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GPFirst aims to encourage patients to visit their GP first instead of going to the emergency department if they are suffering mild to moderate / non-emergency conditions so they can be cared for more promptly. This will also allow emergency care teams to focus on urgent cases such as heart attacks and strokes.

How GPFirst works

Patients who are referred to the emergency department by a participating GP clinic will be accorded higher priority over P3 cases when they arrive at the A&E. In addition, they will receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing A&E attendance fee.   

Joining GPFirst

This programme is open to GP clinics within the regions of the participating acute hospitals. To join the GPFirst Programme, you may obtain the sign up form by emailing the respective contact nearest to your clinic location:



​Email Address


​Changi General Hospital



​Khoo Teck Puat Hospital,

Urgent Care Centre @ Admiralty



​Sengkang General Hospital


​National University Hospital,

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital


Please note that clinics would only need to sign up with the acute hospital or UCC in their own region or closest proximity to their clinic.