OFW Hospital Adds More Services Also for Dependents, Still Free

by | Last updated Nov 24, 2023 | Health | 0 comments

The OFW Hospital is the country’s first hospital dedicated to Filipino migrant workers and their families is now expanding its services while keeping its promise of free health care.

This initiative came as a way of thanking our modern-day heroes, the OFWs, for their immense contribution to the economy.

The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Hospital and Diagnostic Center commonly known as the OFW Hospital opened last May 02, 2022. 

Located in San Fernando, Pampanga, the seven-story, 100-bed facility sits on a 1.5-hectare land that was donated by the provincial government of Pampanga.

OFWs planning to conduct their PEME or post-employment medical exam can avail of that service here for free.

Aside from OFWs, their immediate family members can utilize this medical facility FREE of charge.

Looking at the patients and people through the glass of OFW Hospital.
Looking through the glass. Image by Astra Pimentel.


The OFW Hospital is open for eligible OFWs including seafarers and their families. You must have one of the following qualifications to avail of their services.

Eligible OFWs

  • Filipinos working or worked overseas
  • Landbased or Sea-based
  • OWWA active/ inactive, undocumented (Regardless of status)
  • Regardless of age

Eligible OFW Dependents

  • Legal Spouse
  • Minor/ Incapacitated Child
  • Parents who rely primarily upon the member OFWs for support
  • Minor sibling of unmarried OFW
Holding a card for Outpatient Services and consultation schedule.
Holding a card for Outpatient Services and consultation schedule.

General Services

The OFW Hospital has three major services offered at the start of its opening. These are:

  • General Consultation
  • Diagnostics: Laboratory and imaging
  • Referral to specialists

Specifically, they offer the following services, with some of them on a scheduled basis.

  • Outpatient clinic consultation from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
  • Primary Care Services across ages are provided by specialists in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and General Surgery
  • Referral to other specialties (Opthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology/ ENT, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, and other medical and surgical subspecialties)
  • Dental services every Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Telemedicine/ Teleconsultation services for those with COVID-related symptoms and follow-up patients
  • Urgent Care Services from 6 am to 10 pm every day
  • Infirmary ward admission for selected cases
  • Pharmacy for a growing number of medications
  • Basic laboratory, ECG, and imaging studies (X-ray and Ultrasound) by appointment

To be accommodated, you have to book an appointment online using their website or you can contact them on their Facebook Page.

As of this moment, they also accept walk-in patients for OFWs and their dependents.

They do offer consultation assistance scheduled from Monday to Friday starting 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Two of the 100 beds separated by blue curtains inside the OFW Hospital.
Two hospital beds out of 100. Image by PCOO.

Added and Expanded Services

On their latest Facebook post, the OFW Hospital announced that they can now admit patients with the following conditions:

  • Uncontrolled Hypertension or Hypertensive Crisis
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia, moderate risk
  • Bronchial Asthma in acute exacerbation
  • Dengue with warning signs (adults only)
  • Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with or without comorbidities
  • Uncontrolled Dyspepsia/ Acid-related disease/Acute Gastritis
  • CT scan confirmed, acute to sub-acute Transient Ischemic Attack/ Cerebrovascular Disease Infarct
  • Heart Failure, Functional Class 2, in acute congestion
  • Electrolyte imbalances secondary to gastrointestinal losses or poor oral intake
  • Acute gastroenteritis with moderate dehydration
  • Urinary Tract Infection needing IV antibiotics
  • Uncomplicated Neonatal Sepsis
  • Systemic Viral Illness with moderate dehydration

Requirements during appointment

When setting up your appointment using their website, they will ask for your identification and other requirements to verify your identity.

Every category whether you are an OFW or his/ her dependent will have different requirements. Check them out here to know and prepare them in advance.


Valid ID (Government issued ID)

Spouse of OFW

Passport or valid ID of OFW

● Marriage Contract

● Valid ID of Spouse

Children of the OFW

● 17 years old and below

● Passport or valid ID of OFW

● Birth Certificate of Child

● Valid ID or School ID

Parents of the OFW

● Passport or valid ID of OFW

● A Birth Certificate of Child (OFW)

● Valid ID of Parent (Gov’t issued ID)

Siblings of the OFW

● 17 years old and below

● PSA/LCR Certificate of Sibling

● Valid Gov’t ID of Sibling

● PSA/LCR Birth Certificate of OFW

● A Copy of Passport of OFW


Funding and Partnerships

Through the initiative of former President Duterte, the project came to materialize with the help of DOLE, Bloombery Cultural Foundation, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

The Bloombery Cultural Foundation donated P500 million for the construction of the facility while PAGCOR offered P200 million for hospital equipment.

The building of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Hospital and Diagnostic Center with people walking around and nearby wearing face mask.
The new OFW Hospital.

Address and Contact Info

All those medical services mentioned here are free and OFWs including their dependents can avail of them.

The OFW Hospital is located at McArthur Highway, Brgy. Sindalan San Fernando Philippines. They are open from Monday to Friday (except holidays) between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

You can also reach them via email at ofwhospital@gmail.com. Their website is now working and you can also visit them via their Facebook Page.

To wrap it up, here are their contact information:

May the winds be in your favor.



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