Tagbilaran Puericulture Center & Maternity House
It was first established in the 1920s as a private hospital specializing in maternity. Today, Tagbilaran Puericulture Center and Maternity House is a promising maternal infirmary under the category of being a primary hospital serving the city of Tagbilaran in Bohol Province.
It is located on J.A. Clarin Street, Tagbilaran City, near the corner of M. Parras Street. It actually lends a big hand to the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH), owned by the government, in times of hectic medical work overloads. Thus, Tagbilaran Puericulture Center and Maternity House has earned the title “Extension” of the GCGMH, especially with maternity cases.
Though GCGMH is Bohol’s largest hospital it still finds itself inadequate to accommodate patients when the number of admissions swells up to more than it can handle. That’s when Tagbilaran Puericulture Center and Maternity House comes to the rescue. This was true recently when dengue cases skyrocketed in the vicinity and GCGMH could no longer admit indigent patients struck by the ailment.
Tagbilaran Puericulture Center and Maternity House recently earned government support, receiving financial assistance to improve the hospital’s capacity and for building structure expansion. Today, it has a 25-bed capacity and requesting 5 more beds as additional. This hospital coordinates with the Department of Social Welfare and Development when dealing with its indigent patients.
Tagbilaran Puericulture Center and Maternity House is in the center of Tagbilaran. Most hospitals in the vicinity have a room rate of Php 100 to Php 300. This amount may go higher or lower in some medical establishments. Consultation usually costs from Php 100 to Php 200. This hospital started offering new born screening in April 2000 and this service incurs additional cost.
Tagbilaran Puericulture Centre and Maternity House is on the same JA Clarin Street as the Kirsten Student Development is, as well as the PALJAR Drinking Water. It is also near Darunday Manor Pensione House and the Bohol Museum on F. Rocha Street. Clarin School of Fisheries and the Nahawan National High School are also within the area.
Tagbilaran Puericulture Center and Maternity House is only a few minutes (about 4 to 5 blocks) from pharmacies, banks, fastfoods, supermarkets, and lodges, especially those on C. Gallares Street near the waterfront, and along East Avenue on the northwest.
If we prefer a private hospital with a heart for marginalized people we may be delighted to discover Tagbilaran Puericulture Center and Maternity House. For more details call (63 38) 411 3191.