Help Centre

Using our app

The Minmed Connect app is available on both iOS and Android devices. Download the app here.

Yes, you may use a non Singapore registered mobile number, so long as it can continue to receive the SMS OTP which is required for verification.

Yes, you may use the services on Minmed Connect app as a foreigner. Your passport or FIN number will have to be used for identity verification.

You can sign up to use the Minmed Connect app using your Apple ID, Gmail account, Facebook account, or via Email.

For sign ups using email, a verification email will be sent prior to account activation.

You may request to have another SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number. In the event that you fail to receive the SMS, please contact [email protected].

You may request to have another Email sent to your registered email address. Please check your Spam folder.

In the event that you fail to receive the Email, please contact [email protected].

Verification of your identity is an integral part of the Teleconsultation exercise. This is inline with existing best practices.

You may update the following personal details under your User Profile settings:

  • date of birth
  • gender
  • address
  • nationality
  • ethnic group
  • mobile number

For change of NRIC/Fin/Passport, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Payment is accepted via credit card or Paypal. You can set up your card payment upon registration or under your wallet settings within the Minmed Connect app.

You may update your mobile number under User Profile settings. A SMS OTP will be sent to the new mobile number for verification purposes.

For change of NRIC/Fin/Passport, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

You may update your address under Minmed Connect app’s User Profile settings.

We understand that there may be occasions where you may wish to seek Teleconsult for members of your family. As such, you can add your child or elderly dependant under the family group setting.

You will be required to furnish the bio data as well as identity documentation to support verification. With this feature, your child or dependant does not need to download the app and set-up a unique account separately.

You may submit your feedback to us at [email protected].

Teleconsult a Doctor

Teleconsult Doctor is the digital arm that complements the healthcare services offered by our chain of 8 clinics.The scope of services include:

  • General medical consultation
  • Chronic medication replenishment
  • Laboratory and health screening results review
  • Travel medication advice
  • Specialist referrals

Teleconsult Doctor is purposed for management of non-emergent medical issues only. Please approach the nearest clinic or A&E for urgent medical concerns. Should a face to face consultation be warranted, the Teleconsult Doctor session will be cancelled and no charges apply.

To derive the best outcome, we would suggest having the following equipment to obtain some vital statistics prior to the consultation:

Thermometer – record your current temperature

Blood pressure machine – record your blood pressure

Weighing scale – record your body weight

Torchlight – to better illuminate the throat or other areas of concern

Glucometer – record your random blood glucose level (for diabetics)

Where possible, photographs of conditions such as skin rash, infection or open wounds should be uploaded before consultation. Likewise, laboratory results, health screening reports and recent medical reports should be uploaded using the “upload image” button.

List of conditions suitable for Teleconsult Doctor (non-exhaustive):

Sore throat, cough, runny nose, flu, fever.

Headache and migraine

Diarrhoea, vomiting or constipation

Skin rash, cold sores, acne

Urinary tract infections

Menstrual issues

Gastric pain

Conjunctivitis with no visual disturbances

Muscle ache, heel pain, gout.

Teleconsult Doctor is designed to manage non-emergency medical issues.List of conditions NOT suitable for Teleconsult Doctor (non-exhaustive):

  • Emergency conditions such as chest pain, deep/bleeding wounds, severe shortness of breath, seizures, severe pain, sudden onset weakness, numbness or slurred speech, suspected fractures
  • Non-minor conditions
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Asthma
  • Abdominal pain with fever
  • Fever longer than 3 days duration
  • Any injuries
  • First diagnosis of chronic disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol

Invoices, MCs and Referral letters will be sent within the app electronically. You can visit the records section where documents pertaining to all visits will be held securely for your access.

DigiMC is an initiative by GovTech Singapore. It is an online version of a paper medical certificate (MC) and is accessed via a unique link under the main mc.gov.sg domain.

Minmed uses the DigiMC platform. Following your consultation, we will send a unique link for the MC issued to you in-app. You can choose to forward this link to your employer or relevant parties.

As a computer generated MC, the doctor’s signature is not required. Authenticity of the MC is verified by way of the domain here.

For more information, please visit this link.

If you are using our services as your Corporate Panel clinic, you would pay the same amount as you would at our clinic physically. No additional charges apply.

If you are a private pay patient, the consultation cost is $21.40.

Medication will be charged separately. No delivery fee will be charged for medication. Surcharge of $10 applies to delivery for Sentosa & Tuas area.

Anyone can use the Minmed Connect app for Teleconsultation. Consultation for those under 18 years of age should preferably be accompanied by an adult. It is often difficult for a full and clear assessment to be done for children under the age of 2 years, and so a face to face consult at the clinic is more appropriate.

Teleconsultation for seniors are conducted with a high margin of safety. It is best that an accompanying member of the family should be in attendance to assist in video clarity and communication. Assessment of the elderly may be more difficult given comorbidities and it may be more appropriate for face to face consults of the elderly to occur at the clinic.

Yes, you can get a teleconsult for a dependant in your family. During the profile set up, you may add a dependant (child/ senior) by furnishing his/her details as well as photo identity images.

You may also add them under the account section under Family Group Info.

The waiting time is dependent on the existing number of patients in the queue as well as the number of providers available. Our average waiting time is around 5-15 minutes.

Should you experience a long waiting time due to overwhelming demand, please consider booking an appointment for Teleconsult on the app.

The Minmed Connect app service is available whenever there is internet connectivity. You can use the Minmed Connect app to access and Teleconsult with our doctors even when overseas.

Please note however that no medication delivery services will be available.

Our Teleconsult operating hours are 9am-9pm daily including Public Holidays.

Our teleconsultation service is manned by a team of Doctors registered by the Singapore Medical Council.

There will be situations where assessment of your condition via teleconsult cannot be achieved safely.

Our doctors will advise the necessary cause of action which may include a referral to the nearest A&E department, or to a clinic near you for a face to face consult.In these cases, the teleconsultation will be aborted and no fees will be charged.

Existing Telemedicine guidelines mandate that there should be 2-way video and voice feeds between the physician and the patient.

The video feed during a consult should not be turned off.

Video or voice connections may drop occasionally as they are contingent on connectivity speeds.

In the event that connection is lost transiently during the consult, resulting in loss of voice or video feeds on either party, the app will automatically reconnect once online.

In the event that the call is dropped, please exit and reopen the app. A notification for continuation will reappear and your existing connection with the doctor will be re-established. If you do not receive this notification, please resubmit a request for Teleconsultation.

In the event that this problem cannot be overcome, the Teleconsult should be aborted and no fees will be charged. You are advised to visit a clinic for a face to face consultation of your condition.

Your consultation ends when your doctor has explained the provisional diagnosis as well as the treatment plan. The video connection can be ended by either party by pressing the red end call button.

Further to the end of Teleconsultation, your doctor will need time to complete entry of the prescription, as well as prepare any supporting documentation. Our clinic assistants will follow up immediately to review and prepare the prescription, invoices, MCs and/or referrals. When this backend process is complete, you will receive an in-app notification that your consultation summary is ready for your review. You will be presented with the diagnosis, the prescription as well as the payment invoice.

Please pay the invoiced amount via credit card or paypal and select the mode of delivery (delivery to your home, or self pick-up at the nearest Minmed clinic ). The courier will deliver your medicine upon completion of payment.

Medication will be delivered in a one use tamper-proof sealed bag to your address within 4 hours. Delivery fee is waived. Surcharge of $10 applies to delivery for Sentosa & Tuas area.

A 6 digit delivery verification code will be displayed within your app once payment has been completed. Your courier will ask for this verification code upon delivery of medication.

You may also opt to collect your medication at our clinics by selecting the pick-up option during payment. Medical certificates (MC), referrals, invoices will be sent to you electronically. We will send your MC via DigiMC.

No, you do not need to purchase the medication prescribed.

However, existing guidelines do not allow for electronic prescription of our medication. You may visit our clinic for a hardcopy of the prescription at no added charge.

Yes, you may. However, for security reasons, our courier will need the 6 digit delivery verification code on your Minmed Connect app in order for medication to be delivered.

Once the delivery courier has been triggered, the delivery timing and location cannot be amended. However, if the parcel cannot be received, the package will be returned to our clinic. You may then choose to pick up the package from our clinic thereafter at no added fee.

If the parcel cannot be received, the package will be returned to our clinic. You may then choose to pick up the package from our clinic thereafter at no added fee.

You can obtain a physical copy of the MC and/or invoice at any of our 8 clinics. This is not chargeable.

If you continue to be unwell, further to the expiry of your medical certificate, you should seek a review with our doctors. Whilst the teleconsult service continues to be available, we do advise you to visit our clinics for a face to face consultation if you continue to feel unwell further to the first teleconsult.

Teleconsultation for acute ailments is not covered by the CHAS card.

If you are a CHAS card holder and has been under our care for management of chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, interval review via teleconsult using our app is permitted. Our doctors will advise you on eligibility and suitability during the consultation.

You can use our teleconsult service for selected corporate health panels. Charges will be the same as that you pay at our clinics. Delivery is free. Surcharge of $10 applies to delivery for Sentosa.

Payment is accepted via credit card or paypal. You can set up your card payment upon registration or under your wallet settings within the Minmed Connect app.

Your past consultation records are available under the Records section of Minmed Connect app.

Security is paramount as a digital healthcare company. All records are kept secure in compliance with guidelines of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) as well as that of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (PHMC).

Records are only accessible to providers involved in your care, as well as for support of internal processing. We also ensure compliance of our practices with the National Telemedicine Guidelines (NTG).

Teleconsultation episodes are not recorded in Singapore.

Teleconsultation services are available for corporate clients with services coverage and fees dependent upon your needs. Please email [email protected].

Clinics

Minmed is a participating clinic under the Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) scheme which provides subsidized treatment, investigations and medications during disease outbreaks. Subsidies will be provided for patients with respiratory infections during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you are diagnosed via doctors to have a respiratory infection, the cost of consultation and treatment will be subsidized as follows:

  • Singaporean and Permanent Residents, as well as eligible work permit holders (excluding foreign domestic workers and performing artistes), would pay a flat subsidised rate of $10
  • Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) seniors would pay a lower rate of $5 
  • Public Assistance (PA) cardholders need not pay. If you are consulting for non respiratory illnesses, the above rates do not apply.
  • Prevailing subsidies for CHAS/PG/Merdeka. Generation cardholders are however applicable.

For more information, visit this link.

Our clinic network functions on an integrated secure web-based platform. You do not need to re-register if you have been seen previously at any of our clinics.

In like manner, your past medical records, prescription history, MCs, referral letters and invoices are accessible via doctors during your visit.

We do not provide in-clinic after hours care. You may consider our teleconsult services here.

House call services are available through our care partners on a non-urgent appointment basis. Please email [email protected].

For urgent/emergency medical conditions, please visit the accident and emergency departments at the hospital nearest to you.

After assessment by our doctors, we may prescribe rest and issue medical certificates based on your condition and diagnosis.

DigiMC is an initiative by GovTech Singapore. It is an online version of a paper medical certificate (MC) and is accessed via a unique link under the main mc.gov.sg domain.

Minmed uses the DigiMC platform. Following your consultation, we will send a unique link for the MC issued to you via SMS. You can choose to forward this link to your employer or relevant parties.

Paper MC is available only upon request.As a computer generated MC, the doctor’s signature is not required. Authenticity of the MC is verified by way of the domain here.

For more information, please visit this link.

Minmed complies with current guidelines on COVID-19 set by Ministry of Health (MOH). Our staff undergo temperature screening daily and wear protective masks during service hours. Regular disinfection of the premises is undertaken. Social distancing measures apply in our premises.

Aerosol generating procedures (nebulisation) are suspended/avoided to reduce the risk of respiratory secretion droplets contaminating the air.

Minmed clinics are listed Swab-and-Send-Home (SASH) COVID-19 testing clinics. We are able to provide swab tests in accordance to MOH guidelines.

For more information, please visit this link.

Upon completion of consultation, medication can be prepared and supplied to you by our clinic.

You may however opt to decline this service. A physical prescription will be prepared for you so that you can fulfill this at a pharmacy. Please note that electronic prescriptions are not available.

Our doctor will review all requests for repeat prescription. Renewal can be made only if clinically indicated and is in compliance with existing medical practice guidelines.

We reserve the right not to renew medication if it is not supported or when a face-to-face consultation is necessary.

You can send your helper to accompany your child for consultation in lieu of your presence. Please however ensure the following:

Correct identity documents for verification.

Ability of the helper to present a clear medical history and answer examination questions.

Your contact number in order that we can connect with you.

Whilst possible, it is important that the child is safely managed.

In the event that this is not so, we will request a revisit with your presence for non urgent conditions.

Yes, we do. Please visit our teleconsult link here.

Yes. Pap Smear services are available at our clinics.

All our doctors are trained for this procedure. However, we understand that it may be more comfortable that the Pap Smear be conducted via a female physician. If so, please email [email protected] for arrangements.

Mammogram with/without ultrasound can be conducted at Minmed Radiology in Paragon.

Please visit this link for details.

Yes. We provide adult and childhood vaccinations. Applicable subsidies under the Medisave schemes are also available.

For more information, please visit our vaccination page.

The statutory health checkups we provide are as follows.

Vocational Check-ups

  • Maid Employment
  • Taxi/Vehicle Operator License
  • Work Permit/ Employment Pass Application and Renewal

 

Other Vocational License Applications

  • Employment
  • Fitness-to-Work Assessment
  • Interval Assessment

 

Immigration

  • Immigration, Citizenship, Permanent Residency Applications and Long-Term Visit Pass applications

 

Admission to Tertiary Institutions

  • ITE, Polytechnic and University (Local & Overseas)

 

Foreign Worker Pre-Employment

 

Work Pass (Work Permit, S Pass and E Pass) and Work Pass Renewal Medical Check-Ups and Vocational Medical Examinations.

