2. Manila Doctors Hospital Pulmonology Postgraduate
Consultation hours: Daily, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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
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)
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
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
Mondays to Saturdays
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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.