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      June 23, 2022   ZCMC, through its Public Affairs and Customer Care Unit, conducted the 2nd Ronda de Salud na ZCMC on June 22, 2022. The first Ronda de Salud was held on...
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    ZCMC - DOLE Partnerships
        June 17, 2022 ZCMC - DOLE Partnerships Mr. Makaraya U. Adil, OIC of the DOLE-Zamboanga City Field Office, paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Afdal B. Kunting. The purpose of the...
  • Friday, 10 June 2022 01:06
    Community Outreach Program
    June 7, 2022 Community Outreach Program The Department of Pediatrics Zamboanga conducted an outreach activity in Barangay Bunguiao. This is in celebration of National Kidney Month, which...
  • Friday, 03 June 2022 04:41
    Operation Tuli
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  • Monday, 23 May 2022 05:29
    Poster Making Contest
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The Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) was first established by the City’s Civil Government in 1918. Known before as Zamboanga General Hospital, the original structure included two Pavilions and the services limited to health education and medical treatment for contagious diseases. Thirteen years later a number of pavilions were constructed including the X-Ray and Laboratory Departments. The obstetrical Department at the same time, was already recognized as a Special Unit.

The operations of the hospital were disrupted when Japanese Imperial Forces occupied Zamboanga City in 1942. It was then that the hospital was converted into a military headquarters and its health services transferred to another mission hospital –The Brent Hospital- which provided medical and health services to civilian and military personnel.

Normal operations resumed after the end of World War II in 1945. The hospital was in ruin and the prospect of rehabilitation was dim as there were other immediate priorities. It was only through the coordinated efforts of the community and the local government that made possible the reconstruction of the hospital’s facilities, subsequently restoring the provision of medical services.

It was in 1962 when the hospital was designated as a Training Center for Region VII, afterwhich it was named Zamboanga Regional and Training Hospital afterwhich it was designated as the Zamboanga Regional Hospital.



ZCMC is located in a 3.75 hectare lot in Dr. D. Evangelista St., Sta. Catalina Road, Zamboanga City. It serves as a referral hospital for the residents of 98 barangays with a total population of 723,611 and an annual growth rate of 2.55%. In addition, the hospital facilities provide health care to the residents of other nearby towns and provinces such as Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay.


The bulk of patients attended by the ZCMC come from within the 150 kilometer-radius, comprising of 98 barangays, which presently has a total population of 723,611. there are also patients coming from other parts of Region IX like Zamboanga del Norte, Zambonga Sibugay, Sulu, Basilan and Tawi-Tawi.

One can reach Zamboanga City either by land, air or by sea, except for Basilan where the only means is by sea, while in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, one can travel to and from Zamboanga city either by air or by sea.

The accessibility of ZCMC to the catchment areas in terms of distance, time travel and availability of public transportation contributes to the increased demand for its services.