The health officer shall take charge of the office on health and shall:

Take charge of the office on health services, supervise the personnel and staff of said office, formulate program implementation guidelines and rules and regulations for the operation of the said office for the approval of the governor or mayor, as the case may be, in order to assist him in the efficient, effective and economical implementation of a health services program geared to implementation of health-related projects and activities;

Formulate measures for the consideration of the sanggunian and provide technical assistance and support to the governor or mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out activities to ensure the delivery of basic services and provisions of adequate facilities relative to health services provided under Section 17 of this Code;

Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by the governor or mayor as the case may be, implement the same, particularly those which have to do with health programs and projects which the governor or mayor, is empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is empowered to provide for under this Code;

In addition to the foregoing duties and functions, the health officer shall:

  • Formulate and implement policies, plans, programs and projects to promote the health of the people in the local government unit concerned;
  • Advise the governor or mayor, as the case may be, and the sanggunian on matters pertaining to health;
  • Execute and enforce laws, ordinances and regulations relating to public health;
  • Recommend to the sanggunian, through the local health board, the passage of such ordinances as he may deem necessary for the preservation of public health;
  • Recommend the prosecution of any violation of sanitary laws, ordinances or regulations;
  • Direct the sanitary inspection of all business establishments selling food items or providing accommodations such as hotels, motels, lodging houses, pension houses, and the like, in accordance with the Sanitation Code;
  • Conduct health information campaigns and render health intelligence services;
  • Coordinate with other government agencies and non-governmental organizations involved in the promotion and delivery of health services; and
  • In the case of the provincial health officer, exercise general supervision over health officers of component cities and municipalities; and

Be in the frontline of health services, delivery, particularly during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and calamities; and

Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.


Rural Health Unit renders the following programs:

Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Every Wednesday at the main health center and ash the BHS
  1. BCG
  2. Hepa B with in 24hrs
  3. Hepa B after 24hrs
  4. OPV1, OPV2, OPV3
  6. IPV
  7. PCV1, PCV2, PCV3
  8. MCV1
  9. MCV2

Available Everyday
  1. Pills
  2. Injectables
  3. Intra uterine device (IUD)
  4. Condom
  5. Natural Method

Available Every Thursday
  1. Pre-natal check up
  2. Tetanus toxoid injection
  3. Complete iron with folic acid supplement
  4. Postpartum check up
  5. Postpartum iron supplement
  6. Vitamin A supplement
  7. Initiated breastfeeding
  8. Hepa B test
  9. HIV test

Available Everyday
  1. DSSM collection - Monday and Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. XPERT test- every Tuesday and Thursday morning
  3. Administration to DOTS (Directly Observe Short Course Chemotherapy)

Urinalysis 44.00
Focalizes 44.00
Complete blood count 66.00
Blood typing 33.00
Platelet count 66.00
Malaria examination Free
NSI Free
Filaria Free
FBS Free
Cholesterol 99.00
Pregnancy test Free

Available Everyday Afternoon

Dental check up
Tooth extraction (PDW,SR)
Every Tuesday
90.00 per tooth/ 70.00
Pre- schooler tooth examination, toothbrushing and lecture on the importance of tooth care
Every Thursday Morning
Oral prophylaxis/check-up of pregnant women
Every Thursday Afternoon
Recording and reporting, dental certificate for student and player

  1. Weighing of-71mos once a year
  2. supplementary feeding to Malnourished children
  3. Outpatient management of acute malnutrition

Every 2 last Monday afternoon
  1. Responsible parenthood
  2. Reproductive health and family planning method

  1. HIV testing

  1. March
  2. July
  3. November