City Health Services Office

HEALTH SERVICES OFFICE

Universal Health Care or Kalusugan Pangkalahatan has been adopted as the Department of Health implementation framework for health sector reforms by seeking to improve, streamline and scale up reform strategies in Health Sector Reform Agenda (HSRA). Kalusugan Pangkalahatan aims to attain the goals of better health outcomes, more responsive health systems and equitable health care financing especially for the poor by pursuing the three (3) strategic thrust of financial risk protection, improved access to quality health care facilities and attainment of health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) non-communicable diseases.

With these goals, reforms were undertaken through delivery of quality health care which is a priority thrust of the present administration. Health concerns besetting our city were responded effectively through the following services, programs and strategies/

  1. Public-Private Partnership – involvement of various sectors and communities in all strategic areas on health towards self-reliance.
  2. IEC Campaign – promotion, protection and maintenance of the health of the citizenry through health education in any form, distribution of reading materials and IEC through multi-media-print, broadcast media such as radio and television and internet.
  3. Case Management – prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable disease by diagnosis, treatment, management and to include behavioral change communication.
  4. Surveillance and Reporting – Epidemiological researches such as surveys and surveillance systems on all kinds of diseases for evidence-based actions and recommendations; maintenance of health reporting systems.
  5. Advocacy – solicitation of political will through legislation for support of the different programs of health. Also for fund sourcing for augmentation of government funds for the implementation of health programs and activities.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation where all activities and collaborations are followed-up and assessed on its health impact.

Vision – A globally competitive city in premium health

Mission – Provide quality primary health care services to respond to the evolving challenges

 Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork
  • Stewardship

Health Service Delivery Infrastructure – Community based, integrated approach for health service delivery

16 Health Centers

15 Satellite Clinics

1 Birthing clinic – Atok Trail Health Center

City Hall Clinic – caters to the health needs of the City Hall employees and Baguio City jail inmates

SPECIAL SERVICES

  • Dispensary and Animal Bite Treatment Center
  • Public Health Laboratory and X-ray
  • City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit
  • Reproductive Health and Wellness Center
  • Pharmacy
  • Pre-Marriage Counseling
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • City Hall employees Clinic

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Provide a sustainable comprehensive public health programs that are responsive to the demands of rapid urbanization and changing health needs of the general population.
  2. Promote an active community involvement and inter-sectoral collaboration for better health outcomes.
  3. Reduce the impacts of diseases, emergencies and disasters through quick medical response, effective surveillance, proper management and treatment.
  4. Effective delivery of health services through efficient support system and safe infrastructure

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

  1. MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION (MNCHN)
  • Maternal and Child Health – protection and promotion of the health of the mother and child
  • Medical and Dental Services – promotion, protection and rehabilitation of patients/clients
  • Nutrition Program – implement and coordinate the LGU Nutrition Program through a multi-sectoral, multi-agency Nutrition Committee
  • Population Program – provides counselling and IEC on family planning, responsible parenthood, reproductive health, gender sensitivity, adolescent health and POPDEV integration
  1. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

-Prevention and control of communicable disease by early diagnosis, treatment, management and counselling. The following special units charged with specific disease prevention:

  • Animal Bite and Treatment Center – anti rabies vaccination and counselling on animal bite home management and promotion of responsible pet ownership
  • Reproductive Health and Wellness Clinic – concerned with the prevention and control of STD/HIV/AIDS by requiring medical examination and regular check-up and Behavioral Change Communication (BCC); surveillance of STD/HIV/AIDS and information education campaigns coupled with Family Planning motivation and clinical services, providing a comprehensive health package to patients visiting the clinic. It is also involved in leprosy control and surveillance as well as management of other skin diseases.
  • Public-Private Mix DOTS (PPMD) – implement anti-TB scheme integrated into community health structure and equipped to control Tuberculosis in a systematic and sustainable management. Includes sputum microscopy, case-finding and treatment.
  • Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit – Disease surveillance for timely response and management of epidemics.
  • Environmental Health and Sanitation – charged with the supervision of the sanitation of public and private premises, public eating place, water sanitation and the sanitary condition of the market and all types of environment such as water, land and air; registration of all food establishments.
  1. NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE – Promotion of healthy lifestyle to prevent and control non-communicable diseases, with focus on the common risk factors identified through risk assessment and management of such.
  • Cardio Vascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Mental Disorders

Other Essential Non-Communicable Disease:

  • Violence and injuries/disasters
  • Persons with Disability (PWD)
  • Traditional and Alternative Health Care
  • Mental Health; Substance/Drug Abuse
  • Renal Disease Program (REDCOP)
  1. PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY (PHL) – in charged with the different laboratory examination on urine, stool, blood, sputum, vaginal and penile secretions and skin scrapings; pap smear and food and water bacteriological examinations.
  2. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) – manned by volunteers who are on duty 24 hours to respond to emergency health situations such as medical emergencies, accidents, calamities/disasters and the like.        
  3. HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION OFFICE (HEPO) – responsible for the over-all awareness of the public on health issues and concerns for the prevention of diseases and to be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  4. GOVERNANCE – which includes regulation, licensing and accreditation of health centers, laboratory facilities and x-ray facilities in compliance with DOH and Phil Health standards in terms of services rendered, personnel compliment, completeness of equipment, medicines and other criteria.