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Animal Bite Treatment Package Launched

IN support of the National Rabies Prevention and Control Program, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) today launches its Animal Bite Treatment Package (ABTP) by defraying the cost of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment to all qualified PhilHealth beneficiaries.

The ABTP is worth P3,000.00 and covers the cost of providing Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) services such as vaccines, immunoglobulin, antibiotics, and supplies. It primarily covers dog bites, but persons bitten by other domestic animals such as cats and livestock such as cows, pigs, horses, goats, as well as wild animals like bats and monkeys, may be covered.

It can also be availed of for Category III Rabies Exposure that includes trans-dermal bites such as puncture wounds, lacerations and avulsions, or scratches/abrasions with spontaneous bleeding. “The package is also applicable to members who had exposure to rabies patients through bites, contamination of mucous membranes or open skin lesions with body fluids through splattering and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation,” said PhilHealth President and CEO Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon.

Also considered for the package are situations brought about by handling of infected carcass, ingestion of raw infected meat, Category II rabies exposure involving the head and neck and patients with repeat exposures.

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  1. Nakagat po ng ask ang pamangkin ko, at sa St Martin Hospital ABC sya dinala.. Nang anung itanong kung maaaring icover ng Phlhealth, ay di daw po maaari dahil out-patient lang daw ang case.. paano po maiclaim ang ABTP.

  2. hai good morning mam/sir ask lang ko na covered ba sa philhealth ang kagat nang ungoy…salamat..

    1. Hello and thanks for reaching out. Yes po. nasa guidelines po sya. Please visit nalang po your nearest animal bite clinic.

      “but persons bitten by other domestic animals such as cats and livestock such as cows, pigs, horses, goats, as well as wild animals like bats and monkeys, may be covered.”

  3. Hi good afternoon. May I ask how much does it cost for 2nd, 3rd and 4th dose of anti rabies vaccine if done in the City Health. Can it be covered by Phil Health for the 3 doses?
    Thank you.

    1. Hello and thanks for reaching out. Coordinate nalang po kayo sa staff nila. Usually, meron naman pong in charge handling the PhilHealth insurance. Try nyo po sa billing department.

  4. Panu po procedure para macover ung expenses for category III cat bite po sa cheek. Then anu po mga requirements?

    1. Hello and thanks for reaching out. Tanong nyo nalang po sa hospital staff in charge sa PhilHealth. Usually po, makikita nyo sila sa accounting or billing department.