Municipal Health Officer

Service Pledge

We pledge to deliver ideal public health care to all, hence, discriminating none, with utmost sincerity and total devotion during office hours and beyond.

Vision

Health in the hands of the people by the year 2020

Mission

The mission of the DOH in partnership with the people is to ensure equity, quality and access to health care.

  • By making services available
  • By arousing community awareness
  • By mobilizing resources and
  • By promoting effective means to better health.
List of Personnel

DR. DOMICIANO P. TALABOC MHO
Municipal Health Officer as the Rural Health Physician

MRS. JENNIFER O. LIM
Public Nurse

MS. JENNYLINDA MAGTUBA
Public Nurse

ELMA P. DURAN
Sanitary Inspector

MR. ANTONIO CADEMAS
Sanitary Inspector

MRS. MA. LEA A. ALDOJESA
Laboratory Attendant

MR. ROBERTO LOMBREZ
Laboratory Attendant

DRA. CANDELARIA C. JARALVE
Detailed Dentist

MR. MARCELITO N. DELA CRUZ
Clerk

Regular Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8:00 am – 12:00 noon
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Consultation/ Clinic Days
  • 3rd & 4th Tuesday: Prenatal Day (adlaw sa mga buros)
  • 3rd & 4th Wednesday: Immunization Day (EPI- Bakuna sa mga bata 0-1 yr. old)
  • Tuesday/Thursday: Other special activities-field work/Barangay clinic
  • Friday afternoon: Staff Conference (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
  • Saturday: Office Work-update records and reports(on call)

Services:

Out Patient Consultation at RHU

About the Service:

The purpose of this service is to diagnose and treat illnesses and give appropriate medical services.

Requirements:

For New Client: For Individual Treatment Record (ITR)

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Admit client for OPD

Personnel at the front desk ask the clients reason for consultation and write client’s data on the dispensary book.

2 minutes Personnel assigned at the front desk
2. Assessment of Patient

  1. BHW assigned gets the individual treatment record form (!TR) from the record section.
  2. Personnel at front desk take vital signs and record them in the individual Treatment Record Form (ITR).
  3. Personnel assigned at the front desk take medical history of the patient and refer the patient to the Municipal Health Officer.
10 minutes BHW assigned in the record section Personnel assigned at the front deskPersonnel assigned at the front desk
3. Examination of Patient

  • MHO examines the patient
  • Appropriate medicines are prescribed counseling and medical advice given.
  • Patient is referred to assigned personnel for the dispensing of medicine.
  • If hospitalization is required, referral form to the hospital of choice is filled-up.
5-10 minutes or depending on the severity of the complaints stated by the patient3 minutes Dr Domiciano P. Talaboc
Municipal Health OfficerRebecca S Parama
Midwife
Immunization Services
About the Service:

The purpose of this service is to immunize children 0 to 1 months old from 7 immunizable diseases

Requirements:

For New Client:

For Individual Treatment Record (ITR)

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper

For Previous Client:

  • Growth Chart

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Registration

  • a. The BHW on duty gets the vital signs, weighs the child and records in the individual Treatment Record Form (ITR). Then, refers to the midwife on duty.
  • b. Midwife on duty asks the mother the data of the child to be immunized and looks at past immunizations given to the child.
6 minutes BHW on duty

Midwife on duty

2. Immunization

Midwife on duty gives immunization as requested.

5 minutes Midwife on duty
3. Post-immunization Instructions

Midwife gives mother post-immunization instructions and informs her about the schedule or the next round of immunization.

2 minutes Midwife on duty
Maternal Care Services

About the Service:

The Rural Health Unit (RHU) provides comprehensive maternal care program for pregnant and lactating mothers. It also immunizes pregnant women to prevent the occurrence of Tetanus Neonatorum in infants.