Our clinics operate on a cashless basis.

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR.

You can request for Queues for a selected panel of clinics by downloading our Minmed Connect app. You can use the Queue Request feature for available clinics so long as it is within the operating hours of the clinic.

When you select Queue Request, as well as the intended clinic for a visit, the operating hours will be shown clearly.

You are advised to arrive at the clinic according to the guide given for waiting time. Should you miss your queue by more than 3 patients, the clinic may reissue a new queue number for you.

Minmed Clinics are largely located in shopping malls at major MRT stations.

For location contact and operating hours, please visit here.

Executive Health Screening is available at our dedicated centre in Paragon. You may make an appointment online here. Health screening is also available at our GP clinics.

For details of packages available, please enquire at the outlet. Our doctors will be happy to assist you in making your selection.Guidelines for general health screening are available here.

We understand that there may be a need for consultation with female physicians.

For information on their availability, please email [email protected].

Our doctors are able to assess and treat infants and children.

Further services include developmental assessment as well as childhood vaccinations. Our pharmacy is likewise stocked with a comprehensive range of medication suitable for children.

Minmed provides medical services in partnership with major corporate health plans listed here.

To assist you better, kindly bring your identity documents as well as the physical card or the electronic image of your card at time of registration. Please note that verification of the card validity may be made prior to consultation.

In the event that consultation and treatment has been rendered upon invalid/expired coverage, we reserve the right to reclaim due fees from you. We are also able to endorse hard copy claims and furnish electronic invoices for you where necessary.

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) enables Singapore citizens from lower and middle income households to receive subsidies for medical care.

Our group of clinics are CHAS registered.Singapore citizens whom qualify will receive a blue or orange health assist card.

Subsidies for medical care are applicable for common medical treatments as well as management of 20 chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP):

Diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorders, dementia, osteoarthritis, anxiety, benign prostatic hyperplasia, Parkinson’s disease, nephrosis/nephritis , epilepsy, osteoporosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, ischaemic heart disease.We also accept the Pioneer Generation (PG) card.

For more information on the CHAS scheme, please visit here.

For more information on the PG scheme, please visit here.

Queue request

You can request for Queues for a selected panel of clinics by downloading our Minmed Connect app. You can use the Queue Request feature for available clinics so long as it is within the operating hours of the clinic.

When you select Queue Request, as well as the intended clinic for a visit, the operating hours will be shown clearly.

You are advised to arrive at the clinic according to the guide given for waiting time. Should you miss your queue by more than 3 patients, the clinic may reissue a new queue number for you.

Health Screening

Recommended health screening guidelines are available here. You are encouraged to refer to this list when making your selection.

Pre-screening consultation with our doctors is available here. This is extended on a complimentary basis, even if you do not decide to go for health screening thereafter.

At the time of health screening, you may further discuss your selection with our team. It is important that you select your health screening tests with appropriate guidelines, information and advice available.

If you need to reschedule your health screening appointment, please email [email protected].

If you have missed your health screening appointment, please email [email protected] to schedule an appointment at Minmed Health Screeners.

We recognize that health screening can take a variable period of up to 2 hours.

A timechit can be prepared on your request.

As health screening is done when you are well, we are unable to provide medical certificate for health screening visits.

In general, fasting for at least 6 hours is necessary when tests for cholesterol and blood glucose are involved. Drinking plain water is encouraged.

You may continue to take your regular medication for chronic diseases (e.g. hypertension, cholesterol) but are to omit your diabetic medication until you have taken your breakfast.

Please bring along:

– Identification

– NRIC/Work Permit/Passport

– Company letter, authorisation letter or staff pass (where available)

– Medical report and radiology films/reports from last health screening (where available)

See our pre-screening guide for more information. For instructions pertaining to specific tests, please see refer to specific tests under FAQ.

On arrival, we will verify your identity and registration in a contactless manner. Payment, where necessary will also be collected.

You may also be required to complete a pre-screening questionnaire prior to, or upon your arrival.

Clinical parameters (e.g. height, weight, blood pressure) will be taken.

Our staff will guide you through necessary stations in a safe and efficient manner.

The blood test will be conducted usually at the last station. Our phlebotomists are trained to ensure that your health screening is a comfortable one.

The screening process may take a variable 30 to 90 minutes.

Your health screening results will typically be available on the next working day, except for selected tests and/or imaging studies.

You will receive a notification via email once the results are ready. Kindly login to your account here.

Please note that your report is available only after you authenticate using an SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You may arrange an appointment for a teleconsult review here.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You are encouraged to make an appointment for complimentary teleconsult here.

Should you request a face-to-face consultation, please email [email protected].

Here are a few pointers for your reference:

– No definite diagnosis may be made from test results alone, and test results should be correlated with your medical history and other clinical findings.

– Screening tests may carry limitations in the capacity to identify or rule out the presence or absence of a condition. Normal test results may not necessarily mean the absence of a medical condition.

– The majority (about 95%) of a normal population test results will fall within the normal range. About 5% of the normal population test results may be slightly above or below the normal level.

– It is an acceptable fact that a normal person’s test results may fluctuate at different times although still within the normal range. This occurrence may be due to diet or other factors.

When pregnant, you will typically be seeing your obstetrician regularly for follow-up and antenatal care. Screening tests necessary (e.g. screening for gestational diabetes) will typically be conducted at your O&G clinic.

It is thus recommended that you do not undergo health screening with us when pregnant. If you do wish to, you are encouraged to only evaluate your lipid profile and fasting glucose.

Certain vaccinations may not be administered when you are pregnant. Please check with our doctors for suitability via teleconsult here.

If you are breastfeeding, it is acceptable to undergo health screening. However, this should not take place in lieu of or before your post natal follow up with your obstetrician.

It is acceptable to go for health screening when you are having your menses. However, if there is a urine test component, it is recommended that you submit your urine specimen after day 5 of your menses (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period).

Pap smear studies should not be conducted until after day 8 of menses.

If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your health screening as it is an elective procedure.

You may email [email protected] to reschedule an appointment, whether it is at your office or at Minmed Health Screeners.

Urine tests available may include urine dipstick, urine full examination and microscopic examination (UFEME) and urine microalbumin to creatinine ratio.

These tests involve the collection of a clean specimen of urine midstream. During the collection process, please collect the specimen in the bottle midway through the stream. Kindly avoid collecting the first drops of urine as they appear as this may cause the specimen to be contaminated by skin cells and affecting your results.

Kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 of your menstrual cycle (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period) for better accuracy.

The stool test tests for the presence of microscopic blood cells which may not be visible to the human eye.

When collecting the specimen, please use the spatula available in the lid of the container. A small specimen of stool is adequate for analysis.

Please note that specimens should be submitted to the clinic on the same day before 3pm (for weekdays) and 11am (for weekends).If your selected stool test is the conventional faecal blood test (non immunological), you are advised to abstain from consumption of meats 3 days before the study.

The Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) test is conducted by our technicians to assess the electrical rhythm of your heart.

This test involves the placement of sticker electrodes on your chest as well as your limbs as you lie on the couch. This test typically takes 15 minutes.

Please wear a two-piece outfit to facilitate placement of the chest electrodes.

For your comfort, ECGs are conducted only by our female technicians.

The Treadmill Stress test or Cardiac Stress test involves the monitoring of the electrical rhythm of your heart as you exercise on a treadmill.

Whilst the test takes 30 to 45 minutes including preparation, the actual running time is typically less than 12 minutes.

The test is undertaken by a trained technician with a doctor within the same test premise. It is advisable that you have a light meal and abstain from caffeine prior to the test. Please wear comfortable walking/running shoes as well as a two-piece outfit. The latter is to facilitate placement of test electrodes on your chest.

Please bring a list of your current medication on the day of the study.

Ultrasound studies are a non-invasive way of evaluating soft tissues and organs as part of the health screening process.

If you are having an ultrasound examination of your abdomen, please fast for at least 6 hours. You are encouraged to drink at least 4 cups of water and avoid going to the toilet prior to ultrasound of the pelvis and/or prostate.

Please come in loose comfortable attire. The sonographer will apply a clear viscous gel to the area of examination.

An average study may take up to 30 minutes.As ultrasounds do not involve xrays, it is safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding moms.

The Mammogram study is an evaluation of the breasts using xrays, and is recommended for ladies above 40 years of age.

Please wear a two-piece outfit and avoid the use of deodorant, lotion, perfume and talc on the day of the study. An optimum window for the test is within 2 weeks after menstruation.

The test will be conducted by our female radiographer. During the process, there will be light firm compression of your breasts which can be uncomfortable. This is unfortunately necessary for proper evaluation.

The mammogram is expected to take under 20 minutes.

Xrays involve the study of a limited body area for evaluation. Minmed uses a digital radiography solution which keeps the amount of radiation and the incidence of retakes as low as possible.

No preparation is necessary. Ladies who are pregnant or possibly pregnant are advised NOT to take X-ray tests, and must inform us before taking such tests.

Health screening registration may be conducted via our portal.For health screening at Minmed Health Screeners in Paragon, you may register for your screening appointment here.

If you are registering for screening at your office, please refer to the unique registration link sent to you via your HR and/or Wellness committee.

Your electronic health screening result may be retrieved 24/7 via our secure portal here. Please note that 2 Factor Authentication via SMS OTP to your registered mobile number is necessary before report retrieval.

If you have forgotten your password, please reset your password here https://secure.minmed.sg/My-Portal/Find-Password.

If you do not receive your SMS OTP within 15 minutes, please email [email protected].

General

Recommended health screening guidelines are available here. You are encouraged to refer to this list when making your selection.

Pre-screening consultation with our doctors is available here. This is extended on a complimentary basis, even if you do not decide to go for health screening thereafter.

At the time of health screening, you may further discuss your selection with our team. It is important that you select your health screening tests with appropriate guidelines, information and advice available.

If you need to reschedule your health screening appointment, please email [email protected].

If you have missed your health screening appointment, please email [email protected] to schedule an appointment at Minmed Health Screeners.

We recognize that health screening can take a variable period of up to 2 hours.

A timechit can be prepared on your request.

As health screening is done when you are well, we are unable to provide medical certificate for health screening visits.

In general, fasting for at least 6 hours is necessary when tests for cholesterol and blood glucose are involved. Drinking plain water is encouraged.

You may continue to take your regular medication for chronic diseases (e.g. hypertension, cholesterol) but are to omit your diabetic medication until you have taken your breakfast.

Please bring along:

– Identification

– NRIC/Work Permit/Passport

– Company letter, authorisation letter or staff pass (where available)

– Medical report and radiology films/reports from last health screening (where available)

See our pre-screening guide for more information. For instructions pertaining to specific tests, please see refer to specific tests under FAQ.

On arrival, we will verify your identity and registration in a contactless manner. Payment, where necessary will also be collected.

You may also be required to complete a pre-screening questionnaire prior to, or upon your arrival.

Clinical parameters (e.g. height, weight, blood pressure) will be taken.

Our staff will guide you through necessary stations in a safe and efficient manner.

The blood test will be conducted usually at the last station. Our phlebotomists are trained to ensure that your health screening is a comfortable one.

The screening process may take a variable 30 to 90 minutes.

Your health screening results will typically be available on the next working day, except for selected tests and/or imaging studies.

You will receive a notification via email once the results are ready. Kindly login to your account here.

Please note that your report is available only after you authenticate using an SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You may arrange an appointment for a teleconsult review here.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You are encouraged to make an appointment for complimentary teleconsult here.

Should you request a face-to-face consultation, please email [email protected].

Here are a few pointers for your reference:

– No definite diagnosis may be made from test results alone, and test results should be correlated with your medical history and other clinical findings.

– Screening tests may carry limitations in the capacity to identify or rule out the presence or absence of a condition. Normal test results may not necessarily mean the absence of a medical condition.

– The majority (about 95%) of a normal population test results will fall within the normal range. About 5% of the normal population test results may be slightly above or below the normal level.

– It is an acceptable fact that a normal person’s test results may fluctuate at different times although still within the normal range. This occurrence may be due to diet or other factors.

Specific Tests

Urine tests available may include urine dipstick, urine full examination and microscopic examination (UFEME) and urine microalbumin to creatinine ratio.

These tests involve the collection of a clean specimen of urine midstream. During the collection process, please collect the specimen in the bottle midway through the stream. Kindly avoid collecting the first drops of urine as they appear as this may cause the specimen to be contaminated by skin cells and affecting your results.

Kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 of your menstrual cycle (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period) for better accuracy.

The stool test tests for the presence of microscopic blood cells which may not be visible to the human eye.

When collecting the specimen, please use the spatula available in the lid of the container. A small specimen of stool is adequate for analysis.

Please note that specimens should be submitted to the clinic on the same day before 3pm (for weekdays) and 11am (for weekends).If your selected stool test is the conventional faecal blood test (non immunological), you are advised to abstain from consumption of meats 3 days before the study.

The Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) test is conducted by our technicians to assess the electrical rhythm of your heart.

This test involves the placement of sticker electrodes on your chest as well as your limbs as you lie on the couch. This test typically takes 15 minutes.

Please wear a two-piece outfit to facilitate placement of the chest electrodes.

For your comfort, ECGs are conducted only by our female technicians.

The Treadmill Stress test or Cardiac Stress test involves the monitoring of the electrical rhythm of your heart as you exercise on a treadmill.

