2018 Annual Physical Examination of Deped Teaching Personnel

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1. This has reference to the Memorandum DM-PFO-2018-0292 signed by Undersecretary Jesus L.R. Mateo relative to the annual physical examination of all teaching personnel pursuant to Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 17, s., 1989. Section 22 (Medical Examination and Treatment) of Republic Act No. 4670 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers provides that any compulsory medical examination shall be provided free of charge for all teachers not less than once a year during the teacher’s professional life.

2. This provision was addressed by DepEd by entering into collaboration with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on the expansion of the Tamang Serbisyong Kalusugang Pampamilya (TSeKaP), formerly known as Primary Care Benefit 1 Package, coverage to include DepEd personnel.

3. In this regard, all Schools Division Superintendents are instructed to ensure that services that may be availed through TSeKaP are maximized by DepEd teaching personnel, particularly diagnostic examinations that form part of the annual physical examination of teachers. In particular, SDSs are advised to:

a. actively coordinate with PhilHealth in ensuring the issuance of PhilHealth Identification Numbers (PIN) to DepEd teaching personnel without PIN;

b. conduct advocacy and communication activities with DepEd teaching personnel;

c. put in place an efficient process of identifying and updating preferred TSeKaP providers for DepEd teaching personnel;

d. ensure prompt submission of updated List of Provider Assignment of DepEd personnel to PhilHealth;

e. monitor provision of TSeKaP services to DepEd personnel and regularly provide feedback to PhilHealth on the quality of services provided.


MEMORANDUM DM-PFO-2018-0292

March 2, 2018

Pursuant to Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 17, s. 1989, all teaching personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) are required to undergo annual physical examination. At the same time, Section 22 (Medical Examination and Treatment) of Republic Act No. 4670 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers provides that any compulsory medical examination shall be provided free of charge for all teachers not less than once a year during the teacher’s professional life.

This provision was addressed by DepEd by entering into a collaboration with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on the expansion of the Tatnang Serbisyong Kalusugang Pampamilya (TSeKaP), formerly known as Primary Care Benefit 1 Package, coverage to include DepEd personnel. This collaboration was formalized with the issuance of PhilHealth and DepEd Joint Circular No. 001, s. 2014 and communicated through DepEd Memorandum No. 30, s. 2014.

In this regard, all Regional Directors and Schools Division Superintendents are instructed to ensure that services that may be availed through TSeKaP are maximized by DepEd teaching personnel, particularly diagnostic examinations that form part of the annual physical examination of teachers. In particular, SDOs are advised to:

  1. Actively coordinate with PhilHealth in ensuring the issuance of PhilHealth Identification Numbers (PIN) to DepEd teaching personnel without PIN
  2. Conduct advocacy and communication activities with DepEd teaching personnel
  3. Put in place an efficient process of identifying and updating preferred TSeKaP providers for DepEd teaching personnel
  4. Ensure prompt submission of updated List of Provider Assignment of DepEd Personnel to PhilHealth
  5. Monitor provision of TSeKaP services to DepEd personnel and regularly provide feedback to PhilHealth on the quality of services provided

For your information and strict compliance.

JESUS L.R. MATEO
Undersecretary

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