Requirements:

For New Client:

For Individual Record (ITR)

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper

For Previous Client:

  • Home-Based Maternity Record Card (HBMR)

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Registration

  1. BHW on duty gets the vital signs, weigh the mother and records in the Individual Treatment Record Form (ITR) Then, refers the mother to the midwife on duty.
  2. Midwife on duty accomplish the Home–based Maternity Record (HBMR) card of the mother.
7 minutes BHW on duty

Midwife on Duty

2. Immunization

MOD looks at post-immunization given to the pregnant mother and gives immunization as requested.

3 minutes Midwife on Duty
3. Prenatal Examination
Health Education

Midwife on duty:

  1. Checks client’s abdominal palpitation and informs the mother if her findings.
  2. Gives mother health instructions on proper nutrition maternity care and the importance of newborn screening and gives the pregnant mother post-immunization instructions and informs her about the schedule for the next round of immunization.
  3. Emphasizes the importance of reporting to the RHU promptly when danger signs of pregnancy are felt.
  4. Gives mother maternity care services
8 minutes Midwife on Duty
Dental Examination & Tooth Extraction
About the Service:

This service is available to pre-school and school-age children, pregnant mothers and other adults to prevent and treat dental diseases

Clients may avail of the service at RHU. Tooth extraction and dental consultation are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays morning only

Requirements:

For Individual Treatment Record (ITR):

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Registration

Register name in a logbook and receive a call number. BHW on duty takes and records patient’s blood pressure.

2 minutes BHW on duty
2. Tooth Examination

Dentist performs:

  1. Tooth Examination
  2. Tooth Extraction (if needed)
  3. Post– extraction instructions about oral health
  4. Prescribes medicine(if needed)
45 minutes Dr Candetaria C. Jaralve
(Detailed Dentist)
Providing Pre-Marriage Counseling Seminars
About the Service:

The Municipal Health Office spearheads the conduct of Pre-marriage Counseling (PMC) seminars to would-be couples, A PMC certificate is a pre-requisite in securing a marriage license

Requirements:

For Individual Treatment Record (ITR):

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Assessment/Registration of Client.

Personnel-in-Charge register the client’s name in the dispensary book for documentation purpose, get vital signs and record in the Individual Treatment Record Form (ITR), then refer the client to the midwife on duty/trained personnel.

2 minutes Personnel-in-Charge
2. Evaluation of Customer/Client.

Midwife on duty/trained personnel evaluates the client through medical and obstetrical gynaecological history to determine what specific family planning method may fit for the client.

10 minutes Midwife on Duty/
Trained Personnel
3. Performance of IUD insertion, issue of supplies and discusses with the client the method for Midwife on Duty/ using the contraceptive, as well as its normal side effects. 10 minutes Midwife on Duty/
Trained Personnel
4. Next Appointment Midwife on duty informs the client of her next appointment. 10 minutes Midwife on Duty/
Trained Personnel
Family Planning Services
About The Service:

The Rural Health Unit manages a Family Planning Program. Trained personnel perform lntra-uterine (IUD) insertion and dispense family planning supplies to clients who would like to use contraceptives
The usual supplies consist of IUD DMPA injections, condoms and family planning pills.

Program Coverage

The program covers the following services:

  • Basic Family Planning Education
  • Provision of Family Planning Commodities
  • Information on Family Planning Methods
  • Health Education (especially regarding examinations/tests needed by clients relative to the family planning method chosen and medical management of problems resulting from the method used.)

Requirements:

For Individual Treatment Record (ITR):

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper

How to Avail of The Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Assessment/Registration of Client

Personnel-in-Charge register the client’s name in the dispensary book for documentation purpose, get vital signs and record in the Individual Treatment Record Form (ITR), then refer the client to the midwife on duty/trained personnel.

2 minutes Personnel-in-Charge
2. Evaluation of Costumer/Client

Midwife on duty/trained personnel evaluate the client through medical and obstetrical-gynecological history to determine what specific family planning method may fit for the client.

10 minutes Midwife on DutyTrained Personnel
3. Performance of IUD insertion, issue of supplies and discusses with the client the method for using the contraceptive, as well as its normal side effects. 10 minutes
4. Next Appointment Midwife on duty informs the client of her appointment. 10 minutes
Providing Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs
About The Service:

The Rural Health Unit manages an anti-tuberculosis program The purpose is to identify and treat patients with Tuberculosis (TBL Drugs and medicine are provided free – of – charge
Who may avail of the Service?

