While you may appear perfectly healthy on the surface, health screenings reveal what’s going on in your body and if there’s anything you should be concerned about. The main objective of a health screening is to help individuals detect signs of illness or disease early despite not displaying any symptoms. If a medical condition or disease is discovered through early screening, this allows individuals to receive the appropriate care with timely treatments.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), general health screenings should be arranged at least once a year or once every two years. But when getting tested for more specific conditions, the intervals for each screening may vary. For instance, screenings for colorectal cancer require patients to undergo a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) yearly while a pap smear should be done every three years to check for cervical cancer in women.
Regardless of which health screening you decide to take, ensure that you arrange appointments regularly for early detection and treatment even if you are feeling fit and healthy.
Can I do my health screening at a polyclinic?
Most Singaporeans tend to visit polyclinics often as they are the most cost-effective option compared to other healthcare providers in the country. Besides its affordability, there are 23 polyclinics island-wide, making it easy for Singaporeans to find a clinic within their area.
Despite its accessibility and affordability, polyclinics only provide health screenings for particular diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension, which can only be ordered by doctors. Unlike public and private hospitals, private clinics, and other healthcare providers, polyclinics don’t offer comprehensive health screening services.
Where can I go for a health screening in Singapore?
Depending on your personal preference and budget, multiple healthcare providers across the country can provide this service. From public hospitals to private practices, here are the 14 best places for health screening in Singapore.
14 best places for health screenings in Singapore
Public Hospitals/Healthcare Providers
1. National University Hospital (NUHS)
With over 50 medical, surgical, and dental specialities, the National University Hospital is one of the most prestigious public hospitals in Singapore with a wide range of health screening packages. From basic screenings to chronic disease management, all packages will include a physical examination, biometrics parameters, laboratory and other investigations, and medical review and counselling to follow.
Location: 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Telephone: 6772 2002
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 5:30pm, Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Best for: Subsidised health screening
Highlights: Corporate health screening services, travel advice and vaccinations
2. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Along with Jurong Community Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is one of the first medical institutions in Singapore to be built as an integrated healthcare development. By having a unified healthcare team, they can provide patient-centred services to all levels in a community setting. Their screening packages come in three different tiers depending on your needs. Regardless of which package you choose, each patient will be assigned a health screening specialist to answer all of your queries throughout the process.
Location: 1 Jurong East Street 21
Telephone: 6716 2222
Best for: General health screening and women’s health screening
Highlights: Personal assistance from a health screening specialist
3. Changi General Hospital
Health screenings at Changi General Hospital are generally carried out over two outpatient visits by appointment. Unlike other local hospitals, they only offer two screening packages from their Core Series. Despite this, their packages are considered to be rather comprehensive. It includes the basic screening functions such as a medical review and full blood count to more complex ones like a kidney function test and stool analysis.
Location: 2 Simei Street 3
Telephone: 6850 3333
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm; Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Best for: General and personal health screening
Highlights: Chronic disease screening
4. Tan Tock Seng Hospital
As the flagship hospital of the National Healthcare Group with over 176 years of service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) is one of the most reputable health centres in the country. Their Core Screening Package, which is also their most common one, includes biometric parameters, laboratory investigations, doctor’s examinations, and medical reviews. If you’re looking for a screening package geared towards a specific condition, they also provide diabetes, anaemia, and liver screening packages as well.
Location: 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Level 1, TTSH Ward Block
Telephone: 6357 2233 / 6357 2235
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm; Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:30pm
Best for: Corporate health screening services
Highlights: Specialised screening for chronic diseases
5. HealthHub – Screen For Life
HealthHub is an all-inclusive portal and mobile app that allows locals to manage all health-related functions in a single platform. This includes managing your medical appointments, paying medical bills, and accessing your personal health records. Under their Screen for Life programme, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can receive subsidised health screenings for as low as S$5. All you have to do is find out which tests are suitable for you, locate your nearest GP clinic, and make an appointment.
Want to know more about Screen for Life? Head to our guide here!
Location: Varies depending on your preferred CHAS GP Clinic
Telephone: 1800 223 1313
Operating Hours: Varies depending on your chosen CHAS GP Clinic
Best for: Pioneer Generation, Merdeka Generation & CHAS card holders
Highlights: Subsidised health screening and affordable option
6. NTUC Income
Apart from being Singapore’s leading composite insurer, NTUC Income also offers comprehensive health screening packages through their service providers. Depending on your age, gender, and existing medical history, there are over 20 screening plans available for individuals. While detailed tests are available for almost any medical condition, optional additional tests can also be availed at subsidised rates.
