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Singapore – Healthcare

Singapore is regarded as a regional centre of medical excellence. You will find well-trained doctors and staff making it Asia’s leading hub for a wide range of medical services for local and international patients.

Healthcare practice in Singapore

The Ministry of Health (MOH) regulates the standard and practice of healthcare services. It manages the five professional boards governing the medical conduct and ethics of Singaporean medical professionals, which are the Singapore Medical Council, Singapore Nursing Board, Singapore Dental Board, Pharmacy Board and Laboratory Board. All private hospitals, medical clinics, clinical laboratories and nursing homes are required to maintain a good standard of medical services through licensing by MOH.

Medical practice advertisements except dentistry are not allowed, thus, it is important that one knows who to call upon when in need of medical help.

The Ministry of Health regulates both public and private healthcare providers and publishes average fees for dental procedures and for certain in-patient medical conditions.

Private & Public Hospital

Both private and public hospitals have 24-hour Accident and Emergency units (A&E). You may dial in for ambulance service.

Phone  Number Provider Cost
 995 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Free; to the nearest hospital
 $198 if deemed non-emergency
 1777 Various Operators; non-emergency $60.00 to $100.00 one way

 

 

 

The room rates in private hospitals vary and are generally higher than those of government hospitals.  Medication, tests and doctor’s fees are charged separately.

Private & Government Hospitals
 Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road Singapore 258500              Tel: 6575 7575/ 6473 7222  |  A&E: 6470 5688
Website: www.gleneagles.com.sg
 Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road Singapore 574623        Tel: 6347 6688 Fax: 6255 6303
Website: www.mtalvernia-hospital.org
 Mt Elizabeth Hospital
3 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228510           Tel: 6250 0000 / 6737 2666
Website: www.mountelizabeth.com.sg
 Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road Singapore 329563         Tel: 6933 0000 Patient Assistance: 6898 6898
Website: www.mountelizabethnovena.com
 Thomson Medical Centre 
339 Thomson Road Singapore 307677        Tel: 6250 2222 Fax: 6253 4468
Website: www.thomsonmedical.com
 Raffles Hospital
585 North Bridge Road Singapore 188770   Tel: 6311 1111 Fax : 6311 2136
Website: www.rafflesmedicalgroup.com
 Alexandra Hospital  
378 Alexandra Road Singapore 159964      Tel: 6472 2000 or 6379 3162 (Emergencies)
Website: www.ah.com.sg
 Changi General Hospital
2 Simei Street 3 Singapore 529889                  Tel: 6788 8833 or  6850 1680 (Emergencies)
Website: www.cgh.com.sg
 National University Hospital 
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore 119074  Tel: 6779 5555 or 6772 5000 (Emergencies)
Website: www.nuh.com.sg
 Tan Tock Seng Hospital 
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng Singapore 308433    Tel: 6256 6011
Website: www.ttsh.com.sg
 Singapore General Hospital 
Outram Road Singapore 169608                      Tel: 6222 3322  A&E Tel: 6321 4311
Website: www.sgh.com.sg
 Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
90 Yishun Central Singapore 768828               Tel: 6555 8000 Fax: 6602 3700
Website: www.ktph.com.sg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women & Children Hospital (Government)
 Kandang Kerbau Hospital – KK Women and Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 229899        Tel: 6225 5554
Website: www.kkh.com.sg
 Mental Health/Psychiatry (Government)
 Institute of Mental Health 
Buangkok Green Medical Park 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747      Tel: 6389 2000
Website: www.kkh.com.sg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government hospitals offer different ward classes ranging from single-bedder wards to 12-bedder and open wards.  Going public does not necessarily mean forgoing all comforts!  A single bedder room with air-conditioning in a public hospital may not be as glamorous as one in a private hospital but you will still receive excellent care.

Visit to the Doctor/Dentist

Your First Visit
To visit a doctor or dentist, simply register yourself at the clinic. Every neighbourhood has a General Practitioner Private Clinic where one can pop in. Most private clinics are open 9:00am to 5:00pm. If you need a doctor late at night and it doesn’t warrant a trip to an A&E department, you can either go to your regular clinic if they have late hours or find a doctor that makes house calls through Mobile Doctors.

This list is in no way exhaustive. It is simply designed to give you a starting point on your arrival. Where you go eventually depends on your company’s medical insurance policy, proximity to your home or office and recommendations from friends or colleagues. Some companies provide lists of preferred doctors and clinics so do check with your HR department.

Doctors & Dentists
 American International Clinic
10 Sinaran Drive #10-10 Novena Medical Center Singapore 307506    Tel: 6397 7129
Website:  www.aiclinic.com.sg
 Camden Medical Centre – Doctors, dentists, specialists, alternative therapies
One Orchard Boulevard Singapore 248649    Tel: 6887 3210
Website:  www.camdenmedical.com
 Complete Healthcare International (CHI)
45 Rochester Park Singapore 139249     Tel: 6776 2288
Website: www.chi-health.com.sg
 International Medical Clinic (2 clinics)
 Camden Clinic 
1 Orchard Boulevard #14-06 Camden Medical Centre Singapore 248649  Tel: 6733 4440
Email : camden@imc-healthcare.com 
Jelita Clinic
293 Holland Rd #02-04 Jelita Cold Storage Shg Centre Singapore 278628  Tel: 6465 4440
Website: www.imc-healthcare.com                Email: jelita@imc-healthcare.com
 Mel and Partners
350 Orchard Road #15-07 Shaw House Singapore 238868   Tel: 6735 2868
Website:  www.melpartnersdrs.com
 Mobile Doctors (24 hours medical care)   Tel: 6250 0625
Website: www.mwmedical.com.sg
 Trinity Housecall (24 hours medical care)    Tel: 8223 4999
Website: www.housecalldoctor.com.sg
 Smilefocus (Dentist)
1 Orchard Boulevard #14-02 Camden Medical Centre Singapore 248649   Tel: 6834 0877
Website: www.smilefocus.com.sg
 International Dental Clinic  
No 6 Gemmill Lane Singapore 069249  Tel: 6372 0082   Emergency SMS only: 9687 0775
Websitewww.idcsg.com      Email: admin@idcsg.com

Polyclinics

Public Out-Patient Healthcare
Polyclinics are government run medical and dental centres that provide low-cost healthcare to citizens, permanent resident and non-resident. The three tier rates though subsidized for citizens is still a reasonably priced alternative for foreigners. Common primary healthcare services include:

  • Outpatient medical treatment
  • Medical follow-ups after discharge from hospital
  • Immunization
  • Health screening and education
  • Diagnostic and pharmaceutical services

As necessary, patients may be referred to hospitals if more specialized treatment or hospitalization is required.  For more information, log on to www.nhg.com.sg and http://polyclinic.singhealth.com.sg