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Patient Classification

Singaporean or Permanent Resident can enjoy Specialist Outpatient Clinic (SOC) Treatment with government subsidies if you:

  • Are referred by Polyclinic
  • Are referred by a public hospital where you were a subsidised patient
  • Are a CHAS cardholder referred by our CHAS doctor and
  • Do not request for a preferred specialist.       

Subsidised Patients          

With effective 1 Sep 2014, our Pioneers and CHAS-cardholders will be able to enjoy even higher subsidies at Specialist Outpatient Clinics. Middle and lower income households can apply for the Health Assist Card to enjoy subsidies at participating GPs. Subsidised patients will receive team-based care led by an assigned specialist. Rest assured that patients will receive the same quality of care regardless of their subsidy status.

Patients may not be attended to by the same doctor for every visit. However, should you request for a preferred doctor, you may wish to note that you will be charged as a private patient. 

Private Patients          

Patients are classified as 'private' as long as the doctor is requested for by name, regardless of their source of referral. In the event where your preferred doctor is unavailable, another doctor will be assigned to you. We are pleased to also reschedule your appointment at your request.