The attendance fee at the ED/UCC currently covers:
Specialised investigations and non-standard medications required are not included and will be charged separately. This also applies to patients who go directly to the ED/UCC of participating hospitals.Please note that there may be other services and procedures not mentioned above that are not included in the attendance fee. For more information, please enquire with the administrative staff at the ED/UCC of the respective hospitals.
GPFirst applies to General Practitioners participating under the programme, and does not include referrals from polyclinics. Patients referred by polyclinics will continue to be given priority at the emergency department. Is GPFirst applicable to CHAS patients, even though they have already received subsidised care at GP clinics?The subsidy under GPFirst will apply to patients, as long as they are referred to the emergency department by participating clinics with the original GPFirst Referral Form. This includes patients under CHAS.
GPs from participating clinics will refer patients using a GPFirst Referral Form. Only patients who present the original GPFirst Referral Form when they register at the referred to ED or UCC will qualify for the GPFirst programme benefits.
Through GPFirst Programme, patients will be referred to the ED/UCC which is deem most appropriate by the GP. However, patients are encouraged to adhere to GP’s advice of seeking immediate treatment at the referred ED to ensure he/she receives the required urgent care in a timely manner
No, GPFirst and its benefits are applicable only at the EDs of CGH, KTPH, NTFGH, NUH, SKH, SGH, TTSH EDs, or AH Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and UCC @ Admiralty.
Patients will pay the fees charged by their respective GPs.
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