Finding a doctor in Singapore

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Singapore has one of the best healthcare systems in the world with highly-trained doctors who studied and worked in the city or abroad as well as world-class medical facilities. However, they all charge different prices and it is sometimes tricky to find a trustworthy practitioner without spending all of your earnings. Here is our advice for choosing a general physician or a dentist in Singapore.

Doctors in Singapore

You can find both local and expatriate doctors in Singapore. Local physicians often supplement their diploma from the National University of Singapore with an international experience. Then, they get approval from the Singapore Medical Council. Appointments are more or less expensive according to the place you live in and the facility the doctor works in (public or private). Sometimes, the price of appointments decreases after the first visit. 

General physicians and dentists are available in clinics, hospitals and medical centres 7 days a week and often until 12pm. 

Public or private facility ?

Expatriates may choose between a public hospital (also called polyclinic) and a private clinic: in both cases, you will get high-quality care. However, the fees are not the same and depend on the additional services you may ask for (some private hospitals are proud to offer an experience equivalent to a “four-star hotel” stay). If you want to benefit from a first-rate medical network without having to pay any medical fee in advance, do not hesitate to contact [dot] sg [at] april [dot] com (contact our advisors).

List of polyclinics in Singapore
List of hospitals in Singapore

The most popular private hospitals among expatriates are currently the Raffles Hospital and the Mount Elizabeth Hospital

2.0 doctors

If you don’t know any general physician or dentist in Singapore, one easy way to find one and quickly get an appointment is the internet. Thanks to online address lists and comparators, you will be able to find a doctor according to your budget, location in Singapore, availability and medical speciality requested. For example, on practo.com you can see his/her photo, resume, schedule or fees. Docdoc.sg also helps you to find who you need and gives you a lot of information on the practitioner’s profile and precise fees. Always make sure to check his/her academic and professional experience.

Foreign language-speaking doctors

If you feel more comfortable talking in your native language with your general physician you should go on the website of your country’s embassy and look for a list of recommended doctors.

 

Date of publication January 19, 2016