation at ito na has been successfully submitted to PhilHealth and once processed a separate email will be sent indicating your PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN).

  37. Marjorie says

    I sent a phil health application online. And received a successfully saved reply. But its been 30 minutes and no confirmation received in the email. Thanks

  38. Marjorie says

    If a married woman with one child joins philhealh online. Does she have to attach with her online application, copies of their 3 birth certificates AND the marriage license? Thanks

    • Fehl says

      Yes, because you are listing them as dependents / beneficiaries. If you won’t list them, then don’t submit their BC

  39. joevamhae says

    I forgot to add my birth certificate to my philhealth online application. I inquired and philhealth sent me a website link to add it. The link does not work. I contacted philhealth 3 days ago that the link does not work. No reply yet. What link or email address can I send my birth certificate to?? Thank you

  40. Marjorie says

    Nkadalawang beses ko ng enimail ang member.pro6@philhealth.gov.ph hinihingi ko sana yong link na pwedi kung maview ang application ko. Para upload ko sana yong missing supporting documents ko. Hindi naman cla nagrereply its been 4 days na inemail ko cla about the status of my registration.

    • Fehl says

      working naman po ang link and i says “Successful” If you still don’t receive the uploading link, please go to Philhealth personally to submit your supporting documents

  41. Ma. Violeta Getalado says

    Good day po!
    OK lang po ba na NSO BC at postal id lang ang dalhin ko pag mag aaply as voluntary sa philhealth?
    Thanks po sa reply in advance :)

  42. TiMuzeic says

    Hello, i would want to register to PhilHealth but i don’t have any ID’s yet, even school ID, will i be able to register with just my Birth Certificate?
    thanks a lot. =)

    • Fehl says

      If you’re not minor anymore yes, you can register as Individual Paying member. Use your supporting documents (Postal ID, NBI clearance, etc.), I think they accept them for anyone who doesn’t have IDs

  43. Apong says

    Hello po, Member napo ako ng Philhealth nong nag tatrabaho pa ako sa companya, pero nong na tanggal ako, di ko na nahulogan, tanong lang po, ma verify pba yung account ko sa philhealth or ppa member na lang ako ulit?

    • Fehl says

      Just verify your Philhealth number and update your membership as Individual Paying member if you want to resume your Philhealth conributions

  44. MIKE SALGADO says

    Good morning po tanong ko lng kung puwede pa idagdag sa defendent ang mother ko 74 yrs old,di pal kasi siya napasama nuon,anong iba pang iba n supporting document ang pwede kung wala ang birth certificate,salamat,

  45. prescilla says

    Ask ko lang po,pag nag member po ba ako ngayun magagamit ko po ba agad agad ang philhealth if ever na masurgery ako?

  46. prescilla says

    Pwede ko po bang ilagay na benificiary ang anak ko kahit hindi kami magkaapelyido?hindi pa kasi kami kasal na father niya and yung apelyido ng father nia ang gamit niya.

  47. airis delos reyes says

    Pde bang ma-reimburse ung philhealth kpg nde ngamit? Pneumonia kc nging sket ng baby ko nde q nacover sa philhealth kya nagbayad kme without the help of my philhealth. Just want to know if pde ko sya makuha direct sa philhealt ung 15k coverage ng pneumonia. Tnxs..

  48. grace says

    paano ko po malalaman pin ko dati ako factory worker …then naging memeber po ulit ko as sponsored… gusto ko icontinue as individual ung philhealth ko direct nb yun sa bayad center or need ko pa pmunta sa philhealth office?

  49. ianne says

    I’m a philhealth member but my previous employer did not remit my payments.. Now, i would like to update my contributions as individual member.. What should I do?

  50. Berney says

    Good day!
    Tanong ko lang po.
    My dad used to be a member but his contributions stopped for four years now.
    Now he’s confined and hindi magamit yung PhilHealth nya coz di na xa active.
    If in case i.update nya again ang membership nya, is it possible na pwede nya mapa.reimburse ang nabayaran nya sa pagka confine nya ngayon?
    And if yes, mga ilang months po bago makuha nya ang reimbursement?
    Thanks po! :-)

    • Fehl says

      If the member is not active, he/she cannot is not eligible for benefits. Philhealth is an insurance company, if you are not insured (active), you cannot get benefits

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