According to guidelines by the Ministry of Health, there are two patient classifications:
Subsidised or Private
You are a subsidised patient if your first visit is via:
• Referral letter from a restructured hospital under subsidised status, polyclinic, SAF or General Practitioner* participating in CHAS without specifying a specialist by name.
•Discharge from inpatient subsidised class ward without specifying a specialist by name.
*Patient has to be a CHAS cardholder.
Subsidy is only applicable for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, who are not existing private patients for the same medical condition.
If you are a subsidised patient, you will be attended to by a team of doctors, supervised by a consultant. Together they will provide the level of care most appropriate to your medical needs. The doctor attending to you may change at each visit.
Should you request for a preferred doctor, you may do so with the understanding that charges would be as per the private patient classification.
You are a private patient if your first visit is via:
•Self-referral •Referral letter from a General Practitioner (GP).
•Referral from a Private Hospital.
• Referral letter from a restructured hospital under private status and / or specifying a consultant by name.
• Referral letter from a Polyclinic and specifying a consultant by name.
• Discharge from inpatient paying class ward.
All foreign residents and non-residents belong to the private patient classification
Senior Registrar / Registrar
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