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5 Free Professional Online Consultations for Your Health Concerns

These free online consultations are a godsend!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | April 01, 2020
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Got health concerns? You can seek free online consultation from these medical professionals.


With the COVID-19 outbreak getting worse in the Philippines, it is normal to feel more concerned about your health. Since hospitals are currently prioritizing COVID-19 cases, there are doctors and medical groups now offering online health consultations to help those with health concerns. Whether you’re afflicted with mental health concerns or issues related to the viral diseases, your questions can be answered while you’re safely in your own home by these groups. Read on and see five initiatives that offer free online health consultations.


1. UP Diliman Psychosocial Services

How to contact: Through Viber at 09063743466.
Please include your name, designation, and hospital
Consultation hours: For scheduling


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Manage your mental health during this pandemic.

Image: UPD PsycServ Facebook Page

Your mental health matters during this coronavirus outbreak. Dealing with anxiety and depression during the pandemic can be overwhelming, but you don’t need to face it alone. The University of the Philippines’ Psychosocial Services is offering free telepsychotherapy to frontliners, COVID-19 positive individuals, PUIs and PUMs, relatives of frontliners and COVID-19 positive patients, and anyone who affected by the pandemic. Consultations are scheduled and to set an appointment, fill out the form here: bit.ly/PsycServHCW


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2. Manila Doctors Hospital Pulmonology Postgraduate

How to contact: Through their Facebook page, https://facebook.com/mdhpulmopostgrad.com.ph/
Consultation hours: Daily, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM


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The MDH Pulmonology Postgraduate Course has volunteers from different institutions.

Image: MDH Pulmonology Postgraduate Course Facebook Page

Because COVID-19 has symptoms similar to the common flu, it can be confusing to know if you have the virus. To lessen the burden of medical frontliners, the MDH Pulmonology Postgraduate Course is temporarily using their social media account to cater to patients with COVID-19 concerns. Patients are required to provide travel history and symptoms. Note that due to the limits of an online consultation, physical examinations cannot be conducted to give a more accurate diagnosis. The group also only suggests over-the-counter drugs and does not provide e-prescriptions.



3. Lung Center COVID Task Force

How to contact: Through their Facebook page
Consultation hours:
Monday to Saturday
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (cutoff at 10:00 AM)
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (cutoff at 9:00 PM)


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The COVID Ask Force also publishes helpful infographics about the novel coronavirus.

Image: COVID Ask Force Facebook Page

Volunteer doctors for the Lung Center of the Philippines also offer free online consultations about COVID-19 through the Lung Center COVID Ask Force. The Facebook page caters to the first 1,000 patients per day. Message consultations are recommended to be sent during the consultation hours. Patients can expect a response within 24 hours.


4. Coalition for People's Right to Health

How to contact: Call them at (02) 8806-1306 or reach out to them through their Facebook page
Consultation hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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The Coalition for People’s Right to Health is a group fighting for free, progressive, and comprehensive health care.

Image: Coalition for People's Right to Health Facebook Page

The Coalition for People’s Right to Health’s (CPRH) goals aims to provide free and accessible health care for everyone during this pandemic, which is why they opened a hotline dedicated to COVID-19 concerns. You can also send a message to the group’s social media page to reach them.


5. Bayanihan MD

How to contact: Through Viber or their Facebook page
Consultation hours:
Mondays to Saturdays
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


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Just like the previous items, Bayanihan MD is also a non-government organization of Filipino physicians.

Image: Bayanihan MD Facebook Page

Bayanihan MD offers teleconsultation services for a limited time from Monday to Saturday. The doctors will answer health concerns, even those that may not be related to COVID-19. E-prescriptions will also be given if necessary, depending on the patient’s needs. The Bayanihan MD team comprises of doctors from various specialties, including general medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, internal medicine, dermatology, orthosurgery, OB-GYN, and general surgery.



These free online consultation services not only help in decongesting medical facilities, but they also provide accessible health care to everyone during the quarantine period.
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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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