CARITAS HEALTH SHIELD, INC. is a health maintenance organization (HMO) which was established in 1995 as Health Shield, Inc. Our Head Office is located at Katipunan Building and Caritas Building, 95-97 E. Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard, Quezon City respectively. We have also established our presence all over the country with at least 92 branch offices.
Our Total Paid up capital is P30M as of December 31, 2008. We are accredited with the Department of Health and an active member of AHMOPI, the association of HMO companies in the Philippines. We have set up trust funds to ensure that our obligations to our members will be met. Our trustee banks are Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, Unionbank of the Philippines, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd., Bank of the Philippine Islands, Equitable - PCI Bank, Allied Bank, East West Bank, Banco de Oro, and Land Bank of the Philippines.
As of October 21, 2011, our nationwide medical services network covers at least 370 hospitals (68 in Metro Manila and 302 in the provinces), 177clinics and laboratories (35 in Metro Manila and 1542 in the provinces), 7,236 physicians (2,044 in Metro Manila and 5,192 in the provinces) and 537 dentists (103 in Metro Manila and 327 in the provinces).
In line with our continuing effort to assure the best health care services, we have deemed it appropriate to provide our members the very same medical benefits we promise. On October 2004, Clinica Caritas began operations with initial branches in Caritas Medical & Business Center-Head Office, Farmers Plaza-Cubao, Doña Anita-E. Rodriguez Sr., Times Plaza-Taft, Medical Plaza-Makati, Bonanza Plaza-Lagro, Q.C., and 77-D Arcade-Cainta, in Kings Commercial Building-Legaspi City, Albay, and Avon Plaza-Capitol Site, Cebu City. With at least 40 branches, Clinica Caritas provides accessible, convenient and customer-friendly laboratory, diagnostic, and medical services to our members.
All physician members of our Board of Directors have worked as medical consultants of existing HMOs and they served well, true to their aspiration of making health care available to as many Filipinos as possible. Through the years, these top-rated physicians gained first-hand experience in servicing the health care needs of the members of the different HMOs, learned about patients’ concerns and selflessly responded to these concerns.