Guidelines for Requesting Medical Assistance from PCSO

Guidelines for Requesting medical assistance from PCSO – In order to request Medical Assistance from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, you must first complete a Medical Assistance request form.

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The Pasig City Police Department (PCPD) would like to remind the public to follow these simple guidelines when requesting Medical assistance from the PCPD.

1. When calling for Medical Assistance please specify your location and the nature of the emergency.

2. Do nothang up the phone until you have been instructed to do so by the person you are speaking with.

3. Please remain on the line and do not try to call back, as this will tie up the phone line and prevent others from getting through.

What is PCSO?

PCSO is an acronym for Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. It is a government-owned and controlled corporation created by virtue of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1464, otherwise known as the 1977 PCSO Charter.

Who is eligible for Medical Assistance from PCSO?

In order to be eligible for medical assistance from PCSO, the patient must:
-Be a Filipino citizen
-Be diagnosed with a terminal illness by a government hospital
-Have no other means of financial assistance

What are the requirements for medical assistance from PCSO?

In order to be eligible for medical assistance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), patients must meet the following requirements:

-The patient must be a Filipino citizen
-The patient must be permanent resident of the Philippines
-The patient must be suffering from a major illness or disease which is curable and not yet in the terminal stage
-The patient does not have the means to pay for his/ her medical treatment
-The patient has no insurance coverage or other source of financial assistance for his/ her medical treatment

In addition, patients must also submit the following documents:
-Officially diagnosed by a duly licensed Medical Practitioner
-Medical abstract or history indicating details of confinement, past and present treatment received, andmedications being taken ( if any)
-Laboratory/ diagnostic results
-Quote or estimate of expenses from hospital

How to apply for medical assistance from PCSO?

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) provides medical assistance to indigent patients in government hospitals and selected private hospitals nationwide.

To avail of the program, patients must first secure a PCSO medical assistance application form from the charity ward of the hospital where they are confined. The form must be duly accomplished and signed by the patient or his/her representative, with all required documents attached. These include the following:

-Official receipt of hospital confinement
-Doctor’s prescription indicating the type of treatment needed
-Medical abstract or case history from the attending physician
-Patient’s discharge summary, if applicable
-Patient’s latest X-ray and laboratory results, if applicable
-Proof of indigency, such as an official identification card issued by any government agency or local government unit (LG

What are the usual procedures for medical assistance from PCSO?

Normally, when a member of the public needs medical assistance from PCSO, they would first call 999. The call will be answered by a call handler who will ask some basic questions about the nature of the incident and the extent of any injuries. Based on this information, they will then dispatch the appropriate emergency services to the scene.

However, in some cases, it may be more appropriate for PCSOs to provide medical assistance instead of waiting for an ambulance to arrive. For example, if someone has suffered a minor injury or is feeling unwell but is not in a life-threatening condition, PCSOs may be able to provide them with first aid or signpost them to the most appropriate medical care.

If you do need to request medical assistance from PCSO, you should:
– Call 999 and explain that you need to speak to a police constable or community support officer;
– Give your name, address and telephone number;
– Describe the problem and say where it is;
– Stay on the phone until you are told it is safe to hang up.

What are the benefits of medical assistance from PCSO?

There are many benefits to requesting medical assistance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Some of these benefits include:
-PCSO provides financial assistance for inpatient care in government or private hospitals for services such as laboratory examinations, x-rays, and ultrasound, among others.
-PCSO also offers medical assistance for certain outpatient procedures such as chemotherapy, dialysis, and radiotherapy.
– PCSO gives financial aid for certain medical appliances such as wheelchairs, blood pressure monitors, and glucometers.

Disadvantages of medical assistance from PCSO

There are a few disadvantages to requesting medical assistance from the PCSO. First and foremost, the quality of care may not be as high as you would receive from a private doctor or hospital. Additionally, you may have to wait longer for treatment as the PCSO Doctors’ availability is limited. Finally, medical assistance from the PCSO is not free – you will be required to pay a small fee for each consultation.


In conclusion, it is important to remember that the PCSO should only be contacted for medical assistance in cases of emergency. If you are not sure whether or not your situation qualifies as an emergency, err on the side of caution and call 911 instead.

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