Any person, 6 years old and above whom displays the following symptoms may have tuberculosis:

  • Persistent coughing for 2 weeks or more
  • Fever
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Chest or back pains
  • Hemoptysis or recurrent blood streak sputum
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness/night sweating

Requirements:

For Individual Treatment Record (ITR):

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper
  • Chest x-ray result if any

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Admit client for OPD

Personnel on front desk receive the patient and writes client’s data on the dispensary book.

1 minute Personnel on duty
2. Assessments of Patient Collection and Submission of Specimen.

  • BHW on duty gets the patient’s record/ITR from the record section.
  • Personnel on front desk get vital signs and record in the Individual Treatment Record (ITR) Form.
  • Personnel on front desk take medical history of the patient and gives instructions for proper sputum collection.
  • BHW on duty collect sputum specimen and submits it to the Medical Technologist for examination.
  • Medical Technologist informs the patient as to the date of release of result.
  • Personnel on duty then refer the patient to the Municipal Health Officer.
10 minutes BHW on duty
Personnel on duty
Personnel on duty

BHW on duty

Maria Lea A. Aldojesa
(Med. Tech. I)

Personnel on duty

3. Examination of Patient
Municipal Health Officer

  • Examines and assesses the patient, if eligible as National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) Beneficiary.
  • Gives appropriate medical advice, health education counseling.
  • If eligible, refers the patient to the TB Coordinator or Midwife on duty for enrolment of patient and issuance of NTP identification card and initial TB drugs.
10 minutes Dr. Domiciano P.  Talaboc
Municipal Health Officer
4. Enrolment of Patient

TB Nurse Coordinator or Midwife on duty:

  • Enrolls patient and issues NTP identification card.
  • Gives patient re-info-education about TB disease and control and the importance of the Direct Observed Treatment for Short Course Chemotherapy with his/her treatment partner.
  • Issues initial TB Drugs supply to treatment partner and instruct patient where to report for his daily intake of TB drugs and follow-up sputum exam.
5 – 10 minutes TB Nurse Coordinator/ Midwife on Duty
Issuance of Sanitary Permit, Order & Health
About The Service:

The Municipal Health Office issues a Sanitary Permit to operate in all business establishments after the actual inspection and physical examination to all operators.

Requirements:

  • Police Clearance Form
  • Official Receipt (OR) from the Municipal Treasurer’s Office as Health Certificate Fee.

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Present the Police Clearance and Official Receipt (OR) for health Certificate to the person-in-charge. 1 minute Elma P. Duran
RSI
2. Assess completeness of requirements. 1 minute Elma P. Duran
RSI
3. Register client and purpose of issuance. 1 minute Elma P. Duran
RSI
4. Accomplish Sanitary Permit Form, Sanitary Order and Health Certificate. 2 minutes Elma P. Duran
RSI
5. Submit accomplished forms to the Municipal Health Officer for signature. 3 minutes Dr. Domiciano P. Talaboc
Municipal Health Officer
6. Release of Sanitary Permit Form, Sanitary Order and Health Certificate. 1 minute Elma P. Duran
RSI
Issuance of Medico-Legal Certificate
About the Service:

Medico-legal certificate is issued to the client for whatever legal intent and the purpose it may serve with the said client.

Requirements:

For Individual Treatment Record (ITR)

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper
  • Police Blotter Report Form
  • Certification Fee (OR) from the Municipal Treasurer’s Office

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Assessment/Registration of the Client.

Personnel on duty receive the client, get vital sign and record in the Individual Treatment Record Form (ITR). Do the initial charting and refer client to the Municipal Health Officer.

2 minutes Personnel on duty
2. Examination of client and issuance of certificate.

The Municipal Health Officer assesses and examines the client thoroughly. 

