How to Get PhilHealth ID: Online Registration and Requirements 2024

How to Get PhilHealth ID: Online Registration and Requirements 2024

PhilHealth ID is a valid identity card in the Philippines. You can get it once you are a registered PhilHealth member. Know here how to get a PhilHealth ID.

(UPDATED) Every Filipino now has equitable access to high-quality, low-cost healthcare goods and services, as well as financial protection, thanks to the Universal Health Care Act.

Filipino citizens are automatically members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, or PhilHealth. They can obtain adequate and easily accessible individual-based health services once they register and receive a PhilHealth ID number and PhilHealth ID card.

Having a PhilHealth ID is important not only because it is a valid ID, but it is also useful when you need to avail of PhilHealth benefits in case of emergency or hospitalization. You can also register your PhilHealth number online for quick access to services and information about your membership.

But before that, you may check here on how to get a PhilHealth ID number and card.

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What is a PhilHealth ID?

PhilHealth ID is a valid identification card issued by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), an attached agency of the Department of Health in the Philippines (DOH). Said agency was established in 1995 to implement a nationwide, sustainable health insurance program.

Once a person is registered with Philhealth, the ID number and card serve as proof that the cardholder and their dependents are eligible for health benefits provided by the government's National Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance coverage and ensures that all Filipinos have access to cost-effective and high-quality health care services.

The information in Philhealth ID includes the PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN), the registered member's name, birthdate, and full address.

What are the requirements to get a PhilHealth ID?

You must first be a registered member to obtain a PhilHealth ID number and card. The following documents must be submitted to any PhilHealth Office. These requirements apply to the informal sector as well.

  1. Photocopy of your certificate of livebirth issued or registered with PSA, the City Civil Registrar's Office, or the Municipal Civil Registrar's Office.
  2. Two (2) completed copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (you may download it online.)
  3. Two (2) most recent 1×1 front-facing pictures (for non-digitized Philhealth ID, your 1x1 photo will be glued on the card.).
  4. At least two valid IDs issued by or from a government agency, containing correct and complete information such as name and date of birth. It could be one of the following:

    • Passport
    • National ID
    • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID
    • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
    • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
    • Police Clearance
    • Postal ID
    • Voter's ID/Certificate
    • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) E-Card
    • Social Security System (SSS) ID o Unified Multi-purpose ID (UMID)
    • Senior Citizen ID
    • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
    • OFW e-Card
    • Driver's License 
    • Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ID 
    • Government Office and Government Owned & Controlled Corporation (GOCC ID)
    • Company ID
    • Alien Certification of Registration/Immigrant Certificate

How to get a PhilHealth ID?

To get a PhilHealth ID, you must first become a registered member. That is why you should use this portal ( to look for the nearest PhilHealth office in your area. After searching for PhilHealth Office online, you must still apply in person.

Once you become a registered member, you will be given a PhilHealth ID and identification number, which you can use to register online and check your membership details.

You may check the step-by-step guide below on getting a PhilHealth ID:

Step 1 – Locate the nearest PhilHealth Office in your area online.

The PhilHealth online directory makes it simple to find the nearest PhilHealth Office in your area. Individuals can use it to find the nearest office in their area and prepare their documents before going there.

Step 2 – Go to the nearest PhilHealth Office and bring your documents.

After locating the nearest PhilHealth Office within your area, you must bring your documents, including two (2) copies of your completed PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF). PMRF is also available in the PhilHealth Office, where you must fill it out.

You may also be required to complete a request form detailing your transaction purposes.

Step 3 – Submit the completed member registration form and required documents.

Once you are done filling out the PhilHealth member registration form, you must submit it to the officer-in-charge at the PhilHealth Office along with the required documents, including two valid government IDs, birth certificate issued by PSA, and two 1x1 front-facing pictures.

Step 4 – Await the processing of your application.

After submitting all necessary requirements, you must wait for your PhilHealth application to be processed. Once processed, you will receive your Member Data Record, PhilHealth Identification Number, and card.

Step 5 – Pay your contribution and receive your PhilHealth ID.

After your forms have been processed, you will be issued a Member Data Record and PhilHealth ID. In addition, you will be required to pay the necessary premium contribution using your PhilHealth number based on your basic monthly salary or declared salary if you are a voluntary member or self-employed.

How to register PhilHealth ID Online?

If you are already a registered PhilHealth member and have a PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN), you can register online to view your membership details. To do this, just go to the PhilHealth member portal at and click "Create Account."

You can check the step-by-step guide below:

Step 1 – Go to PhilHealth Member Portal to Create an Account

You can access the PhilHealth Member Portal by going directly to On the homepage of the portal, you must click "Create Account" to register your PhilHealth ID Online.

Step 2 – Fill out the "member portal account creation" form

After clicking "Create Account" on the homepage, you must fill out the "member portal account creation" form with the required information, such as your PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN), full name, date of birth, email address, and mobile phone number.

Enter the CAPTCHA code and then click "Create account" to continue with the registration.

Step 3 – Activate your PhilHealth account

Following your successful registration, you will receive an email with the subject line "User Creation Successful" to your registered email address. To activate your account, click the link in the email sent to you by PhilHealth.

Step 4 – Log in to your account and check your membership details

You'll be able to see your membership details after logging in to your PhilHealth account online.

Once your PhilHealth online account has been activated, you can access it through the PhilHealth Member Portal ( You will need your identification number and password to log in, so be sure to remember them.

After logging in, you will be able to view your membership information, including your member data record and contributions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about PhilHealth ID:

Can I get PhilHealth ID online?

At the time of this writing, the only way to obtain a PhilHealth ID is by visiting the nearest Local Health Insurance Offices or PhilHealth Express outlets. Online PhilHealth account registration is only possible for those who already possess a PhilHealth number.

How can I get my PhilHealth user ID?

To obtain your PhilHealth user ID or card, you must first be a registered member, which is why you must visit the nearest PhilHealth office in your area and bring the required documents. You will receive your PhilHealth ID once your registration has been processed.

Can I get PhilHealth ID immediately?

Yes, the process is simple as long as you have the necessary documents. After successfully registering, you will receive your member data record, PhilHealth number, and ID card.

Is PhilHealth ID a valid ID?

Yes, the PhilHealth ID is a valid identification card; however, it is only used as a secondary ID for government and non-government transactions. It also serves as an identity card because it includes your birthdate, address, and signature.

Can I pay my PhilHealth contributions online?

For those in the informal economy or self-employed individuals, paying your PhilHealth online is simple if you already have an online account. Simply log in to your account at and click "Generate SPA" under the "Payment Management" tab.

Once you have a SPA, you can pay your PhilHealth contributions using online payment platforms like GCash and Paymaya.


We hope this article helped you understand how to get a PhilHealth ID and register it online to check your membership details and maximize your payment options. Obtaining a PhilHealth ID is simple as long as you meet the requirements. Once you are registered as a PhilHealth member and pay your contributions, you can claim medical benefits in case of hospitalization. —iTacloban

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