Do private and public health facilities need to be certified by the DOH as a COVID-19 facility to be included in this benefit?

YES. Health facility shall be duly licensed or designated by the DOH, including the DOH Central Office, Centers for Health Development (CHDs), Provincial/City/Municipal Health Offices, and Local Government Health Offices for COVID-19 response in accordance with the latest National Action Plan Against COVID-19. However, the National Action Plan for COVID-19 Response also clearly stipulates that certain health facilities are part of COVID-19 response. BHS, RHUs and Urban Health Centers while not licensed are considered as part of COVID-19 response and thus need not be certified by DOH as part of COVID-19 response.