There is more to health care than NOT getting sick.



The only selfie women should be doing once a month

Beginning age 20, women should be informed about the benefits and limitations of self breast exam (SBE). Johns Hopkins Medicine states, “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.”


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The only app you'll ever need for managing your

The PhilCare Go!Mobile
healthcare plan and your path towards wellness.

The new and improved PhilCare Android app, the PhilCare
Go!Mobile, is here to help you keep track of your PhilCare account.
It lets you view your account benefit, physical exam appointments,
and results. You can also use it to find a provider near you.
PhilCare Go!Mobile even comes with BMI calculator
and updated health blog to jumpstart your fitness goals.

Download on Android

Download on iOS

Everything you need to know about
the PhilCare Wellness Index,

the first comprehensive study
on Filipino’s health and wellness.




Trouble in the bedroom? Check out these tips for a good night’s sleep

Adopting a set of healthy habits that encourage a better sleep can make a tremendous difference in your quality of life. The variety of […]

What is meningococcal disease anyway?

Meningococcal disease can refer to any illness caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitides a.k.a. meningococcus. These illnesses are often severe and include infections of […]

The best way to quit smoking? Going cold turkey

Smoking can be a hard habit to kill. Apparently, it’s harder to kill than you. Many smokers have vowed one way or another to […]


So how many calories do you actually burn during sex? Experts try to do the math

Does sex count as a workout? If so, how many calories do you stand to lose in bed? And how often should you take […]

Outfit guide for first time gym goers

Even the most devoted gym buffs had undergone this experience. They may not think much of it now, but they would probably remember how […]


Declining Rates of Vaccination Mean Higher Risk of Serious Illness

According to the World Health Organization, more than a million children under five years of age die every single year due to infectious illnesses […]

Q&A: Chickenpox

PhilCare releases this  HEALTH ADVISORY in response to the increasing incidence of Chickenpox during summer

Information about the disease and vaccines

What causes chickenpox? Chickenpox is caused by […]

Philippines needs to upgrade facilities, train more medical workers to handle Ebola – DOH

(Updated November 1, 2014)

MANILA, Philippines – The country may have successfully managed global disease scares such as SARS Coronavirus and H1N1 virus, but it […]


Take care of yourself sooner than later.

It’s a balancing act: 3 tips to stay in control of your life

Career coach Marty Nemko said that aiming for happiness in life is a “misguided” idea. “Mother Teresa didn’t work in the stench of Calcutta streets, ankles bitten by scorpions, because it made her happy. […]

Smart business tip: Ban workaholics in the office

They used to be the poster boys of the ideal worker – people who log in more than 50 hours per week, depriving themselves of weekend and even holiday breaks all for the love […]