Celebrating Five Years of Holistic Maritime Healthcare

More than ever before, health has become a top priority in people’s lives. For seafarers, physical and mental fitness determines their career and continuous employment that allows them to take care of their families. Towards healthy and health-empowered people, Nordic Medical Clinic started five years ago, establishing top quality, customer-centric, health-educating, holistic maritime healthcare, raising the standards of the industry.

We celebrated the milestone anniversary today both in Manila and Cebu clinics, with messages from Medical Directors, staff who has been with us for five years, and seafarers who gave their affirmations to the care they are experiencing through NMC. Mr Abel “Jojo” Pinza, a Bosun from OSM Maritime, has been doing his medicals with us from the start. He testified to our seafarers present today in the clinic that for 18 years working as a seafarer, he says “NMC is the best clinic po! Mabilis, malinis, at masaya po ko dito! Sana kayo din!” (Fast, clean, and I’m happy to be here! I hope you are happy here too!)

Ms Fatima dela Cruz is NMC Manila’s Admin Manager since the start of operations. She witnessed the growth of NMC through the years. She said, “Today, I would like to reveal the secret of NMC. All of us staff here gives service and care from the heart. We are serious in our work that it’s all about people”.

At a glance at NMC’s numbers in 2022, NMC in total has served 9605 seafarers undergoing holistic Pre Employment Examinations. Facilitated over 22,245 COVID Tests, and 20,590 other services like adult vaccinations, drug testing etc. Telemedicine services have also assisted 2261 combined cases of physical and mental health.

What’s next for NMC? We aspire to continue to raise the standards of healthcare in the maritime industry, with holistic care and health education as the heart of who we are and what we do as an organization. Growth is just the reward as we continually cultivate a culture of care for the industry. Special thanks to our Seafarers, we honour and salute you, you give us meaningful jobs. To our Crewing companies and Shipowners who continuously refer to us for their Crew welfare and healthcare, thank you for the growing trust and cooperation!


By Dr Didoy Lubaton, Medical Director for Holistic Care of Nordic Medical Clinic.