Services Offered

The Department of Family and Community Medicine provides the following services:

Industrial Health Clinic Services

  • Pre-employment and annual check-up
  • Diagnostic and treatment of occupational and industrial related injuries
  • Out-patient and in-patient executive packages
  • Immunization program
  • Health Risk Management
  • Stress management and counseling

Our Community Services

  • Daily consultations at our satellite clinics in Joseph Clinic, Malabon City and the St. Peter and St. John Parish, Caloocan City
  • Health Education Program
  • Immunization
  • Family Planning
  • Feeding Program
  • Literacy Program
  • Livelihood Program
  • Community Mobilization
  • Community-based Research

Family Counseling and Psychodynamics

We offer services such as counseling and psychodynamic to help in mental and emotional support and improve of individuals that needs medical and professional assistance.

Home Visit for Ill Patients

We offer home clinical services for chronically and terminally ill out-patients to serve their special needs.


In the 1950s, the Department of Family and Community Medicine (FCM) started as the Department of Hygiene headed by Dr. Regino Padua.  Through the years, the department evolved as the Department of Bacteriology and Preventive Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Hygiene and Laboratory Diagnosis.

The department was then divided to the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Preventive Medicine in 1955.  Back then, it was also known as the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Raquel So-Sayo and Dr. Annie Francisco, pioneers in Family Medicine education, started the Residency Program in 1987.  The FCM Residency Program is a fully accredited program that provides the best education and training for Family Medicine residents and gives patients the best possible medical care by advocating the ideals of family medicine, advancing the knowledge base of primary care, and serving communities and families.

Since then, over 37 Family Medicine trainees have graduated and are now practicing in urban and rural communities.  Some of the graduates are currently in academic teaching centers and some are in government service while others are practicing abroad.

Residents are trained to succeed in urban and rural practice and become leaders in their respective communities.

The FCM Department has full-time faculty physicians dedicated to resident education and patient care.  In addition, the residents are educated by a complete spectrum of private practice physicians who are dedicated to their craft.

The program emphasizes outpatient care, family care and continuity of care and is designed to develop critical clinical skills and decision-making abilities.  Required subspecialty and elective rotations are available with a wide variety of physician-specialists in all clinical disciplines.

At present, the Department has two community-based outreach programs in Joseph Clinic in Maysilo and Saints Peter and John Parish in Potrero in Malabon City.  The Department also mans the Industrial Health Clinic, a hospital-based outpatient service catering to industrial workers, HMO members and their dependents.

As for the staff, Dr. Raquel M. So-Sayo, the previous Medical Director from June 2001 up to July 2004 and became the City Health Officer of Caloocan City for 2004-2013 is now the Executive Director of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP).  Dr. Delia R. Lim is the head of the Quality Assurance Unit from 2007 up to present.  Dr. Ma. Rosario E. Bonagua, past Department Chair was appointed Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) last January 2016, and Dr. Mary Ann V. Leh is the Section Head of the Industrial Health Clinic from 2002 up to present. Presently the chair of the department is Dr. Janice D. De Leon; also the chair of the department for the college and Dr. Rolando M. De Leon Jr. is the Training Officer.