As a primary hospital within the country’s premier national university, the University Health Service (UHS) aspires to be a model health facility that provides excellent primary care and diagnostic services including meaningful public health care programs. From its original mandate of attending to the health needs of students only, the University Health Service (UHS) has evolved and expanded its clientele to also include employees and their dependents as well as other campus residents.
UHS is licensed by the Department of Health (DoH) and accredited by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). It has a 50-bed capacity. It is fully capable of handling simple, uncomplicated and stable medical conditions and, to a limited extent, non-serious cases and conditions which require the services of medical specialists.
UHS has specialists—in the field of internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, orthopedic surgery, neurology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, nephrology, dermatology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, ear-nose and throat and allergology-immunology—who provide secondary care on an out-patient basis at the Specialty Clinics. UHS also provide medical ancillary services through its pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, dietary and electrocardiography sections.
The University Health Service is a primary health care facility established in 1929, with the original mandate of taking care of the minor ailments and health needs of students. It is now a DOH licensed and PhilHealth accredited facility which provides health care services to the entire U.P. Diliman community.
A model health facility that will help ensure an academic community with sound mind and bodies, empowered to make healthy choices, and with ready access to appropriate health services.
To promote health and wellness among members of the U.P. Community, thereby reducing the impact of illness on study and work productivity;
To provide comprehensive primary care services
To foster close collaboration with the U.P. Diliman administration and strengthen linkages with other U.P. Diliman units as well as with the local government of Quezon City; and
To utilize government and other resources effectively and judiciously.
Dr. Jesusa T. Catabui
University Health Service
Dr. Jesusa T. Catabui, UP Diliman University Health Service Acting Director, has a clear vision as to towards where to propel the campus health facility—to develop the UHS as a model primary care hospital that will help ensure an academic community of sound mind and bodies, empowered to make healthy choices, and with ready access to appropriate heath services.
Consistent with UPD Chancellor Michael Tan’s ‘boldness of vision’, Dr. Catabui hopes to develop UHS as a model health care facility by completing its modernization as a primary hospital that has adequate staff, competent specialists and ‘state of the art’ facilities.
With the UHS’ evolving function from a student clinic to a community health care facility, Dr. Catabui brings an advantage to the UHS, having served as UHS Public Health Unit’s headfrom 2007 to 2012. She projects in the long term the improvement of the facility’s preventive services both for students and staff, and further strengthening its public health services.
Serving in a health care facility of an academic institution has been Dr. Catabui’s profession for three decades now. She has been with the UHS since 1990. Consequently, she had practiced as a clinic physician at the Miriam College from 1993 to 2005. Earlier, she served as clinic physician as well in Isabela State University from 1984 to 1989.
Dr. Catabui also aims to broaden the range of available curative services in the UHS by expanding the existing secondary health care services with the addition of new medical specialists. She also hopes to set up clinics for physical rehabilitation and alternative medicine practice such as acupuncture.
The physician-director is a diplomate in pediatrics of the Philippine Pedriatric Society. A loyal daughter of UP, she took her elementary education in UP Elementary School, her B.S. Zoology degree as Magna cum laude in UP Diliman and her medicine degree in UP College of Medicine. She also did her fellowship in the UP Philippine General Hospital.
- Emergency Room and Ambulance Service (open 24 hours, daily)
- General Medical/Dental Outpatient Services (from 7:30am to 12:00nn and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday)
- Specialty Clinic Services (Monday thru Friday)
- Ambulatory Surgery
- Primary Care In-patient Service (25 beds capacity)
- Public Health Services (Immunization and Mothers’ Class; Family Planning; Medical Clearance for Food Handlers; First Aid/Health Education Seminars)
- Diagnostic Services (Medical Laboratory, Xray, Ultrasound, ECG)
- Nutrition and Weight Management
*Services soon to open: Drug Testing Laboratory, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Unit
To learn more about the services that the UHS offers, as well as who can avail of these services including fees, you can learn more from their Primer on Health Services.[gview file=”http://localhost/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/UHS-Primer-on-Health-Services.pdf”]
The University Health Service
J.P. Laurel Avenue corner Apacible and Agoncillo Streets,
U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Emergency Room: 928-3608; 981-8500 local 111
Ambulance Service: 981-8500 local 110
Director’s Office: 981-8500 local 2701
Administrative Office: 981-8500 local 2706
Specialty Clinics: 981-8500 local 2703
Public Health Unit: 981-8500 local 2709