DOH launches telemedicine hotline, a free 24/7 doctor consultation for MM residents

DOH launched a telemedicine hotline so residents in Metro can get free 24/7 doctor consultation via phone calls, Tuesday.

The Department of Health (DOH) said that individuals in Metro could call the 24/7 telemedicine hotline at 02-8424-1724 to consult with a doctor for medical advice on the COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 health-related concerns.

The medical consultation is free of charge.

DOH said it has partnered with Telimed Management Inc and Medgate to give free telemedicine consultations to patients with medical concerns, COVID-19 or non-COVID-19-related.

The health department earlier launched the COVID-19 hotlines: 02-894-COVID (02-894-2643 ) and 1555.

The free doctor consultation would be a great help to residents in Metro Manila, especially now that the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine has been extended until April 30.

Karlo Nograles, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) spokesperson, said the President had approved their recommendation to extend the Luzon-wide quarantine from April 12 to 11:59 pm of April 30.

He said there is no need to expand the lockdown to cover Visayas and Mindanao

Location, hotline of COVID-19 testing centers in the Philippines

The Philippine government hopes to start mass COVID-19 testing beginning April 14. As of April 4, Friday, there are eight accredited testing centers nationwide.


  1. Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City

Location: DOH Compound, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila Telephone: (02) 8807-2631/ 8807-2632/ 8807-2637

2. Hospital in Manila City

Location: Quiricada St, Santa Cruz, Manila, 1003 Metro Manila                           Telephone: (02) 8732 3777

3. UP National Institutes of Health in Manila City

Location: College of Medicine Annex – 2, 623 Pedro Gil St, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila                                                                                                            Telephone: (02) 8526 4349

4. Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City

Location: Quezon Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila                                                Telephone: (02) 8924 6101
Email: not available

5. General Hospital and Medical Center in Benguet

Location: General Hospital Driveway, Baguio, Benguet                                            Telephone: (074) 661 7910
Email: not available


1. Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City

Location: Q. Abeto St, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo                                           Telephone: (033) 321 2841

2. Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City

Location: B. Rodriguez St, Sambag II, Cebu City, Cebu                                           Telephone: 253-9891 to 98
Email: not available


1. Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City

Location: J.P. Laurel Ave, Bajada, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur                                      Telephone: (082) 227 2731