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Annie M.

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How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« on: November 25, 2016, 11:17:57 am »
Does anyone have any experience paying someone else's hospital bill without that other person knowing? Is is possible to just walk into a public hospital anywhere in Manila, halimbawa, then ask the front desk if I can give a certain amount to pay a random person's bill? Allowed kaya ng law na anonymous yung magbabayad?

The reason I ask is because lately I am into doing 'random acts of kindness' and wanted to take it up a notch this holiday season. Ang concern ko lang is, baka di allowed yung hospitals to disclose info on their patients, and therefore won't let me know who needs help settling a bill. Thank you sa sasagot.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2016, 01:24:53 pm by Annie M. »

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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2016, 02:31:14 pm »
Pwede naman pero pupunta ka sa ibang department at dun niyo paguusapan.

Experience sa PCMC, meron contact para siyang solicitor na namamahala tapos siya nagbibigay ng background sino yung mga candidates na bigyan ng tulong at mamimili ka. Pwede nga puntahan yung pasyente pero remained anonymous ginawa as in bigay cheke na lang.

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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 08:04:47 am »
^Do you have the contact details, sis? Kung wala should I just go there and ask sa reception?

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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 03:17:07 am »
Wala na eh. Try mo muna tawag para may contact sila bigay sayo. Baka di ka entertain kung madami tao.

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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 05:26:18 am »
Hi there!
Super nice ng idea mo! ;)

I suggest call a bunch of hospitals and inquire or get yourself connected to their "charity department".  Most hospitals ata they have that, and they can give you instructions on how you can help.   My uncle does charity work sa PGH but he sponsors kids with cleft palette, pero it was easy for him since he knew a doctor there.  Siguro you can also look for friends who works sa hospital para easier for you.

However,  just my thoughts ah..  Ako I celebrate my birthday sa mga orphanage or the like.. This way, I get to see first hand yung recipient ng donation ko. 

If you want to stay anonymous naman,  You can contact an institution and ask for a wish list na you can donate.  This way, it gets very specific.   In example,  for my past 2 birthdays, sa CRIBS ako.  They email me the wishlist ng kids para specific ang mga items ko.  Nakalista kasi doon ano yung items na kulang na sila, kunwari sanitary napkins, milk for infants,  art materials for projects,  mga ganon. 

Afraid lang ako that if you course it through the hospital without really having a contact person, your money or donation might not land on the appropriate hands or patient.  I mean, who knows, right?   Again, thoughts ko lang ito ah. 

Hope this helps and God Bless you for having this idea for Christmas! <3


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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 08:22:40 am »
naisip ko nga din yun eh, na baka ibulsa yung money kung wala akong contact sa loob.

thanks or the idea--i will call several hospitals and ask.

i saw this PGH charity http://pghmedfoundation.com/ and baka ito na lang in case walang mangyari sa pagtawag-tawag ko. pero shempre iba yung direct sana.

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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2016, 03:45:48 am »
It's good to help kung kaya mo naman.  I always believe in karma whether good or bad.  And it's always good to be used as a vessel to share good things to people.

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 11:23:51 am »
Siguro pwede mag search ng mga GoFundMe na posts. Pero I know someone na may Crohn's bnaka gusto mo mag donate. Super expensive ng gamot nya to manage his disease pero walang cure talaga ang sakit na to.
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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2018, 08:56:28 pm »
sis, ganito pwede mong gawin.. para may pagka hands on ka
pasyal ka sa gusto mong hospital, punta ka sa ward..
ikot ka dun kunwari may hinahanap kang pasyente..
pag may na spot ka, punta ka sa nursing station,
pero di ba naka lista naman sa pintuan, name ng pasyente and kung anong bed no..
iconfirm mo ha nursing station then pwede ka durecho na sa billing section, pa request ka ng updated bill nila, then pwede mo isettle kung magkano amount yung gusto mong bayaran.
pwede mong ibilin sa nurse about paid bill, para mainform naman yung family..
in that way, remain anonymous ka pa rin..