Whilst the test takes 30 to 45 minutes including preparation, the actual running time is typically less than 12 minutes.

The test is undertaken by a trained technician with a doctor within the same test premise. It is advisable that you have a light meal and abstain from caffeine prior to the test. Please wear comfortable walking/running shoes as well as a two-piece outfit. The latter is to facilitate placement of test electrodes on your chest.

Please bring a list of your current medication on the day of the study.

Ultrasound studies are a non-invasive way of evaluating soft tissues and organs as part of the health screening process.

If you are having an ultrasound examination of your abdomen, please fast for at least 6 hours. You are encouraged to drink at least 4 cups of water and avoid going to the toilet prior to ultrasound of the pelvis and/or prostate.

Please come in loose comfortable attire. The sonographer will apply a clear viscous gel to the area of examination.

An average study may take up to 30 minutes.As ultrasounds do not involve xrays, it is safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding moms.

The Mammogram study is an evaluation of the breasts using xrays, and is recommended for ladies above 40 years of age.

Please wear a two-piece outfit and avoid the use of deodorant, lotion, perfume and talc on the day of the study. An optimum window for the test is within 2 weeks after menstruation.

The test will be conducted by our female radiographer. During the process, there will be light firm compression of your breasts which can be uncomfortable. This is unfortunately necessary for proper evaluation.

The mammogram is expected to take under 20 minutes.

Xrays involve the study of a limited body area for evaluation. Minmed uses a digital radiography solution which keeps the amount of radiation and the incidence of retakes as low as possible.

No preparation is necessary. Ladies who are pregnant or possibly pregnant are advised NOT to take X-ray tests, and must inform us before taking such tests.

Special Conditions

When pregnant, you will typically be seeing your obstetrician regularly for follow-up and antenatal care. Screening tests necessary (e.g. screening for gestational diabetes) will typically be conducted at your O&G clinic.

It is thus recommended that you do not undergo health screening with us when pregnant. If you do wish to, you are encouraged to only evaluate your lipid profile and fasting glucose.

Certain vaccinations may not be administered when you are pregnant. Please check with our doctors for suitability via teleconsult here.

If you are breastfeeding, it is acceptable to undergo health screening. However, this should not take place in lieu of or before your post natal follow up with your obstetrician.

It is acceptable to go for health screening when you are having your menses. However, if there is a urine test component, it is recommended that you submit your urine specimen after day 5 of your menses (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period).

Pap smear studies should not be conducted until after day 8 of menses.

If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your health screening as it is an elective procedure.

You may email [email protected] to reschedule an appointment, whether it is at your office or at Minmed Health Screeners.

Using our portal

Health screening registration may be conducted via our portal.For health screening at Minmed Health Screeners in Paragon, you may register for your screening appointment here.

If you are registering for screening at your office, please refer to the unique registration link sent to you via your HR and/or Wellness committee.

Your electronic health screening result may be retrieved 24/7 via our secure portal here. Please note that 2 Factor Authentication via SMS OTP to your registered mobile number is necessary before report retrieval.

If you have forgotten your password, please reset your password here https://secure.minmed.sg/My-Portal/Find-Password.

If you do not receive your SMS OTP within 15 minutes, please email [email protected].

Executive Health Screening

Minmed Health Screeners at Paragon services Executive Health Screening on an appointment basis.

Our operating hours are:

Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5pm

Sat: 8:30am to 1pm

Closed on Sun & PH

T: 6339 9339

Please note that health screening and face-to-face review at Minmed Health Screeners is on an appointment basis and you may email [email protected] for further arrangements.

You may refer to directions on how to get to Minmed Health Screeners here.

On arrival at Paragon Shopping Centre, please head to the lift lobby at Tower 1 – Lobby F to access level 16.

If you are driving, you will have to take the elevator to ground level, then walk over Tower 1 – Lobby F.

If you are travelling by MRT, the nearest station is Orchard or Somerset.

Appointments for executive health screening can be made here.

If you are making an appointment as part of your corporate health screening exercise, please refer to the respective links given to you through your HR and/or Wellness committee.

You may email [email protected] for further arrangements.

Homebased Screening

If you are not home at the appointed date and time, you can arrange for our mobile team to visit again on an alternate day. Please note however, that a supplementary transportation fee of $20 is payable.

Alternatively, you can consider presenting at any of our clinics on an appointment basis, to complete the screen at no added charge. Please email [email protected]

Yes, you can change your appointment date and time by emailing [email protected].

Our Mobile Team conducts health screening for you in the comfort of your home. Available packages are here. You may wish to download the Minmed Connect app and opt for a complimentary pre-screening consultation.

Upon selecting your package, you will be asked for your home location by zones. Select a date and time that is convenient for you, bearing in mind that you will need to fast for 6 hours prior to the screen. Your booking is confirmed upon completion of payment.

Should you need to change your appointment date or time, please email [email protected].

Available packages are here. You may refer to this link for recommendations on what screening tests are suitable. You may also wish to download the Minmed Connect app for a complimentary pre-screening consultation for the choice of your package.

Yes, you can download the Minmed Connect app for a complimentary pre-screening consultation for the choice of your package.

Yes, however this will be done at our screening centre, Minmed Health Screeners in Paragon.

You can discuss this with the Mobile Team whilst they are with you. Alternatively, you can email [email protected].

Yes, you can book an appointment on behalf of your family member. In like manner, they may also wish to opt for a pre-screening teleconsultation with us.

It will be ideal if you can be present with your family member, should the latter need assistance in furnishing necessary medical information at the point of screening.

Payment is made via Paypal or credit card at the point of checkout, after you have selected your package, date and time.

Yes, you can change your appointment date and time by emailing [email protected].

Yes, you can cancel your appointment by emailing [email protected]. A refund will be made within 7 working days.

It is important that you are available and have fasted at the appointed date and time at home. Should you not be available, due to exceptional circumstances, you may reschedule a visit at any of our clinics for health screening. However, if you choose to reschedule another home based visit, a transportation charge of $20 will be levied.

You will need to fast for at least 6 hours prior to the appointed time. Consumption of plain water is encouraged. You may continue to take your regular medication, except for diabetic medication.

Kindly furnish any past medical or health screening records that you may have. We will also request verification of your NRIC/FIN/Passport.

Should the required specimen not be available during our visit, you may drop them at any of our 8 clinics islandwide.

A health screening visit at home will typically take 20 minutes.

Our Mobile Team who can be identified by their attire and/or pass ID will verify your identity as well as package and payment details.

Further to a review of your medical history and supporting documents, we will conduct measurements of your blood pressure and weight.

Our staff are trained and certified in blood taking. Our team will obtain the specimen smoothly.

Our Mobile team are permanent staff of Minmed. They are trained and certified in blood taking and also undergo regular inhouse training so that they are equipped to serve you well.

The results will be ready within 1 working day. You will be notified via Email to download the results securely from our web portal.

Follow up of your health screening results is key. Our health reports are designed to explain your results in a easy to understand manner.

Please schedule a teleconsultation with our doctors at minmed.sg/review.

During the consultation, we will explain the nature of the findings, necessary lifestyle changes as well as appropriate referral or follow-up, if any. The post-screening teleconsultation is complimentary.

You can arrange a Teleconsult here.

During the consultation, we will explain the nature of the findings, necessary lifestyle changes as well as appropriate referral or follow-up, if any.

The post-screening teleconsultation is complimentary.

Vaccination services are available at our clinics, you may also utilize Medisave to cover the cost of selected vaccinations.To know more about vaccinations, please visit this link.

Homebased screening is conducted by our mobile teams and provides health screening, vaccination, statutory screening for foreign domestic workers in the comfort of your home.

Screening is supported by teleconsult service with our doctors. To book an appointment, please visit this link. Our administrative team will contact you for confirmation and advise on further arrangements.

Please ensure that you are home at the appointed time. The mobile team will verify your identity (NRIC/FIN/Passport).

For health screening, please prepare past health screening results (if any), as well as your current medication list.

For vaccination services, please provide your recent blood test results and/or vaccination records.

For foreign domestic worker screening, kindly provide the notification letter from Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

For health screening:

The results will typically be available on the next working day, except for selected tests and/or imaging studies. You will receive a notification via email once the results are ready. Kindly login to your account here. Please note that your report is available only after you authenticate using an SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You may arrange an appointment for a teleconsult review here.

For foreign domestic worker screening:

The results will typically be available within 3 working days. We will update you when the results are ready via SMS/email.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You are encouraged to make an appointment for complimentary teleconsult here.

Should you request a face-to-face consultation, please email [email protected].

You may also refer to our online health screening glossary.

Here are a few pointers for your reference:

  • No definite diagnosis may be made from test results alone, and test results should be correlated with your medical history and other clinical findings.
  • Screening tests may carry limitations in the capacity to identify or rule out the presence or absence of a condition. Normal test results may not necessarily mean the absence of a medical condition.
  • The majority (about 95%) of a normal population test results will fall within the normal range. About 5% of the normal population test results may be slightly above or below the normal level.
  • It is an acceptable fact that a normal person’s test results may fluctuate at different times although still within the normal range. This occurrence may be due to diet or other factors.

Maid Screening

Our available slots are listed online real time. Should you not be able to find a slot, it is likely that we are fully booked.

You can opt to visit our clinics for the screening service, or email [email protected] so that we can assist you with an appointment through our customer service team.

If screening for Tuberculosis is required, the form will state a need for a Chest Xray to be conducted. At the time of the medical examination, our mobile team will prepare an Xray request form for your helper to visit the nearest Xray facility for the test.

Payment for the Xray will be made at the Xray centre.

The Xray service is usually prompt and no appointment is required. We do advise however calling the centre prior to heading there for better service timings. Do check the operating hours of the centre as detailed within the form.

Upon completion of the Xray, the results will be sent to us. Our team will process the result together with the original examination form and notify you of the outcome. Should a Xray result be positive, we will contact you as the employer for further management.

Visit this link. Choose according to your housing zone and available dates and times will be shown for your selection immediately.

Your booking is confirmed upon completion of payment. You will receive an email notification with the selected date and time as well as the receipt.

It is important that your appointment date is at least 7 days before the examination due date stated within the MOM 6ME form, so that there is suitable processing time.

Should you need to change your appointment, please email [email protected]. Visit here for more information.

On the day of the visit, your helper should be home with the original work permit as well as the original MOM 6ME form.

Whilst the employer is not home, it is best that a family member is also available to assist incase there are queries that our team member may have.

The service charge is for our phlebotomy and examination service and is inclusive of transportation.

In the event that your helper is not home, we will attempt to reach you via handphone at the time of visit.

A transport charge of $20 is payable if a repeat visit has to be made. Alternatively, your helper can choose to visit the nearest Minmed clinic to complete the examination without further charges.

Our email will carry a soft copy of the results. Should you require a hardcopy of the results, please visit any of our 8 clinics islandwide.

A 1 week buffer is required between the appointment date and the screening due date. We will need 3 days for results processing.

We regret that we are unable to expedite on this process. Should you be unable to complete the examination in the said time, please approach MOM prior to booking with us.

Our service hours for home based foreign domestic worker screening are from 9am-5pm on weekdays only. Public holidays are excluded.

Available dates and timeslots will be shown according to your zones at the point of booking.

You are our primary source of contact and updates. We will require your details as the employer (name, contact number and email) in order that we are able to reach you as part of results follow up.

Please note that the location for medical screening should be stated for the domestic worker.

Your presence as the employer is not mandatory during screening.

Our mobile team are certified and trained in phlebotomy (blood taking) and will be the one conducting the screening.We will identify ourselves with a pass bearing Minmed identity for verification.

In event of doubt, please contact 6339 9339.

The process is straight forward.

Our staff will verify the identity of the domestic worker with the original work permit. The MOM form will have to be endorsed ID by your helper. Our staff will obtain the blood specimen and keep the medical examination form.

The entire process will take less than 20 minutes.

Please note that we will not accept photocopied work permits as verification.

Vaccinations

Vaccination services are available at our clinics, you may also utilize medisave to cover the cost of selected vaccinations.

To know more about vaccinations, please visit this link.

Vaccinations are available at Minmed’s 8 clinics islandwide

To ensure prompt service, you are encouraged to book your appointment online here.

Our vaccination guide is available in our article base.

Prior to vaccination, our doctor in attendance will ask necessary questions, advise on dosage, frequency and side effects as well as explain benefits and coverage of the vaccine. You are encouraged to surface your questions to the doctor at time of consultation.

In the event that the vaccination which you have selected is inappropriate or unnecessary, a full refund will be made following the consult. Our vaccination guide is available in our article base.

Selected vaccines can be taken on the same day depending on the nature of the vaccines. We will however be judicious in offering this as side effects such as fever.

A typical primary course may include a series of 2 or 3 vaccinations.

In the event that the 2nd or 3rd dose is missed, our doctors will evaluate and advise on the appropriate action. If it is within guidelines to continue, we will do so. We will likewise advise if the period of protection is inadequate and if a fresh series is mandated.

You should not take vaccinations if you are feeling unwell. Side effects of vaccines typically include fever, rashes, myalgia and/or malaise. As such, the side effects may worsen the symptoms that you may already feel as a result of your current ailment.

In the event that you have to leave the country, we will provide a summary of the vaccinations taken till date.

Most of the vaccines that we offer are available on a global footprint. It is thus possible that you can continue the vaccination series to completion in your next country of travel. So long as you are able to furnish appropriate and clear documentation of your past vaccinations.

In like manner, if you have come from another country and require follow up of your vaccination series, our doctors will be able to assist you so long as appropriate and clear documentation is available.

