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Expat Health Insurance & Healthcare Guide to Philippines

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9 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in the Philippines

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Expats in the Philippines have a lot to say about the quality of medical care, hospitals, prescription medicine availability and health insurance in the Philippines.

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Betsy Burlingame, Expat Exchange
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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Philippines


An expat in the Philippines advises expats to get health insurance if they can afford it, but warns that it's difficult to get if you are already over 60. He explains that private hospitals have astronomic bills compared to public.

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Batangas, Philippines


An expat in Batangas says that Batangas Emergency Care is a hospital with high quality care and services. He advises newcomers to get to know local doctors, hospitals and dentists.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines


An expat in Bontoc, Philippines has found I have found the provincial and municipal hospitals to be of excellent quality for her ordinary health care needs. For specialists, she and her husband go to Baguio City, a six hour drive. In an emergency that required high-tech equipment, a patient would be transported there as well.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Angeles City, Philippines


An expat in the Philippines urges newcomers to get health insurance. Without insurance, she explained that you'll need to have a lot of cash on hand for emergency treatment. She talks about her son's hospital stay for a broken arm.

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Having a Baby in Davao, Philippines

An expat married to a Filipino woman describes his wife's experiences giving birth to their two children in Davao, Philippines. They chose a simple clinic with a hospital as a backup plan. He explained that in the Philippines hospital births are almost always c-sections.

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