The delivery of basic health care services to the general public is basically one of the primary concerns of the city. Thus, the City established its own Primary Hospital (Ospital ng Tagaytay) in 1997 to render health services for the city residents especially to underprivileged patients. In order to improve its services and accommodate the increasing number of in-patient, the City Government constructed additional building (expansion) for additional hospital beds and to comply with the minimum requirement of the Department of Health for hospital upgrading from primary to secondary.
In addition, the construction of a state-of- the-art private tertiary hospital (Tagaytay Hospital and Medical Center) located at Barangay Silang Crossing East near Rotunda, also caters the needs not only of local residents but also the adjoining towns as well tourists who visited the city.
For minor cases, the City Health Office is open from Monday to Friday providing medical and dental services to the city residents. The 34 barangay have also their respective barangay health centers under the direct supervision of City Health Office personnel assisted by Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Purok Social Workers (PSWs). Non-government Organizations (NGOs) such as Project Health, Augustinian Sisters and private institutions also provide medical services to the residents.
At present the city has one (1) City Health Center, 34 barangay health centers, two (2) hospitals, nine (9) dental clinics, nine (9) medical clinics and ten (10) drugstores to meet the health and medical needs of the people.
The city has 39 licensed physicians; eleven (11) dentists; seventy six (76) nurses and Barangay Health Workers.
The City Nutrition Office’s records show that from 1998 to 2009, the malnutrition rate in the city is below 1%. As a concrete manifestation of the efficiency of the city’s nutrition program, the city has received several Nutrition Awards from the regional even up to national level.