When you are pregnant, certain vaccinations odd not be administered. As this varies on a case to case basis, it is best to consult our doctor in attendance at our clinic, prior to making a booking for your vaccination.

The most common side effects after vaccination are mild. They include:

  • Pain, swelling, or redness where the shot was given.
  • Mild fever
  • Chills
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches

Most common side effects are a sign that your body is starting to build immunity (protection) against a disease.

Swab and Send Home (SASH)

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. Facilities which provide swabbing for referred cases include selected SASH Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), polyclinics, SGH Fever Screening Area, and NCID Screening Centre.

You can refer to this link for the nearest facility to you, or book an appointment with Minmed for COVID-19 testing.The list of SASH PHPCs that provide swabbing for referred cases are published on this website.

Please take note of the operating hours of the clinic you wish to visit. We advise you to make a prior appointment to ensure a smooth experience.

Our doctors will review your condition first, and if you are assessed to have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, we will perform the swab test for you at the clinic.

Requests for and requests for referrals for COVID-19 testing for those who are asymptomatic are not allowed (e.g employer’s request, travel clearance needs, worried well).

You are advised to present yourself at any SASH PHPC (including Minmed Clinics) 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 (including Minmed Clinic) past 48 hours from your visit at the first GP clinic, or

ii) did not bring along a completed referral form provided by the first GP, you will need to be reviewed again. In this case, you will be charged as per a regular Flu Subsidy Scheme (FSS)/Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Acute visit, or if not eligible for FSS or CHAS, the respective consultation fee charged by Minmed.

If you wish to be seen and treated for other non-Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) conditions with us, you will be charged for consultation and medication separately.

Please bring along the referral form completed by the first (referring) GP and your NRIC.

The referring GP and our Minmed Doctors are responsible for ensuring that patients are suitable for SASH. Therefore, we 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 with us whether or not a swab is performed.

The first GP of the referring clinic will inform you of the swab results.

As the first GP should already have provided you with all the necessary medication and MC, you should not require further treatment from us.

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

However, if you are suffering from symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, our doctors will review your condition first, and perform the swab test for you at the clinic if indicated.

We are unable to conduct swab tests for travel clearance needs. Please email [email protected] for further guidance.

Corporate Onsite Health Screening

Your HR and/or Wellness committee will inform you of the upcoming health screening exercise at your office, typically in the month leading up to the onsite exercise.

Please refer to the respective links for registration.You will receive an email confirmation following successful registration.

The lifestyle survey is a survey poll conducted to gather information on your health and lifestyle habits.

The responses will be collated on a de-identified manner and presented as a corporate health profile to the Wellness committee. This will allow appropriate health programmes to be considered as a follow-up to the health screening exercise.

You may refer to your HR and/or Wellness committee should you wish to understand the corporate health profile better.

On the day of screening, our mobile teams will conduct necessary set-up in a suitable space alloted to us. Clear guides will take you through registration, clinical measurements and phlebotomy stations. Our staff will be at hand to explain and answer any queries that you may have.

In view of COVID19, safe measure practices have been put in place.A typical screening process is expected to take 30 to 45 minutes.

Onsite Health Screening is a yearly exercise where Minmed mobile teams will visit your office to provide health screening services to your staff. Customized test packages typically include height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screening. Optional packages are available for take up.

Offices will receive their health reports online within the next working day. A corporate profile will be raised based on the identified results and submitted to the HR/committee with workplace health programme recommendations. Onsite Health Screening is a great way of enhancing employee welfare and benefits.

Grants are available from the Health Promotion Board for the take up of onsite health screening. Complimentary health screening is also available as part of our corporate wellness solution.

Email [email protected] and our friendly certified consultants will be happy to share with you available programmes after reviewing your corporate health needs.

Having done onsite health screening for almost 2 decades, we have established protocols and processes in place to ensure that your health screening exercise is convenient and fast.

  • We will need provisioning of a space typically between 200 to 500 sqft (typical office conference room) depending on the number of people to be screened.
  • We will need in addition, convenient power points for our equipment.
  • We will provide signages, stationery and equipment necessary for a seamless health screening experience.

A typical lead time of 4 weeks is needed prior to screening. Depending on your need, we will provide micro sites, email newsletters and hard copy posters to assist in raising awareness for the health screening campaign.Online registration will open and staff registered will receive email confirmation and SMS reminders before the screen. Our project manager will update you on registration and rates at intervals prior to the screen.

Screening typically occurs between 9am to 12pm, although variations may be made to accomodate your needs.

Our staff will arrive 1 hour before the start of screening in order that we can set up the room and prepare the necessary equipment.

Staff who arrive for screening will take typically 20 to 40 minutes to complete the process.

Staff who are above 21 years of age are eligible for screening. There is no applicable upper age limit.

Test should be taken according to recommendations available here.

The onsite exercise typically ends before noon. Our mobile team will restore the site to its original condition and inform the site personnel before leaving.

Participants will receive their health screening results electronically on the next working day. Your corporate health profile will arrive within a month and our programme coordinators will touch base with you again for your further health needs.

Staff who have missed the onsite exercise may opt for health screening at our centre in Paragon.

We hope you will return to us!

Following the onsite exercise, you may wish to consider our corporate workplace health programmes and solutions. These may address the health needs of staff as identified within the corporate health report.

Our staff will contact you in the months living up to next year’s health screening.

Yes. Many clients opt to introduce a carnival atmosphere to their onsite exercise.

Our vendor partners provide Food and Fruits, Sports merchandise, Supplements, Onsite massage, Optical screening and prescription and more. Do speak with our programme coordinator prior to screening.

Please note however, the deployment of vendors is subject to minimum attendees.

Glossary

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by BMI = Weight (in kg) / [Height x Height] (in metres).

BMI in kg/m²Weight Category*
More than or equal to 30Obese
25-29.9Overweight
18.5-24.9Healthy weight
Less than 18.5Underweight

*According to the World Health Organization for adults aged 18-69.BMI less than 18.5 presents a risk of osteoporosis in the long term.Obesity (BMI > 30) is associated with increased cardiac risk. 24.4% of our adult population is overweight & 6% are obese. Gradual weight loss of no more than 1kg/week is encouraged using a combination of exercise as well as caloric control.

The blood pressure (BP) typically has 2 readings, a systolic reading which marks the peak blood pressure within the artery when the heart contracts, and a diastolic reading which marks the trough blood pressure within the artery when the heart relaxes before the next beat. Both readings are important in categorisation, and category limits apply to all irrespective of age and gender.

CategorySystolic BP (mmHg)Diastolic BP (mmHg) (Heart muscle relax)
NormalBelow 130Below 85
High NormalBetween 130 to 139Between 85 to 89
Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)
140 and above90 & Above

If your blood pressure is in the High Normal category, it is important to focus on lifestyle change.

  1. Reduction of salt intake
  2. Regular exercise
  3. Management of stress

If blood pressure readings are in the hypertensive range, a 2nd reading taken at least 1 week apart is necessary to establish hypertension. Medication may be instituted if the readings remain high despite lifestyle measures described above.

In some instances, blood pressure readings may be on the low side i.e. systolic < 100 and/or diastolic < 60. Whilst this is not a diseased state, persistently low blood pressures may result in occasional giddiness. The use of a home BP monitoring set is highly useful for monitoring blood pressure. We encourage a record of BP readings using either readily available health apps or manual records. Your doctor can then reliably depend on the blood pressure trend to guide your treatment.

Hip and waist measurements help to assess the relative distribution of fat in the abdominal region vs that of the hips and thigh. The Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a useful determinant of risk.

WHR = Waist measurement / Hip measurement

Body ShapeHealth Risk
Apple – WHR above 0.8 for women, above 0.9 for men

If you have an “apple-shaped” body habitus, your waist size is larger than your hip size.

Most of the fat in an apple-shaped person is distributed around the internal organs in the abdomen area. This can be associated with a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Pear – WHR below 0.8 for women, below 0.9 for men

If you are a pear type, your hip section is likely to be wider than your upper body, with most of the fat deposited around your thighs, hips and buttocks region.

Having a pear body shape indicates a lower metabolic risk compared to an apple body shape.

Body fat percentage is estimated using the bioelectrical impedence method. It is the proportion of the weight of body fat to the total body weight.

GenderFat percentage
Males satisfactory range10-20%
Females satisfactory range20-30%

Increased visceral fat contributes to an increased risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Reduction of dietary fat and oily/sugary foods, as well as a reduction in total caloric intake will help to reduce body fat.

Visual acuity is a measurement of a person’s ability to see distant objects well. This is assessed by way of individually testing each eye’s ability to read a series of numbers or letters on the “Snellen’s chart”.

A person with poor visual acuity could have underlying issues with short-sightedness (myopia), astigmatism, cataract, or other eye diseases, and follow up with an assessment by a qualified optician and/or ophthalmologist is recommended.

Colour perception is the ability of the eye to differentiate colours. A simple test with the Ishihara’s test will detect red-green colour deficiencies commonly known as colour-blindness.

Colour blindness is typically an inherited genetic disorder, with males more commonly affected than females. Occasionally, acquired causes like disease, drugs and chemicals may cause it.

There is no known cure, but diagnosis can alert the person to make certain adaptations and avoid certain occupations which require precise colour differentiation.

The lipid blood profile which has to be taken in the fasting state comprises the following:

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol (“Good” Cholesterol)
  • LDL cholesterol (“Bad” Cholesterol)
  • Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • Triglyceride
Total CholesterolMmol/LMg/dL
DesirableBelow 5.2Below  200
Borderline HighBetween 5.2 to 6.1Between 200 to 239
High6.2 & Above240 & Above
HDLMmol/LMg/dL
LowBelow 1.0Below 40
DesirableBetween 1.0 to 1.5Between 40 to 59
High1.6 & above60 & above
LDLMmol/LMg/dL
OptimalBelow 2.6Below 100
DesirableBetween 2.6 to 3.3Between 100 to 129
Borderline HighBetween 3.4 to 4.0Between 130 to 129
HighBetween 4.1 to 4.8Between 160 to 129
Very High4.9 & above190 & above
Total/ HDL RatioMmol/L
NormalHigh
Below 4.54.5 and above
TriglyceridesMmol/LMg/dL
OptimalBelow 1.7Below 150
DesirableBetween 1.7 to 2.2Between 150 to 199
Borderline HighBetween 2.3 to 4.4Between 200 to 399
High4.5 & above400 & above

HDL is the good cholesterol in our body and is increased through exercise. High level of HDL reduces arthrosclerosis and the risk of heart attack.

LDL cholesterol is closely associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor will assess your risk factors (diabetes, smoking, hypertension, family history) and prescribe medication for control if LDL levels are high. LDL cholesterol is reduced through dietary discretion (intake of low cholesterol food), exercise and cessation of smoking.

Triglyceride is a form of fat often associated with elevated LDL and total cholesterol levels and uncontrolled diabetes. An elevation in triglyceride levels increases one’s risk of heart disease. Fasting lipid blood profile is recommended annually for individuals above 40 years of age.

Glucose is the main carbohydrate used by the body and can be affected by dietary intake and hormones. The inability of the body to control sugar results in diabetes in the lightest which affects 9% of our adult population.

Blood Glucose LevelDescription
Below  6.0 mmol/LBlood glucose level is normal. No evidence of diabetes noted.
Between 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/LBlood glucose level may indicate presence of fasting hyperglycemia, impaired glucose tolerance or possible diabetes. Please consult your doctor for a repeat test or an oral glucose tolerance test as further evaluation.
7.0 mmol/L & AboveBlood glucose level is high. Diabetes mellitus may be present, however a single measurement is not enough to make a diagnosis.Diabetes symptom includes- Lost of weight- Excessive Thirst- Increased frequency of urinePlease see your doctor for follow up. Meantime, maintain a healthy weight by reducing the intake of sweet & sugary foods. Have more complex carbohydrates such as polished, unpolished rice & whole meal bread. If you are a known diabetic, you should see your doctor for regular follow up on dietary and medical management.

Fasting blood sugar is recommended annually for individuals above 40 years of age.

The Liver function test comprises the following:

– Total Protein– Albumin– Globulin– A/G Ratio

– Total Bilirubin– Alkaline Phosphatase

– ALT– AST– Gamma GT (GGT)

Elevations in liver enzymes (ALT, AST, GGT) are commonly noted and can be attributed to consumption of alcohol, consumption of medication, or as a result of chronic Hepatitis B infection. Persons with known Hepatitis B infection should have this test repeated every 6 to 12 months as surveillance.When derangements in liver enzymes are noted, your doctor will review your medical history and risk factors before suggesting a retest to monitor the trend and/or an ultrasound study of the liver as further work up.

Our kidneys control the salt and water components and help to filter unwanted waste substances from our body.

The Kidney function test comprises the following:

– Sodium

– Potassium

– Chloride

– Urea

– Creatinine

– Bicarbonate

The maintenance of sodium and potassium in our body is tightly regulated. Certain hormonal states and/or medication e.g. anti-hypertensives may cause derangements which will need to be worked out.

Potassium levels may also be elevated consequent to consumption of potassium rich foods, potassium supplementation, and/or handling of the blood test specimen.

Urea and creatinine may be deranged as a result of renal impairment and dehydration.

Your doctor may request for a repeat following adequate hydration.

The bone and joint panel comprises the following:

– Calcium

– Phosphate

– Rheumatoid Factor

Calcium & Phosphate are important bone minerals. Increased levels may indicate hormonal disorders resulting in increased calcium metabolism. This may affect bone strength and present risk of osteoporosis.