10-15 minutes Dr. Dominiciado P. Talaboc
Municipal Health Officer
3. Refers client to the administrative Aide for the encoding of medico-legal certificate before the Municipal Health Officer sign to the form. Medico-legal certificate is issued to client. 10 minutes Marcelito N. dela Cruz
Administrative Aide IV
Issuance of Health/Medical Certificate
About the Service:

Health and Medical Certificates are issued by Rural Health Unit (RHU). Firms and government agencies may require Health Certificates from certain person especially those people seeking employment.

Schools also require students to secure a Medical Certificate before they are allowed to enroll.

Requirements:

  • Result of Blood Test (CBC)
  • Result of Chest X-ray
  • Result of urinalysis
  • Result of Drug Test
  • Certification Fee (Official Receipt) from the Municipal Treasurer’s Office.

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Register client

Personnel on duty receive the client, get the vital signs and accomplish the certificate form and refers client to the Municipal Health Officer.

2 minutes Personnel on duty
2. Issuance of Certificate

Assesses and examines the client. Refers the client to the administrative Aide for encoding and printing of Medical Certificate.

10 minutes Dr. Dominiciado P. Talaboc
Municipal Health Officer
3. Encoding and Printing of Medical Certificate.

The administrative Aide encodes and prints the Medical Certificate and forwards it to the Municipal Health Officer for signature. It is then release to the client

10 minutes Marcelito N. dela Cruz
Administrative Aide IV
Issuance of Death Certificate
About the Service:

The Municipal Health Officer reviews, examines, and signs the document as to the cause of death.

Requirements:

  • Death certificate Form from the Local Civil Registrar
  • Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons signed by two (2) witnesses and Barangay Captain which indicates the details and cause of death.
  • If admitted recently from the hospital, secure a Certificate of Admission with Diagnosis.

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Present the requirements to the Personnel on duty at the front desk for verification. 1 minutes Personnel on duty
2. Proceed to the Municipal Health Officer for assessment and review of the cause death.

The Municipal Health Officer signs the accomplished forms. It is then released to the client

30 minutes Dr. Dominiciado P. Talaboc
MunicipalHealth Officer
Laboratory Services
About the Service:

The RHU conducts laboratory examinations through the office of the RHU medical technologist per order of the Municipal Health Officer or as requested by the client themselves. The client is assured of the efficiency and accuracy of the laboratory examinations and results. This serves as an instrument in rendering a quality health service to the clientele thorough laboratory examinations.

Requirements:

  • Laboratory Order from a doctor
  • Official Receipt of Medical Fee secured from the Municipal Treasurer’s Office.

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. After medical assessment from the Municipal Health Officer proceed to the Municipal Treasurer’s Office with the Laboratory Order to secure Official Receipt of laboratory fee. 10 minutes Dr. Dominiciano P. Talaboc
Municipal Health Officer

Personnel Assigned for Medical Fee Collection at the
Municipal Treasurer’s Office

2. Present the Laboratory Order and Official Receipt of laboratory fee. 1 minute Maria Lea A. Aldojesa
Medical Technologist I
3. Explanation of Lab. Procedure to the Client.

The Medical Technologist explains the specific laboratory procedure/examination as been ordered.

3 minutes Maria Lea A. Aldojesa
Medical Technologist I
4. Submission to/Extraction of Specimen by Medical Technologist 5 minutes Maria Lea A. Aldojesa
Medical Technologist I
Provision of Leprosy Drugs
About the Service:

The Municipal Health Office together with the DOH – CHD Field Extension Office -Dipolog City manages this Program The purpose is to identify and treat patients with leprosy. Drugs and Medicines are provided free-of-charge.

Requirements:

For Individual Treatment Record (ITR)

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper

How to Avail the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Inquiry

Inquire about skin diseases. The Nurse does the initial assessment of the patient for signs and symptoms of leprosy and chart findings on the Individual Treatment Record Form.

