A new mobile app aims to give consumers access to topnotch health and wellness services without breaking the bank.
My White Card is a membership app that makes it possible for Filipinos to afford premium health and wellness services by giving discounts of up to 50 percent. By teaming up with Centuria Medical Makati, the 28-story outpatient medical-IT facility, consumers are right away guaranteed world-class health care.
Health care, after all, need not be so prohibitive, said My White Card CEO Anne Ricardo.
“We saw a gap between preventive healthcare and maintaining self-care. My White Card wants to bridge the gap between maintaining a lifestyle of self-care and staying within a budget,” Ricardo said.
Get huge discounts on beauty treatments, cosmetic surgeries, dental procedures, functional medicine, therapies, and more. My White Card offers more than 500 discount coupons for an entire year. Once claimed, the app automatically sends it back to the menu.
“Vouchers are one-time deals; coupons are unlimited,” Ricardo said.
Beauty services range from Brazilian butt lift and breast fat transfer to diamond peels and dentures; Health covers anywhere from hearing consultation and dental implants to supplements; while Wellness ranges from chiropractic services and IV drip services to acupuncture and marital couples’ counseling. (For a complete list: mywhitecard.ph.)
There are three membership tiers to choose from: Elite (P7,999/year) with discounts on products and services of up to 10 percent; Premium (P11,899/year) for as much as 25 percent discount; and Luxury (P25,000) for up to 50 percent discount on products and services, along with promos. Save for the discount difference, all tiers have the same access to the same doctors.
Just download the app, register, pick a membership tier, and instantly gain access to exclusive deals. A special introductory price on membership is currently at 50 percent off until March 31.
Among its 24 partners at Centuria Medical Makati are Asian Stem Cell Institute, White House (optical clinic), Mimmo (molecular immunology), Asia Square Dental, Skin Touch, Alpha Chiropractics, Pinnacle Performance (a Hong Kong-brand fitness center), Prive Estetica (plastic surgery), Auris (hearing care professionals), and The Center for Functional Medicine, among others. Options Studio, a Pilates studio, is also a partner. More clinics are coming soon, said Ricardo.
“It’s an entire menu for your wellness. Just show the app upon payment and get a discount, no questions asked,” she said. “We want to promote preventive healthcare, but people think it’s expensive.”
Functional medicine has been called the future of medicine. It identifies and addresses the root causes of disease. It views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties; and treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.
Also called preventive medicine, it veers away from the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach. It addresses the patients’ lifestyle habits to allow positive changes to heal their bodies.
“Most of the time we wait to get sick and rush to the ER. With functional medicine, you don’t wait to get sick,” she said. Ricardo said it involves blood tests, supplementation, food program, and treat patients according to their blood test results, and boost their immune system.