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Swab And Send Home (SASH)

COVID-19 testing under the Swab And Send Home (SASH) initiative is now available at selected Raffles Medical Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs). If you are assessed to have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, your General Practitioner (GP) will perform a swab test on you at the clinic if the clinic is participating in SASH. Otherwise, you will be referred to another PHPC where SASH is available, for a review by the next day.

Requests and referrals for COIVD-19 testing for those who are asymptomatic are not allowed (eg. worried well, for immigration clearance, employer’s request). 

If you are referred for SASH at another clinic, do call the SASH PHPC prior and bring along your identification documents, and the completed referral letter. 

Where should I go for the swab test, with the referral letter from GP?

GPs have been advised to refer patients to the nearest operating facility, so as to minimise travel and exposure to other members of the public, as well as avoid delays to being tested. Selected Raffles Medical clinics are SASH PHPCs.

Please take note of the operating hours of the clinic you wish to visit. We advise you to make an appointment before going to the clinic.

I have paid for my consultation at the first GP, during which I was given a referral to be swabbed at another clinic. Do I need to pay for the consultation and swab test at the second clinic that I will go to for the swabbing?

You are advised to present yourself at the SASH PHPC within 24 hours of your first visit at the first GP clinic. You will be allowed up to 48 hours from your visit at the first GP clinic to do so. If you present yourself within 48 hours of your referring visit with a completed referral form, you do not need to pay for the consultation and swab at the receiving SASH PHPC.

However, if you i) present at the SASH PHPC past 48 hours from your visit at the first GP clinic, or ii) do not bring along a completed referral form provided by the first GP, you will need to be reviewed by the SASH PHPC again.

In this case, you will be charged as per a regular Flu Subsidy Scheme (FSS)/Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Acute visit. If you are not eligible for FSS or CHAS, the consultation fee charged by the SASH PHPC applies.

If you wish to be treated for other non-Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) conditions at the second clinic, you will be charged for consultation and medication separately.

What documents should I bring to the second GP (SASH PHPC) where I go for the swab test?

Please bring along the referral form completed by the first (referring) GP and your NRIC, to present to the second GP (SASH PHPC). 

Will I definitely get a swab if I present to the second GP (SASH PHPC) with a referral letter from the referring GP?

Both the referring and receiving GPs are responsible for ensuring that patients are suitable for SASH. Therefore, the receiving SASH GP will make a further assessment to ascertain whether you remain suitable for SASH at the point of your visit before performing the swab. You are not required to make any payment at the second GP (SASH PHPC) whether or not a swab is performed. 

How would I be informed of the swab results?

The second GP (SASH PHPC) will inform you of your swab results.

Which Raffles Medical clinics are SASH PHPCs?

Location

Contact

Anchorpoint

6479 3818

Anson Centre

6225 2188

Ang Mo Kio

6453 2288

Bedok North

6844 9291

Bishan

6456 7122

Causeway Point

6894 0777

Changi Airport Terminal 3

6241 8818

Changi City Point

6636 1251

Clementi

6872 9043

Compass One

6385 5057

Eastpoint Mall

6636 1458

HarbourFront Centre

6273 3078

Hillion Mall

6769 0571

Hougang Central

6386 7897

Jurong East

6899 6688

Jurong Point

6790 0583

Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall

6765 3363

Loyang Point

6585 3333

Marina Bay Financial Centre

6636 0390

Nex

6634 2585

Northpoint City

6755 0049

Raffles City

6339 6911

Raffles Holland V

6250 1411

Raffles Place

6534 2900

Rivervale Mall

6385 2154

Sembawang Way

6853 7703

Shaw Centre

6838 0080

Siglap Centre

6442 0488

Tampines 1

6260 5116

Toa Payoh Central

6254 7667

Waterway Point

6384 5655

Yew Tee Point

6634 3132

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Source: FluGoWhere

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