GPFirst was launched by Changi General Hospital (CGH) in 2014 to encourage residents in the East to visit their GPs for mild to moderate medical conditions, rather than head to the emergency department at the first instance. GPFirst is currently only available in Eastern Singapore.
Your GP is the first medical professional you should contact when you feel unwell.
Upon assessment, if your GP is a participating clinic in the GPFirst programme and he/she refers you to the emergency department:
Abdominal Pain or Indigestion
Cold and Flu
Cuts & Bruises
Insect Bites & Stings
Mild Burns & Scalds
Strains & Sprains
Go to the hospital emergency department only for emergencies that could result in serious complications or death, e.g. strokes, heart attacks, serious injuries.
The GPFirst programme is open to all residents living in Singapore, including PRs and foreigners.
This programme and its $50 subsidy are only applicable at Changi General Hospital A&E.
This programme is open only to participating GP clinics in eastern Singapore (Click here to search for a participating clinic near you).
The original GPFirst Referral Form must be produced together with the patient's NRIC / passport / work passes etc, at the point of registration at CGH A&E.
The referral date and time, clinic stamp must be clearly indicated on the original GPFirst Referral Form.
Patient's visit to the emergency department must be within the same day of the GP's referral.
Specialised investigations are separately charged.
The programme's terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.
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