Location: 6 medical service providers available
Telephone: 6788 1777
Best for: Affordable and all-inclusive screening services
Highlights: Multiple locations for greater convenience
7. Raffles Medical
Raffles Medical Group is Singapore’s largest homegrown private healthcare provider with operating medical facilities in thirteen cities across Asia including Vietnam, Japan, and China. From essential to enhance packages, individuals will have multiple options to choose from based on their needs and preferences. If you’re uncertain of which package is most suitable for you, complete their short interactive quiz here to find out.
Location: Various locations including Raffles Hospital Bugis, Raffles Holland V & Raffles Shaw Centre Orchard
Telephone: 6311 2088 (Bugis) / 6250 1411 (Holland V) / 6838 0080 (Shaw Centre Orchard)
Operating Hours: Varies depending on the location
Best for: Luxury and exclusive screenings
Highlights: Premier amenities, customisable packages
8. Mount Alvernia Hospital
Founded in 1961, Mount Alvernia Hospital started as a non-profit private hospital to provide “compassionate and holistic healthcare” to families and individuals in Singapore. Today, the scope of their services have expanded significantly and even includes health screenings as well. Based on your needs, you may choose between basic, comprehensive and customisable screening packages.
Location: 820 Thomson Road
Telephone: 6347 6688
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm; Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Best for: Executive screenings
Highlights: Women’s health and premarital health screening packages
9. Parkway East Hospital
Preventive care is at the core of what they do at Parkway East Hospital. With their wide range of medical specialities, their main goal is to identify and treat various health problems easily to ensure a smooth and swift recovery. Just like most private hospitals, their screening plans come in tiers. Individuals looking for a simple screening with the basic tests can opt for Screen Classic, while those who want a more in-depth and extensive test can choose Screen Prestige.
Location: 321 Joo Chiat Pl, #01-00
Telephone: 6377 3737
Best for: Executive and corporate screening
Highlights: High-end facilities
10. Farrer Park Hospital’s HealthConnexion
HealthConnexion is Farrer Park Hospital’s specialised health screening centre, offering extensive plans and packages to a wide range of demographics—from individuals, corporate companies, and even medical tourists. From their 6 available screening plans, the basic procedures will be performed such as laboratory examinations, imaging tests, and other clinical assessments as advised by the doctor.
Location: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #02-01 Connexion,
Telephone: 6363 0505
Best for: Corporate health screening
Highlights: Exclusive screening centre
11. Fullerton Health
Fullerton Health provides patients who want an exclusive health screening experience. With an extensive network of healthcare facilities in over 8 countries, Fullerton Health has grown to become one of the most trusted private healthcare platforms in the Asia Pacific. In the world’s first health screening pod, patients can be screened in private in a single location. On top of that, complimentary breakfast is also provided to patients with morning appointments.
Location: Various clinic locations including
Telephone: 6333 3636
Best for: Executive health screening packages
Highlights: Luxury and private screenings
12. Nuffield Medical Siglap
For a more simple screening experience in the heartlands, Nuffield Medical Siglap is a well-known family medicine practice clinic located in the heart of East Coast. Despite being a private clinic, they offer some of the most affordable health screenings in Singapore. Depending on your budget, their screening packages range from basic medical checkups to more comprehensive plans. Patients can also customise packages according to their preferences as well.
Location: 914 East Coast Road #01-03, The Domain
Telephone: 6636 3083
Operating Hours: Monday & Wednesday from 9:00am to 8:00pm; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm; Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Best for: Comprehensive health screening
Highlights: Affordable screening for a private clinic
13. Lifescan Medical
With two locations in the Central region, Lifescan Medical is an all-inclusive screening and imaging centre specialised in providing health screenings and wellness programmes to both local and international patients alike. Their screening packages are priced according to different tiers ranging from S$218 to S$8453. To seal the deal, breakfast is also provided to their patients to keep them energised throughout the day.
Location: 290 Orchard Road #07-18 to 20 (Paragon Medical) & 10 Sinaran Drive #10-05 (Novena Medical Centre)
Telephone: 6235 3253 (Paragon) / 6221 1358 (Novena)
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm; Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Best for: Executive and personalised health screening
Highlights: One-stop screening and imaging centre
14. Healthway Medical
From basic screening plans to executive packages, the team at Healthway Medical is dedicated to providing the most smooth and comfortable screening experience that you cannot find anywhere else. Some of their most popular packages include their Luxury VIP Packages and Women’s Health Screening Package. With over 100 clinics and medical facilities located nationwide, including major private hospitals, finding a location near you will be a breeze.
Location: OUE Downtown Gallery, 6 Shenton Way, #03-11/12/13
Telephone: 6811 8686
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm; Saturday from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Best for: Family and corporate screenings
Highlights: Contemporary health screening experience
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