DOH launches telemedicine consultation for Metro Manila residents

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 7) — Those seeking medical advice on both COVID-19 or non-coronavirus related consultations can now do it in the safety of their own homes.

The Department of Health on Tuesday launched its round-the-clock telemedicine hotline for Metro Manila residents on Tuesday. Those who need to consult with a doctor for COVID-19 medical advice and non-COVID-19 health-related concerns may call (02) 8424-1724 for free.

The hotline number of Globe Telehealth, Inc (KonsultaMD) is (02) 7798-8000.

All the doctors on the hotline are licensed and certified to provide telemedicine consultations. DOH partnered with Telimed Management Inc. and Medgate.

This comes weeks after DOH launched its COVID-19 hotlines.

Similar efforts have been undertaken by some medical groups, physicians, psychologists, and dentists. They opened online consultation services to help decongest medical facilities.

Related: Medical groups, doctors open online consultations to decongest COVID-swamped hospitals