Provincial Government of Bulacan

PGB, PhilHealth launch Konsulta Caravan Service in Bulacan

Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando with the Barangay Health Workers from the municipalities of Bulakan, Calumpit, Hagonoy and Pulilan during the launching of Konsultasyong Sulit at Tama (KonSulTa) Caravan in Bulacan that was held at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, City of Malolos, Bulacan recently. Also in the photo are (from left) Central Luzon Center for Health Development Regional Director Dr. Corazon I. Flores, Vice Gov. Alexis C. Castro, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation Region 3 Acting Branch Manager Arlan M. Granali, and PhilHealth Luzon Vice President Walter R. Bacareza.

CITY OF MALOLOS – The Provincial Government of Bulacan in partnership with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), recently kicked off the Konsultasyong Sulit at Tama (KonSulTa) Caravan in Bulacan held at The Pavilion in Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center here in an aim to provide top-notch primary healthcare services to Bulakenyos under the Universal Health Care law.

KonSulTa Program is a game-changer, offering a range of free healthcare services at the primary care level including free medical consultation, selected laboratory and diagnostic test, health risk screening and assessment, and selected drugs and medicines from an accredited PhilHealth KonSulTa provider.

PhilHealth Luzon Vice President Walter R. Bacareza mentioned that PhilHealth will also cover financial assistance to ensure that individuals can have access to comprehensive healthcare services, addressing both immediate medical needs and financial concerns that further demonstrates its commitment to improving the overall health and well-being of the community.

“We are investing in primary care so that we don’t have to spend high expenditures in the curative care. Ito ang gusto nating i-promote ngayon. And of course, PhilHealth will provide the financial support para po sa layunin na ito,” Bacareza said.

In order to avail of the services, a PhilHealth member should be registered with a Philhealth KonSulTa provider.

Meanwhile, Governor Daniel R. Fernando stressed the vital role of Barangay Health Workers in educating Bulakenyos in the communities since they are seen as crucial intermediaries who engage with community members seeking assistance.

“Kayo ang katuwang ng mga RHU sa ating mga primary care facilities. Kayo ang humaharap sa ating mga kababayan na nangangailangan ng tulong upang ipamahagi ang Philhealth KonSulTa, marami pa kasi ang hindi nakakaalam ng programang ito. Kaya kayo naririto dahil kayo ang magpapalaganap at magiging ehemplo ng programang ito. Let us spread the good news,” the governor said.

The Bulacan KonSulTa Caravan kick off was attended by 726 BHW from the municipalities of Bulakan, Calumpit, Hagonoy and Pulilan. ###