All the best, sis, sa good intention mo nagawa ko na yan, ICU patients naman, very fulfilling

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2019, 02:36:04 pm »
this is a good idea. sharing your blessings :)  God Bless us all so we can share more blessings to others.
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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2019, 01:00:49 pm »
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ako ang ginawa ko before noong ma confine sa NICU yung baby namin for almost 2 months, everyday bantay kami doon. everyday din nakakasalamuha ako ng mga ibat ibang mommies or relatives ng baby sa charity ward ng NICU. iba ibang kwento ng buhay and about sa babies. after ng short talk pag feeling ko makakatulong even small amount pasimple kong inaabutan. inoobserbahan ko din naman muna kung talagang may pasyente sila doon at talagang in need..
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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2019, 10:45:35 pm »
If you want to help, just give what you can and don't make an issue about it para hindi din mahiya yung tutulungan mo.  Sometimes you have that urge to give someone a little help and just do it.

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2019, 11:14:47 am »
ok nga din ang GoFundMe as suggested by @tomatostellar or kun gusto mo hands-on yun suggestion naman ni @twinbee na pupunta ka sa ward at magobserve ng mga patients who's likely need help. I would like to do this someday pag may mga extra income na ako. Ok na idea to . :)

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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2019, 12:19:22 pm »
I would like to do this someday pag may mga extra income na ako. Ok na idea to . :)

P500-P1k is enough, tambay ka lang sa public hospital, sa may icu.. observe ka lang, makinig ka lang sa mga katabi mo.. ask your angels (wow dami nyan ha hehe), pray for guidance.  then offer help, either pakuha mo reseta or samahan mo bumili ng gamot..

small gesture but big impact.. 

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2019, 01:03:32 pm »
^oo nga haha. Naisip ko kasi kagad tipong big amount since I feel like malaki talaga ang gastos pag nasa hospital. You are right, small gesture but big impact :)
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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2019, 08:43:22 pm »
I still daydream about doing things like this all the time, I honestly pray na payamanin ako ng sobra para mamudmod (yes yan ang term haha) ng pera sa mga nangangailangan. But I know we do not have to be rich naman to help, yun nga lang mahirap din talaga pag saktong sakto lang minsan ang income. As of now mga relatives and friends in need palang natutulungan ko aside from family, yun palang ang kaya. But someday, someday.

Pay it forward! Nakaka inspire this thread.  :)
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Re: How to pay someone's medical bills anonymously
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2019, 04:49:44 pm »
Hi! Update ko lang ito, baka may mga ibang ideas pa. Nung 2016 pa pala ito at di nako nakapost ulit.  ;D

Since then I have been making a few donations sa GoFundMe. Convenient kasi everything can be done online. I was surprised to learn na may mga kilala pala akong nangangailangan ng tulong, or kung di ko man kilala directly, parang 2 to 3 degrees of separation. Dati kasi I just scroll up mindlessly sa FB but since I started becoming more aware, napapansin ko na yung mga GoFundMe posts na dating nilalampasan ng mata ko. Talaga palang the more you think of something, the more you see it. Thanks to this thread for opening my eyes on this.

From 2016 to early 2018 mas malaki ang nabibigay naming mag-asawa as anonymous donors, pero in the last year (since late 2018) wala akong na-donate kasi our own families needed our help. Sadly medyo madaming immediate relatives namin got sick. Lampas 1M na rin ang naibigay namin sa kanila--in fact nagalaw namin yung sarili naming emergency fund. So right now we are rebuilding that fund. Hopefully it will be fully rebuilt na by January so we can start giving to others again.

Minsan nagi-guilty ako kasi di ako nakakapagbigay for a year na, kaso I know we have to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others. So ayun, ipon muna ulit.

Has anyone given anonymously lately? Anong ideas/strategies pa meron kayo? Sana by Feb, nakakadonate na ulit ako anonymously kahit small amounts.

Thanks mga sis!   

 


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