Government polyclinics and private clinics make up the primary healthcare in Singapore. While making up only 20% of the primary healthcare, polyclinics provide subsidised outpatient medical care, health screening, and pharmacy services. Some polyclinics offer dental services as well. As of mid-2021, there are 20 polyclinics that can be found throughout the island and these are managed by three primary arms of the public healthcare clusters. They are National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), and the latest one being National University Polyclinics (NUP). Primary Care Services Provided by Polyclinics Polyclinics in Singapore offer affordable and subsidised health services including: \tOutpatient medical treatment \tMedical follow-ups after discharge from hospital \tMaternal and child health \tImmunisation \tHealth screening and education \tDiagnostic and pharmaceutical services Patients can be referred from the polyclinics to hospitals, where they can receive more specialised treatment and be warded if necessary. Credit: Getty Images Polyclinic Locations In Singapore National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHG) Polyclinics under the NHG are conveniently located in the heartlands of central and northern Singapore. Five of their polyclinics also offer subsidised dental services. NHG provides a broad range of health services including treatment for acute medical conditions, management of chronic diseases, women and child health services, as well as dental care. Their aim is to promote good health and prevent diseases, early and careful diagnosis, and disease management through research and teaching. Their polyclinics are situated as below: 1. Ang Mo Kio 2. Geylang 3. Hougang 4. Toa Payoh 5. Woodlands 6. Yishun Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) SingHealth provides primary healthcare services and plays an integral role in delivering seamless, person-centred, and preventive healthcare. Their vision is to advance and provide primary care for better health for the community. Their polyclinics are situated as below: 1. Bedok 2. Bukit Merah 3. Marine Parade 4. Outram 5. Pasir Ris 6. Punggol 7. Sengkang 8. Tampines National University Polyclinics (NUP) NUP is a member of the National University Health System (NUHS),\u00a0a leading academic health system that provides primary care treatment for acute illnesses, chronic diseases management, women and children health services, and dental care at its network of polyclinics. NUP works alongside hospitals and national speciality centres within NUHS, together with general practitioners and social care partners to provide healthcare centring around patients for the population. Their polyclinics are situated as below: 1. Bukit Batok 2. Choa Chu Kang 3. Clementi 4. Jurong 5. Pioneer 6. Queenstown Charges And Payments National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHG) Credit: NHG ^Includes child (below 18 years) and elderly (65 years and above) * There is no GST subsidy for Non-residents and this amount is GST inclusive Fees stated for dental subsidised services are for consultation only and does not include any cost for follow-up procedures. During the consultation, the dentist will assess your oral conditions, discuss the treatment plan, advise on the procedural cost, and schedule the next appointment if needed. Dental emergencies refer to walk-in cases without an appointment, trauma, severe pain, swelling and bleeding only. Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) Medical Consultation Credit: SingHealth Dental Credit: SingHealth The above charges serve as a guide only and are subject to change depending on individual treatment. First-time visits are subject to an Examination and Diagnosis fee. A 'Review' fee will be charged for every subsequent review visit, either half-yearly or yearly, or when a consultation has been done. National University Polyclinics (NUP) Medical Consultation Credit: NUP Dental Consultation Credit: NUP ^ Refers to children below 18 years, and elderly aged 65 years and above * Amount is inclusive of GST Medical consultation fees do not include other polyclinic charges such as x-ray, medication, vaccination, laboratory test, counselling, and others. The subsidised consultation fees are only applicable to Singapore citizens as well as Singapore permanent residents. Things To Take Note of Before Visiting Polyclinics Before you decide to visit a polyclinic near you, make sure you remember to do a few things before doing so, including: \tplanning your visit and making appointments earlier, as this may help reduce the time spent waiting. Priority is usually given to those who have made appointments beforehand. Polyclinic appointments can be made online or by calling their hotline or call centre. \tbringing your identification card, either NRIC or work permit, along with your polyclinic appointment card if you have received one before, and any medical benefit documents for every visit. \tfinding out payment methods available at the polyclinic of your choosing as they may differ from one polyclinic to another. We hope you have found this information useful. Be sure to bookmark this page to find out more in detail about each polyclinic.