LTO Medical Certificate: What is it for and is it really needed?

Updated Nov 26, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive FYIs
It's part of the requirements when applying for new and renewal of driver's license.

I. LTO Medical Certificate: What is it for?

When applying for a driver’s license, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) requires all applicants to submit a medical certificate. This includes those who are applying for a student driver’s license, a non-professional driver’s license, and a professional driver’s license. A medical certificate is also a requirement for individuals who are renewing their driver's license.

An LTO medical certificate can ensure a driver if he/she is physically and mentally fit to drive. Despite the innovation of vehicular safety features, the human factor has always been one of the most common causes of accidents, hence a medical certificate is necessary.

Announcement from LTO

LTO Medical Certificates as per the Land Transportation Office (LTO)

In order to get tested, you would have to visit LTO’s accredited medical clinics made available nationwide. Once you finished the medical exam, you will be issued with the medical certificate needed for driver license application.

Of note, it doesn’t really matter which accredited medical clinic you decide to get tested. The important thing to look for in acquiring an LTO medical certificate is that the medical clinic is accredited by the agency. We have listed the accredited medical clinics in Metro Manila which you can find below.

Application sheet for driver's license

You will be needing an LTO Medical Certificate when applying for a driver's license

As for the pricing, the LTO medical certificate fee usually costs around Php 500. However, that could vary depending on the guidelines of the medical clinics. Your medical result will be sent to LTO’s database as a way to avoid forged, duplicated, and fake medical certificates.

II. LTO Medical Certificate: What are the medical tests included?

Perhaps the most important factors that a medical practitioner will check on you are your eyes. Medical clinics will take a precise eye exam on you by giving you a series of eye tests. Restrictions will be given to you depending on how well the medical exam went.

A man doing an eye test

An eye test is required as vision is essential in driving

The clinic will also be conducting a drug test in order for you to acquire a medical certificate. Illegal drugs can disrupt a person’s mental and physical well-being. For this reason, this is a test that is highly checked by accredited medical clinics.

Other conditions that will be checked on you include your ability to hear and speak, disabilities, and diseases such as diabetes, dementia, and high blood pressure.

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III. LTO Medical Certificate: List of Accredited Medical Clinics in Metro Manila

