Philippine Medical Tourism Program



"The global leader in providing quality health care for all through universal health care"



To ensure that the Philippines is globally competitive through implementation of quality standards in both public and private sector.



1. The local Global Health Care industry will contribute a noticeable and quantifiable amount to the Philippine economy and improvement in the quality of life.

2. Increase the number of institutions offering advanced medical services suitable for Global HealthCare, the generation of jobs in the Medical Services industry and other related industries, thereby increasing the productivity of the workforce and enabling it to expand and upgrade.

3. Attract increased numbers of visitors from other countries availing of medical services and at the same time ensure that quality of those currently offering services suitable for Global Health Care is on the same level as with globally-recognized standards, and making these services equitably available for both Medical Travellers and local patients.



1. To increase competitiveness by compliance to recognized bodies that implement national and international healthcare organization accreditation

2. Institutionalize policies and enact legislation for high level quality healthcare and patient safety standards in all health facilities

3. Continue collaboration with national government agencies, LGUs, private sector organizations and academe involved in quality healthcare and patient safety, international medical travel and wellness services, retirement, trade and tourism

4. Continue advocacy in all regions of the country on quality healthcare and patient safety, international medical travel and wellness services, retirement, trade and tourism through quad media approach, capacity building activities and collaborative participation in international forum and conferences



Private clinics/centers, Public and Private Hospitals, National Government Agencies, Private Specialty Clinics/Centers providing Dermatology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology and dental medicine, Geriatric and Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers for substance abuse


Partner Organizations/Agencies:

  • Department of Tourism (DOT)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
  • Department of Interior Local Governments (DILG)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Finance (DFA)
  • Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
  • Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
  • DTI - Board of Investments (BOI)
  • DTI - Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA)
  • DOT - Tourism Infrastructure Enterpise Zone Authority (TIEZA)
  • DOJ - Bureau of Immigration (BI)
  • DOF - Bureau of Customs (BoC)
  • Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)
  • Clark Development Corporation (CDC)
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
  • Philippine Retirement Authority  (PRA)
  • Cebu Health and Wellness Council (CHWC)
  • Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP)
  • National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 
  • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
  • Commission on Higher Education Development (CHED)
  • Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
  • Public Private Partnership Center (PPPC)
  • Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines 
  • European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ACCP)
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC)
  • Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ANZCHAM)
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (JCCP)
  • Korean Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (KCCP)
  • Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters, Inc. (PAMURI)
  • Professional Regulations Commission (PRC)
  • Philippine Medical Association (PMA)
  • Philippine Nurses Association (PNA)
  • Philippine Hospital Association (PHA)
  • Philippine Council for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (PCAHO)
  • International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQUA)
  • Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • National Accrediting Body for Hospitals (NABH - India)
  • TUV Rheinland 
  • Private Sector
  • Health and Wellness Alliance of the Philippines (HEAL Philippines)
  • Health Core and HIM Communications 
  • Retirement and Healthcare Coalition (RHC)
  • Spas and Wellness Association of the Philippines (SAPI)
  • Philippine Dental Association (PDA)


Program Manager:

Emmanuel A. Tiongson, MD

2ndflr, Bldg16, San Lazaro Compound, Department of Health Compound, Sta. Cruz, Mla

6517800 local 2024-2025  fax 7110871