The GPFirst programme aims to encourage people with mild to moderate medical conditions to visit their GPs first, rather than going direct to the emergency departments. Going to the GP allows you to receive timely medical treatment and you might help to save lives by freeing up the emergency departments for more urgent cases.
The programme first started with Changi General Hospital (CGH) in 2014, where residents in the east of Singapore receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing attendance fee when they are referred to the CGH Accident and Emergency Department by participating GPs. The programme has now expanded to the northeast region, with Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) launching this programme from November 2020.
Your GP is the first medical professional you should contact when you feel unwell.
Abdominal Pain or Indigestion
Cold and Flu
Cuts & Bruises
Insect Bites & Stings
Mild Burns & Scalds
Nausea & Vomiting
Strains & Sprains
Your GP can also treat these common conditions – click here to read more.
Go to the hospital emergency department only for emergencies that could result in serious complications or death, e.g. strokes, heart attacks, serious injuries.
Changi General Hospital 6788 8833 (24 hrs)
Sengkang General Hospital 6930 5000 (24 hrs)
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