PCSO Ambulance Service is an Auxiliary Ambulance Service run by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). It provides medical transport vehicles to local government agencies, government hospitals, municipal health offices, and other health institutions or facilities across the country to help quickly respond to individuals in need of medical attention. The service is available around-the-clock and assists those in need, especially those from low-income families who rely on their government for financial support.
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After all, Filipinos should have access to quality medical assistance, especially during urgent or emergency situations. PCSO Ambulance Service makes sure that people in need of immediate care get transported to the nearest health facility. This service also provides a wide range of pre-hospital and post-hospital care services.
PCSO Ambulance Service is staffed by highly trained paramedics and drivers who are able to provide emergency medical treatment before an individual reaches the hospital or clinic. The paramedics are equipped with basic life support equipment such as oxygen tanks, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and medication that can be used for treating patients on-site. PCSO Ambulance Service also follows strict protocols when it comes to patient handling and transport so that individuals get safe
- What is PCSO?
- What is Auxiliary Ambulance Service?
- Type and Scope of Assistance
- How to request an Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is PCSO?
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is the government organization responsible for raising and distributing funds for calamities, charitable causes, health programs, and medical assistance. To raise money for its programs, it holds contests, runs races, and holds lotteries, among other investments, projects, and activities.
What is Auxiliary Ambulance Service?
One of the primary programs of the PCSO is the Auxiliary Ambulance Service, which provides medical transport vehicles to local government agencies, government hospitals, municipal health offices, and other health institutions or facilities across the country in order to quickly respond to patient’s needs, particularly those from areas of extreme poverty.
Patients who require transportation from a PCSO facility to a hospital, from a hospital to another hospital, or from a hospital to their home can also use this service. The PCSO is available around-the-clock to assist those in need, particularly impoverished families who depend on their government for financial support.
The program shows the value of quick access to healthcare and emphasizes the importance of a trustworthy and functional ambulance for the emergency transportation of sick patients.
The objective of the program is to offer medical services to patients who need free transportation.
Type and Scope of Assistance
- The following are the list of types and scope of assistance of Ambulance Service (Auxiliary The primary purpose of the patient transport vehicle or ambulance is for patient transport.
- Patients with high-risk or critical illnesses, such as those requiring a mechanical ventilator or continuing ambu bagging, as well as those with highly contagious or infectious diseases, cannot be served. All transports must be made from a hospital to a home or another hospital and must take place during business hours. If the PCSO Management gives its approval, nearby provincial conduct will be covered.
- Priority should be given to urgent cases rather than those that are “First-come, First-served” in the event that there are multiple requests for ambulance transport.
- During transport, the patient must be accompanied by a family member or friend.
The following are the qualifications to use the Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service):
- Patients who are admitted to Hospitals
- Referred patients that are subject to compliance with all requirements and availability of service
How to request an Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service)
Follow these instructions to quickly make a request for PCSO Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service):
Step 1: Check all of your medical records because the PCSO Ambulance Service does not provide service to patients with critical or high-risk illnesses, such as those who require a mechanical ventilator or continuing ambu bagging, as well as those who have highly contagious or infectious diseases.
Step 2: Make a request to the PCSO facility or your hospital to call the PCSO Ambulance Service to take you home or to another hospital. The PCSO Ambulance Service is available 24/7 to help those in need, especially low-income families that rely on their government for financial assistance.
Step 3: If you live in a neighboring province, you may ask the PCSO Management to assist you with PCSO Ambulance Service.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you have any further questions regarding “PCSO Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service)” see the list of frequently asked questions and answers below.
1. What is PCSO?
The PCSO holds and manages charitable lotteries, races, and sweepstakes, as well as participates in health and welfare-related investments, projects, and activities, to provide consistent and ongoing sources of funding for its programs. It also engages in other activities to improve and expand these fund-raising operations as well as the agency’s capacity for managing funds.
2. What is the purpose of PCSO?
The PCSO is obligated to conduct fundraising and provide money for health programs, medical assistance and services, and charities with a national priority. The money raised is donated to the President’s Presidential Social Fund, which seeks to increase social welfare throughout the nation.
3. What is PCSO Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service)?
The PCSO Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service) offers assistance to patients who need to be transported from a hospital to their home, another hospital, or another PCSO facility.
4. What are the benefits of PCSO Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service)?
The program is accessible to all patients who require transportation from a hospital and a PCSO facility, a hospital and your home, or a hospital and another hospital. It is not just for PCSO employees and their dependents.
5. What is the PCSO’s hotline number?
You can reach PCSO main office at (02)8696-6954 | (02)8846-8862.
For the list of PCSO contact information for each program and service, click the link below.
6. What is PCSO’s main office address?
PCSO’s address is Sun Plaza Building, 1507 Princeton Street corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong, Philippines.
The PCSO has always been a strong supporter of providing the Filipino people with effective health services, particularly for those who have limited financial means to pay for their medical and health care. The PCSO reiterates its commitment to offering the public free but high-quality assistance and states that it will never budge from this position. With PCSO Ambulance Service (Auxiliary Ambulance Service), Filipino patients can now travel safely to the hospital or their homes.