Healthcare in Singapore

How to find a General Practitioner, doctor, physician in Singapore

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The World Health Organisation has consistently ranked Singapore 's universally regarded healthcare to be among the best an the most successful in the world.

So as to be accessible to all, Singapore operates a dual system of healthcare – public and private. The public hospitals and clinics are all heavily subsidised, with the patient paying towards the medical services which they have used.

The Ministry of health regulates all private and public healthcare providers, and patients may choose any of the them for a consultation.

You may consult any GP or Family Doctor you would like, and many neighbourhoods and housing estates have their own clinic.

For a directory of clinics, click here

Update 19/04/2008


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With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Singapore is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Singapore. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover! works in partnership with APRIL International to provide specific insurance solutions for travelling or staying outside your country of nationality.

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