Statement on the PRC Testing


PhilHealth recognizes the Philippine Red Cross as an important partner in the Government’s drive to curb COVID-19 through intensive targeted testing.

It is in close coordination with the PRC to thresh out issues pertaining to the said partnership so the PRC can immediately resume accommodating RT-PCR tests for priority sectors that will be paid for by PhilHealth.

As of September 2020, PhilHealth already paid the PRC a total of P1.6 billion for at least 433,263 tests.

In the meantime, it is requesting that specimens from affected sectors be submitted to other accredited testing laboratories to be able to avail of PhilHealth benefits. Please see complete list at

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