Press Release/8 February 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) today kicks off its “TeleBIDA – HAIDOC”, a more improved online free medical consultation for residents of the region.

“The purpose of this project is to facilitate and expedite the provision of free medical consultation for individuals with illness and this is done without leaving the confines of your home and at everyone’s convenience,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated.

“Individuals who want to avail of the free online consultations can choose from among the two platforms to use– Facebook and Viber or by mobile phones.”

“The TeleBIDA-HAIDOC will also cater for Covid-19 patients or individuals with Covid-19 symptoms by referring them to the epidemiology unit in their own locality through their local government unit,” he added.

The free consultation is open from Monday to Friday. Registration is from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Consultation hours starts from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the morning and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the afternoon.

For individuals who wants to avail of the service, they need to register through the following TeleBIDA-HAIDOC Facebook account - by sending a private message.

Or through Viber or mobile numbers 0961-5118868 (Smart, TNT, Sun) and 0995-1077419 (Globe, TM). Follow the instructions that and provide the information needed for the consultation.

Janairo reminded individuals persons who wants to avail of the free service to be sure their devices are connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile data and also ensure that their device is fully charged during the consultation period.

The service will be on a “first come, first serve “basis and only out-patient cases will be entertained.

The TeleBIDA-HAIDOC or Telemedicine BIDA– Health Access Innovation of Doctors Offering Online Consultation is under the Health Accessibility and Innovation Development Unit and one of the health innovations projects of Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo for CALABARZON.

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