Rheumatoid factor is associated with the presence of rheumatoid arthritis. A result that is positive has to be correlated clinically with symptoms of joint pains.

This is a test for uric acid. High levels may cause crystallization and tissue deposits in joints.

High uric acid can be observed in gout, a condition characterised by pain, swelling, redness and warmth of the affected joints. Uric acid may be caused by excessive intake of red meats, alcohol, bean and bean products and durians. If the uric acid is found to be high, abstinence from these food groups will be helpful.

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease which can cause acute liver swelling and yellowing of skin. It is transmitted by contaminated food or water as well as consumption of contaminated shellfish such as cockles, mussels and oysters.The test determines whether you have immunity against the Hepatitis A virus and is recommended if you

  • are a known Hepatitis B carrier
  • are a frequent overseas traveller
  • frequently consume shellfish.
Hepatitis A HAV IgG
ReactiveYou are immune. No vaccination against Hep A is required.
Non ReactivePrimary course of 2 vaccinations at 0 and 6-12 months is recommended.

The Hepatitis B screen comprises:

  1. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)
  2. Hepatitis B antibody (anti-HBsAb)
ReactiveNon Reactive
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)You have the Hepatitis B virus, please see your doctor for regular follow-up and screeningYou do not have the virus, please refer to Surface Antibody result for management
Hepatitis B antibody (anti-HBsAb)Results >10 — You are immune. No vaccination requiredResults <10 – Vaccination required. (for persons who have never developed immunity from primary Hepatitis vaccination)

Hepatitis B vaccination is now part of the national childhood vaccination programme. Hepatitis B remains infectious through transmission of blood and bodily fluids such as intravenous infusion, inadequate sterilisation and sexual intercourse. It is important to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

Test results are valid for up to 3 months following the test.

Should you require vaccination, please make an appointment here, or visit a family doctor near you.

Hepatitis C viral infection is the most common cause for non-A, non-B cases of viral hepatitis in the community, and there is no vaccine available at this time. It is a blood-borne virus, easily transmitted when intravenous drug users share needles, through body tattoos or piercing. Transmission through sexual intercourse and from mother to baby are relatively rare, as is transmission through blood transfusion as donated blood is screened for Hepatitis C.

Although mostly asymptomatic, individuals may experience weight loss, tiredness, nausea and vomiting, fever or abdominal pain and jaundice. Persons infected with Hepatitis C are at high risk of developing chronic Hepatitis C infection (about 75%), and although usually asymptomatic, it may progress to cirrhosis in 20-30% of patients, and liver cancer. Persons who have symptoms described above, or who fall within the high risk group should take this test.

– Free Thyroxine (Free T4)

– TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

The thyroid gland controls our basal metabolic rate (rate at which body uses energy during rest to maintain vital functions such as breathing and keeping warm).

Thyroid hormones determine the body’s metabolism, an increased in levels may result in:

– loss of weight

– increased appetite

– heat intolerance

– volatile temper

Low levels may cause the opposite to occur.

We recommend this test if you suffer from any of the above symptoms. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) may be performed in cases where the FT4 is too low or too high. Should derangement be noted, please see your doctor for a formal assessment. Repeat test may be conducted to ascertain the trend, whilst additional tests may also be conducted to elucidate the cause of the derangement.

Cancer markers are proteins that may be produced by cells that show increased turnover. Cancer markers have variable test sensitivities and specificities and should be taken and interpreted within the context of the patients’ medical history.

Tumour MarkersDescription
Colon & Lungs (Carcinoembryonic Antigen – CEA)CEA may be elevated in selected cases of cancers of the large intestine & lung Smokers may also have mild elevations.
Liver (Alpha fetoprotein – AFP)Liver cancer marker test (AFP), together with Liver Function Test, is recommended for people with known Hepatitis B infection.
Pancreas (CA 19.9)Serum CA19-9 levels may be elevated in up to:a) 80% of patients with pancreatic cancerb) 54-89% of patients with stomach cancerc) 64% of patients with colorectal cancerThis test is also used to monitor patients who have recovered from pancreatic cancer.
Nose (EBV)EBV is linked to the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), risk of which may be increased if you:

  • have a family history of NPC
  • are a smoker
  • consume high quantities of salted vegetables, meat & fish high in nitrosamines
Prostate (PSA) – for males onlyIn Singapore, adenocarcinoma of the prostate is the 6th most common cancer among men. Screening with PSA has the potential of early detection and treatment of organ-confined disease.
Testicular (Beta HCG) – for males onlyElevated Beta HCG levels may indicate testicular cancer in men.
Marker Ovarian (CA125) – for females onlyCA125 is a protein that may be elevated in cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast (CA15.3) – for females onlyThe CA15.3 test is used to monitor metastatic breast cancer and early recurrence of breast cancer.

Full Blood Count consists of the following tests & screens for diseases such as anemia (low haemoglobin), clotting disorders, leukemia and infections.

  • Haemoglobin
  • RBC (RCC)
  • WCC (TWDC)
  • 5 Part Differential Count
  • Platelet Count
  • PCV – MCH/MCV
  • MCHC
  • Blood Film Comment

Haemoglobin is the red pigment within the blood cell and is responsible for carrying oxygen supply to the tissues. Haemoglobin may be low when there is chronic blood loss e.g. from piles, gastric ulcers, intestinal growths, or from thalassemia, a heriditary condition characterised by red blood cells of shorter lifespan. Low haemoglobin levels should be followed up with your doctor so as to elucidate the cause as they can cause lethargy and giddiness.

Elevated haemoglobin levels may be observed in chronic smokers.

WCC (TWDC) represents the white cell count of our body. This may be elevated in states of infection or blood disorders e.g. leukamia. Marginally low levels may be noted following a clinical infection. The arrangements of the white blood cell ought to be followed up by your family doctor.

Platelets play a vital role in causing bleeding to stop. Peripheral blood film studies reflect the state of the red blood cells when viewed under the microscope.

Helicobacter Pylori is known to be a possible cause of gastric ulcers. This test is used to indicate the presence of a past or current infection.

A positive Helicobacter antibody test ought to be correlated clinically if there is active symptoms of gastritis.

If there is gastric pain, triple therapy may be prescribed by your doctor to eradicate possible Helicobacter infection.

The cardiac profile test comprises of special lipoproteins, Apolipoprotein A1, Apolipoprotein B, Apolipoprotein A1/B ratio and C-reactive protein. Together with the cholesterol levels, it allows for better understanding of the cardiac risk profile.

Apolipoprotein A1 and B

Apolipoprotein A1 is the major protein component of HDL (high density lipoprotein) in blood. It helps to move fat and cholesterol from tissues to the liver for excretion. A low level of Apolipoprotein A1 indicates inadequate HDL, whilst a high level is not of concern.

Apolipoprotein B, especially when associated with elevated LDL levels, increase the risk of plague formation and artherosclerosis. A high level of Apolipoprotein B is not desirable, whilst a low level is acceptable.

MarkersRef range (g/L)
Apolipoprotein A10.94-1.78
Apolipoprotein B0.62-1.33
Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio0.22-0.80

Hence a high Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio implies inadequate HDL or excessive LDL.

C-reactive protein

A hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein) test may be used to help identify risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s interpretation should be made in combination with other risk factors such as elevated LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, cigarette smoking, hypertension and diabetes.

Elevated levels of hs-CRP in healthy persons may suggest an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral arterial disease.

wr-CRPCVD Risk
<1.0 mg/LLow risk for CVD
<1.0-3.0 mg/LAverage risk for CVD
<3.0 mg/LIncreased risk for CVD
>5.0 mg/LSuggestive of infection/other sources of inflammation

Homocysteine

Homocysteine is a type of amino acid used in the body to make proteins. Normally, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folic acid convert homocysteine into other substances needed in the body. High levels of homocysteine may be associated with accelerated artherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke. Reduction in intake of food rich in cholesterol, simple sugars, oil and fat, as well as in increase in physical exercise will help to correct the above factors and reduce the risk of artherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and stroke.

Vitamin D promotes the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Deficiency can lead to bone weakness in adults. 25-hydroxyvitamin D test is usually ordered to identify a possible deficiency in Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is synthesised by the skin upon exposure to natural sunlight. Deficiencies in Vitamin D typically reflect an inadequate active lifestyle with consequent reduced exposure to sunlight.

– Syphilis Antibody– RPR if Syphilis Antibody is positive

– TPHA if Syphilis Antibody is positive

This test screens for sexually transmitted infection (syphilis). If untreated, it can cause chronic condition such as:

– Brain & spinal cord damage

– Blindness

– Insanity

– Miscarriage

– Birth defects in pregnant woman

– Occasionally fatal

Syphilis is an uncommon disease in this current day and age. If VDRL is positive, a secondary confirmatory test will be conducted.

An Electrocardiography (ECG) is a recording of the heart’s electrical activity over a short period of time by means of skin electrodes.

The ECG test is useful as a screening test to detect abnormal heart rhythm, previous heart attack or an enlarged weakened heart. It is a useful screening test as a baseline, especially for persons with underlying disease like hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.

An abnormal ECG should be followed up with a cardiologist. Further tests like an exercise treadmill test, 2D-echocardiogram, calcium scoring, or even an angiogram may be necessary.

The Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a test to measure the mineral density of a person’s bone. The measurements are generally useful to assess a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis.

Tonometry is a test used to determine the fluid pressure inside the eye (intra-ocular pressure), useful in the evaluation of patients at risk of glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the increased fluid pressure causes damage to the optic nerve and blindness. In Singapore, approximately 3% of persons over 50 yrs of age have glaucoma.

This test is useful as a baseline test, and especially for those with underlying disease like diabetes, hypertension, steroid use, and family history of glaucoma. An intra-ocular pressure of >21 mmHg should be followed up with an ophthalmologist.

The Pap smear test is useful for early detection of cervical cancer, which is curable when detected early.

Cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer amongst females in Singapore, and accounts for an estimated 70 deaths annually.

The test is recommended for women between 25-64 years old, the initial test being performed once a lady is sexually active, and subsequent PAP smear tests should be performed every 2-3 years.

An abnormal Pap smear result should be followed up with your doctor.

Chest x-rays are useful in picking up abnormal conditions involving the lungs, heart and great vessels.

It is typically performed as the first imaging test for symptoms of shortness of breath, persistent cough, chest pain, chest injury or fever. Pneumonia, heart failure, emphysema, lung cancer and other medical conditions can be diagnosed or suspected on a chest x-ray. Low doses of radiation are used to create an image of the chest.

Do not take a chest x-ray if you are or suspect that you are pregnant.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporean women. Every year, more than 1000 women are diagnosed, and over 400 die from breast cancer.

Mammography is recommended annually for women over 40 years of age and once every 2 years for women over 50 years of age. It is useful for detecting the presence of cancerous lumps before they are felt by hand.

Low doses of radiation are used to generate an image of the breast to look for characteristic masses or microcalcifications. Abnormal mammograms should be followed up with a breast surgeon.

An ultrasound abdomen uses sonography or high frequency sound waves to produce images of the internal organs of the abdomen including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.

A pelvis ultrasound displays images of pelvic organs such as the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. the pelvic structure.

Both are useful in aiding investigations of abnormalities in the abdomen or pelvis evidenced by abdominal or pelvic pain, and detect common diseases like fatty liver, gallstones, renal calculi.

This test is recommended as a baseline, and for persons with risk factors like obesity, high cholesterol or who have abdominal or pelvic pain.

An ultrasound prostate uses sonography or high frequency sound waves to produce images of the prostate. This test is commonly used for evaluation of the prostate gland in men with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA), or with abnormal urinary symptoms.

PSA is present in small quantities in the serum of men with healthy prostates but is often elevated in the presence of prostate cancer, infection or hypertrophy. Abnormal results should be followed up.

Ischemic heart disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for about 18% of deaths in Singapore.

An exercise treadmill test is performed by recording the electrocardiograph (ECG) of the heart whilst exercising on a treadmill machine. It allows assessment of the heart in response to stress and is useful for diagnosing ischemic heart disease, especially in persons with high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes, family history of heart disease, shortness of breath or chest discomfort with exertion.

Follow up of abnormal test results with a cardiologist is recommended.

This test assesses the urine sample biochemically and under the microscope.

Detection of abnormalities eg: presence of protein, glucose, ketones, red and white blood cells, epithelial cells, crystals, casts, yeast or bacteria in the urine, or abnormal pH or specific gravity, may suggest underlying urinary tract infection, diabetes, kidney stones or kidney disease.

This test is useful as a baseline in healthy individuals, and particularly important in persons with diseases like hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease. It is advisable to consult a doctor for advice, repeat the test and follow up accordingly.

Ladies should avoid doing this test within 1 week of menstruation.

The Urine Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR) test detects the presence of tiny particles of protein in the urine, and is useful for identifying early signs of kidney damage, especially in persons with underlying disease like hypertension, diabetes or congenital kidney disease.

An elevated ACR level should be followed up with a doctor.

CategoryACR (mg/mmoL)
Normal<2.5mg/mmoL (male)<3.5mg/mmoL (female)
Microalbinuria2.5 to 30 mg/mmoL (male)3.5 to 30mg/mmoL (female)
Macroalbuminuria>30 mg/mmoL (male/female)

This test is one of the screening tools for colorectal cancer where blood is not visible to the naked eye and is recommended screening test for all above 50 years old. If present, it may indicate bleeding from the gut caused by piles, growths or infections.

Positive test result should be followed up with colonoscopy.Lifetime probability of an individual developing colorectal cancer is approximately 5%. It is recommended that one abstains from taking red meat 3 days before the test.

