Female Intermittent Urinary Catheterization in Singapore

Urinary catheterization is needed for individuals who are unable to urinate on their own. This helps to avoid a build-up of urine, which may cause complications. Book a Homage nurse to assist with the procedure today!

About Female Intermittent Urinary Catheterization

An intermittent urinary catheter (also known as a short-term catheter) is a hollow, flexible tube inserted through the urethra into the bladder that drains urine. 

The insertion is similar to an indwelling catheter but does not have a balloon to hold it in place. Intermittent catheterization is often used when you have the ability to insert the catheter yourself or have someone who can do it for you. It is done at scheduled times of the day and the catheter is not permanent.

Who Needs an Intermittent Catheter?

Individuals who are unable to urinate on their own or are immobile will require a urinary catheter to avoid a build-up of urine, which has the potential to cause pressure in the kidneys and lead to kidney failure.

Female Intermittent Urinary Catheterization Procedure

Items Needed

  • Urinary catheter: brand and size of the tube (sizes 10, 12 or 14)
  • Sterile lubricating jelly
  • Catheterization or dressing set
  • Chlorhexidine solution
  • Latex gloves
  • Protective sheet


  • Ensure that you have the items above at home
  • 1-way taxi fare will be required for the nurse to purchase the consumables if needed

Cost of Female Intermittent Urinary Catheterization in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with skills to perform intermittent urinary catheterization for females. Rates for the procedure can be seen below

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*Urgent visit surcharge: For nursing procedure bookings made less than 24 hours from the visit start time, a $30 surcharge per procedure applies.

Intermittent Catheterization

$ 80 /procedure*
*Urgent visit surcharge: For nursing procedure bookings made less than 24 hours from the visit start time, a $30 surcharge per procedure applies.

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Top questions about Female Intermittent Urinary Catheterization

Service FAQ

Is intermittent self-catherization painful?

Self-catheterisation can cause slight discomfort and pain, especially during insertion, but this is usually manageable and can be minimised by taking some time to relax before insertion. There are various techniques you can try to ease the discomfort as well.

What are the 3 types of catheter?

There are three types of urinary catheters:

  1. Indwelling or Foley catheters
    Indwelling catheters can be inserted two ways: via the urethra (indwelling urethral catheters) or a small hole in the abdomen (indwelling suprapubic catheters)
  2. Short-term or intermittent catheters
  3. External or condom catheters

Read our guide to learn more about the different types of urinary catheters.

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Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, and certified therapists, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.

Are there subsidies for Homage's urinary catheterization services?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

How fast can I receive care by Homage?

We aim to match a Care Pro to your requested visit within 2-3 days. For bookings made 1-2 days before the visit date, we will try our best to match a Care Pro.

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