Navigating healthcare in the new normal

In the new normal, your health and that of your loved ones have now become the top priority. This means you should do and get the best health care routine that is accessible, convenient, and can be done in the comfort and safety of your own home. To help you navigate through the current situation, AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, offers these tips:

Reinforce everyday preventive actions. With the pandemic still rampant, a good mindset to have is “prevention is better than cure.” This means being extra careful and conscious of following safety protocols to decrease the chances of contracting the virus. These include staying at home as much as possible, washing hands with water and soap regularly, and avoiding touching your face unnecessarily. When going out for essentials, be sure to wear a face mask, face shield, and other protective gear and to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others. 

Maintain a healthy lifestyle. One of the best ways to avoid getting sick is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Strive to eat a well-balanced meal consisting of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Get enough sleep and have a regular exercise routine, allotting at least 20 to 30 minutes daily. Living a healthy lifestyle can help boost immunity and prevent chronic illnesses and long-term diseases. It may also help lessen the harmful effects of the disease in the event you may fall ill.

Take care of your mental health. In this time of pandemic, it’s important to give yourself a break from anything that might cause further stress or anxiety such as social media, watching too much news, or even work. During your “me time,” try to practice meditation or do something that you really enjoy. It could be cooking or baking, reading books, writing, working out, or gardening. Remember, taking care of your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical wellness.

Opt for teleconsultations. For everyone’s safety, majority of hospitals and doctors had to be stricter with admitting and seeing patients. Thanks to a convenient alternative, people can opt to do teleconsultations for minor medical queries. AXA in partnership with MyPocketDoctor offers free teleconsultation to policyholders of Health Max, Health Start, and Global Health Access via the Health Hub section of AXA’s mobile app, Emma by AXA. Non-health customers can register through this link, , for their free teleconsultation code until March 31, 2021 only. AXA policyholders can also enjoy at-home care services at a discounted rate on the Health Hub of Emma by AXA app, until December 31, 2021. 

Despite the precarious healthcare situation amid the pandemic, people can still navigate through this difficult time by following these tips from AXA Philippines. To know more about  AXA’s suite of protection and health products, visit or download the Emma by AXA app here: