Tuesday, November 28, 2023

PLDT Home pushes proactive care with the mWell health pass

If there’s one helpful lesson that the pandemic has helped reinforce on a bigger, more alarming scale, it’s that people should be more cautious of their health no matter the season. Even in the post-pandemic era, people should constantly get themselves checked and track their health in all aspects.

A recent study by research institute Capstone-Intel Corp., however, found that only 40% of Filipinos go to the doctor to get checked regularly, and 33% only do so when they fall ill. This rate doesn’t bode well for many people’s health, especially with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and the like common to Filipinos.

On a mission to ultimately change this reactive care mindset prevalent among Filipinos, all-in-one health and wellness app mWell seeks to promote being more proactive about one’s health and overall wellness for little to no cost. mWell believes that health is the biggest investment and that being healthy is vital in being productive, living one’s best life, and providing for the family’s needs. To reinforce this advocacy, PLDT Home is offering its customers of Fiber plans 1699 and up a complimentary mWell health pass until February 29, 2024.

Each PLDT Home account with the said plan is entitled an mWell health pass, which includes an online doctor consultation (ConsultNow or ConsultLater); availment of an e-prescription, medical certificate, and e-lab; diet-related features like various fitness and nutrition programs and a library of healthy recipes; and the mWell Score, the app’s overall health and wellness tracker.

The mWell health pass especially entitles PLDT Home customers to one ambulance ride by Lifeline, which can be used for an emergency anytime and anywhere, through the app.

"Embracing both physical and mental well-being is key to a happy life. But it is not enough to focus solely on our personal health and fitness; we must also be mindful of the state of our family's health," emphasized Evert Chris Miranda, Vice President and Head of Home Digital Services at PLDT. "At PLDT Home, we recognize the paramount importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle within Filipino families. That is why we partnered with revolutionary health app mWell to spearhead the advocacy for proactive healthcare.”

“Complimentary to our customers, the mWell free health pass packs a lot of benefits and features to manage and oversee your family's overall health and wellness. From fitness and nutrition to physical and mind health, you have the tools to help you monitor and take action — all from the comfort of your home. This partnership between PLDT Home and mWell is an opportunity you don't want to miss,” Miranda added.

Amplifying the importance of proactive care when it comes to health and wellness, PLDT Home and mWell recently announced their partnership through a holistic wellness-themed event. Right on Family Health History Day (November 23), the brands gathered health and lifestyle media, bloggers, and fitness influencers like Fabio Ide for an indoor cycling session at Electric Studio, Forbes Town Center, BGC, Taguig City to remind them about checking one’s health records and acting on it. They also discussed the importance of keeping healthy habits as a family while encouraging attendees to book an online consultation with mWell’s partner health professionals through the app for free. The event ended on an endorphin high, with a filling meal and refreshments to further emphasize the need for good nutrition.

“It’s safe to say that we all value being able to live a long and fulfilling life, and truly the best way to ensure that is to be the healthiest we could possibly be,” said Miranda.

With PLDT Home, many Filipino families can now avail the mWell health pass – which they’ll find as a reliable and trustworthy companion to achieve their overall health goals while providing all other health and health emergency related assistance they need, when they need it.

To know more about the mWell health pass which is complimentary to customers of PLDT Home Fiber 1699 and up, download the mWell app for free on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Huawei App Gallery. The mWell Health App is now available to everyone, with plans starting at P399. To learn more, visit http://www.mwell.com.ph.

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