The Philippine National Police Health Service traces its lineage to the Medical Corps, Dental Service and Nurse Corps of the defunct Philippine Constabulary/Integrated National Police (PC/INP), one of the Four (4) branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). They were under the administrative control of the Surgeon General, AFP; the Chief, Dental Service, AFP and the Chief Nurse, AFP.
Upon inauguration of the Philippine National Police on January 1, 1991, the Medical and Dental Centers was activated as one of the National Support Units, pursuant to para 2, GO Nr 58, HPNP dated January 18, 1991. However, in October 1991, the Headquarters Medical and Dental Services were unfilled. The Medical and Nursing Service of the defunct PC, were then integrated into PNP Medical Service distinct and separate from the PNP Dental Service.
In response to the clamor for an effective and holistic approach in the delivery of health care services to PNP personnel, their direct dependents and authorized civilians, on November 8, 1993, by virtue of NAPOLCOM Resolution 92-036 re "Approving the revised organizational structure of the PNP" the Headquarters Medical Service and the Headquarters Dental Service were deactivated and unfilled into the PNP Medical and Dental Service under directorship of PCSUPT CRSITOBAL R GUTIERREZ.
Consequently, on August 1, 1996, it was renamed to what is now the PNP Health Service pursuant to para 4.4, Memorandum Circular Nr. DPL 96-01, dated September 12, 1996. Further, as part of the PNP Transformation Program, the PNP Health Service implemented the One-Chief Policy in Regional Health Service Unit on January, 2006.