I posted an article on how to get fast online approval for laboratory tests with MediCard in 2016 and since then (and especially when this pandemic started) I have been deluged by inquiries on a daily basis.  I usually just redirect all inquiries to the Medicard website but the inquiries just won’t stop!  Here is why:

Medicard website 2021

As you can see the MediCard Online LOA tab that was indicated before is missing.  I tried going into the button marked “I’m a Medicard Member” thinking the link must be there but to no avail. I clicked everywhere I possibly could and was met with zilch.  I’m not a Medicard member and I was getting frustrated!

Why couldn’t Medicard just put the link right there?

I thought about it and I came up with the following possible answers:

  1. Because of the pandemic, people were panicking so they were getting LOA requests left and right for RT-PCR tests and antigen tests … more than they could handle
  2. They wanted their members to use the MACE app, available on the Appstore and Googleplay.
  3. They wanted their members to visit their social media accounts, such as the one on Facebook.

How do I request an LOA then?

I did a quick Google search using the keywords “Medicard LOA request” which led me to several infographics by Medicard on the topic.  The most recent one is posted on September 24, 2021.

That infographic has ALL the information you will need TO DATE until a new one is issued. In a nutshell, you have two options: email or call directly.

So, to everyone who wants to know how to get a Medicard LOA, there’s your answer. If they stop working, do let me know and I will help you dig up the information again. In the meantime, stay healthy!

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By Penny Angeles-Tan

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