3 minutes Nurse on Duty
2. Patient will then be forwarded to the Municipal Health Officer for further assessment and examination. 10 minutes Dr. Dominiciano P. Talaboc
Municipal Health Officer
3. If positive for Leprosy, the patient will be then forwarded to the DOH-CHD Field Extension Office-Dipolog City for further Examination. DOH-CHD Field Extension
Office-Dipolog City
Personnel
4. The patient will be sent back at the Polanco RHU for the continuation of multi-drug therapy. 15 minutes Jennifer O. Lim
Capillariasis, Schistosomiasis And Other Helminthiasis Control Program
Requirements:

For Individual Treatment Record (ITR)

  • Short Envelope
  • Short Bond paper

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Inquiry

Inquire about gastrointestinal problem. The Nurse do the initial assessment of the patient for signs and symptoms of theproblem and charts findings on the Individual Treatment Record Form.

3 minutes Nurse on Duty
2. Patient will then be forwarded to the Municipal Health Officer for further assessment and examination and make order to undergo laboratory examination for his/her stool. 10 minutes Dr. Dominiciano P. Talaboc
MunicipalHealth Officer
3. Got to the medical supply/medicine dispensing room (Pharmacy) for stool container. 1 minutes Rebecca S. Parama
CasualMidwife
4. After putting stool specimen on the stool container as instructed, submit it to the laboratory for examination. 20 minutes Maria Lea A. Aldojessa
MedicalTechnologist I
5. After release of positive result, patient is instructed on his/her drug therapy. 10 minutes Jennifer O. Lim
PHNIII-OIC
Counselling On Nutrition
About the Service:

It can provide mothers of malnourished children and malnourished pregnant and lactating mother’s information on nutrition geared towards improving nutritional status.

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Got themunicipal nutrition office and state request for information/service to themunicipal nutrition coordinator/ person-in-charge. 10 to 15 minutes Jennylinda Magtuba
Municipal Nutrition Coordinator

Assigned BNS

2. Themunicipal nutrition coordinator/person-in-charge conducts counseling to theclient, and may issue IEC materials for reference.
3. The clientregisters his name in the logbook for documentation purposes.
Milk and Supplemental Feeding Preparation
About the Service:

The Nutrition Office provides milk and supplemental feeding to walk-in malnourished pre-schoolers and pregnant mothers to improve their nutritional status.

How to Avail of the Service:

FOLLOW THESE STEPS ITWILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. The BNS and BHW weigh the children between 0-71 months old at the barangay nutrition center to determine who falls under the below normal (low) categories. 1 minute/child Jennylinda Magtuba
Municipal Nutrition
Coordinator

Barangay Nutrition
Scholar/Barangay Health
Worker

2. The BNS/BHW forward the names of the malnourished children to the municipal nutrition coordinator and the coordinator allocates the milk and feeding preparations for distribution. 30 minutes- 1 hour
3. The nutrition coordinator then distributes the milk and feeding preparations to the BNS/BHW of the barangays with identified malnourished children.
4. Client receives milk and feeding preparations for the BNS/BHW. The client’s name will be registered in a logbook for record and monitoring purposes.

Fees:

Service Fees
MATERNAL CARE FEES
Deliveries:
Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Deliveries - P 500.00
Newborn Care  - P 50.00/day
Newborn Screening - P 600.00
Transient Client  - P 700.00    
Fees collected from the clients are utilized in the acquisition of medical supplies to ensure availability of supplies at all times.
LABORATORY FEES
Hematology:
CBC (Complete Blood Count) P100.00
RBC (Red Blood Cell Count) 40.00
WBC (White Blood Cell Count) 40.00
Differential Count (WBC) 50.00
Platelet Count 100.00
Hemoglobin Determination 25.00
Hematocdt Determination 25.00
CTBT (Clotting Time/Bleeding Time) 50.00
Blood Typing (AB0 Typing) 70.00
Clinical Laboratory:
Routine Urinalysis P50.00
Urine Sugar 30.00   
Routine Fecalysis/Stool Exam 40.00
Urine Albumin 30.00
Other Laboratory Exams:
Blood Sugar P100.00
Pregnancy Test 130.00
HbsAg (Hepatitis B Antigen – Screening Test) 140.00 
Sputum Exam. for AFB FREE