Injections (Intramuscular / Subcutaneous / Intravenous) in Singapore

An injection is a way to administer medication into tissues of the body beneath the skin using a sharp, hollow needle or tube. Need help with injections? Book a Homage nurse to perform the procedure at home today!

About Injections

An injection is a way of administering a sterile liquid form of medication into tissues of the body beneath the skin, usually using a sharp, hollow needle or tube. 

Intramuscular Injection (IM)

Intramuscular injections are injections into a muscle. They are traditionally given in the upper, outer quadrant of the buttock, but some intramuscular injections can also be given in the thigh or upper arm. 

Subcutaneous Injection (SC)

Subcutaneous injections (also referred to as ‘subcut’, ‘sub-Q’, or ‘SQ’) are injections that deliver medication into the layer of fat just under the skin.

Intravenous Injection (IV)

Intravenous injections deliver medication directly into a vein. Medications given via IV injections are usually done through a cannula to ensure that medication is administered into a patent vein and to avoid any leakage of medication into other tissues.

Who Needs Injections?

Some individuals require medication administration via injections instead of orally. This is usually because the drugs used do not absorb well in the digestive system or need to act quickly. 

While many injections are a one-off affair (such as vaccines), there are individuals who have to inject themselves regularly in day-to-day life. This includes insulin injections for those with diabetes, blood thinners to treat blood clots, and fertility treatments.

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Items Needed

  • Suction machine 
  • Suction catheter (size 8, 10, 12, 14)
  • Sterile water for flushing
  • Gloves
  • Masks as a precautionary measure for droplets or spit
 

Requirements

  • 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 Injections in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with the skills to perform different types of injections. Rates for the procedure are as stated.

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* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is NOT included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

Injections

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$ 80 /procedure*
* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is NOT included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

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Top questions about Injections (Intramuscular / Subcutaneous / Intravenous)

Service FAQ

What is an injection?

An injection is a way of administering a sterile liquid form of medication into tissues of the body beneath the skin, usually using a sharp, hollow needle or tube. Most people with access to healthcare services experience injections at some point in their lives, such as childhood immunisations or medical treatment. Injections are usually used for drugs which need to act quickly or do not absorb well in the digestive system.

What are the different types of injections?

One of the ways we describe injections is by the route or the type of body tissue they are administered into. The most common types of injections are: Subcutaneous Injection (SC), Intravenous Injection (IV), Intraosseous Injection (IO) and Intradermal Injection. If you would like to know more about the different types of injections, you can read further in this article.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

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

Are there subsidies for Homage's injection 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?

Once you have confirmed that you would like to engage a Homage Care Professional, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

Urgent cases that require care within 24 hours will be matched on a best effort basis. Do take note that a $30 surcharge applies for urgent cases.

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