At Zora Health, you are our top priority. Our panel of experts will guide you through every step of the fertility treatment journey, helping you make informed decisions about your options, expected outcomes, and costs. Our Philippines clinic offers families the same options as our other clinics around the world.
Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to help with fertility, prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child
Spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, and 36 months to avoid large upfront payments and reduce financial burden.
The Philippines is a beautiful travel destination set against a gorgeous landscape of islands, beaches, and jungles. Top-notch hospitals that offer medical services to tourists are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and have received different accolades from prestigious groups. One advantage of having your assisted reproductive medicine treatment done in the country is that costs are lower than in many other countries, be it for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg freezing, ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), or any other infertility procedure.
The fertility clinics endorsed by the Philippine Society of Reproductive Medicine are found not only within Metro Manila but also in other major cities within the archipelago.
The Philippines is making itself known in medical tourism as a country that exudes hospitality and cheerfulness. This amiability makes it easy for medical travellers to have their rigorous treatments done under a relaxed atmosphere. Filipino healing traditions have blended with modern Western medical practices due to the country's historic connection with the United States.
The best thing about the Philippines is its commitment to making patients feel at home right from the initial visit up to post-procedure recovery set in a tropical paradise. Other factors make the Philippines a good choice. Facilities that cater to medical travellers often arrange transportation services and hotel accommodations. Asian Hospital and Medical Centre in Muntinlupa City has a dedicated International Health Centre that provides support and guidance for foreign patients while they stay in the hospital. Among the most in-demand medical procedures in the country are dental implants, breast augmentation, and Lasik eye surgery.
Its reputation for avant-garde sterilization methods and dedication to making sure the staff is well-trained makes it a global player in the medical tourism industry. The local regulatory boards that govern healthcare standards are the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The medical visa duration is typically 60 days but it can be extended if there is a need for it. Renowned hospitals are found in Manila and Cebu such as the Makati Medical Centre and Cebu Doctors' University Hospital.
The Philippines is home to the famous coves and lagoons of El Nido and Coron in Palawan. The island consistently makes it to prestigious travel magazines' annual best destinations lists. It was called the most beautiful island in the world by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016 and the world's best island by Travel + Leisure in 2019.
Watch the sunset where the skies turn from pink to red on the white sand beach of Boracay. It was listed as one of the "Favourite Islands in the World" by Travel + Leisure this 2023. Time Magazine included it among the "World's Greatest Places" in 2022. It was also named the Top Island In Asia for 2022 by Conde Nast Traveler.
The Chocolate Hills in Bohol is another breathtaking location. Go to the 1,000+ hills from January to May to see them in chocolate brown and watch them turn green during the rainy months.
It may be tempting to sample Philippine street food like kwek-kwek, fishballs, and isaw, but stay cautious and try to buy from clean stalls and kiosks found inside malls instead to avoid food poisoning.
International and local flights at the airport are constantly delayed due to bad weather or air traffic so provide ample time between connecting flights to avoid delay-caused stress. Monitor the weather because frequent typhoons cause floods, landslides, and heavy traffic that can spoil your itinerary. Do not venture into Sulu and Marawi City in Mindanao because these are known areas of civil unrest, terrorism, and kidnapping.
To get around the country, the most ubiquitous public transportation is the colourful jeepneys. Owners and drivers customise the body of their jeepneys with personal slogans like "Bawal ang pasaway," which translates to "Stubborn people are not allowed" or "Basta driver, sweet lover," which denotes that drivers are great lovers. The masses take the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) while the middle class usually ride taxis, Point-to-Point (P2P) buses, or use the Grab ride-share service app.
The Reproductive Health Law was passed in 2012 but the Supreme Court suspended its implementation a year later after succumbing to pressure from religious groups. In 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte revived the move to implement the RH Law in an executive order that mandates universal access to modern family planning tools. A day after the signing, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle stressed the Church's opposition to "any law that promotes both natural and artificial family planning methods." The Church has long been involved in Filipino politics as 80% of the population is Catholic.
For a religious country that has delayed reproductive health laws, the Philippine fertility rate remains high in 2023 at 2.454 births per woman. Filipinos who live in poverty are mostly the ones who account for the elevated number of population growth.
Filipino is the primary language which is a modern version of Tagalog. English is also recognised as an official language. According to the Philippine Constitution of 1987, Spanish is an “optional and voluntary language.”
Besides being a beautiful travel destination set against a gorgeous landscape of islands, beaches, and jungles, the Philippines has top-notch hospitals that are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). As a bonus, the costs of infertility services are affordable and lower compared to other countries.
On paper, the DOH classifies IVF centres as specialised outpatient facilities. However, there are no government groups regulating fertility centres, so IVF treatments are practised as ambulatory surgical procedures. The only resources available for infertility awareness are those that were published on Philippine awareness websites that focus on infertility.
The Victory ART Laboratory in Makati City has 20 years of experience and world-renowned infertility experts. The centre offers IVF treatments and egg freezing. Oocyte cryopreservation costs around PHP 300,000 (USD 5,285) and less than PHP 10,000 (USD 175) per year for storage. The Asian Hospital and Medical Centre in Muntinlupa City has partnered with the Department of Health and the Department of Tourism to offer packages complete with accommodation for international patients. It is an affiliate of Bumrungrad International Hospital and has received numerous awards.
It is named the Most Outstanding Modern Hospital by the Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards and accredited by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. It also received the Centre of Excellence Accreditation by the Department of Health in 2010 and the Gold Seal of Approval by the JCI in 2019. The St. Luke's Medical Centre in Quezon City and Global City is the first hospital in the Philippines to be accredited by the JCI and is staffed with internationally trained infertility specialists.
The Philippine Society of Reproductive Medicine endorses the following accredited IVF centres that offer advanced reproductive medicine services such as natural cycle IVF, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), freezing a single egg or multiple eggs, stimulation of multiple eggs, egg retrieval, embryo culture, embryo transfer, intrauterine insemination, ovarian stimulation, and others:
- IVF Care Centre - Pasig City
- Kato Repro Biotech Centre - Makati City
- Co Sy Fertility Clinic & IVF Centre - Angeles City, Pampanga
- IVF Davao, Inc. - Madapo Hills, Davao City
- Repro Optima - Cebu City
- Accurate Medical Diagnostic Centre Inc. - Angeles City, Pampanga
The average cost of IVF is around PHP 200,000 (USD 4,000) including medications.
Public and private health insurance does not cover fertility treatments, however, some clinics may offer funding or reduced costs.
Egg freezing costs PHP 28270 to 169630 (USD 500 to 3,000).
The Philippines is an island destination filled with warm and hospitable people. Medical tourists get to have their treatments done in a relaxed atmosphere. The medical staff dedicate themselves to making patients feel at home from the first to the last day of their hospital stay. Transportation services and hotel accommodations are usually included in packages designed for international patients.
After completing your IVF procedure or while waiting for a successful outcome, it's time to see for yourself what prestigious travel publications consistently hailed as one of the top destinations in the world. You can't afford to miss the chance in your lifetime to see the lagoons of Palawan and experience the vibrant beach life in Boracay.
Let us get to know you better to advise you on the process, costs and regulations. Or any questions that you might have!
We understand how important it is to find a doctor you are comfortable with. Our team will make appropriate specialist and clinic recommendations accordingly. We will also provide you with a list of questions to ask so that you are fully prepared and maximise your consultation.
Your specialist will review your goals, medical history and perform necessary tests. We will schedule a review and discuss your proposed fertility plan.
Our team will be supporting you throughout your journey.