1. Region 13: NCR East

ITEM NO.
ACCREDITED MEDICAL CLINIC NAME
CLINIC ADDRESS
CLINIC'S CONTACT NUMBER
1
ABALOS MEDICAL CLINIC
BRGY. PINYAHAN, QUEZON CITY
0932-7118687
2
ANC HALILI MEDICAL CLINIC
BRGY. KALIGAYAHAN NOVALICHES QUEZON CITY
0915-2457637
3
ANC Halili Medical Corp.
Ynares Sports Arena Cmpd. Shaw Blvd.,Pasig City
631-3675
4
AQV MEDICAL CLINIC
433 J.P. RIZAL ST STO. NIÑO,  MARIKINA CITY
0917-8996526
5
ARUGAIN ANM MEDICAL  TESTING CENTER
#151 BRGY. SAN ROQUE 20TH AVE COR MIRASOL ST. CUBAO Q.C.
6
AVENNION MEDICAL SERVICES, INC.
LEVEL 2 ALIMALL, CUBAO QUEZON CITY
930-6174
7
BREONY MEDICAL CLINIC
1131 QURINO HIGHWAY BRGY. KALIGAYAHAN, NOVALICHES QUEZON CITY
927-7618443
8
C. E. D. MEDICAL SERVICES
PRIMA BIENES BLDG. BRGY. 01 MAGALANG COR EAST AVE PINYAHAN Q.C.
9
CHAR-LYN MEDICAL CLINIC EAST AVE. Q.C.
EAST AVE. QUEZON CITY
0917-1003510
10
CLINIPATH MEDICAL CLINIC
L/G FLOOR ROBINSON METROEAST MARCOS HIGHWAY BRGY. DELA PAZ PASIG CITY
637-3102
11
FSM MEDICAL CLINIC
FTI OLD ADMIN BLDG FTI CMPLX WESTERN BICUTAN TAGUIG
0917-5157558
12
Galen Medical Clinic
F. Sevalle Bldg. San Agustin Malabon city
13
Healing Grace Medical Clinic
121 Shaw Blvd., Bagong Silang, Mandaluyong City
531-1512
14
HEALTH PRIORITY MEDICAL CLINIC
1151 UNIT 0 QUIRINO HIWAY KALIGAYAHAN 5, QUEZON CITY
15
JAGB DRUG TESTING CENTER
UNIT 118 3RD/F ROBINSONS NOVALICHES, QUEZON CITY
931-4281
16
JGC MEDICAL CLINIC
BIAK NA BATO QUEZON CITY
0917-8970588
17
JJCL Drug Testing 2nd Medical Center
Unit CC 20320 2F Ever Gotesco Commonwealth Ave., Batasan Hills Quezon City
0922-8186887
18
JL Sison Medical Clinic- Manila
Post Office Cmpd. Liwasan Bonifacio Manila
19
JMRA MEDICAL & DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
G/F OLD ADMIN BLDG. FTI COMPLEX TAGUIG CITY
838-5285
20
JTB Clinic
80 Severina Compound, R. Magsaysay Blvd. Quezon City
21
KUYANG  MEDICAL CLINIC
VALENZUELA CITY 3RD DISTRICT NCR
0933-1100460
22
L.T.O. MEDICAL
LTO CENTRAL OFFICE EAST AVE,  QUEZON CITY
23
LJL DRUG TESTING CENTER
UNIT 314 3/F SHAW CENTER MALL360 SHAW BLVD ADDITION HILLS MANDALUYONG
0917-5602184
24
LOL MEDICAL CENTER
371 JP RIZAL ST COR MING RAMOS MARIKINA CITY
997-6861
25
LRO MEDICAL SERVICES
STALL UNIT 9 PMHA BLDG. COR. LTO EAST AVE. QUEZON CITY
0927-4357177
26
MCMD MEDICAL CLINIC
RM 311 PRIMA BLDG. EAST AVE COR MAGALANG ST QUEZON CITY
922-2639
27
MEGACARE MEDICAL SERVICES, INC.
UNIT 029 LGF ANNEX BLDG. SM CITY NORTH EDSA BAGONG PAG-ASA, QUEZON CITY
0932-3982972
28
NH MEDICAL CLINIC
UNIT 301 PRIA BLDG., #1 MAGALANG ST COR EAST AVE BRGY PINYAHAN QUEZON CITY
729-8009
29
NOVALTO MEDICAL CLINIC
1151 QUIRINO HIGHWAY KALIGAYAHAN 2 NOVALICHES QUEZON CITY
0995-457-5563
30
OCNT MEDICAL CLINIC
107 N. DOMINGO ST. BRGY. PEDRO CRUZ SAN JUAN CITY
0917-308-3029
31
OCNT MEDICAL CLINIC
4-D MAGALANG ST. BRGY. PINYAHAN, QUEZON CITY
0905-241-7634
32
Precision Medical Services and Drug Test Lab
82 P. Tuazon Blvd., Kaunlaran, Quezon City
411-2723
33
QUASARS MEDICAL TESTING CENTER
3RD FLOOR FAIRVIEW CENTER MALL Q.C
0917-8301308
34
RBR MEDICAL CLINIC
GROUND FLR. SJB BLDG. N. DOMINGO SAN JUAN CITY
0907-6536675
35
RC LIM MEDICAL
LTO EXTENSION OFFICE, MIRASOL CUBAO, QUEZON CITY
36
RC LIM MEDICAL
DILIMAN QUEZON CITY
37
RC LIM MEDICAL SERVICES
85 P.TUAZON SQUARE CUBAO Q.C
38
RC LIM MEDICAL SERVICES
P.TUAZON CUBAO QUEZON CITY
39
RC LIM MEDICAL SERVICES
20TH AVE P. TUAZON CUBAO Q.C.
40
RC Lim medical services
Lot 10, Brgy. Pinyahan Diliman Quezon City
0917-3151006
41
Restituta Q. Layog Medical Clinic
#80 R. Magsaysay blvd. Dona Imelda Bldg Q.C.
0917-3177359
42
ROSABEN MEDICAL CLINIC
#3 BIAK NA BATO LA LOMA QUEZON CITY
43
Rosaben Medical Clinic
FTI compound, Taguig City
44
ROSABEN MEDICAL CLINIC
5 P.FLORENTINO ST.COR.BIAK NA BATO STO.DOMINGO Q.C
45
ROSABEN MEDICAL CLINIC
GROUND FLR.OLD ADMIN BLDG.FTI COMPLEX WESTERN BICUTAN TAGUIG
0920-9695351
46
THINKWISE MEDICAL SERVICES
LTO TIENDESITAS, FRONTERA VERDE UGONG PASIG CITY
727-1930
47
TRU-CHECK MEDICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER, INC.
PARK AVE. ROBINSONS GALLERIA EDSA COR ORTIGAS, QUEZON CITY
631-1559
48
VCAC MEDICAL CLINIC
3RD FLOOR AYOS CENTER COMELEC BUILDING MALINTA VALENZUELA CITY
352-3000 Loc 157
49
Victory Medical Clinic
375-C Ming Ramos Lane Brgy. Santo Nino Marikina City
0906-2511070
50
VNB MEDICALSERVICES INC.
305 PRIMA BLDG.MAGALANG ST.Q.C

