• Out Patient Consultation
    • Well Baby
    • Integrated Mngt. Of Childhood Illness
    • Maternal Health Care
    • Assist Normal Spontaneous Delivery
    • Information & Service on Family Planning
    • Women’s Health Services
    • Availment of Anti-TB Drugs
    • Non-Cummunicable Disease
    • Availment of Dental Services
    • Laboratory Services
    • Expanded Newborn Screening Program
    • Availment of Anti-Leprosy Drug
    • Securing Medical/Dental Certificate
    • Availment of Medico-Legal (for victim of sexual abuse & major accident)
    • Issuance of Sanitary Permit
    • Transfer of Cadaver


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City Health Officer's Qualifications, Powers and Duties

No person shall be
appointed health officer unless he is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident
of the local government unit concerned, of good moral character, and a
licensed medical practitioner. He must have acquired experience in the
practice of his profession for at least five (5) years in the case of the
provincial or city health officer, and three (3) years in the case of the
municipal health officer.

The appointment of a health officer shall be mandatory for provincial, city
and municipal governments.

b) The health officer shall take charge of the office on health and shall:

(1) Take charge of the office on health services, supervise the
personnel and staff of said office, formulate program
implementation guidelines and rules and regulations for the
operation of the said office for the approval of the governor
or mayor, as the case may be, in order to assist him in the
efficient, effective and economical implementation of a
health services program geared to implementation of healthrelated projects and activities;

(2) Formulate measures for the consideration of the sanggunian
and provide technical assistance and support to the
governor or mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out
activities to ensure the delivery of basic services and
provision of adequate facilities relative to health services
provided under Section 17 of this Code;

(3) Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by
the governor or mayor as the case may be, implement the
same, particularly those which have to do with health
programs and projects which the governor or mayor, is
empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is
empowered to provide for under this Code;

(4) In addition to the foregoing duties and functions, the health
officer shall :

(i) Formulate and implement policies, plans, programs
and projects to promote the health of the people in the
local government unit concerned;
(ii) Advise the governor or mayor, as the case may be,
and the sanggunian on matters pertaining to health;
(iii) Execute and enforce all laws, ordinances and
regulations relating to public health;
(iv) Recommend to the sanggunian, through the local
health board, the passage of such ordinances as he
may deem necessary for the preservation of public
(v) Recommend the prosecution of any violation of
sanitary laws, ordinances or regulations;
(vi) Direct the sanitary inspection of all business
establishments selling food items or providing
accommodations such as hotels, motels, lodging
houses, pension houses, and the like, in accordance
with the Sanitation Code;
(vii) Conduct health information campaigns and render
health intelligence services;
(viii) Coordinate with other government agencies and nongovernmental organizations involved in the promotion
and delivery of health services; and
(ix) In the case of the provincial health officer, exercise
general supervision over health officers of component
cities and municipalities; and

(5) Be in the frontline of health services delivery, particularly
during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural
disasters and calamities; and

(c) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and
functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.