The GPFirst programme aims to encourage people with mild to moderate medical conditions to visit their GPs first, rather than going direct to the emergency departments. Going to the GP allows you to receive timely medical treatment and you might help to save lives by freeing up the emergency departments for more urgent cases.
The programme first started with Changi General Hospital (CGH) in 2014, where residents in the east of Singapore receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing attendance fee when they are referred to the CGH Accident and Emergency Department by participating GPs. The programme has now expanded to the northeast region, with Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) launching this programme from November 2020.
- Terms & Conditions
The GPFirst programme is open to all residents living in Singapore, including PRs and foreigners.
This programme and its $50 subsidy are only applicable at Changi General Hospital or Sengkang General Hospital emergency departments.
This programme is currently open to participating GP clinics in eastern and northeastern Singapore (Click here to search for a participating clinic near you).
For the GPFirst referral to be valid, the original Referral Form must be fully completed and produced together with the patient’s NRIC/passport/work pass, at the point of registration at CGH or SKH emergency departments.
The referral date and time, clinic stamp must be clearly indicated on the original GPFirst Referral Form.
Patient's visit to the emergency department must be within the same day of the GP's referral or up to 0200hrs of the following day if the form is issued close to midnight.
Specialised investigations required and/or non-standardised medication prescribed at CGH or SKH emergency departments will be separately charged.
The programme's terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.