Hospitals and General Practitioners
General practitioners operate out of hospitals and medical centres. Singapore’s hospitals and medical centres generally all provide excellent services, and all hospital staff and doctors speak English. Nevertheless, a few remain more popular with expatriates due to their locations and fine reputations.
- Gleneagles Hospital: This hospital is home to many specialists, aims to offer expert nursing care and pioneering use of cutting-edge medical technology. 24/7 Accident and emergency clinic. 6A Napier Road, Tel: 6473 7222.
- Johns Hopkins Singapore – International Medical Centre: Caters to the needs of cancer patients. 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Tel: 6880 2222.
- KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital: Kendang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital, or simply KK Hospital, is the largest medical facility in Singapore that provides specialized care for women, babies and children. 100 Bukit Timah Road, Tel: 6293 4044.
- Mount Elizabeth Hospital: “Mt. E” has an established reputation in Asia in private healthcare and is very popular with expatriate patients. It is well known for the depth of expertise of its specialists, quality care of nurses and staff, and state-of-the-art technology. 3 Mount Elizabeth, Tel: 6737 2666.
- Raffles Hospital: Part of the Raffles Medical Group, this private hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services, 585 North Bridge Road, Tel: 6311 1111 / 6311 1555.
- Singapore General Hospital: SGH is a large, multidisciplinary public hospital located near the city. SGH is Singapore’s oldest and largest acute tertiary hospital and national referral centre. Outram Road, Tel: 6222 3322.
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital: TTSH, established in 1844, is the second largest hospital in Singapore, with specialty centers in rehabilitation medicine and communicable diseases. 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Tel: 6256 6011.
- Thomson Medical Centre: Specializes in pre- and post-natal care, obstetrics and gynecology. Operates a 24 hour family clinic/GP as well. 339 Thomson Road, Tel: 6250 2222 Fax: 6253 4468.
A full list of public hospitals and GPs can be found in the Government hospital directory. Consult your health insurance provider for details of how and where to register with an approved GP.
Note: Foreigners seeking inpatient services can choose to be warded in single-bed rooms, two-bed rooms and four-bed rooms of private hospitals. They will only have a choice of single (A class) rooms or two-bed (B1 class) rooms in government hospitals. Medical fees in government hospitals are significantly lower than in private hospitals, but non-Singaporeans will pay a 30 percent premium over the fees charged to locals.
Singapore has a really high level of dental quality and there are literally hundreds of dentists throughout the island. Many health insurance plans include dental coverage but it’s always worth checking first. Popular expatriate dentists are listed below.
- Aesthete Smilestudio 24 Raffles Place, #02-04 Clifford Centre, Central Business District. Tel. 6438 3811
- Aloha Dental Clinic14 Scotts Road Orchard. Tel. 6733 2268
- Killiney Dental Centre 91 Killiney Rd, Singapore. Tel. 6235 1638.
- Omni Dental Centre #08-05 The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road. Tel. 6737 7375
- Tangs Dental Group 6, Napier Road, #06-07, Gleneagles Medical Centre. Tel. 6479 9883.
Full listings of dental clinics together with customer reviews can be found on What Clinic.
There are a large amount of opticians throughout Singapore and you will find one in pretty much every single mall. In 2007, the Singapore Ministry of Health passed The Optometrists & Opticians Act, which requires that all optometrists and opticians providing eye care services will need to be registered with the Optometrists & Opticians Board. In order to find a registered professional in your neighborhood you should consult their list of registered practitioners.