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COMMITMENT

The mission of the University-based clinic is primarily to promote the health and well being of the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas community. Our goal is to assist everyone in focusing on maintaining excellent health and to encourage members of the community to live positive and healthy lifestyles. We also aim to teach each member to use the health care system effectively.

We will always strive for better care for our patients through screening, diagnosis, treatment of minor injury and illnesses, and issue prescriptions or medical referrals, if needed, through series of lectures on commonly encountered diseases and illnesses. We believe that when we maintain students in excellent health they will have a healthy learning and educational experience at De La Salle University - Dasmariñas.

PROFILE

The university maintains three (3) clinics in the campus. The main clinic is located at the Gregoria Montoya Hall (west campus) Room 114, and the satellite clinics are situated in Julian Felipe Hall Room 108 and at Ugnayang La Salle.

Two doctors examine, diagnose and prescribe appropriate management and treatment for all primary cases at the main clinic. One dentist determines the basic dental problems and needs of students. Five (5) nurses regularly man the three (3) clinics on rotation basis and one nursing aide assists the nurses and doctors in attending to the medical needs of students and employees.

Medical Staff

  • University Physicians
    Roman Victorino F. Parcero, MD, (Head)
    Maricel N. Delos Santos, MD

  • University Dentists
    Tagumpay Poblete-Tapawan, DDM
    Hilda R. Pariñas, DDM

  • University Nurses
    Merle T. Besa, RN
    Gladinette G. Dominguez, RN
    Elsa A. Mercado, RN
    Lovella S. Porras, RN

  • Midwife
    Aida P. Caluscusao, RM

Services

MEDICAL SERVICES
  • Offers free medical consultation and treatment for students’ minor ailments, accidents, and sudden illnesses occurring within the school premises.
  • Offers free medical consultation and treatment for students’ minor ailments, accidents, and sudden illnesses occurring within the school premises.
  • Attends to employees’ accidents and sudden illnesses or emergency situations occurring within the university premises.
  • Determines the physical fitness of the students to participate in the programs of physical education, athletic competitions/ activities that are allowed by the university, pre-military and re-admission to or exclusion from classes or on-the-job training.
  • Refers problematic cases to appropriate specialist(s) for continuation of care.
DENTAL SERVICES
  • Free dental examination for all students.
  • Discounted filling and oral prophylaxis for all students of DLSU-D.
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Health Information

Illnesses during the rainy season

Every year there is re-emergence of certain illnesses during rainy season. These illnesses can cause decrease in productivity or even absences not only to students but also to the employees. The University Clinic listed down the most frequent cases encountered during rainy season for the past 3 years, which is from June to September, in De La Salle University-Dasmariñas.