Biometric Measurement

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by BMI = Weight (in kg) / [Height x Height] (in metres).

BMI in kg/m²Weight Category*
More than or equal to 30Obese
25-29.9Overweight
18.5-24.9Healthy weight
Less than 18.5Underweight

*According to the World Health Organization for adults aged 18-69.BMI less than 18.5 presents a risk of osteoporosis in the long term.Obesity (BMI > 30) is associated with increased cardiac risk. 24.4% of our adult population is overweight & 6% are obese. Gradual weight loss of no more than 1kg/week is encouraged using a combination of exercise as well as caloric control.

The blood pressure (BP) typically has 2 readings, a systolic reading which marks the peak blood pressure within the artery when the heart contracts, and a diastolic reading which marks the trough blood pressure within the artery when the heart relaxes before the next beat. Both readings are important in categorisation, and category limits apply to all irrespective of age and gender.

CategorySystolic BP (mmHg)Diastolic BP (mmHg) (Heart muscle relax)
NormalBelow 130Below 85
High NormalBetween 130 to 139Between 85 to 89
Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)
140 and above90 & Above

If your blood pressure is in the High Normal category, it is important to focus on lifestyle change.

  1. Reduction of salt intake
  2. Regular exercise
  3. Management of stress

If blood pressure readings are in the hypertensive range, a 2nd reading taken at least 1 week apart is necessary to establish hypertension. Medication may be instituted if the readings remain high despite lifestyle measures described above.

In some instances, blood pressure readings may be on the low side i.e. systolic < 100 and/or diastolic < 60. Whilst this is not a diseased state, persistently low blood pressures may result in occasional giddiness. The use of a home BP monitoring set is highly useful for monitoring blood pressure. We encourage a record of BP readings using either readily available health apps or manual records. Your doctor can then reliably depend on the blood pressure trend to guide your treatment.

Hip and waist measurements help to assess the relative distribution of fat in the abdominal region vs that of the hips and thigh. The Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a useful determinant of risk.

WHR = Waist measurement / Hip measurement

Body ShapeHealth Risk
Apple – WHR above 0.8 for women, above 0.9 for men

If you have an “apple-shaped” body habitus, your waist size is larger than your hip size.

Most of the fat in an apple-shaped person is distributed around the internal organs in the abdomen area. This can be associated with a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Pear – WHR below 0.8 for women, below 0.9 for men

If you are a pear type, your hip section is likely to be wider than your upper body, with most of the fat deposited around your thighs, hips and buttocks region.

Having a pear body shape indicates a lower metabolic risk compared to an apple body shape.

Body fat percentage is estimated using the bioelectrical impedence method. It is the proportion of the weight of body fat to the total body weight.

GenderFat percentage
Males satisfactory range10-20%
Females satisfactory range20-30%

Increased visceral fat contributes to an increased risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Reduction of dietary fat and oily/sugary foods, as well as a reduction in total caloric intake will help to reduce body fat.

Visual acuity is a measurement of a person’s ability to see distant objects well. This is assessed by way of individually testing each eye’s ability to read a series of numbers or letters on the “Snellen’s chart”.

A person with poor visual acuity could have underlying issues with short-sightedness (myopia), astigmatism, cataract, or other eye diseases, and follow up with an assessment by a qualified optician and/or ophthalmologist is recommended.

Colour perception is the ability of the eye to differentiate colours. A simple test with the Ishihara’s test will detect red-green colour deficiencies commonly known as colour-blindness.

Colour blindness is typically an inherited genetic disorder, with males more commonly affected than females. Occasionally, acquired causes like disease, drugs and chemicals may cause it.

There is no known cure, but diagnosis can alert the person to make certain adaptations and avoid certain occupations which require precise colour differentiation.

Blood Analysis

The lipid blood profile which has to be taken in the fasting state comprises the following:

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol (“Good” Cholesterol)
  • LDL cholesterol (“Bad” Cholesterol)
  • Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • Triglyceride
Total CholesterolMmol/LMg/dL
DesirableBelow 5.2Below  200
Borderline HighBetween 5.2 to 6.1Between 200 to 239
High6.2 & Above240 & Above
HDLMmol/LMg/dL
LowBelow 1.0Below 40
DesirableBetween 1.0 to 1.5Between 40 to 59
High1.6 & above60 & above
LDLMmol/LMg/dL
OptimalBelow 2.6Below 100
DesirableBetween 2.6 to 3.3Between 100 to 129
Borderline HighBetween 3.4 to 4.0Between 130 to 129
HighBetween 4.1 to 4.8Between 160 to 129
Very High4.9 & above190 & above
Total/ HDL RatioMmol/L
NormalHigh
Below 4.54.5 and above
TriglyceridesMmol/LMg/dL
OptimalBelow 1.7Below 150
DesirableBetween 1.7 to 2.2Between 150 to 199
Borderline HighBetween 2.3 to 4.4Between 200 to 399
High4.5 & above400 & above

HDL is the good cholesterol in our body and is increased through exercise. High level of HDL reduces arthrosclerosis and the risk of heart attack.

LDL cholesterol is closely associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor will assess your risk factors (diabetes, smoking, hypertension, family history) and prescribe medication for control if LDL levels are high. LDL cholesterol is reduced through dietary discretion (intake of low cholesterol food), exercise and cessation of smoking.

Triglyceride is a form of fat often associated with elevated LDL and total cholesterol levels and uncontrolled diabetes. An elevation in triglyceride levels increases one’s risk of heart disease. Fasting lipid blood profile is recommended annually for individuals above 40 years of age.

Glucose is the main carbohydrate used by the body and can be affected by dietary intake and hormones. The inability of the body to control sugar results in diabetes in the lightest which affects 9% of our adult population.

Blood Glucose LevelDescription
Below  6.0 mmol/LBlood glucose level is normal. No evidence of diabetes noted.
Between 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/LBlood glucose level may indicate presence of fasting hyperglycemia, impaired glucose tolerance or possible diabetes. Please consult your doctor for a repeat test or an oral glucose tolerance test as further evaluation.
7.0 mmol/L & AboveBlood glucose level is high. Diabetes mellitus may be present, however a single measurement is not enough to make a diagnosis.Diabetes symptom includes- Lost of weight- Excessive Thirst- Increased frequency of urinePlease see your doctor for follow up. Meantime, maintain a healthy weight by reducing the intake of sweet & sugary foods. Have more complex carbohydrates such as polished, unpolished rice & whole meal bread. If you are a known diabetic, you should see your doctor for regular follow up on dietary and medical management.

Fasting blood sugar is recommended annually for individuals above 40 years of age.

The Liver function test comprises the following:

– Total Protein– Albumin– Globulin– A/G Ratio

– Total Bilirubin– Alkaline Phosphatase

– ALT– AST– Gamma GT (GGT)

Elevations in liver enzymes (ALT, AST, GGT) are commonly noted and can be attributed to consumption of alcohol, consumption of medication, or as a result of chronic Hepatitis B infection. Persons with known Hepatitis B infection should have this test repeated every 6 to 12 months as surveillance.When derangements in liver enzymes are noted, your doctor will review your medical history and risk factors before suggesting a retest to monitor the trend and/or an ultrasound study of the liver as further work up.

Our kidneys control the salt and water components and help to filter unwanted waste substances from our body.

The Kidney function test comprises the following:

– Sodium

– Potassium

– Chloride

– Urea

– Creatinine

– Bicarbonate

The maintenance of sodium and potassium in our body is tightly regulated. Certain hormonal states and/or medication e.g. anti-hypertensives may cause derangements which will need to be worked out.

Potassium levels may also be elevated consequent to consumption of potassium rich foods, potassium supplementation, and/or handling of the blood test specimen.

Urea and creatinine may be deranged as a result of renal impairment and dehydration.

Your doctor may request for a repeat following adequate hydration.

The bone and joint panel comprises the following:

– Calcium

– Phosphate

– Rheumatoid Factor

Calcium & Phosphate are important bone minerals. Increased levels may indicate hormonal disorders resulting in increased calcium metabolism. This may affect bone strength and present risk of osteoporosis.

Rheumatoid factor is associated with the presence of rheumatoid arthritis. A result that is positive has to be correlated clinically with symptoms of joint pains.

This is a test for uric acid. High levels may cause crystallization and tissue deposits in joints.

High uric acid can be observed in gout, a condition characterised by pain, swelling, redness and warmth of the affected joints. Uric acid may be caused by excessive intake of red meats, alcohol, bean and bean products and durians. If the uric acid is found to be high, abstinence from these food groups will be helpful.

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease which can cause acute liver swelling and yellowing of skin. It is transmitted by contaminated food or water as well as consumption of contaminated shellfish such as cockles, mussels and oysters.The test determines whether you have immunity against the Hepatitis A virus and is recommended if you

  • are a known Hepatitis B carrier
  • are a frequent overseas traveller
  • frequently consume shellfish.
Hepatitis A HAV IgG
ReactiveYou are immune. No vaccination against Hep A is required.
Non ReactivePrimary course of 2 vaccinations at 0 and 6-12 months is recommended.

The Hepatitis B screen comprises:

  1. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)
  2. Hepatitis B antibody (anti-HBsAb)
ReactiveNon Reactive
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)You have the Hepatitis B virus, please see your doctor for regular follow-up and screeningYou do not have the virus, please refer to Surface Antibody result for management
Hepatitis B antibody (anti-HBsAb)Results >10 — You are immune. No vaccination requiredResults <10 – Vaccination required. (for persons who have never developed immunity from primary Hepatitis vaccination)

Hepatitis B vaccination is now part of the national childhood vaccination programme. Hepatitis B remains infectious through transmission of blood and bodily fluids such as intravenous infusion, inadequate sterilisation and sexual intercourse. It is important to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

Test results are valid for up to 3 months following the test.

Should you require vaccination, please make an appointment here, or visit a family doctor near you.

Hepatitis C viral infection is the most common cause for non-A, non-B cases of viral hepatitis in the community, and there is no vaccine available at this time. It is a blood-borne virus, easily transmitted when intravenous drug users share needles, through body tattoos or piercing. Transmission through sexual intercourse and from mother to baby are relatively rare, as is transmission through blood transfusion as donated blood is screened for Hepatitis C.

Although mostly asymptomatic, individuals may experience weight loss, tiredness, nausea and vomiting, fever or abdominal pain and jaundice. Persons infected with Hepatitis C are at high risk of developing chronic Hepatitis C infection (about 75%), and although usually asymptomatic, it may progress to cirrhosis in 20-30% of patients, and liver cancer. Persons who have symptoms described above, or who fall within the high risk group should take this test.

– Free Thyroxine (Free T4)

– TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

The thyroid gland controls our basal metabolic rate (rate at which body uses energy during rest to maintain vital functions such as breathing and keeping warm).

Thyroid hormones determine the body’s metabolism, an increased in levels may result in:

– loss of weight

– increased appetite

– heat intolerance

– volatile temper

Low levels may cause the opposite to occur.

We recommend this test if you suffer from any of the above symptoms. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) may be performed in cases where the FT4 is too low or too high. Should derangement be noted, please see your doctor for a formal assessment. Repeat test may be conducted to ascertain the trend, whilst additional tests may also be conducted to elucidate the cause of the derangement.

Cancer markers are proteins that may be produced by cells that show increased turnover. Cancer markers have variable test sensitivities and specificities and should be taken and interpreted within the context of the patients’ medical history.

Tumour MarkersDescription
Colon & Lungs (Carcinoembryonic Antigen – CEA)CEA may be elevated in selected cases of cancers of the large intestine & lung Smokers may also have mild elevations.
Liver (Alpha fetoprotein – AFP)Liver cancer marker test (AFP), together with Liver Function Test, is recommended for people with known Hepatitis B infection.
Pancreas (CA 19.9)Serum CA19-9 levels may be elevated in up to:a) 80% of patients with pancreatic cancerb) 54-89% of patients with stomach cancerc) 64% of patients with colorectal cancerThis test is also used to monitor patients who have recovered from pancreatic cancer.
Nose (EBV)EBV is linked to the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), risk of which may be increased if you:

  • have a family history of NPC
  • are a smoker
  • consume high quantities of salted vegetables, meat & fish high in nitrosamines
Prostate (PSA) – for males onlyIn Singapore, adenocarcinoma of the prostate is the 6th most common cancer among men. Screening with PSA has the potential of early detection and treatment of organ-confined disease.
Testicular (Beta HCG) – for males onlyElevated Beta HCG levels may indicate testicular cancer in men.
Marker Ovarian (CA125) – for females onlyCA125 is a protein that may be elevated in cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast (CA15.3) – for females onlyThe CA15.3 test is used to monitor metastatic breast cancer and early recurrence of breast cancer.

Full Blood Count consists of the following tests & screens for diseases such as anemia (low haemoglobin), clotting disorders, leukemia and infections.

  • Haemoglobin
  • RBC (RCC)
  • WCC (TWDC)
  • 5 Part Differential Count
  • Platelet Count
  • PCV – MCH/MCV
  • MCHC
  • Blood Film Comment

Haemoglobin is the red pigment within the blood cell and is responsible for carrying oxygen supply to the tissues. Haemoglobin may be low when there is chronic blood loss e.g. from piles, gastric ulcers, intestinal growths, or from thalassemia, a heriditary condition characterised by red blood cells of shorter lifespan. Low haemoglobin levels should be followed up with your doctor so as to elucidate the cause as they can cause lethargy and giddiness.

Elevated haemoglobin levels may be observed in chronic smokers.

WCC (TWDC) represents the white cell count of our body. This may be elevated in states of infection or blood disorders e.g. leukamia. Marginally low levels may be noted following a clinical infection. The arrangements of the white blood cell ought to be followed up by your family doctor.

