From subsidised check-ups to closer health monitoring and more, the SingHealth Regional Primary Care Network (PCN) helps you and your family doctor better manage chronic illnesses.
As diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions barrel their way through Singapore's ageing population, general practitioners are in unison on one thing. They want to do more, and do better. And now, they truly can go the extra mile for patients, with help from the SingHealth Regional PCN.
TIGHT COLLABORATION The SingHealth Regional PCN is like a shot of vitamin B12 to the medical community, boosting support for doctors to provide more comprehensive care for you. The network in the Eastern and Northeastern regions of Singapore comprises 23 GP clinics affiliated to Sengkang General Hospital. These GPs are joined by primary care coordinators and allied health professionals to help you and your family keep diseases under control.
A WORLD OF BENEFITS
TAILORED ADVICE Nurse counsellors will be on hand to provide healthcare advice unique to your situation.
An array of medical services such as diabetic retinal photography or diabetic foot screening will be available in the community at subsidised rates.
CLOSE HEALTH MONITORING
Patients with chronic diseases will have their data entered into a registry so their medical records can be conscientiously tracked. With these records, primary care coordinators will facilitate appointments between different healthcare providers. For instance, they will remind you of follow-up appointments and make recommendations for earlier interventions if needed.
Referrals to specialists at Sengkang General Hospital will be processed more quickly and you can get direct access to certain medical services such as laboratory tests and diagnostics.
DOCTORS WEIGH IN
What family doctors in the Eastern and North-eastern PCN have to say about the new programme:
Dr Rick Chan, Kingsley Family Clinic Clinical Lead for SingHealth Regional PCN
Dr Choong Sheau Peng, United Medical Practitioners
Dr Gan Tek Kah, Street 21 Clinic (Tampines)
"The benefits of PCN extend beyond chronic illnesses. Common health issues encountered in the younger population, particularly in the northeast region, include sprains, strains, and repetitive stress injuries. They may require services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry. These services are readily available for patients at the regional hospitals."
Dr Leonard Au, My Family Clinic (Anchorvale)
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