The most common diseases encountered are:
  1. Respiratory infections
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Caterpillar Itch or “Higad”
Below are some measures we could take to avoid acquiring the former mentioned infections:
  1. Respiratory Infections (includes common colds & cough, rhinitis, acute tonsillopharyngitis, pneumonia, and bronchitis)
    Preventive measures:
    1. Eat nutritious food such as fruits and vegetables especially those that are rich in vitamin C.
    2. Get enough sleep of at least 7-8 hours a day.
    3. Wear protection from rain such as raincoat and/or umbrella.
    4. You can get vaccinations from your doctor (ask your doctor for information on flu and pneumococcal vaccines).
    5. Avoid close contact with people with cough, colds or fever.
    Initial measures:
    1. Stay at home and avoid close contact with other household members.
    2. Take enough water and rest.
    3. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
    4. Dispose used tissues and respiratory appliances such as inhaler or nasal sprays properly.
    5. Do cold sponge bath if with fever.
    6. Consult your doctor if symptoms persisted.
  1. Diarrhea (is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of stool or greater looseness of stool)
    Preventive measures:
    1. Eat properly cooked and washed food.
    2. Buy food from a reliable food retailer.
    3. Make use of a properly washed utensils (food retailer without a running water on their store have a uncertain utensil cleanliness).
    4. Drink water from a dependable source.
    5. Wash hands before and after eating.
    6. Wash hands after making use of restrooms.
    7. Update yourself from a reliable source on local news of diarrhea outbreak.
If you developed diarrhea, you must consult your doctor especially if it is accompanied by vomiting, fever or abdominal pain; but if for some reasons that you cannot go to the doctor immediately you can take these
    initial measures:
    1. Take an oral rehydrating solution or ORS for every loose bowel movement.
    2. Take plenty of bananas and apples which are rich in potassium (an electrolyte that are commoly lost in stool during diarrhea)
    3. Avoid milk and milk products that could aggravate the diarrhea.
    4. Do cold sponge bath if with fever.
    5. Consult your doctor if symptoms persisted.
  1. “Higad” or Caterpillar Itch (rashes resulted from getting in contact with the fine hairlike structures on the body of caterpillars)
    Preventive measures:
    1. Continue using umbrella even after the rain had stopped when walking under the trees.
    2. Avoid grazing on shrub and tree leaves or branches.
    3. Quickly look around areas that you will sit or stay, such as bench, chairs, “kubo” or shed.
If you get in contact with caterpillar hairs or “higad”, developed rashes or itchiness you must consult your doctor; but if for some reasons that you cannot go to the doctor immediately you can take these
    Initial measures:
    1. Remove the offending caterpillar via a stick, gloves or paper, DO NOT at anytime hold the caterpillar with bare hands.
    2. Wash the affected area with warm water and soap.
    3. Replace clothes with clean loose ones especially if the caterpillar was seen on clothes.
    4. Make use of a masking tape to remove the caterpillar hairs from the skin (usually can be seen on areas with rashes). If visible remove with a tweezer or pick-up forceps.
    5. Apply with topical anti-inflammatory cream or lotion on the affected area with cotton buds.
    6. Consult the doctor as soon as possible.
Water Analysis Results for the month of June 2012 Date of collection: June 19, 2012
Examined by : DLSU-Health Sciences Institute Research Division- Basic Research Unit

SITES HETEROTROPHIC PLATE COUNT TOTAL COLIFORM COUNT THERMOTOLERANT/ FECAL COLIFORM ( E-Coli) COUNT REMARKS
NEW TANK(Faucet) Satisfactory Safe

Safe

Safe for consumption
PCH Bldg 1st Flr.(Drinking Fountain) Satisfactory Safe Safe Safe for consumption
AEA Bldg.(Drinking Fountain) Satisfactory Safe Safe Safe for consumption
Dorm - Male(Drinking Fountain) Satisfactory Safe Safe Safe for consumption

Conjunctivitis (Painful Red or Pink Eye; Sore Eyes)

INTRODUCTION

Conjunctivitis, zommonly known as "pink eye," is an inflammation of the membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelid. There are four main causes of conjunctivitis.

One cause involves the introduction of either bacterial or viral microorganisms into the eye. These may be transmitted to the eye by contaminated hands, washcloths or towels, cosmetics (particularly eye makeup), false eyelashes or extended wear contacts.
Minor conjunctivitis can accompany a viral cold or flu. Although bacterial and some of the viral infections (particularly herpes) are not very common, they are potentially serious. Both types of infection are contagious.

Irritants are another cause of conjunctivitis. Offenders of this type include air pollutants, smoke, soap, hairspray, makeup, chlorine, cleaning fluids, etc.
Seasonal allergic response to grass and other pollens can cause some individuals to acquire conjunctivitis.

Pink eye may be more serious if you have a condition that decreases your ability to fight infection (impaired immune system), and/or vision in only one eye or you wear contact lenses.


SYMPTOMS

Various combinations of the following symptoms may be present: itching, redness, sensitivity to light, feeling as if something is in the eye, swelling of the lids and/or discharge from the eyes. The consistency of possible discharge may range from watery to pus-like, depending on the specific cause of the conjunctivitis. Vision may be affected from the increase in tear production.

