MARIKINA HUB

01.06.2017

Highlighting contact details:

… you may inquire from Rod Reyes and Queenie Laurel at  tel# 02-9422359

01.27.2015

The New Hub 

The new treatment center is located at the 3rd floor, City Health Office of Marikina City ran by Dra. Honey Fernando.   She has assistants and you may inquire from Rod Reyes and Queenie Laurel at  tel# 02-9422359.  The hub started its operations last December, 2014.  They operate daily, Mondays thru Fridays from 8AM – 5PM.

While the hub mainly serves Marikina residents, they are open to referrals from other cities, kindly send an SMS at 0927-8067339, thru HIV & AIDS Support House.

Patients coming from Anglo & RITM Satellite may also be assisted while waiting for the confirmatory. A proper endorsement may be required since they are yet to be formalized as partners of the loveyouself hub.  Patients may direct inquiries to 0927-8067339, thru HIV & AIDS Support House.

Services Offered

As a hub, she conducts HIV Tests and Counseling with free baseline tests and CD4.  STI Management is done in-house

New Patients

New Patients may enroll directly with their confirmatory results.  However, as needed, baselines may be processed while awaiting confirmatory, ARVs are likewise ready for issuance (onsite) depending on the CD4 / health status of the patient.

ARV

Anti-retro Viral Drugs are directly requested by the hub from the National AIDS STI Prevention & Control Program (NASPCP).  These are issued for free to all patients of Marikina Hub & they do not require (as of the moment) Philhealth documents.  She takes on a conservative treatment route by starting new patients out on Nevirapine before considering Efavirenz.  She is however open to the possibility of making the ARV issuance a choice (whether Nevirapine or Efavirenz) eventually.

Assessment is done if patient needs to go through Isoniazid Prophylaxis Therapy (IPT).  She closely coordinates with the TB Program of the City Health Office in regards to this.

Baseline & Confinement

In-house Baseline laboratories include  CBC, Hepatitis B, Chest X-ray, RPR (Syphilis), Lipid Profile, Sputum.  The hub has its own CD4 .

Confinement requests are coursed through San Lazaro Hospital, however if patient prefers to be confined elsewhere,  proper referral documents can be prepared by Dr. Fernando’s team.

Gene expert is available onsite as well.

Transferees

Transferees may  be facilitated provided records/abstract are brought in from the former hub.

Vaccines

Hepa B vaccines are currently (as of this writing) available for free.

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About +daddy+drEw+

HIV awareness and treatment Advocate & Activist. Living with HIV since 2007. A friend. A partner. A dad to the HIV Community.
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7 Responses to MARIKINA HUB

  1. Thanks for the info. We will add this to our list of HIV testing centers in PH http://www.webbline.com/hiv-testing-centers/

  2. +daddy+drEw+ says:

    Reblogged this on advocatehiv and commented:

    Highlighting contact details of the Marikina treatment hub

  3. Harlon says:

    I am a big fan of, what we often call here in Canada, “one stop shopping” health centres where multiple and related services are offered. If you don’t mind me making one observation, I am surprised that there are no services related to Hepatitis C in the listing. Hep C and HIV co-infection (something that I have, or actually had since I completed the old and very challenging Hep C treatment and it did cure me) are fairly common since they share the same risk factors. It might be a good idea, in my perspective to include Hep C testing, education, awareness, and treatment access in the services provided.
    Just thinking out loud.
    Peace, Harlon

    • +daddy+drEw+ says:

      I overlooked this comment. Unfortunately, hepC testing is not free and is fairly expensive here. It’s also not in the list of the government’s baseline labs. HepC treatment is so expensive that people who actually get diagbosed for hepC And HIV (mostly in a region called Cebu amongst people who inject drugs) are in fact unable to seek/afford hepC treatment. 😢

      • Harlon says:

        That to me seems like a gap, especially that there is new treatments for HepC with a very high success rate and no side effects (compared to the hell I had to go to 10 years ago). Hence I can see how the cost of HepC treatment is a barrier to access, but by diagnosing it, that can reduce further infections, particularly through the injection drug use population. To me this is a public health issue….hmmm, I wish I could advocate from a distance somehow. 🙂 Harlon

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