Platelets play a vital role in causing bleeding to stop. Peripheral blood film studies reflect the state of the red blood cells when viewed under the microscope.

Helicobacter Pylori is known to be a possible cause of gastric ulcers. This test is used to indicate the presence of a past or current infection.

A positive Helicobacter antibody test ought to be correlated clinically if there is active symptoms of gastritis.

If there is gastric pain, triple therapy may be prescribed by your doctor to eradicate possible Helicobacter infection.

The cardiac profile test comprises of special lipoproteins, Apolipoprotein A1, Apolipoprotein B, Apolipoprotein A1/B ratio and C-reactive protein. Together with the cholesterol levels, it allows for better understanding of the cardiac risk profile.

Apolipoprotein A1 and B

Apolipoprotein A1 is the major protein component of HDL (high density lipoprotein) in blood. It helps to move fat and cholesterol from tissues to the liver for excretion. A low level of Apolipoprotein A1 indicates inadequate HDL, whilst a high level is not of concern.

Apolipoprotein B, especially when associated with elevated LDL levels, increase the risk of plague formation and artherosclerosis. A high level of Apolipoprotein B is not desirable, whilst a low level is acceptable.

MarkersRef range (g/L)
Apolipoprotein A10.94-1.78
Apolipoprotein B0.62-1.33
Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio0.22-0.80

Hence a high Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio implies inadequate HDL or excessive LDL.

C-reactive protein

A hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein) test may be used to help identify risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s interpretation should be made in combination with other risk factors such as elevated LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, cigarette smoking, hypertension and diabetes.

Elevated levels of hs-CRP in healthy persons may suggest an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral arterial disease.

wr-CRPCVD Risk
<1.0 mg/LLow risk for CVD
<1.0-3.0 mg/LAverage risk for CVD
<3.0 mg/LIncreased risk for CVD
>5.0 mg/LSuggestive of infection/other sources of inflammation

Homocysteine

Homocysteine is a type of amino acid used in the body to make proteins. Normally, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folic acid convert homocysteine into other substances needed in the body. High levels of homocysteine may be associated with accelerated artherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke. Reduction in intake of food rich in cholesterol, simple sugars, oil and fat, as well as in increase in physical exercise will help to correct the above factors and reduce the risk of artherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and stroke.

Vitamin D promotes the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Deficiency can lead to bone weakness in adults. 25-hydroxyvitamin D test is usually ordered to identify a possible deficiency in Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is synthesised by the skin upon exposure to natural sunlight. Deficiencies in Vitamin D typically reflect an inadequate active lifestyle with consequent reduced exposure to sunlight.

– Syphilis Antibody– RPR if Syphilis Antibody is positive

– TPHA if Syphilis Antibody is positive

This test screens for sexually transmitted infection (syphilis). If untreated, it can cause chronic condition such as:

– Brain & spinal cord damage

– Blindness

– Insanity

– Miscarriage

– Birth defects in pregnant woman

– Occasionally fatal

Syphilis is an uncommon disease in this current day and age. If VDRL is positive, a secondary confirmatory test will be conducted.

Urine & Stool Analysis

This test assesses the urine sample biochemically and under the microscope.

Detection of abnormalities eg: presence of protein, glucose, ketones, red and white blood cells, epithelial cells, crystals, casts, yeast or bacteria in the urine, or abnormal pH or specific gravity, may suggest underlying urinary tract infection, diabetes, kidney stones or kidney disease.

This test is useful as a baseline in healthy individuals, and particularly important in persons with diseases like hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease. It is advisable to consult a doctor for advice, repeat the test and follow up accordingly.

Ladies should avoid doing this test within 1 week of menstruation.

The Urine Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR) test detects the presence of tiny particles of protein in the urine, and is useful for identifying early signs of kidney damage, especially in persons with underlying disease like hypertension, diabetes or congenital kidney disease.

An elevated ACR level should be followed up with a doctor.

CategoryACR (mg/mmoL)
Normal<2.5mg/mmoL (male)<3.5mg/mmoL (female)
Microalbinuria2.5 to 30 mg/mmoL (male)3.5 to 30mg/mmoL (female)
Macroalbuminuria>30 mg/mmoL (male/female)

This test is one of the screening tools for colorectal cancer where blood is not visible to the naked eye and is recommended screening test for all above 50 years old. If present, it may indicate bleeding from the gut caused by piles, growths or infections.

Positive test result should be followed up with colonoscopy.Lifetime probability of an individual developing colorectal cancer is approximately 5%. It is recommended that one abstains from taking red meat 3 days before the test.

Others

An Electrocardiography (ECG) is a recording of the heart’s electrical activity over a short period of time by means of skin electrodes.

The ECG test is useful as a screening test to detect abnormal heart rhythm, previous heart attack or an enlarged weakened heart. It is a useful screening test as a baseline, especially for persons with underlying disease like hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.

An abnormal ECG should be followed up with a cardiologist. Further tests like an exercise treadmill test, 2D-echocardiogram, calcium scoring, or even an angiogram may be necessary.

The Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a test to measure the mineral density of a person’s bone. The measurements are generally useful to assess a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis.

Tonometry is a test used to determine the fluid pressure inside the eye (intra-ocular pressure), useful in the evaluation of patients at risk of glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the increased fluid pressure causes damage to the optic nerve and blindness. In Singapore, approximately 3% of persons over 50 yrs of age have glaucoma.

This test is useful as a baseline test, and especially for those with underlying disease like diabetes, hypertension, steroid use, and family history of glaucoma. An intra-ocular pressure of >21 mmHg should be followed up with an ophthalmologist.

The Pap smear test is useful for early detection of cervical cancer, which is curable when detected early.

Cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer amongst females in Singapore, and accounts for an estimated 70 deaths annually.

The test is recommended for women between 25-64 years old, the initial test being performed once a lady is sexually active, and subsequent PAP smear tests should be performed every 2-3 years.

An abnormal Pap smear result should be followed up with your doctor.

Chest x-rays are useful in picking up abnormal conditions involving the lungs, heart and great vessels.

It is typically performed as the first imaging test for symptoms of shortness of breath, persistent cough, chest pain, chest injury or fever. Pneumonia, heart failure, emphysema, lung cancer and other medical conditions can be diagnosed or suspected on a chest x-ray. Low doses of radiation are used to create an image of the chest.

Do not take a chest x-ray if you are or suspect that you are pregnant.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporean women. Every year, more than 1000 women are diagnosed, and over 400 die from breast cancer.

Mammography is recommended annually for women over 40 years of age and once every 2 years for women over 50 years of age. It is useful for detecting the presence of cancerous lumps before they are felt by hand.

Low doses of radiation are used to generate an image of the breast to look for characteristic masses or microcalcifications. Abnormal mammograms should be followed up with a breast surgeon.

An ultrasound abdomen uses sonography or high frequency sound waves to produce images of the internal organs of the abdomen including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.

A pelvis ultrasound displays images of pelvic organs such as the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. the pelvic structure.

Both are useful in aiding investigations of abnormalities in the abdomen or pelvis evidenced by abdominal or pelvic pain, and detect common diseases like fatty liver, gallstones, renal calculi.

This test is recommended as a baseline, and for persons with risk factors like obesity, high cholesterol or who have abdominal or pelvic pain.

An ultrasound prostate uses sonography or high frequency sound waves to produce images of the prostate. This test is commonly used for evaluation of the prostate gland in men with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA), or with abnormal urinary symptoms.

PSA is present in small quantities in the serum of men with healthy prostates but is often elevated in the presence of prostate cancer, infection or hypertrophy. Abnormal results should be followed up.

Ischemic heart disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for about 18% of deaths in Singapore.

An exercise treadmill test is performed by recording the electrocardiograph (ECG) of the heart whilst exercising on a treadmill machine. It allows assessment of the heart in response to stress and is useful for diagnosing ischemic heart disease, especially in persons with high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes, family history of heart disease, shortness of breath or chest discomfort with exertion.

Follow up of abnormal test results with a cardiologist is recommended.

Vaccinations

Vaccination services are available at our clinics, you may also utilize medisave to cover the cost of selected vaccinations.

To know more about vaccinations, please visit this link.

Vaccinations are available at Minmed’s 8 clinics islandwide

To ensure prompt service, you are encouraged to book your appointment online here.

Our vaccination guide is available in our article base.

Prior to vaccination, our doctor in attendance will ask necessary questions, advise on dosage, frequency and side effects as well as explain benefits and coverage of the vaccine. You are encouraged to surface your questions to the doctor at time of consultation.

In the event that the vaccination which you have selected is inappropriate or unnecessary, a full refund will be made following the consult. Our vaccination guide is available in our article base.

Selected vaccines can be taken on the same day depending on the nature of the vaccines. We will however be judicious in offering this as side effects such as fever.

A typical primary course may include a series of 2 or 3 vaccinations.

In the event that the 2nd or 3rd dose is missed, our doctors will evaluate and advise on the appropriate action. If it is within guidelines to continue, we will do so. We will likewise advise if the period of protection is inadequate and if a fresh series is mandated.

You should not take vaccinations if you are feeling unwell. Side effects of vaccines typically include fever, rashes, myalgia and/or malaise. As such, the side effects may worsen the symptoms that you may already feel as a result of your current ailment.

In the event that you have to leave the country, we will provide a summary of the vaccinations taken till date.

Most of the vaccines that we offer are available on a global footprint. It is thus possible that you can continue the vaccination series to completion in your next country of travel. So long as you are able to furnish appropriate and clear documentation of your past vaccinations.

In like manner, if you have come from another country and require follow up of your vaccination series, our doctors will be able to assist you so long as appropriate and clear documentation is available.

When you are pregnant, certain vaccinations odd not be administered. As this varies on a case to case basis, it is best to consult our doctor in attendance at our clinic, prior to making a booking for your vaccination.

The most common side effects after vaccination are mild. They include:

  • Pain, swelling, or redness where the shot was given.
  • Mild fever
  • Chills
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches

Most common side effects are a sign that your body is starting to build immunity (protection) against a disease.

Health Screening

Recommended health screening guidelines are available here. You are encouraged to refer to this list when making your selection.

Pre-screening consultation with our doctors is available here. This is extended on a complimentary basis, even if you do not decide to go for health screening thereafter.

At the time of health screening, you may further discuss your selection with our team. It is important that you select your health screening tests with appropriate guidelines, information and advice available.

If you need to reschedule your health screening appointment, please email [email protected].

If you have missed your health screening appointment, please email [email protected] to schedule an appointment at Minmed Health Screeners.

We recognize that health screening can take a variable period of up to 2 hours.

A timechit can be prepared on your request.

As health screening is done when you are well, we are unable to provide medical certificate for health screening visits.

In general, fasting for at least 6 hours is necessary when tests for cholesterol and blood glucose are involved. Drinking plain water is encouraged.

You may continue to take your regular medication for chronic diseases (e.g. hypertension, cholesterol) but are to omit your diabetic medication until you have taken your breakfast.

Please bring along:

– Identification

– NRIC/Work Permit/Passport

– Company letter, authorisation letter or staff pass (where available)

– Medical report and radiology films/reports from last health screening (where available)

See our pre-screening guide for more information. For instructions pertaining to specific tests, please see refer to specific tests under FAQ.

On arrival, we will verify your identity and registration in a contactless manner. Payment, where necessary will also be collected.

You may also be required to complete a pre-screening questionnaire prior to, or upon your arrival.

Clinical parameters (e.g. height, weight, blood pressure) will be taken.

Our staff will guide you through necessary stations in a safe and efficient manner.

The blood test will be conducted usually at the last station. Our phlebotomists are trained to ensure that your health screening is a comfortable one.

The screening process may take a variable 30 to 90 minutes.

Your health screening results will typically be available on the next working day, except for selected tests and/or imaging studies.

You will receive a notification via email once the results are ready. Kindly login to your account here.

Please note that your report is available only after you authenticate using an SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You may arrange an appointment for a teleconsult review here.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You are encouraged to make an appointment for complimentary teleconsult here.

Should you request a face-to-face consultation, please email [email protected].

Here are a few pointers for your reference:

– No definite diagnosis may be made from test results alone, and test results should be correlated with your medical history and other clinical findings.

– Screening tests may carry limitations in the capacity to identify or rule out the presence or absence of a condition. Normal test results may not necessarily mean the absence of a medical condition.

– The majority (about 95%) of a normal population test results will fall within the normal range. About 5% of the normal population test results may be slightly above or below the normal level.

– It is an acceptable fact that a normal person’s test results may fluctuate at different times although still within the normal range. This occurrence may be due to diet or other factors.

When pregnant, you will typically be seeing your obstetrician regularly for follow-up and antenatal care. Screening tests necessary (e.g. screening for gestational diabetes) will typically be conducted at your O&G clinic.

It is thus recommended that you do not undergo health screening with us when pregnant. If you do wish to, you are encouraged to only evaluate your lipid profile and fasting glucose.

Certain vaccinations may not be administered when you are pregnant. Please check with our doctors for suitability via teleconsult here.

If you are breastfeeding, it is acceptable to undergo health screening. However, this should not take place in lieu of or before your post natal follow up with your obstetrician.

It is acceptable to go for health screening when you are having your menses. However, if there is a urine test component, it is recommended that you submit your urine specimen after day 5 of your menses (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period).

Pap smear studies should not be conducted until after day 8 of menses.

If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your health screening as it is an elective procedure.

You may email [email protected] to reschedule an appointment, whether it is at your office or at Minmed Health Screeners.

