Tuesday, October 2, 2018

My Maxicare Lite: The Prepaid Health Card for Dengue

Dengue is still on the rise especially this rainy season. According to Wikipedia, Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash.
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Just a few days ago, I was baffled with the news that a doctor stationed in Philippine Children’s Medical Center has died due to the said disease. It was then I realized that there is no definite safe zone. Dengue can occur just anywhere, even in our very own home. I can use all the anti-mosquito creams or citronella scents to avoid those pesky mosquitoes, but the reality is that I can’t protect my family all the time especially when they’re outside such as in school, the mall, and other places.

I don’t have a health card because I’m a freelancer who works at home, so I searched for health cards available on the net that would suit my needs and would also suit my budget. That’s when I learned about MyMaxicare Lite.

My Maxicare Lite: The Prepaid Health Card for Dengue
My Maxicare Lite

My Maxicare Lite

My Maxicare Lite is a prepaid health card that can cover up to Php25,000 for in-patient services only for confirmed cases of the identified coverable diseases: 

  • Dengue
  • Malaria
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid and Paratyphoid
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chikungunya
  • Leptospirosis

You can only use the card once within one year of registration. I personally bought two cards of My Maxicare LITE for my two children each. Each card costs P1,599. The price is very reasonable if you ask me. I chose the card that does not include the 6 major hospitals (Asian Hospital, Cardinal Santos Hospital, Makati Medical Center, St. Lukes Medical Center BGC, St. Lukes Medical Center QC, and The Medical City) because it’s less likely that we will go to any of them - they’re all just too far. But if you want a card that includes all 6 major hospitals, then it’s available for you to purchase for Php2,199.  This card is accepted in all Maxicare Accredited hospitals.

Card Activation

After receiving the card, I simply followed the instructions to register it via SMS or text. After sending the required information from me, I got a text message confirming that Maxicare received my information and the card will be activated after 2 weeks time.

If you still don't have a health card, I strongly advise you get one now. I really wish I wouldn’t use the cards, but if Dengue strikes, at least we have a health card to rely on.


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