The CGH A&E fee currently covers:
Specialised investigations and non-standard medications required at CGH A&E will be separately charged to the patient. This also applies to patients who come directly to CGH A&E.
Under GPFirst, most patients will save time and money while receiving appropriate care at participating GP clinics.
If you have only mild to moderate symptoms, receiving treatment from your GP will cost less than going to the A&E.
If your GP thinks you need to go to the A&E, you will receive a $50 discount on the prevailing CGH A&E fee.
No patient will be turned away at the A&E.
If patients are referred to A&E under GPFirst, the terms and conditions of GPFirst will apply to them regardless of their medical condition.
GPFirst applies to all patients referred to CGH A&E by participating GP clinics with the GPFirst referral form.
GPFirst is not applicable to referrals from polyclinics.
Patients referred by polyclinics will continue to be given priority at the A&E, as they have been assessed by doctors to require more urgent care.
Yes, the Ministry of Health's Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables Singapore citizens from lower- and middle-income households to receive subsidised medical and dental care.
CHAS patients will need to present the original GPFirst referral form issued by a participating GP clinic.
GPs from participating clinics will refer patients using a GPFirst referral form.
Only patients who present the original GPFirst referral form when they first register at CGH A&E will qualify for GPFirst.
Patients are encouraged to seek treatment and follow up with their regular GPs.
If their GPs participate in GPFirst, they will enjoy its benefits as long as all terms and conditions are fulfilled.
No. Currently, GPFirst and its benefits are applicable only at CGH A&E.
Patients will continue to pay the fees charged by their respective GPs.
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