Martinez Training Center for Health Services (MTCHS) is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
This institution was established in 1955 by the late Dr. Antonio C. Martinez, a general surgeon , and his wife Luz Agustin as a medium sized secondary hospital located close to the boundery of the western part of the Tondo district of Manila and the south western part of the municipality of Caloocan known as Maypajo district. During those period, there were no hospital in this region and the majority of the residents therein belong to the average-income group.
With the primary intention of serving low-income patients who cannot afford the services of the bigger medical centers in Manila, it chose to be a community oriented hospital to them and to protect the real image of a rural medical institution. It was with this in mind that this institution was originally named “Country Clinic”.
To make hospitalization affordable to its clientele, Dr. Martinez converted part of their residence as patient’s wards and improvised an operating room/delivery room unit provided with basic equipment’s for minor and major surgical interventions. He invited physicians in various specialties to be members of their medical staff.
After five years, they decided to expand to accommodate the growing number of patients seeking its services by constructing a bigger edifice and upgrading its facilities. Accordingly, the hospital was renamed Martinez Memorial Hospital and Colleges in his memory.
In November 24, 1960 a tragedy struck the Martinez family – the untimely demise of the beloved doctor. Construction was halfway then. Such tragedy did not pose a deterrent to the family, and more reinvigorate the determination to finish everything to make the founder’s dream come true, hence, the School of Nursing opened its door to the public in 1962. The first twelve students who graduated passed the Board Examination with flying colors and this feat duplicated in succeeding years. The School of Nursing then gained popularity that made more applicants seek admission in the institution, henceforth, the construction of five-storey edifice.
Years of inevitable progress followed. The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Medical Technology were opened simultaneously with the Schools of Medical Secretarial and Radiologic Technology in 1969. In 1977, Health Aide Course and Midwifery were offered and later in1978, the High School Department was opened.
In 1981, the four-year course, Bachelor of Arts, majors in English and Psychology was recognized and in 1984, two more courses opened – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration.
The College of Physical Therapy was opened in 1995 and later on in 2002, the Martinez Caregiver Training Center was opened to cater to Filipino Students who wish to work as caregiver abroad.
Today, faced with ever growing challenges confronting health workers and the economic pressures in providing adequate health care delivery, the Martinez Memorial Hospital is committed more than ever to perpetuate the communitarian dream of its founder and the demands of modern hospital management. While the college is committed to a firm conviction that education is concerned with the development of social, moral, and spiritual values and it seeks to develop in men and women the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for technical and professional capabilities geared towards nation-building.
Both the college and the hospital shall push through with its objectives and are more determined than ever.
Martinez Training Center for Health Services – Caloocan City
Address: 3rd Flr. Martinez Memorial Hospital, 198 A. Mabini St., Maypajo, Caloocan City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 285-5091; 288-4279; 288-8861
TESDA Approved Programs
Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Martinez Training Center for Health Services” in the municipality of Caloocan City.
List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs
|Caregiving NC II||786 hours|
|Housekeeping NC II||436 hours|
Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:
- At least 18 years of age
- At least High School Graduate
- Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
- With good moral character
- Undergone a pre-training assessment
- Can communicate both orally and in written form
Training Fees and Schedule
The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.
For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.
Location and Contact Information
For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 285-5091; 288-4279; 288-8861. You can also visit Martinez Training Center for Health Services Caloocan (MTCHS). The assessment center is located at 3rd Flr. Martinez Memorial Hospital, 198 A. Mabini St., Maypajo, Caloocan City, Philippines.