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Day of Admission

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Patients who are scheduled for admission (elective admission) by their medical specialist from the Specialist Outpatient Clinic are requested to report to the Admissions Office at the appointed date and time for registration. 

In the event of emergency, admission to Singapore General Hospital is arranged through the Emergency Department.

Items To Bring For Admission


For admission registration, you should bring along original copies of the following documents: 
  • Inpatient Admission Authorisation Form
  • NRIC or Birth Certificate (if the patient is under 15 years old) or Passport (if the patient is a foreigner)
  • Medical Benefit Identification Documents:
    • Civil Service Card or Medical Benefit Identification Memorandum for Civil Servants
    • For Hospital Identity Card or Letter of Guarantee for Employees of Companies
    • CPF Membership card, valid P, Q, R Pass or Employment Pass and letter from employer for Work Permit or Employment Pass Holder

Personal Items

You should bring along toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hairbrush /comb and a pair of slippers. Class A1 ward patients will receive a toiletries set comprising of a face towel, shower cap, toothbrush kit and comb presented in a pouch. 

For your personal comfort, you may also bring your own pyjamas to wear during your stay at the Hospital and a set of clothing to wear on the day of discharge. 


Deposit payment is required for admission to Class A and B1 and certain procedures in Class B2 or C due to withdrawal limit under the Medisave regulations. 

Deposit top-up may be requested if patient’s hospital stay is longer than estimated. 

Deposit payment may be exempted if patient produces Hospital Identity Card or a Letter of Guarantee from their employer in Singapore. 

For Non-resident, a letter of guarantee from a local firm or insurance company or a banker’s guarantee will have to be furnished. 

Is a deposit required?

A deposit is normally collected at the time of the patient's admission to cover his estimated hospital bill. The amount varies, depending on the type of cases and the classes of ward chosen. The staff handling your admission will be able to advise you on this.

How much deposit is required in the various classes of wards?

Generally B2+/B2/C patients using Medisave are not required to furnish a deposit if they have sufficient balance in their Medisave accounts to cover the hospital charges. 

For those opting for A/B1 wards, a deposit is required because deduction from Medisave cannot fully cover the hospital charges. 

What happens to my admission if I do not have the money to pay the deposit?

Patients who do not have the money to pay the deposit are not denied admission to the hospital for basic health services provided they are admitted to a Class B2+/B2/C Ward. 

Patients seeking admission to class A or B1 wards and who are unable to pay the deposit should re-consider their choice of ward.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I am using my Medisave to settle my hospital bill?

For Class A and B1 patients, a deposit is usually collected even if Medisave is used to settle part of of the hospital bill. The deposit covers the difference between the total charges and the maximum Medisave claim amount. 

A deposit is required from Class B2+/B2/C patients if their Medisave Accounts do not have sufficient funds. The deposit payment can be made in cash, NETS, credit card, traveller cheques, bank draft or local cheque.