UPDATED: Where To Get Free Medical Consultation Online From Pedias, Ob-Gyn, And Moreby SmartParenting Staff .
We are living in an unprecedented time. As COVID-19 puts the whole world in quarantine or lockdown, we are experiencing anxiety, fear, and yes, cabin fever.
Free medical consultations you can get online
Thankfully, despite physical distancing and isolation, technology is making it possible for us to get the help we need, especially when it concerns our children's health. Here is a list of groups whose partner-doctors are offering their medical services online for free.
Autism Society Philippines
ASP president Mona Magno Veluz shared with SmartParenting.com.ph that it has launched free consultations for families who may be struggling with their kids on the spectrum at home, "especially for those who do not have access to professionals at the moment."
The current situation means broken routines, which can trigger meltdowns. Veluz says, "It is important to he hyper-observant. Watch for triggers and antecedent events that come before meltdowns or difficult behavior. For our kids, the behavior is a way of communicating their needs."
ASP's free online consultations are conducted from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To sign up, click here. ASP will schedule for you.
ASP has developmental pediatricians, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, SPED professionals, psychologists, and lawyers in their roster. As of this writing, these are the doctors who are extending their services:
- Mimi Avendano, MD, devped (PCMC)
- Beth Matias, MD, rehab med (Dean, DLS-HSI)
- Isabel Quilendrino, MD, devped (ManilaMed)
- Alexis Reyes, MD, devped (UP-PGH)
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- Elinor Bautista, CSP-PASP (Primary Skills)
- Suzie Pascual, CSP-PASP (Core Skills)
- Mae Sadicon, CSP-PASP (SLMC)
- Weng Ynion, CSP-PASP (Trails)
- Jemilyn Kaw, OTRP (ALRES)
- Dana Salonga, OTRP (Therabilities)
- Lady Suarez, OTRP (ThinKids)
- Ana Yap Tan Pascual, OTRP (SLMC)
- Jim Festin, Law and Human Rights (Dean, PUP)
- Joy Ofrecia, SPED (ASP)
- Richmond Ordonez, PTRP (DLS-HSI)
- Cecile Sicam, SPED (ASP)
If you are a licensed professional who would like to volunteer your services to the autism community, please send ASP an email at email@example.com.
Globe Telecom's subsidiary, KonsultaMD, is offering the public a 30-day FREE access to medical advice through its telemedicine hotline. The free Konsulta subscription is open until April 13 to anyone without existing membership. You may call 78880 via Globe/TM mobile phone or +632 7798-8000 via Globe landline, other landline in Metro Manila, and other mobile networks.
KonsultaMD is a 24/7 health hotline service manned by skilled and licensed Filipino doctors who provide medical assessment and advice, including basic healthcare and permissible medication, over the phone.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
MD Link Healthcare
Doctors of MD Link Healthcare provide free medical consultation via different chat apps such as Facebook Messenger and Viber. Offering their services free of charge during enhanced community quarantine are ob-gyns, pediatricians, general and internal medicine physicians, ENT doctors and surgeons. For their schedules, see below or click here if you can't see it. Call +63 922-8280357 / +63 922-8672525 for more information.
Hi-Precision Diagnostics offers free medical consultation from Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call +632 8741-7777 then press 3. You may also call +63 943-1351858 and +63 933-8231119 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. They will not provide prescriptions.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Lung Center of the Philippines
The Lung Center COVID Ask Force accepts inquiries from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (cut-off time: 10 a.m.) and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (cut-off time: 9 p.m.).
COVID-19 consultations may also be made through phone calls to the Lung Center of the Philippines at + 632 8924-6101 (ask to be connected to the Senior House Officer). Read more about it here.
UP Dentista Para Sa Bayan
Over on Twitter, The UP Dental Alumni Association (UPDAA) is offering free online dental consultation. Should you have any dental concerns, send a direct message to @UPDentistaBayan to book an appointment. You may also reach out to @maxineremulla for more information.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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