Good news! We are happy to have an existing program in-country at the Philippine Heart Center in Manila.
Filipino applicants who are looking for financial assistance to support their child’s heart surgery are required to go directly to the social services offices at the Philippine Heart Center in Manila. We no longer take applications for Filipino children needing heart surgery â€“ as they are all directed to the Philippine Heart Center for processing.
Once your child is registered with the Heart Center, they will determine if your child qualifies for the new “Z Benefit” which offers low cost surgeries to children under five who are diagnosed with PDA, ASD, and some TOF’s. If your child is over 5 years old, and/or they need surgeries outside of this list, the Heart Center will help you complete a financial analysis. If your family is found to be in financial Category C or D, they will help you qualify directly for financial assistance with Mending Kids and complete the simple paperwork.