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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.

Table of Contents

About CHD

Closed Surgery or Interventional Cath Procedure

Open Heart Surgery

Medical Assistance

Support Groups

List of Foundations


About CHD

Facts and Fallacies about CHD by Dr Jonas del Rosario (video)

Conquering CHD (support group materials)


Closed Surgery or Interventional Cath Procedure

DLSMC links

Get to know the DLSMC Pedia Cardio Doctors

Saving Young Hearts at De Los Santos Medical Center featuring Dr Dexter Cheng

CHD packages of DLSMC

PDA occlusion procedure (video)


Open Heart Surgery

Philippine Heart Center Treatment Packages


Medical Assistance

What is a Guarantee Letter (GL) from DOH? (link)

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)

How to Apply for PCSO Medical Assistance? (link)

Medical Assistance in the Philippines (link)


Support Groups

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.


List of Foundations

Anna and John Sie Foundation

Aubrey Rose Foundation

Big Love Little Hearts

Children's Chance

Children's Heart Foundation Philippines

First Hand Foundation

Gift of Life International

Haiti Cardiac Alliance

Healing Little Hearts


Hearts of Joy International

Herbie Fund - Sick Kids Foundation

Hope Worldwide Philippines

Hopeful Hearts Foundation

Little Hearts Big Love


Maya's Hope Foundation

Mending Kids

Mending Little Hearts

Morning Star Foundation

Operation Heart Foundation

Project Heart

Save a Child's Heart

Save the Little Hearts

Sea Children Heart Fund - Nu Skin

Sick Kids International

Tzu Chi Philippines

Vision Help International Care Foundation

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