Did you know that you could get your pre-employment medical exam from your city hall? That is right, at least for most, if not all cities in Metro Manila.

From my two employments in the past ten years, I did both of my medical exams in a private medical clinic and were paid by the company. However, if you need a medical clearance and your would-be employer directed you to the city hall, you may find these information helpful.


Make sure that you bring at least one valid ID (NBI clearance would do), and a cedula from your Barangay. You can get a cedula right at the city hall but often more expensive. In Pasig for example, it would cost you 180 pesos.

Nature of Work

You will be asked to declare the use or purpose of the certificate, and for non-food handlers or food servers, you will only need to comply with the basic procedures:

1. X-Ray – Php120.00
2. Drug Test – Php150.00
3. Photo Capture
for the Health Certificate – Php70.00


A receipt will be issued to you upon payment. Below is a breakdown of fees (from Pasig) as of October 2017. More or less this would be the same in most Metro Manila cities. 

Health certificate/ID.

Overall, you may spend a good three to four hours inside the city hall for all the procedures. Results are normally released after a day. It could be longer for those whose jobs fall under the food industry. You will be issued with a Health Certificate in the form of an ID card.

39 thoughts on “How to Get a Health Certificate or Health Clearance from your City Hall”

  1. Until now po ba ganyan pa rin ang process para makakuha ng Healt card sa Pasig?

      1. Need po ba talaga ng cedula for the application? Ang sabi lang po kasi sakin ng employer ko ay NBI clearance, medical receipt and medical exam results lang ang need. Thank you for your answer in advance

  2. Makukuha ko pa din po ba yung result ko SA Manila City Hall eh 3weeks na nakalipas simula nung nagpasa ako ng speciment ko ??Sana po my makasagot para po Kung Hindi na magpapalaboratory na Lang po ulit ako ..thanks

  3. I applied for a new health certificate. Based from my own experience, I brought my own medical lab results (urinalysis, fecalysis, x-ray, and drug test). I will be working in a kitchen so that means I am a food handler. Your cedula and government ID will needed.
    1. Go to Validation Window – show gov’t ID and cedula. a queue number and form was given. I filled out that form.
    2. Go to the window just beside the encoding area. Teller reviewed my form and confirmed if I was a food handler. He reviewed my lab results and acknowledged it with a his employee stamp. He told me to proceed to Encoding Area and wait for my number to be called.
    3. Fun part – while waiting, ladies wearing a blue apron and hairnet will go around asking people if they want to buy siomai rice (5pcs + rice = Php37), empanada, chicharon, popcorn. There were 40+ people ahead of me but I didn’t seem to mind because of the following factors: AC, snacks, and netflix.
    4. Encoding Area- teller entered my info into their system and took my picture.
    5. Go to Cashier – Cedula will be needed in this window. I only paid Php120 ( Validation fee + Health Compliance Certificate)
    6. Go to Window 14 – teller reviewed my lab results. and gave me a checklist. since my lab results were ready, I went directly to Room #4.
    7. Go to Room #4 – a physician assessed my lab results. he wrote “FIT” in my form and said to go to Window 15.
    8. Go to Window 15 – Lab results will be needed in this window. Teller gave me the Health Compliance Certificate.
    9. Go back to Room # 4 – previous physician will sign the certificate.
    10. Go to Window for getting the health card – they asked for.my health certificate with receipt. they gave me a stub for film showing while I wait for my card to be printed out.
    11. Go to 6th floor for film showing – I signed my name on the attendance sheet and took my seataling with the others. We watched a video about sanitation. Eventually, an authorized personnel delivered the Health cards and handed them out to us.
    12. Go home.

    Suggestions and other notes:
    – I suggest to have your lab results taken before going to Pasig City hall. But if you are in a budget, the health department have affordable laboratory exam packages (for example – Urinalysis, fecalysis, xray, and drug test for only Php370).
    – if you are the type of person who gets bored easily, bring entertainment and snacks. AC in the health department is really cold, bring a jacket to feel comfy.
    – government ID and cedula should be ready.
    – if you need help, there is an assistance desk you can go to and there are personnel who can help you where to go to. But also there are a lot of signages to guide you.
    – step by step process or a flow chart is placed everywhere. you can always check if you are doing things right.

    *there are limited information about getting a health certificate online so.I thought maybe sharing my experience might help the others

      1. ung s cedula po b s manila po aq kukuha o s pasig po?..taga sampaloc, manila po aq..kulang q n lng po ay x-ray po pde po b dun n lng po mgpa x-ray?..

  4. Pwede kang magpalaboratory and xray kahit sang clinics or pwede din naman yung inooffer na package ng city health office. Mas mabilis ang process kapag may available ka nang results kesa kapag dun ka pa lang magpapatest, yun nga lang mas mura kung dun ka sa heath office nila. Almost P1,500 nagastos ko sa ibang clinic.

  5. Tanong ko lang po kung hanggang ngayon po tinatanggap nil yung medical kahit hindi sa kanila galing yun? Metro manila po kasi ako nagpamedical kasi sabi naman po ng company namen kahet saan po pwede. May malapit po kasing clinic samen. Worth 1k pa man din po nagastos ko dito.Para makakuha ng health card

    1. Pwede nyo po i-try dalhin sa kanila ung mga medical documents nyo. Unless may additional requirements pa sila, baka pwede na kayo makakuha ng health card.

  6. May medical na lo ako ang kulang ko nalang po at Xray at Drug Test. Need po ba complete bago nakakuha ng healh card?

    1. Major requirement po ata ang x-ray. Ang drug test depende po ata sa magiging work nyo. Mas mabuting sa health center po mismo itanong.

  7. Sir kukuha po ako NG health card at mayor’s permit. pwede Napo ba ung NBI at cedula at police clearance NG caloocan

  8. hi po.. kahit po ba hndi food industry yung company na pinagtatrabahuan like for example courier services need padin ba ng Health card kapag kukuha ng sanitary permit to operate? thnks po in advance sa ssagot

  9. Ok lang po bang sa pag kumuha ng Health Cert sa Municapal Hall ay may Lab result na like X-ray and Drug test? Thank you. and maliban po jan ano pa po yung need na dalhin once na kukuha ng heath certificate? Godbless!

  10. hi from laguna pa ako mang gagaling kasi mag wowork ako sa robinsons manila.,. kilangan ba talaga na sa acredited clinics lang nila ako pwedeng mag pa medical? or need ko pa pumunta ng cityhall para lang maka kuha ng referral nila? salamat

  11. Hello po, I’m from davao. I’m planning to go to makati on July first week for a medical exam for application abroad. I intended to stay only for one night po then the next day uuwi na din po Sana ako, do I need medical certificate and travel pass from makati pa po ba?

  12. Hello. Kailangan po ba talaga ng cedula to get a health card? My employer told me to bring only my medical exam results and receipt, and NBI clearance. Thank you for your answer in advance

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