Bayanihan E-Konsulta: How to Avail of Angat Buhay Telehealth

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Former Vice President Leni Robredo's Angat Buhay NGO revived its free telehealth service Bayanihan E-Konsulta on Monday to provide assistance for COVID-19 patients as infections rise.

The volunteer-driven initiative, first launched by the Office of the Vice President in 2021, got 1,000 signups in under an hour when the revival was announced last week.

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Here's what you need to know about Angat Buhay's Bayanihan E-Konsulta:

When can it start receiving requests?

Volunteer doctors will receive calls starting Monday, July 25.

Bayanihan E-Konsulta operates from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until it reaches its maximum daily capacity of 150 patients.

Its chatbot can also accommodate the public from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

What are the services offered?

It offers COVID-19 consultation and general check-up.

How to reach Bayanihan E-Konsulta?

Visit the Bayanihan E-Konsulta Facebook page and click the "Get Started" button for your requests. 

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Does it still offer COVID-19 care kits?

Patients who are symptomatic and the following people can receive a care kit:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above
  • Those with comorbidities or immunocompromised
  • Symptomatic for three days or less
  • On day 3 or less of isolation

Can I get a medical certificate from Bayanihan E-Konsulta?

No medical certificates, it said.

Can I get financial medical assistance from Bayanihan E-Konsulta?

No, it said.

It's an emergency. Should I seek help here?

Emergency cases must proceed to the nearest hospital or clinic, it said.

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