|Photo Snagged from Friendly Care Clinic FB Page|
So what is Friendly Care Clinic?
"FriendlyCare Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1999 with the vision of becoming a vehicle for greater private sector participation in the delivery of basic family health services including family planning and reproductive health services." ~ adapt from their website.
Friendly Care Clinic is an ambulatory clinic that has 6 branches and the nearest to my place is the one in Shaw Blvd in Mandaluyong City. It's right across from Lancaster Hotel. You will never miss this clinic due the color of the building. From Shaw MRT Station, you can ride a jeepney from Star Mall going to Quiapo. Then on the right side you will spot this building. On my case, I don't take a jeepney anymore since it's a walking distance from Star Mall.
Upon entering you will need to proceed to the information desk to fill out a form. Depending on your concern or the doctor you have an appointment with, they will give you a number card with corresponding color after giving the filled out form in the information desk.
|People waiting for their numbers to be called|
|Another waiting area near the OBGYN's clinic|
After the consultation with the doctor, you will need to go back to the information desk and present the forms that was given to you in the nurse station. The information desk will check with the HMO if they will cover the consultations or lab tests. If you are given a go signal that everything is okay, you can proceed to the Cashier which is in the Pharmacy section. If not, you will need to go back to the nurse station for them to encode on their database the cost of consultation/lab tests you need to pay. On my last visit, the Trans-V ultrasound was not covered since we are trying to conceive. Good thing it only costs Php 500. If I'm not mistaken Trans-V ultrasound costs Php 1k-1.5k.
|Pharmacy and Cashier Area|
I'll be back in this clinic next month. I'm not sure if it's a good news or I have to be patient again with the procedure.