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2. Region 13: NCR West

ITEM NO.
ACCREDITED MEDICAL CLINIC NAME
CLINIC ADDRESS
CONTACT NUMBER
1
DIAZ MEDICAL CLINIC
Torres Bldg. km 29 Tunasan Muntinlupa City
2
DIAZ MEDICAL SERVICES
LTO Compound National Road Brgy Tunasan Muntinlupa City
3
LEO MEDICAL CLINIC
Araneta Ave Brgy 79 Caloocan City
(02)  242-2335
4
BHELL MEDICAL
Stall No. 2 Oreta Sports Complex F. Sevilla Blvd., Malabon City
5
VNB MEDICAL
17 JP Bautista St Brgy 080 Caloocan City
6
JENHEALTH MEDICAL CLINIC
#27 National Road Tunasan Muntinlupa city
(02) 862-4671
7
BMZ MEDICAL CLINIC
1909 Kusang Loob Brgy 353 Zone 36 Sta Cruz Manila
0956-9814975
8
CLINICA KONSULTA
Dela Reyna St Reigna Regente St Binondo Manila
(02) 881-1330
9
RC LIM MEDICAL CLINIC
22 Araneta Ave. Caloocan City
10
RUDOLPH PASCUAL MEDICAL (RPM)
Beta Bldg., 2150 Espana Blvd., Manila
11
RUDOLPH MEDICAL MEDICAL SERVICES
2F Beta Bldg Josefina St Brgy 258 Sampaloc Manila
12
THINKWISE MEDICAL SERVICES
Alabang Town Center Muntinlupa City
(02) 541-0189
13
EPROMED MEDICAL CLINIC
Olivarez Compound Plaza NAIA Ave San Dionisio Paranaque City
14
EPROMED MEDICAL CLINIC
138 Olivarez Plaza Ninoy Aquino Ave san Dionisio Parañaque City
15
DOUBLE CHECK MEDICAL & DIAGNOSTIC CENTER INC.
Level 3 Open Parking Padre Faura Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico cor.Pedro Gil St., Malate
16
ANGEL'S CLINIC
Mendoza Street, Talon Las Pinas City
17
QUICK STOP DRUG TESTING CENTER
MRT Upper Level Guadalupe Commercial Complex Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo Makati City
(02) 896-6481
18
MEDITRUST DX SERVICES INC
4th Floor Metropoint Mall EDSA cor Taft Brgy 97 Pasay City
(02) 810-0262
19
GALEN MEDICAL CLINIC
Unit 2A Brgy 79 Araneta Avenue Caloocan City
(02) 922-2639
20
GALEN MEDICAL CLINIC - MALABON
F. Sevilla St. San Agustin, Malabon City
(02) 9222639
21
MIRAJ MEDICAL SERVICES
F16 4/F Araneta Square Caloocan City
(02) 285-5507
22
NHELCHU MEDICAL CLINIC
310 Real St., Alabang Zapote Rd Talon I Las Piñas City
(02) 799-3217
23
NELCHU MEDICAL SERVICES
94-A E. Mendoza Avenue , Bayani Subd. Talon 1. Las Pinas City
(02) 799-3217
24
JJCL DRUG TESTING MEDICAL CENTER
5th Floor SM City Concepcion St. Ermita Manila
(02) 989-0110
25
CLA MEDICAL
Pasay City LTO Domestic Road
26
DLLD MEDCARE CLINIC
9624 Pililia St., Valenzuela, Makati City
(02)922-2639
27
CEZZ MEDICAL SERVICES
Brgy. 191  Areza Bldg LTO Cmpd Domestic Rd Pasay City
28
GREEN PASTEUR MEDICAL SERVICES
Areza Building, LTO Compound Domestic Road, Brgy 191 Pasay City
29
A.E.B MEDICAL CLINIC
312 Real St. Alabang Zapote Road, Talon Uno, Las Pinas City
30
MONLLER MEDICAL SERVICES
LTO Compound, Tunasan, Muntinlupa City
31
DYTREX MEDICAL CLINIC
LTO Compound, Tunasan, Muntinlupa City
(02) 862-1048
32
DES MEDICAL SERVICES
22 G. Araneta Ave. Caloocan City
33
HEALTH PRIORITY MEDICAL CLINIC
1346 Tayuman St. Manila
34
JONATHAN V. URBINO MEDICAL SERVICES
1356 Tayuman St. Sta. Cruz Manila
35
NELCHU MEDICAL SERVICES - LAS PIÑAS EXT.
358 Real St. Alabang Zapote Rd. Talon 1 Las Pinas City
36
DR. RESTITUTA Q. LAYOG MEDICAL CLINIC
22 G. Araneta caloocan City
37
THINKWISE MEDICAL CLINIC - DLRO MRT AYALA
DLRO Ayala MRT Space C3-C4 2nd Level Ayala MRT Station
(02) 818-3589
38
DCV MEDICAL & DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC - DLRO Robinsons Las Pinas
