Raffles Medical Clinics are Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs).

PHPC-Clinic-visitVisit Raffles Medical GP clinics* for subsidised rates for consultation, investigations and medication for acute respiratory illness (eg runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever).

*Except Raffles Medical and Raffles Executive Medical Centre located at Raffles Hospital.

What is PHPC?

The PHPC scheme serves the primary healthcare needs of Singaporeans in times of national need. Clinics under the PHPC scheme, provide subsidised treatment, investigations and medications during public health outbreaks, for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs). 

For the COVID-2019 outbreak, PHPC has been activated since 18 February 2020, and subsidies will be provided for patients diagnosed with respiratory illness.

Which Raffles Medical clinics are participating in the PHPC Flu – Subsidy scheme?

All Raffles Medical GP clinics, are participating in the PHPC flu-subsidy scheme.* Click here to locate your nearest clinic

*Except Raffles Medical and Raffles Medical Executive Medical Centre located at Raffles Hospital.

How much do I have to pay when I go to a participating PHPC, and what treatment can I expect to receive?

If you are diagnosed by the doctor to have an acute respiratory illness (e.g. common cold), you would ​pay a flat subsidised rate for consultation and treatment as follows: 

  • Singaporean and Permanent Residents: $10 nett

  • Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) seniors: $5 nett

  • Public Assistance (PA) cardholders: $0 

The cost of consultation, medication and investigations provided at each visit to treat your respiratory illness will be covered under this fee. The doctor will prescribe the appropriate treatment for your respiratory illness, including the medications for the expected duration of your illness.

If you have flu-like symptoms due to chronic conditions (eg asthma, sensitive nose, gastric reflux, post-nasal drip), you will not be eligible for the subsidised rate.

Do I have to bring any identification documents with me?

Please bring along your NRIC or birth certificate, along with your PG/MG/PA card (if applicable) when seeking treatment at a participating Raffles Medical PHPC.

Do I get subsidies for the treatment of other non-respiratory illnesses?

The subsidised rates only apply if you are diagnosed by the doctor to have an acute respiratory illness. PG/MG/CHAS cardholders may also benefit from prevailing CHAS subsidies for conditions besides respiratory illness.

How often can I receive the PHPC subsidy?

You can only receive the subsidy for one visit a day. Should you visit more than one PHPC clinic within the same day, the subsidised rate will apply for the first visit only.

Can I use my Medisave to pay for the $5/$10 subsidised rate?

If you are 60 years old and above, you may use your own, or your spouse’s MediSave to pay for the $5/$10 subsidised rate under the Flexi-MediSave scheme, subject to the prevailing withdrawal limits.

Do I need to sign a consent form during my visit to the PHPC in order to enjoy subsidies under the scheme?

You do not need to sign a consent form to enjoy subsidies under the scheme. By receiving subsidies, patients are deemed to have consented to the release of their data to MOH and authorised parties for purposes of scheme administration.

If you are using your own or your spouse’s MediSave, the MediSave account holder will need to sign a form to authorise the clinic to make MediSave claims on their behalf.

Can I get tested for COVID-19 at the PHPCs?

Testing for COVID-19 is currently available at selected PHPCs. Your GP will ask about your contact / travel history and evaluate your condition. If you are assessed to have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, your GP will perform a swab test on you at the clinic if he / she is participating in the Swab and Send Home (SASH) initiative. If not, your GP will refer you to ​a SASH PHPC, for further review. COIVD-19 testing for those who are well, but worried, is not allowed.

Selected Raffles Medical clinics are SASH PHPCs.

Click here to locate your nearest PHPC Flu-Subsidy Raffles Medical clinic.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subsidised rates apply only if you are diagnosed with an acute respiratory illness.
  • The subsidised rates cover the consultation, medications and investigations related to your respiratory illness only.
  • Chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes or hypertension) and other unrelated conditions are not covered under this subsidised rate.

Source: FluGoWhere 
For more information, visit FluGoWhere.