Kanlungang Palma: UP Diliman’s historic and iconic Palma Hall will add serving as isolation area for persons suspected and who are probable cases of COVID-19 to its storied existence as a center of social engagement on campus.

New primary care benefits may now be availed of at the University Health Service (UHS) in UP Diliman. These health care benefits are given as part of a pilot study, “Philippine Studies in Primary Care”, which was launched on October 2016 to run for a year until September 30, 2017, unless otherwise extended. Jointly funded by UP System and Philhealth, the study aims to test the effectiveness of a primary care health delivery system in a corporate setting. “Our target beneficiaries are employees, which in the pilot study would refer to university staff of various categories. Since they are part of the mandated clientele of the University Health Service, the health benefit package and the Primary Care health delivery system under study are in that sense, within a ‘corporate setting’,” according to UHS Acting Director Jesusa Catabui.