References for CHD in the Philippines
Feb 3, 2023
With CHD, information is important when making decisions about how to address it. We had a lot of worries including the availability of care in the Philippines. Yes, it is available in the Philippines.
Here are our go-to references for information and help.
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Conquering CHD (support group materials)
Closed Surgery or Interventional Cath Procedure
Open Heart Surgery
A guarantee letter is an assurance of payment offered by DOH, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and other concerned government agencies and institutions including Congress, on behalf of a patient, for the portion of the hospital bill.
Is GL for Sale? Quick answer is NO. (DOH website)
List of Hospitals that accept GL from DOH (DOH website)
Let It Echo Inc (FB Link) is a support group based in Cebu that consists of parents whose kids have congenital heart defect. Parents share their story of victory - how they felt, what they did, where they went, who their doctors are - to give comfort, to give motivation, and to know that they are not alone. Join our Let It Echo Heart Families Facebook group (link).
Jaden & Friends is a Manila-based support group for children with CHD. They have special hearts for kids with Down Syndrome. Most cases assisted are simple CHD cases.
Heartwarrior Philippines is a Manila-based support group for children with CHD. Most members are parents whose kids have complex CHD. The volunteers are experts in assisting finding Guarantee Letters (GLs). This group has local-based branches - Cebu, Pampanga, among others.
Busilak PH is a Manila-based support group of children with CHD. Most cases assisted are simple CHD cases.
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