DURATION

It usually takes a few days to two weeks to clear most types of conjunctivitis to clear. Conjunctivitis due to an allergy may continue as long as the offending pollen is present. Under such conditions, symptoms are likely to recur each year.

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis consists of physical examination of the eye by the clinician. Cultures are not necessary for the initial diagnosis, but may be needed if the initial treatment does not resolve infection.
Pink eye can be an irritating condition, but it's usually harmless to your sight and typically doesn't require extensive or emergency treatment. Yet because pink eye can be highly contagious for as long as two weeks after signs and symptoms begin, it's important to seek diagnosis and treatment early.
Keep children with bacterial conjunctivitis away from child care facilities or school until after they start treatment. Children with viral conjunctivitis are usually contagious for a few days. Check with your doctor if you have any questions about when your child can return to school or child care. Most schools and child care facilities require that your child wait at least 24 hours after starting treatment before returning to school or child care.
Occasionally, conjunctivitis causes corneal complications — in both adults and children — making early treatment even more important.

TREATMENT

Treatment varies depending on the cause. Medications in the form of ointments, drops or pills may be recommended to help kill the germ infecting the eye, relieve allergic symptoms and decrease discomfort. In the case of conjunctivitis due to a viral cold or flu, the practitioner may recommend that you be patient and let it run its course.

OTHER MEASURES THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED
  • Apply cool compresses to the infected eye(s) three to four times per day for 10-15 minutes using a clean washcloth each time. This should help reduce itching and swelling and provide some comfort.
  • Wash your hands frequently and keep them away from your eyes in order to reduce or prevent recontamination.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes to decrease irritation of the area.
  • Wear sunglasses if your eyes are sensitive to the light.
  • Avoid exposure to the irritants that may be causing the conjunctivitis.
  • Dispose of old eye makeup if the culture for bacteria is positive.
  • Use a clean pillowcase each night. (Pillowcase can be changed every other day and turned over nightly).
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses while you are using medications or if your eyes are uncomfortable. Cleanse contact lenses and contact lens care thoroughly before wearing.
  • Thoroughly clean your contact case before placing new contacts in it.
PREVENTION
Although many kinds of conjunctivitis are hard to prevent, there are measures that can be taken to decrease your risk of reacquiring or spreading it to someone else. These are listed below:
  • Do not share eye makeup or cosmetics of any kind with anyone.
  • Avoid sharing washcloths or towels.
  • Wash hands frequently and keep away from the eyes.
  • Wear protective goggles (i.e., for swimming or working) if you must be exposed to chemicals that are irritating.
  • Do not use medication (eye drops, ointment, etc.) that has been prescribed for someone else.
  • Avoid swimming in non-chlorinated pools or stagnant lakes or ponds.
  • Do not save medication - dispose of it when treatment is completed and check for expiration date.
CONCERNS
If any of the following problems should occur, notify your clinician:
  • Visual changes
  • Severe eye pain
  • Pain when moving eyes
  • Fever
  • No improvement with medication within 48 hours
  • Drainage continues after you have completed full course of medication
  • Roommates or other family members develop symptoms
  • Eyes become very sensitive to light
DIRECTIONS FOR USING EYE DROPS OR OINTMENT
  1. Wash your hands before touching your eyes or your medications.
  2. Gently, pull your lower lid down with your finger.
  3. Look up toward the ceiling.
  4. To instill drops: Drop medicine inside center of your lower lid. Do not drop it on your eyeball. Close your eyes gently without squeezing the lids shut. Blink to distribute medication over the eye. To instill ointment: Starting in the corner of your eye closest to the nose, squeeze a thin ribbon of ointment along the inside of the lower lid. Close eyes gently without squeezing the lids shut. Roll eyes to distribute the medication over them.
  5. Remove excess solution or ointment outside your eye with a clean tissue, using a separate tissue for each eye.
  6. Wash hands after you have finished your medication, to avoid transmitting the infection to others.
  7. If you are using an eye ointment you may experience blurred vision for approximately 20 minutes after application. This is expected and will resolve on it own.
SOURCE
  • McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois; Handouts on Conjunctivitis
  • MayoClinic.Com; Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER)

Health Maintenance Organization(HMO) Guidelines

MEDICINE ALLOWANCE POLICY

  1. Objective The policy is created to guide all the DLSU-D employees on how to claim medical allowance.

  2. Scope This is a University wide policy that covers procedures and conditions on reimbursement of medicine allowance. This limits to all the DLSU-D employees who are enrolled as principal members of an HMO duly accredited by the university.

