MediCard partners with MedGrocer to make quality healthcare more accessible for every Filipino
December 17, 2015 — MediCard Philippines, a leading health maintenance organization in the country, closes up the year with 12 free-standing clinics reaching as far as Pampanga and Cebu. These clinics welcome MediCard members and non-members alike, paving the way to make quality and affordable healthcare accessible for every Filipino. In line with this mission, MediCard is proud to announce its partnership with MedGrocer.com, an online pharmacy that delivers FDA-certified medicines to your doorstep.
Until February 2016, MediCard members can enjoy P200 of free credit on their first order from MedGrocer.com. Just by ordering with the promo code MEDICARD, members and their families can try the service with a special discount. “We’re excited to let everyone experience the convenience of MedGrocer.com,” says Deirdre Conde, marketing manager, MedGrocer.com. “Especially for those who regularly have to buy maintenance medicines, our service allows patients to save time and money by taking out the hassle of lining up at clinics and pharmacies. MedGrocer.com was created with the patients in mind,” she adds.
MediCard’s partnership with the online pharmacy is one of the company’s many ways of introducing innovations in the industry. “MedGrocer.com allows us to present more relevant healthcare solutions in a unique way. Their website is easy to navigate, which permits easy ordering and delivery of medicine,” notes Nicky S. Montoya, president, MediCard.
“MedGrocer.com was designed to be a solution to common problems we’ve experienced with drugstores. Being able to order medicines from anywhere at any time is already a big help, but we decided to offer free deliveries too. We don’t operate expensive physical stores, so there’s no reason for our services and medicines to be more expensive than the leading drugstore’s,” Deirdre explains.
Because affordability and accessibility are values the two companies agree on, the introductory discount is only one of the many ways the two companies can work together. With a keen understanding of patient needs and a focus on offering practical solutions, MediCard provides a health maintenance service that covers ER expenses for only P1,998 a year. Offerings like this set the scene for more specialized solutions in healthcare. “We don’t see comprehensive drug benefits packages around, and it’s because it’s so hard to keep track. We hope MedGrocer.com can play a part in making the reimbursement system more efficient,” says Deirdre.
The next steps for the partnership between MediCard and MedGrocer.com are promising. MedGrocer.com is setting itself up to be a major player in the industry, while MediCard continues to explore deeper collaborations to nurture the Filipinos’ trust that they gained in their 28 years of service.