Newborn Hearing Screening Now Ready for Nationwide Implementation

1 May 2016 – After initial program implementation in selected centers, the Philippine Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Center is now prepared for nationwide implementation. NHSRC will be distributing Newborn Hearing Screening Registry Cards to all certified Category A Newborn Hearing Centers.

As stipulated in DOH Circular No. 2014-0150, The Newborn Hearing Screening Registry Card is necessary to be able to carry out the services for newborn hearing screening. Here are some FAQs on how screening centers can avail the Registry Card.


How much is the Registry Card?

Choose from:

A. Php50.00 per set

B. Php1,000.00 per booklet of 20 sets


Is there a limit when ordering Registry Cards?

The MAXIMUM initial order is set at 15 booklets (good for 300 infants) or Php15,000 worth of Registry Cards PER FACILITY. The MINIMUM order would be 5 booklets (good for 100 infants) or Php5,000.

*Quoted amount is EXCLUSIVE of shipping or courier fees which may vary depending on the number of booklets you purchase and your center’s location


Are the Registry Cards available for pick-up?

You can request the registry cards to be delivered (shipping and courier fees may vary) or you may also request to pick up your order at the Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Center at UP Manila NIH Building Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila Mondays to Fridays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, except holidays free of charge. Order processing is 2 weeks for pick-up and 1 month for door-to-door delivery.


How to pay for the Registry Cards?

  1. Download and fill out the Order Form.
  2. Deposit the payment for the Registry Cards to:

Account Name: UPM Trust and Liability Fund

Account Number: DBP 0411-036684-032/0-5007-411-0

3. Deposit the payment for the shipping or courier fee to:

Account Name: UP Medical Foundation, Inc.

Account Number: Banco De Oro (Bocobo Branch) Account No. 3530094018

as follows when applicable:



*For area / province requiring sea freight, the shipping cost would be according to the Visayas rate.

4. When you’re done, attach the scanned copy of the deposit slip and check (if applicable) and fax to (02) 526-4349 or email to

Can our facility re-order Registry Cards?

Yes! But for re-orders, please take note that the re-order voucher shall automatically be emailed when 50% of the 1st or baseline order is encoded in the Registry Database. If your center would like to increase the baseline order, you are required to submit a request addressed to Dr. Charlotte M. Chiong, MD, PhD, Director of the NHSRC indicating the number of number of live births of the previous year of your birthing facility.

Can our facility file reimbursements with Philhealth?

Yes. Newborn Hearing Screening services are reimbursed by Philhealth to the amount of P200.00 per beneficiary such that the Php50.00 cost for the registry cards is included in this amount.
Your initial order shall include the following:
1. Registry Database username and passwords for your manager and screeners
2. Handbook for encoding
3. Registry Cards to be used for non-Philhealth and non-indigent patients


To print and download the Order Form and this communication, view the information below:


For questions and concerns


phone number: 02 526 4349

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