Find Clinics In Singapore That Charge Only $10 For Flu Symptoms With This Website
811 general practitioner clinics including polyclinics have been activated so far.
In the government’s latest efforts to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has activated hundreds of general practitioner clinics to ensure that the health of those living in Singapore is not—and you can find out which ones they are on the Flu Go Where website.
As of writing, 811 general practitioner clinics including polyclinics have been activated according to the Flu Go Where website. Flu Go Where is a microsite created to help individuals search for participating clinics across the island.
“These clinics are part of the MOH’s network of designated Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), and about 900 of them are being progressively activated, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong to the Straits Times on Monday (17 Feb).
The clinics will provide special subsidies for treatment of respiratory illnesses (e.g. common cold) and medication, applicable to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Singapore Citizens and permanent residents will only have to pay a flat rate of $10. This is inclusive of consultation and treatment for flu-related symptoms.
As for Pioneer and Merdeka generation Singaporeans, they only have to pay $5.
Those holding a Public Assistance (PA) card need not pay.
You might also want to bring along your NRIC or birth certificate, along with your Pioneer Generation (PG), Merdeka Generation (MG) and CHAS card, if applicable.
The subsidy is applicable for one visit a day. Subsequent visits to the same or different PHPC will incur normal charges.
Apart from the special subsidy, doctors have been advised to grant patients with respiratory symptoms five days of sick leave, according to the Straits Times. This move applies to doctors at all clinics, and not just PHPC’s.
This is also part of MOH’s efforts to “separate genuine coronavirus cases from those with other ailments”.
With the government activating more general practitioner clinics across the island, you might wonder if there is one nearby you.
Here’s Flu Go Where website, a microsite that helps quicken that process for you.
It features a very user-friendly interface.
You can search for clinics that are nearby you or if you have a specific clinic in mind, you can search for it in the search bar (as above screenshot). It will only appear in the search results if it is one of the participating clinics.
You are however, advised to call the GP to checking on operating hours before making a trip down.
Similarly, if you are looking to collect your masks, the government portal also has ‘MASK GO WHERE’, to help you quickly search for areas.
The collection for masks will be running until 29 February 2020, if you have not collected yours.
For more questions you might have regarding the subsidies, check out Flu Go Where, here.
Meanwhile, do take care and maintain proper hygiene such as avoiding crowded areas, eating during peak hours, washing your hands and using hand sanitisers.
This article was last updated on 2o February 2020.
Source: Flu Go Where website, The Straits Times