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    Experience at Holy Child Hospital

    I decided to write about my experience at Holy Child Hospital, I believe this information is helpful to any future Patients of this Hospital.
    Holy Child is located at the centre of Dumaguete City, I decided to go there because of it's location, it was much easier for my wife to go there, than for example Siliman or Provincial Hospital.
    I caught an Urinary Tract Infection probably because of impure Drinking water, I treated myself at first with Amoxicilin but after four days it became severe and I admitted myself at the Emergency Room at about 8pm.
    I was taken care of immediately and asked all the relevant questions and then my address details were taken down, after that they hooked me up to the famous “Dextrose”.
    I was admitted to a Private Room with Bathroom/Toilet, TV and Aircon, quite large, facing the street and a bit noisy but tolerable, this was in the older part, one can have a room in the new section in the centre for the same price but non was available, for 1250PhP a day, this included three meals as much as I can see from the bill.
    Because I was already admitted and had a long history of Digestive problems, I then decided to have at the same time an “Colonoscopy” and an “Endoscopy” for a total of 7200PhP for the procedures and 9500PhP for professional fees.
    I was admitted for 3 days and had to pay a total of 22'162PhP with everything included, also some drugs and materials, exempt my medication to treat my infection and the problems they found in my stomach and colon.
    Some of the drugs and materials have to be bought outside in the diverse Drug Stores, so one needs to have somebody to do that, some of the procedures can not be performed if one can not find the items needed, I was most of the time alone in the room, what I am comfortable with but I got some remarks about this not being conform with Filipino custom were a relative will be present at all times.
    The overall experience was a good one, the staff was very friendly and helpful and I would go back any time if needed, I did not have to make a down payment but that was maybe because I look so wealthy! and was in company of another Foreigner when admitted.
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    Good to hear something positive about the treatment at Holy Child. Thanks for writing the report.




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    As foreigner don’t go to provincial hospital unless you are financially desperate.
    Siliman is always very crowded, call it the victim of its success.
    Holy Child is certainly the best choice for common treatment.
    For extensive or complicated treatment, Siliman is still the right choice.
    As a reminder:
    Hospitals in the Philippines have a tendency of keeping patients longer than necessary.
    If you feel that staying in the hospital is no longer an option, just tell the nurse that you will check out,
    pay your bill (or let somebody pay it) say thank you to the nurse and the doctor and leave the hospital.
    They cannot keep you any longer if you have paid your bill.
    Also be aware that the pharmacy in Holy Child is more expensive than most other pharmacy’s in town.
    If you have a choice, just go outside the hospital, turn left, 20 m from the entrance of Holy Child is most
    likely the cheapest pharmacy of Dumaguete.

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    Was admitted for dengue late last year. They didn't ask for a downpayment either. Stayed at the new private room with aircon and cable tv. Total cost for a 4 day stay was php7,500. Luckily I didn't need blood transfusions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly View Post
    As foreigner don’t go to provincial hospital unless you are financially desperate.
    Siliman is always very crowded, call it the victim of its success.
    Holy Child is certainly the best choice for common treatment.
    For extensive or complicated treatment, Siliman is still the right choice.
    As a reminder:
    Hospitals in the Philippines have a tendency of keeping patients longer than necessary.
    If you feel that staying in the hospital is no longer an option, just tell the nurse that you will check out,
    pay your bill (or let somebody pay it) say thank you to the nurse and the doctor and leave the hospital.
    They cannot keep you any longer if you have paid your bill.
    Also be aware that the pharmacy in Holy Child is more expensive than most other pharmacy’s in town.
    If you have a choice, just go outside the hospital, turn left, 20 m from the entrance of Holy Child is most
    likely the cheapest pharmacy of Dumaguete.
    Good points. Silliman wanted to keep my baby for 3 extra days after he was born, the ped. saying he had a slight jaundice - yellow in the white of his eyes, and they would put him on their computerized lighting system. I told them no, I will take the baby home and put him out in the a.m. sunlight. That worked fine. Also, there is a pharmacy across the street from Silliman as well.

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    It is good to hear that, but for more serious health problems, it is more advisable to go to Cebu because it comes out cheaper there.

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    Good remarks everyone, about going to Cebu , I did that in the past but it is only possible if you are still fit to travel and of course not in a Emergency.

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    Good post thanks SM. I have had that Colonoscopy thing its sure not for the faint hearted but if need's must. Hope you are well now or Better anyway and best Regards.

    Take care ALL.
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    You can leave any hospital at any time, regardless of whether you have paid. They will tell you otherwise, but the law is on the patient's side. When I decided to leave Holy Child, there was nobody available to accept payment. (Not sure why.) They told me I'd have to wait. I told them I'd come back to pay. They said it was against their policy for patients to leave without paying. I said it was against my policy to wait to pay. Then I left. I was all smiles and politeness. They weren't smiling but they were polite. Went back the next day and paid. No problem.




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    Seems that most of you are not using PhilHealth. Maybe the benefits are not that great and you don't want to bother with it?
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