DOH grants 2 health centers in Taguig licenses to operate as primary care facilities

This photo from July 25, 2022 shows the municipal government of Taguig, through its municipal health office, receiving licenses for its two health centers. (Taguig Information Office/released)

Two health centers in City of Taguig have obtained licenses from the health department operate as primary care facilities.

The two health centres, namely the Hagonoy Health Center and Calzada Health Center, will operate as primary care facilities until December 31, 2024.

According to the Taguig city government, the health centers received their licenses on July 25.

These health centers were the first to receive accreditation as primary care facilities in Metro Manila.

Mayor of the city of Taguig Lani Cayetano applauded the milestone and emphasized that the local government unit will create more health programs for the city.

“We believe that to adapt to rapidly changing society, we must ensure the health of our community. Health is essential to the functioning of a society; thus, we will continue to create effective and inclusive health programs for our citizens of Taguig City,” said Cayetano.

According to Republic Act No. 11223 or Universal Health Care Act, the DOH is responsible for licensing free-standing facilities that provide primary care services.

The DOH defines a PCF as an “institution that primarily provides primary care services that must be licensed or registered by the DOH.”

Primary care facilities seek to provide the community with first-contact, accessible, continuous, comprehensive and coordinated primary care services.

Maria J. Book