As per R.A. 9994 (EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT of 2010), Senior Citizens can avail of a twenty percent (20%) discount on services in private health facilities.
“The grant of twenty percent (20%) discount on medical and dental services, and diagnostic and laboratory fees provided under Section 4 (e) hereof, including professional fees of attending doctors in all private hospitals and medical facilities, in accordance with the rules and regulations to be issued by the Department of Health, in coordination with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.”
“The grant of twenty percent (20%) discount on the purchase of medicines, including the purchase of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, and such other essential medical supplies, accessories and equipment to be determined by the Department of Health (DOH).”
“The grant of twenty percent (20%) discount on the professional fees of attending physician/s in all private hospitals, medical facilities, outpatient clinics and home health care services.”
To avail privileges mentioned above, the senior citizen must present proof of his/her entitlement to the same by presenting the following:
- Senior Citizens’ Identification Card issued by the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) in the city or municipality where the elderly resides;
- The Philippine passport of the elderly person or senior citizen concerned; and
- Other valid documents that establish the senior citizen or elderly person as a citizen of the Republic and at least sixty (60) years of age, which shall include but not be limited to the following government-issued identification documents indicating an elderly’s birthdate or age: driver’s license, voters ID, SSS/GSIS ID, PRC card, postal ID.