WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Get Ready for the Visit
- I'm a new patient. How do I register?
Produce your appointment card, identification card (such as NRIC, work permit and birth certificate), and medical benefit documents, if any, at the registration counter.
If you would like to visit Pasir Ris Polyclinic, please call 6585 5406 to make an appointment prior to your visit.
- Do I need to be present during registration?
Please register in person, as we have to ensure that the correct patient is registered before any medical service is provided.
- What do I need to bring for each visit?
Bring your appointment card, identification card (such as NRIC and work permit), and medical benefit documents, if any, for every visit, even if you are an existing patient.
We will verify your identity at each visit so that the right patient is registered for medical services. This practice helps us ensure patient safety.
- What are the types of benefit cards accepted in the polyclinics?
- Blood Donor Card
- Civil Service Card, Public Service Card or Medical Benefit Identification Memorandum
- Community Medical Benefit Card
- Public Assistance Card
- Medifund Card
- Medical Fee Exemption Card
Present the original medical benefit document upon registration and payment so that we can verify your status and send the bill to the appropriate organisation(s) or waive the charges accordingly.
Make an Appointment
- What are the services available on appointment basis?
The following services are available by appointment.
- Family Physician Clinic
- Nurse Clinician Service
- Antenatal Care
- Cervical Screening (Pap Smear)
- Child Development Assessment
- Diabetic Retinal Photography
- Diabetic Foot Screening
- How do I make an appointment for the services listed above?
If you are a new patient, call the clinic's appointment number. Click here for the polyclinics listing.
If you are an existing patient, call the polyclinics main line number and choose option 2 'Make or Change Appointment for Existing Patients' from the menu. Follow the instructions provided to enter your personal details. Our staff will contact you to confirm your appointment within 3 working days.
You may proceed to the Appointment Kiosk in the clinic to make an appointment for your next visit. Follow the instructions to select your preferred date and time. You will receive a confirmation slip upon a successful appointment booking.
- How do I make an appointment for X-Ray services (such as mammography, and ultrasound)?
SingHealth Polyclinics provides x-ray services at Bukit Merah, Geylang, Outram, Pasir Ris, Tampines and Sengkang. For enquiries or to make an appointment, call:
Bukit Merah Polyclinic
Tel: 6272 2366
Tel: 6842 6046
Tel: 6533 2721
Pasir Ris Polyclinic
Tel: 6585 5414
Tel: 6489 7713
Tel: 6783 6680
- What should I do if I need to change my appointment?
If you are a new patient, call the clinic's appointment number. Click here for the polyclinics' listing. If you are an existing patient,
- Call the polyclinics main line number and choose option 2 'Make or Change Appointment for Existing Patients' from the menu. Follow the instructions provided to enter your personal details. Our staff will contact you to confirm your appointment within 3 working days.
- Access our online appointment booking system to change your appointment, using your SingPass account
- How do I register for my appointment at the service selection kiosk?
Upon arrival at the polyclinic, use Service Selection Kiosk to self-register. Select the option 'appointment only' and follow the step-by-step instructions shown on the screen. Scan your appointment card/ identification card and collect a queue ticket. Proceed to the service point.
- How do I sign up for the SMS reminder for appointment?
Sign up for the SMS reminder service at the clinic appointment or registration counter. Our staff will update the system with your current mobile phone number and the system will send you an SMS reminder 3 days before your appointment.
- Where are the dental clinics located?
SingHealth Polyclinics provides dental services at Bedok, Geylang, Queenstown and Tampines Polyclinics.
For enquiries or to make an appointment, call:
Tel: 6243 6772
Tel: 6842 7231
Tel: 6475 7649
Tel: 6784 4837
Alternatively, you can email your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Can I walk-in for consultation?
The dental clinics operate on an appointment system to reduce the waiting time at the clinic for patients. You only need to come at the appointed time.
- What if I have an emergency condition?
- What are the charges?
Examination and diagnosis fees range from $12.80 to $28.90 while extraction fees range from $17.50 to $28.60. These fees are applicable to Singapore adult citizens only. Please refer to table of charges for Singapore citizens of other age groups, permanent residents and foreigners.
The examination and diagnosis fee is charged on an annual basis (12 months from the last examination and diagnosis fee being imposed).
- How long do I have to wait for an appointment?
We will provide you the earliest appointment slot available. Each clinic has a different waiting period.
The waiting period for appointments can be longer than usual as space constraints and the time taken for each dental treatment limits the number of patients that we are able to serve each day.
Do book your appointment early if you wish to visit our dental clinic.
- What is the referral period to National Dental Centre?
The waiting time for a "First Appointment" at the National Dental Centre (NDC) varies by specialty and the number of specialists available each day. Patients who require urgent attention will not be turned away and NDC has a policy of offering same-day appointments where patient with emergency will be attended to on the same day.
Dental services at the polyclinics and NDC are heavily subsidised by the Ministry of Health to ensure that they remain accessible and affordable to the needy. As a result, there is a waiting list of patients requiring elective crown and bridgework, root canal treatment or dentures.
Health Screening and Laboratory Services
- Do you provide health screening at the polyclinics?
We provide screening for important diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol only. Such screening is usually ordered by the doctor for the patient, especially if the patient has chronic diseases.
We do not provide medical examination/ clearance for employment, work permit application, Outward Bound School Course (OBS) and Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License (PPCDL).
For such medical examination/ clearance, you may wish to visit general practitioner clinics nearby.
- Where should I go for health screening packages?
- Do I need to see a doctor before I go for any laboratory test?
Share with our doctor your health concerns and consult him on what type of laboratory test you should take. Our doctor will assess your condition and advise you accordingly.
If you have a referral letter from a doctor prescribing a specific laboratory test, you may proceed directly to the laboratory to have the test done. You may wish to find out the rates for the test before taking the test.
