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LOCAL PATIENT

Patient Category

Doctors or General Practitioners (GPs) can refer patients requiring specialist care through 2 types of referrals:

 

1. You will be classified as a private patient if your first consultation is via:

  • Self-Referral or Walk-in
  • Referral letter from General Practitioner (GP)
  • Referral letter from a Private Hospital
  • Referral letter from a Restructured Hospital under private status
  • Referral letter from a Restructured Hospital with any specification or patient's request (eg. doctor by name, gender, rank, etc)
  • Referral letter from a Polyclinic with any specification or patient's request (eg. doctor by name, gender, rank, etc)
  • Industrial Accident
  • Discharge from inpatient class A or B1

 All resident foreigners and non-residents will be classified as private patients.

 

2. You will be classified as a subsidised patient if your first consultation is via:

  • Referral letter from a Restructured Hospital under subsidised status, A&E, Polyclinic or SAF
  • Discharge from inpatient class B2 or C
  • CHAS card holder and referred by a CHAS doctor
  • Without specification or request for a doctor by name, gender, rank, etc.

Subsidy is only applicable for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, who are not existing private patients for the same medical condition.

 

Visit will be treated as first consultation if:
a)  patient has been discharged from an outpatient specialist clinic
b)  the last consultation in that specialist outpatient clinic has lapsed by more than 12 months.

 
For more information, please call appointment line at 6555 8828.