The Philippines is positioning itself as a medical tourism site where people from developed nations can go to avail of high quality medical and health care services. The emerging Philippine medical tourism industry is projected to be successful considering the length of medical education of local physicians, the fluency in the English language of majority of the personnel, the state-of-the-art health care facilities, and the wide array of diverse and exotic travel and recreational destinations.

Residents of industrialized countries, nowadays, travel to obtain low-cost, world class medical treatment as easy and affordable international travel, improved technology and standards of care in most countries worldwide are readily accessible. Other industries which will benefit are the country’s hotel and restaurant, real estate, retail and transportation sectors. The Web site RxPinoy was chosen by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) in November, 2006 to organize the Philippine Medical Tourism Grand Launch and First Congress and Expo to jumpstart the Philippines’ role as a major player in the global industry of medical tourism.


Department of Health
The Department of Health (DOH) is the principal health agency in the Philippines. It is responsible for ensuring access to basic public health services to all Filipinos through the provision of quality health care and regulation of providers of health goods and services.

Bureau of Food and Drugs
The BFAD administers and supervises the implementation of Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (R.A. 3720).

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
PhilHealth assumed the responsibility of administering the former Medicare program for government and private sector employees, with its landmark transfer from the Government Service Insurance System (Oct. 1997) and Social Security System (April 1998).

Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care
PITAHC promotes and advocates the use of traditional/alternative health care modalities that have been proven safe, effective, cost-effective and consistent with government standards on health care practice.

Philippine National AIDS Council
PNAC is the central advisory, planning and policy-making body for the comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDS prevention and control program in the Philippines."


Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
The RITM is tasked with planning and implementing research programs for infectious and/or tropical diseases.


These medical institutions have served the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region as well, through quality medical services:

De La Salle University Health Sciences Campus
- member of the De La Salle University System, it is compelled by social responsibility to be a resource of scientific inquiry, holistic learning and compassionate community service.

Asian Eye Institute
- provides specialized medical services for a full range of eye diseases and visual disorders.

Asian Hospital and Medical Center
- the layout of the departments is designed to address the complete comfort, physical healing and total well-being of the patients and families.

Capitol Medical Center
- a center for excellence in health technology with its fully-integrated world-class health-care program.

Makati Medical Center
- delivers patient care through uncompromising dedication to Total Quality Approach by administering medical care of the highest order.

National Kidney and Transplant Institute
- was created with a three-fold mission of service, training and research primarily for the benefit of the Filipino people afflicted with kidney and allied diseases in mind.

St. Luke’s Medical Center
- provides world-class technology and expertise in caring hands through adhering to the highest international standards in delivering medical services.



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