  3. Definition of Terms

    1. HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) - a type of managed care organization that provides a form of health insurance coverage to all DLSU - D employees below seventy (70) years old.

    2. Medicine Allowance - allocation of money for the prescribed medicines to be used or taken by the employees.

  4. General Policy All DLSU – D employees who are member of an HMO, duly accredited by the university shall be entitled to P300.00 medicine allowance in a month provided that a physician prescribes them. Receipts are valid on the month the medicine was purchased or at least a week after the date of purchase if the medicine is bought on the last week of the month. Reimbursement for the following drugs (medications for 3 illnesses) is allowed only once per contract year
    1. Medicines for endocrine problems (e.g. treatment for Myasthenia Gravis, Goiter, Diabetes Mellitus, etc.)
    2. Maintenance medications (e.g. Antihypertensive, Anti-anginal drug, Anti-thrombotic drug, Iron replacement therapy).
    3. Medication for diseases that requires treatment for more than 1 month (e.g. TB, Leprosy, Hyperchole/triglycemia, Arthritis, Anti-Asthma, Scoliosis)

    The following drugs shall not be covered for reimbursement:

    1. Contraceptive medications}
    2. Hormonal replacement therapy and multivitamins
    3. Medications for cosmetic purposes (e.g. beauty/moisturizing cream, skin peeling cream, etc.).

  5. Procedure
    1. Requisitioner submits the official receipt of the medicine purchased and a photocopy of the doctor’s prescription to the University Clinic.
    2. Once approved by the Head Physician or Physician on duty, the Nurse on duty fills out the Payment Requisition Form to be forwarded and approved by the Director of HRMO and General Services Office. Otherwise, the nurse on duty informs the Requisitioner.
    3. The Accounting Office (AP) processes the request. Reimbursement may be claimed at the accounting office transaction #13 after 7 working days.
    *Number of days for processing may vary dependinng on the availability of signatories or load of the Accounting Office.

Location and Operating Hours

Location Operating Hours
West Campus
Gregoria Montoya Hall Rm.114
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
West Campus
Gregoria Montoya Hall Rm.114
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
East Campus
Julian Felipe Hall 108
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
East Campus
Julian Felipe Hall 108
Saturday closed
Ugnayang La Salle Monday-Friday 7:00 am -5:00 pm
Ugnayang La Salle Saturday closed
Medical Services: Free Consultation/First Aid Treatment/Emergency Medicines
In case of EMERGENCY
Between 7:00 am - 8:00 am and 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
please proceed to JFH CLINIC Rm. 108

Contact



University Clinic
Gregoria Montoya Hall
DLSU - Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines 4115

For questions and inquiries:
email the Clinic Secretariat

Trunkline:
Cavite +63 (46) 481.1900
local 3039, 3100 & 3132
Manila +63 (2) 779.5180

Clinic Schedule

EAST CAMPUS
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed on Saturdays


WEST CAMPUS
Monday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm


Ugnayang La Salle (ULS)
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed on Saturdays

In Case of Health Emergency:
  • At the East Campus you may proceed to the University Clinic at JFH 108 between 7am to 7pm and every Monday tp Friday or contact local 3100.
  • If the health emergency is beyond office hours, after 7pm, you may proceed to west campus clinic at GMH 114 or contact local 3039.
  • If there is no local landline within the vicinity you may get in touch with the nearest security guard or officer who in return will inform the clinic of the health emergency.