Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Who are under the Individually Paying Members (Professional) Category of PhilHealth?

In PhilHealth Circular No. 24 s-2010, PhilHealth introduced the Individually Paying Member - Professional category. As you will notice, the premium contribution for this type of membership now has a higher rate currently at Php600.00 per quarter for the first year of implementation and will eventually be Php900.00 per quarter in the succeeding years.

Below are members that fall under this category:
  • Accountant;
  • Architect;
  • Criminologist;
  • Customs Broker;
  • Dentist;
  • Dietician;
  • Aeronautical Engineer;
  • Agricultural Engineer;
  • Chemical Engineer;
  • Civil Engineer;
  • Electrical Engineer;
  • Electrical Communications Engineer;
  • Geodetic Engineer;
  • Marine Engineer;
  • Mechanical Engineer;
  • Metallurgical Engineer;
  • Mining Engineer;
  • Sanitary Engineer;
  • Geologists;
  • Landscape Architect;
  • Law Practitioner;
  • Librarian;
  • Marine Deck Officer;
  • Marine Engineer Officer;
  • Master Plumber;
  • Medical Technologist;
  • Medical Doctor;
  • Midwife;
  • Naval Architect;
  • Nurse;
  • Nutritionist;
  • Optometrist;
  • Pharmacist;
  • Physical and Occupational Therapist;
  • Professional Teacher;
  • Radiologist and X-ray Technician;
  • Social Worker;
  • Sugar Technologist;
  • Veterinarian;
  • Agriculturist;
  • Artist;
  • Businessman/Business Owner;
  • Consultant;
  • Environmental Planner;
  • Fisheries Technologist;
  • Forester;
  • Guidance Counselor;
  • Interior Designer;
  • Industrial Engineer;
  • Media (Actor / Actresses);
  • Media (Director);
  • Media (Scriptwriter);
  • Media (News correspondent);
  • Professional Athlete, Coach, Trainor, Referee etc.
Those members not belonging or practicing any of these professions will be categorized as Individually Paying Members (Non-Professional).


  1. pwede po ba gamitin ang credit card para pambayad sa Philhealth contribution, esp. yung first time payment. bale mag aapply pa lang kasi and then balak ko sana annual na ang choice na pagbababayad(yearly.ty

  2. sa ngayon po ay hindi maaaring gamitin ang credit card pambayad ng PhilHealth contribution. Bago magbayad, siguraduhin na ikaw ay mayroon nang PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN) dahil ito ay gagamitin sa pagbabayad. Ikaw ay maaaring magbayad gamit ang iyong cellphone load or mas makabubuti kung sa accredited agents ka magbayad or diretso muna sa PhilHealth.

  3. Good day. I am currently working as a home-based independent contractor (call center agent). Does my line of work fall under the Professional category?

    Also, do I need to update my membership form employed to individually paying member? I have been a home-based call center agent since 2nd quarter of 2010, but have paid Php 1,200 annual PhilHealth contribution last January 2011.

    Thank you.

    1. Yes, you belong to the Professional catergory as a self employed individual. However those earning below the 25T have the same rate as non professional provided they submit their ITR.

  4. Good morning PhilHealth, pano po kaya magbago ng Member category kc individual paying po dati, eh may trabaho na po aq eh kelangan po ay private ung category q. may link po b ang kayo para mabago ko po ung member category? slamat po sa reply!

    1. Ang employer mo ang magu-update ng iyong category. Kailangan nilang magpadala sa PhilHealth ng ER2 which is a certified list of their employees.