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​Consultations with our Specialists are strictly by appointment only.

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time

 
The public healthcare system is designed to make sure that all patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Making sure that patients with uncomplicated conditions are cared for by their Family Physician or in the local general hospital in your community means that a tertiary hospital such as SGH is able to care for those who have more complicated conditions.

How do I know if I am going to the right place for the right care?

Your Family Physician, in the GP clinic or polyclinic, is the best person to help determine where and who you should go to for the right care. With their clinical assessment of your condition and knowledge of the different levels of care in the healthcare system, they will be able to recommend whether you need to see a doctor with more specific expertise, ie by referring you to a specialist. 

Their referral will also help you avoid problems that arise if you see the wrong type of specialist.

Tertiary Hospital Care

At SGH we emphasise a multi-disciplinary approach and team-based care, to care for our patients holistically. This means a team of doctors, nurses as well as allied health professionals such as pharmacists and therapists will be caring for you. 
 
 

Planning for a visit

 

Prior to your visit, if you have been requested to perform any tests or scans, please complete them before your appointment. If you are required to fast before your appointment, please follow the specific instructions that were shared with you.

You can call 6321 4377 during office hours if you need any help.

What do I bring for my appointment?

  • Singapore NRIC, Birth Certificate/Health Booklet (if you are under 15) or Passport and Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependent pass
  • Civil Service Card / Public Service Card (for civil servants and their dependants only)
  • Any other Medical Benefits Eligibility Card/documents


If this is your first visit, please bring along the items listed above and:

  • Referral letter from your polyclinic / other healthcare institutions/ private doctor
  • Medication, if any
  • X-ray and investigation records (within the last 6 months), if any


Do I require Fasting a day before my appointment?

Please do not eat or drink anything after 10.00pm the night before the appointment, if you are undergoing investigative tests or medical treatments which require fasting.

 

Can I change my appointment dates?

 

Current patients may change or cancel their existing appointments directly with our online system.

This service is for all Specialist Outpatients Clinics (SOC) appointments, except for those below, which require closer monitoring:

  • Centre for Assisted Reproduction, Gestational Diabetes Clinic, Health Assesment Centre, Haemotology Centre, O&G Centre, Pain Management Centre, Peritoneal Dialysis Centre, Rehabilitation Centre, Renal Clinic, Sleep Disorders Clinic, Urology Centre
  • Allied Health appointments (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy)
  • Diagnostic Radiology services (X-ray)
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Appointment Day

On Your Arrival

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your registration time at the specified clinic for registration.

Registration

Upon registration, you will be issued a queue ticket and advised which consultation room your doctor is in. Please take a seat while you wait for your number to be flashed on the queue system monitor at the waiting area as well as outside the consultation room. Please note that consultation is by appointment and not on a first-come-first-serve basis.

On your first visit, you will be given an Outpatient Appointment Card to record details of your appointments. Please bring this card with you each time you visit the clinic, as it will help speed up the registration process.

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Charges & Payment

Payment

You may settle your bill by cash, credit cards, NETS or personal cheques (for patients of Specialist Outpatient Clinics, you may choose to use Service Express, to settle your bills or get follow-up appointments). Receipts are issued for all payments. Please check the receipts issued and report any inaccuracies to the staff concerned immediately.

Medisave

Medisave can be used only for the following approved outpatient treatments:

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Assisted Conception Procedure (ACP) - up to a maximum of $15,000 per couple per lifetime. Please note that there is a cycle limit depending on the ACP cycle number. A patient can use her own or her spouse’s Medisave
  • Hepatitis B vaccination for babies delivered at the hospital, excluding tests done in connection with the vaccination
  • Dialysis including Haemodialysis, Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Dialysis. A patient can only use his/her own Medisave for these outpatient treatments
  • *Chronic Diseases Management Programme (CDMP) - Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Stroke, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Dementia, Osteoarthritis, Anxiety, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Parkinson’s Disease, Nephrosis/Nephritis, Epilepsy, Osteoporosis, Psoriasis or Rheumatoid Arthritis
Find out more about the withdrawal limit for Medisave

Collecting Your Medicine

You may visit any of our outpatient pharmacies to get your SGH prescription filled.

At our outpatient pharmacies, our staff will counsel you on the proper use of your medications, including any possible side effects and precautions to observe.

Location and Opening Hours

Our outpatient pharmacies are conveniently located around the hospital for you to collect your medications.

Block 3 Level 1 Pharmacy
Mondays to Fridays: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

Block 4 Level 1 Pharmacy
Mondays to Fridays: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Saturdays: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

Bowyer Block Pharmacy
Mondays to Fridays: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

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Emergency Care

As an Emergency Department, our priority is to attend to patients with serious illnesses and injuries. We will assess your medical condition at Triage after you have registered at our Registration Counter.

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Our Commitment to you

At Singapore General Hospital (SGH), we strive to provide “Best Outcome. Best Experience” for every patient entrusted to our care. 

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