Robinsons Las Pinas
39
JL SISON MEDICAL CLINIC
Atayde Paz St. Domestic Rd. Brgy 191 Pasay City
09473513355
40
DR. RESTITUTA Q. LAYOG MEDICAL CLINIC ESPAÑA
Beta Building Josefina St. cor Espana Sampaloc, Manila
41
ELKAY MEDICAL CLINIC
3401 West Vigan St. Sampaloc Manila
42
ELKAY MEDICAL CLINIC
1411 Tayuman St. Sta. Cruz Manila
43
ACA MEDICAL CLINIC
BS  Electrical Road Brgy 191, Pasay City
44
HEALTH PRIORITY MEDICAL CLINIC - ESPAÑA
LTO Espana
45
C & C MEDICAL CLINIC
LTO Pasay District Office Old Domestic Road Pasay City
46
ALBERT N. ALEGRE MEDICAL CLINIC
1409 Tayuman St. Sta. Cruz Manila
47
SKYRAIN MEDICAL CLINIC
807 D. Santiago cor. Mindanao Ave. Sta Mesa Manila
48
DR. RESTITUTA Q. LAYOG MEDICAL CLINIC - SAMPALOC3
746 Domingo Santiago St. Sampaloc Manila
49
JL SISON MEDICAL CLINIC
Post Office Compound Lawton Manila
50
HEALTH PRIORITY MEDICAL CLINIC - SAMPALOC
N. Domingo St Sampaloc Manila
51
C3 MEDICAL CLINIC
Unit 9 Lodoro St. National Rd. Tunasan Muntinlupa City
52
BHELL MEDICAL
P. Sevilla Blvd san Agustin Malabon City
53
RC LIM
Liwasang Bonifacio Magallanes Dr Intramuros Manila
54
ABELEDA MEDICAL CLINIC
1415 Tayuman Sta Cruz Manila
55
JM CREDO MEDICAL CLINIC
FMC-LTO Cmpd Talon Uno Alabang Zapote Rd Las Pinas City
56
R.C.T MEDICAL CLINIC
FMC-LTO Compound Alabang Zapote Road Talon Uno Las Pinas City
57
MEGACARE MEDICAL SERVICES INC
CZ 262a SM Mall of Asia JW Diokno Blvd Brgy. 076 Pasay City
58
FC MEDICAL CLINIC
Pasay Domestic Road Pasay City
59
JBO MEDICAL CLINIC
Domestic Road Pasay City
60
AASE HEALTH DRIVE
Beta Bldg Josefina Reyes St cor Espana Sampaloc Manila
61
ALFRED MEDICAL CLINIC
1443 Tayuman St., Sta. Cruz Manila
62
LIZ MEDICAL CLINIC
310 A Real St Alabang Zapote Rd Talon 1 Las Piñas City
63
VIRGIL NITZ & BABY MEDICAL SERVICES
17 JP Bautista St. Brgy. 080, Caloocan City
64
A.E.B MEDICAL CLINIC
312 Real St. Alabang Zapote Rd., Talon Uno, Las Piñas City
65
AGSA MEDICAL CLINIC
2160 Beta Bldg., Josefina St. Brgy. 528, Sampaloc Manila

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IV. FAQs about LTO Medical Certificate

Q: Is a medical certificate required for applying for a driver’s license?

Yes, an LTO medical certificate has always been a requirement for applying for a driver’s license. Since 2019, LTO is only receiving medical certificates from its accredited medical clinics nationwide.

Q: I have blurry vision. Can I still be issued with a driver’s license?

Yes, however, you will be given restrictions that you should follow when driving. A traffic enforcer has the right to give you a ticket if you violated your restrictions.

Q: Where can I get a medical certification?

There are numerous medical clinics accredited by LTO. In Metro Manila alone, there are over 100 accredited medical clinics available.

Q: I’m a foreigner. Do I still need to present a medical certificate to LTO?

A medical certificate is a requirement for all who wish to get a Philippine driver’s license. So yes, a medical certificate is still required even if you are a foreigner.

Q: How much is for an LTO medical certificate?

The price of an LTO medical certificate can vary depending on the medical clinic. However, the average price you would pay for a medical certificate is Php 500.

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