- How do I get my test results?
Laboratory test results are usually ready in 2 to 3 weeks after the test is done. Our staff will contact you if the test result is abnormal.
If your test result is normal, the doctor will review the result with you at your next follow up visit. If you were referred by a GP for the test, you may request for the test result to be sent to you.
- Do I need to see a doctor to review my test results?
You are required to consult the doctor so that he can interpret the result for you and provide an appropriate course of treatment, if necessary.
The usual consultation fee applies for this visit.
Request For Medical Report
- How do I request for a copy of my medical records?
Complete the Clinical Abstract Application Form and send it together with a cheque for S$51.95 (made payable to “SingHealth Polyclinics") to the polyclinic where your records are kept. The form is also available at the clinic registration counter. Payment has to be made at point of request.
You have to indicate the specific medical records required that include:
If you are below 21 years old, do obtain the consent of your parents or legal guardian.
- The date of visit
- The specific conditions
If the person whose medical report you wish to obtain has passed away, submit a copy of his/her death certificate and the Grant of Representation letter for the execution rights together with the Clinical Abstract Application Form. Clinical Abstract Application Form is to be completed by deceased patient’s authorized legal representative and/or appointed Committee of Person and Estate
You may request the medical report to be sent to you. You may also collect the report personally or authorise someone else to collect in person. Please produce an authorisation letter if another person is collecting on your behalf.
- Can my insurance company request a copy of my medical records on my behalf?
The appointed insurance company has to submit an official letter, letter of authorisation or the Clinical Abstract Application Form (either forms are to be signed by you) together with a cheque of S$51.95 (made payable to “SingHealth Polyclinics") to the polyclinic where your records are kept.
The appointed insurance company has to state in the letter the specific medical records required that include:
The medical report will be sent to the appointed insurance company.
- The date of visit
- The specific conditions
- What do I need to bring along when collecting the report?
Produce your identification card at the when collecting your medical report. If the patient is deceased, the authorised legal representative and/or appointed Committee of Person and Estate is to produce their identification card upon collection of medical report, If you are collecting the report on someone else's behalf, you need to produce your NRIC and an authorisation letter from the patient.
- How do I make payment for the medical report?
Payment has to be made at point of request. You can pay by cash, cheque or NETS at the polyclinic. Cheques should be crossed and made payable to ' SingHealth Polyclinics'. Write the name and NRIC of the patient on the back of the cheque. Please do not send cash by mail.
Transfer of Medical Records
- Can my medical records to be transferred to another polyclinic under SingHealth Polyclinics?
You can do so by completing the Transfer of Medical Records Form and hand the form to registration counter. Your medical records will be transferred to the polyclinic of your choice within 2 weeks from the date we received your request.
- What are the payment modes available at the polyclinic?
You can pay by cash, Cash Card, cheque or NETS. Cheques should be crossed and made payable to 'SingHealth Polyclinics'. You can also make payment at our self-service payment kiosk available at all polyclinics.
- What should I do if I have difficulties paying my bill?
If you are unable to pay for your medical bill due to financial difficulties, please inform our staff. We will arrange for a Medical Social Worker to assist you.
- How do I make payment using Medisave?
You can use Medisave to pay for outpatient treatment of MOH-approved list of chronic diseases. (Refer to list of approved chronic diseases from MOH and Health Promotion Board). You can use your own Medisave account or the Medisave account of your immediate family members (i.e. parents, children, spouse, grandchildren). The withdrawal limit is $300 per Medisave account per year. Starting from January 2012, the withdrawal limit will be increased to $400.
To apply for the use of Medisave to make payment for outpatient treatment, submit the completed Medisave Authorisation Form available at the registration counters at our polyclinics. Withdrawal from the Medisave account for payment will take effect upon confirmation from Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board.
- What documents should I produce if I’m using my family member’s Medisave account?
If you are using another family member’s Medisave account, submit the Medisave Authorisation Form that is signed by the Medisave account holder and his/ her original identification card at any of our polyclinics.
- I received an invoice from your office. How can I make payment?
Payment can be made at all our polyclinics using cash, Cash Card, NETS or cheque. Cheques should be crossed and made payable to 'SingHealth Polyclinics'. You can also make payment at our self-service payment kiosk available at all polyclinics.
- Why are some medication not available at your clinic?
Our polyclinics carry a wide range of standard or common medication required by the majority of our patients. We stock only a limited range of non-standard medication for the convenience of patients who may require them.
If you are prescribed a medication that is not available at our clinic, you can :
- Ask for a standard alternative, if it is available, so that you are able to buy the medication from our polyclinic pharmacy;
- Buy the medication from external pharmacies.
- I am a patient discharged from the specialist outpatient clinic. Why doesn't your clinic carry the same range of medication as the public hospitals?
Our polyclinic pharmacy stocks standard medication for the type of patients that we serve. Given the limited size of our pharmacy, we are not able to stock all medication for patients discharged from hospitals. Hospital pharmacies are significantly larger than the polyclinic pharmacies so they can stock a wider range of medication for their patient type.
- The doctor has prescribed me a few medication, of which some have to be purchased from outside pharmacies. Can I claim the medication charges from my Medisave through your polyclinic later?
For medication prescribed by our doctors, submit the receipt to our payment counter during your next visit to the polyclinic. Our staff will check the available balance in the Medisave account and arrange for a deduction of the charge through the Medisave account.
- Can I return medication that I do not need?
In the interest of patient safety, we do not allow the return or exchange of dispensed medication as we are unable to ensure the proper handling and hence the quality of the dispensed medication. All returned medications will be discarded. This is a standard practice in most healthcare institutions.
However, if you experience adverse drug reactions or allergies to your medication; we will make the necessary refund after the doctor's review.