Urine tests available may include urine dipstick, urine full examination and microscopic examination (UFEME) and urine microalbumin to creatinine ratio.

These tests involve the collection of a clean specimen of urine midstream. During the collection process, please collect the specimen in the bottle midway through the stream. Kindly avoid collecting the first drops of urine as they appear as this may cause the specimen to be contaminated by skin cells and affecting your results.

Kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 of your menstrual cycle (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period) for better accuracy.

The stool test tests for the presence of microscopic blood cells which may not be visible to the human eye.

When collecting the specimen, please use the spatula available in the lid of the container. A small specimen of stool is adequate for analysis.

Please note that specimens should be submitted to the clinic on the same day before 3pm (for weekdays) and 11am (for weekends).If your selected stool test is the conventional faecal blood test (non immunological), you are advised to abstain from consumption of meats 3 days before the study.

The Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) test is conducted by our technicians to assess the electrical rhythm of your heart.

This test involves the placement of sticker electrodes on your chest as well as your limbs as you lie on the couch. This test typically takes 15 minutes.

Please wear a two-piece outfit to facilitate placement of the chest electrodes.

For your comfort, ECGs are conducted only by our female technicians.

The Treadmill Stress test or Cardiac Stress test involves the monitoring of the electrical rhythm of your heart as you exercise on a treadmill.

Whilst the test takes 30 to 45 minutes including preparation, the actual running time is typically less than 12 minutes.

The test is undertaken by a trained technician with a doctor within the same test premise. It is advisable that you have a light meal and abstain from caffeine prior to the test. Please wear comfortable walking/running shoes as well as a two-piece outfit. The latter is to facilitate placement of test electrodes on your chest.

Please bring a list of your current medication on the day of the study.

Ultrasound studies are a non-invasive way of evaluating soft tissues and organs as part of the health screening process.

If you are having an ultrasound examination of your abdomen, please fast for at least 6 hours. You are encouraged to drink at least 4 cups of water and avoid going to the toilet prior to ultrasound of the pelvis and/or prostate.

Please come in loose comfortable attire. The sonographer will apply a clear viscous gel to the area of examination.

An average study may take up to 30 minutes.As ultrasounds do not involve xrays, it is safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding moms.

The Mammogram study is an evaluation of the breasts using xrays, and is recommended for ladies above 40 years of age.

Please wear a two-piece outfit and avoid the use of deodorant, lotion, perfume and talc on the day of the study. An optimum window for the test is within 2 weeks after menstruation.

The test will be conducted by our female radiographer. During the process, there will be light firm compression of your breasts which can be uncomfortable. This is unfortunately necessary for proper evaluation.

The mammogram is expected to take under 20 minutes.

Xrays involve the study of a limited body area for evaluation. Minmed uses a digital radiography solution which keeps the amount of radiation and the incidence of retakes as low as possible.

No preparation is necessary. Ladies who are pregnant or possibly pregnant are advised NOT to take X-ray tests, and must inform us before taking such tests.

Health screening registration may be conducted via our portal.For health screening at Minmed Health Screeners in Paragon, you may register for your screening appointment here.

If you are registering for screening at your office, please refer to the unique registration link sent to you via your HR and/or Wellness committee.

Your electronic health screening result may be retrieved 24/7 via our secure portal here. Please note that 2 Factor Authentication via SMS OTP to your registered mobile number is necessary before report retrieval.

If you have forgotten your password, please reset your password here https://secure.minmed.sg/My-Portal/Find-Password.

If you do not receive your SMS OTP within 15 minutes, please email [email protected].

General

Recommended health screening guidelines are available here. You are encouraged to refer to this list when making your selection.

Pre-screening consultation with our doctors is available here. This is extended on a complimentary basis, even if you do not decide to go for health screening thereafter.

At the time of health screening, you may further discuss your selection with our team. It is important that you select your health screening tests with appropriate guidelines, information and advice available.

If you need to reschedule your health screening appointment, please email [email protected].

If you have missed your health screening appointment, please email [email protected] to schedule an appointment at Minmed Health Screeners.

We recognize that health screening can take a variable period of up to 2 hours.

A timechit can be prepared on your request.

As health screening is done when you are well, we are unable to provide medical certificate for health screening visits.

In general, fasting for at least 6 hours is necessary when tests for cholesterol and blood glucose are involved. Drinking plain water is encouraged.

You may continue to take your regular medication for chronic diseases (e.g. hypertension, cholesterol) but are to omit your diabetic medication until you have taken your breakfast.

Please bring along:

– Identification

– NRIC/Work Permit/Passport

– Company letter, authorisation letter or staff pass (where available)

– Medical report and radiology films/reports from last health screening (where available)

See our pre-screening guide for more information. For instructions pertaining to specific tests, please see refer to specific tests under FAQ.

On arrival, we will verify your identity and registration in a contactless manner. Payment, where necessary will also be collected.

You may also be required to complete a pre-screening questionnaire prior to, or upon your arrival.

Clinical parameters (e.g. height, weight, blood pressure) will be taken.

Our staff will guide you through necessary stations in a safe and efficient manner.

The blood test will be conducted usually at the last station. Our phlebotomists are trained to ensure that your health screening is a comfortable one.

The screening process may take a variable 30 to 90 minutes.

Your health screening results will typically be available on the next working day, except for selected tests and/or imaging studies.

You will receive a notification via email once the results are ready. Kindly login to your account here.

Please note that your report is available only after you authenticate using an SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You may arrange an appointment for a teleconsult review here.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You are encouraged to make an appointment for complimentary teleconsult here.

Should you request a face-to-face consultation, please email [email protected].

Here are a few pointers for your reference:

– No definite diagnosis may be made from test results alone, and test results should be correlated with your medical history and other clinical findings.

– Screening tests may carry limitations in the capacity to identify or rule out the presence or absence of a condition. Normal test results may not necessarily mean the absence of a medical condition.

– The majority (about 95%) of a normal population test results will fall within the normal range. About 5% of the normal population test results may be slightly above or below the normal level.

– It is an acceptable fact that a normal person’s test results may fluctuate at different times although still within the normal range. This occurrence may be due to diet or other factors.

Specific Tests

Urine tests available may include urine dipstick, urine full examination and microscopic examination (UFEME) and urine microalbumin to creatinine ratio.

These tests involve the collection of a clean specimen of urine midstream. During the collection process, please collect the specimen in the bottle midway through the stream. Kindly avoid collecting the first drops of urine as they appear as this may cause the specimen to be contaminated by skin cells and affecting your results.

Kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 of your menstrual cycle (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period) for better accuracy.

The stool test tests for the presence of microscopic blood cells which may not be visible to the human eye.

When collecting the specimen, please use the spatula available in the lid of the container. A small specimen of stool is adequate for analysis.

Please note that specimens should be submitted to the clinic on the same day before 3pm (for weekdays) and 11am (for weekends).If your selected stool test is the conventional faecal blood test (non immunological), you are advised to abstain from consumption of meats 3 days before the study.

The Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) test is conducted by our technicians to assess the electrical rhythm of your heart.

This test involves the placement of sticker electrodes on your chest as well as your limbs as you lie on the couch. This test typically takes 15 minutes.

Please wear a two-piece outfit to facilitate placement of the chest electrodes.

For your comfort, ECGs are conducted only by our female technicians.

The Treadmill Stress test or Cardiac Stress test involves the monitoring of the electrical rhythm of your heart as you exercise on a treadmill.

Whilst the test takes 30 to 45 minutes including preparation, the actual running time is typically less than 12 minutes.

The test is undertaken by a trained technician with a doctor within the same test premise. It is advisable that you have a light meal and abstain from caffeine prior to the test. Please wear comfortable walking/running shoes as well as a two-piece outfit. The latter is to facilitate placement of test electrodes on your chest.

Please bring a list of your current medication on the day of the study.

Ultrasound studies are a non-invasive way of evaluating soft tissues and organs as part of the health screening process.

If you are having an ultrasound examination of your abdomen, please fast for at least 6 hours. You are encouraged to drink at least 4 cups of water and avoid going to the toilet prior to ultrasound of the pelvis and/or prostate.

Please come in loose comfortable attire. The sonographer will apply a clear viscous gel to the area of examination.

An average study may take up to 30 minutes.As ultrasounds do not involve xrays, it is safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding moms.

The Mammogram study is an evaluation of the breasts using xrays, and is recommended for ladies above 40 years of age.

Please wear a two-piece outfit and avoid the use of deodorant, lotion, perfume and talc on the day of the study. An optimum window for the test is within 2 weeks after menstruation.

The test will be conducted by our female radiographer. During the process, there will be light firm compression of your breasts which can be uncomfortable. This is unfortunately necessary for proper evaluation.

The mammogram is expected to take under 20 minutes.

Xrays involve the study of a limited body area for evaluation. Minmed uses a digital radiography solution which keeps the amount of radiation and the incidence of retakes as low as possible.

No preparation is necessary. Ladies who are pregnant or possibly pregnant are advised NOT to take X-ray tests, and must inform us before taking such tests.

Special Conditions

When pregnant, you will typically be seeing your obstetrician regularly for follow-up and antenatal care. Screening tests necessary (e.g. screening for gestational diabetes) will typically be conducted at your O&G clinic.

It is thus recommended that you do not undergo health screening with us when pregnant. If you do wish to, you are encouraged to only evaluate your lipid profile and fasting glucose.

Certain vaccinations may not be administered when you are pregnant. Please check with our doctors for suitability via teleconsult here.

If you are breastfeeding, it is acceptable to undergo health screening. However, this should not take place in lieu of or before your post natal follow up with your obstetrician.

It is acceptable to go for health screening when you are having your menses. However, if there is a urine test component, it is recommended that you submit your urine specimen after day 5 of your menses (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period).

Pap smear studies should not be conducted until after day 8 of menses.

If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your health screening as it is an elective procedure.

You may email [email protected] to reschedule an appointment, whether it is at your office or at Minmed Health Screeners.

Using our portal

Health screening registration may be conducted via our portal.For health screening at Minmed Health Screeners in Paragon, you may register for your screening appointment here.

If you are registering for screening at your office, please refer to the unique registration link sent to you via your HR and/or Wellness committee.

Your electronic health screening result may be retrieved 24/7 via our secure portal here. Please note that 2 Factor Authentication via SMS OTP to your registered mobile number is necessary before report retrieval.

If you have forgotten your password, please reset your password here https://secure.minmed.sg/My-Portal/Find-Password.

If you do not receive your SMS OTP within 15 minutes, please email [email protected].

Executive Health Screening

Minmed Health Screeners at Paragon services Executive Health Screening on an appointment basis.

Our operating hours are:

Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5pm

Sat: 8:30am to 1pm

Closed on Sun & PH

T: 6339 9339

Please note that health screening and face-to-face review at Minmed Health Screeners is on an appointment basis and you may email [email protected] for further arrangements.

You may refer to directions on how to get to Minmed Health Screeners here.

On arrival at Paragon Shopping Centre, please head to the lift lobby at Tower 1 – Lobby F to access level 16.

If you are driving, you will have to take the elevator to ground level, then walk over Tower 1 – Lobby F.

If you are travelling by MRT, the nearest station is Orchard or Somerset.

Appointments for executive health screening can be made here.

If you are making an appointment as part of your corporate health screening exercise, please refer to the respective links given to you through your HR and/or Wellness committee.

You may email [email protected] for further arrangements.

Corporate Onsite Health Screening

Your HR and/or Wellness committee will inform you of the upcoming health screening exercise at your office, typically in the month leading up to the onsite exercise.

Please refer to the respective links for registration.You will receive an email confirmation following successful registration.

The lifestyle survey is a survey poll conducted to gather information on your health and lifestyle habits.

The responses will be collated on a de-identified manner and presented as a corporate health profile to the Wellness committee. This will allow appropriate health programmes to be considered as a follow-up to the health screening exercise.

You may refer to your HR and/or Wellness committee should you wish to understand the corporate health profile better.

On the day of screening, our mobile teams will conduct necessary set-up in a suitable space alloted to us. Clear guides will take you through registration, clinical measurements and phlebotomy stations. Our staff will be at hand to explain and answer any queries that you may have.

In view of COVID19, safe measure practices have been put in place.A typical screening process is expected to take 30 to 45 minutes.

Onsite Health Screening is a yearly exercise where Minmed mobile teams will visit your office to provide health screening services to your staff. Customized test packages typically include height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screening. Optional packages are available for take up.

Offices will receive their health reports online within the next working day. A corporate profile will be raised based on the identified results and submitted to the HR/committee with workplace health programme recommendations. Onsite Health Screening is a great way of enhancing employee welfare and benefits.

Grants are available from the Health Promotion Board for the take up of onsite health screening. Complimentary health screening is also available as part of our corporate wellness solution.

Email [email protected] and our friendly certified consultants will be happy to share with you available programmes after reviewing your corporate health needs.

Having done onsite health screening for almost 2 decades, we have established protocols and processes in place to ensure that your health screening exercise is convenient and fast.

  • We will need provisioning of a space typically between 200 to 500 sqft (typical office conference room) depending on the number of people to be screened.
  • We will need in addition, convenient power points for our equipment.
  • We will provide signages, stationery and equipment necessary for a seamless health screening experience.

A typical lead time of 4 weeks is needed prior to screening. Depending on your need, we will provide micro sites, email newsletters and hard copy posters to assist in raising awareness for the health screening campaign.Online registration will open and staff registered will receive email confirmation and SMS reminders before the screen. Our project manager will update you on registration and rates at intervals prior to the screen.

Screening typically occurs between 9am to 12pm, although variations may be made to accomodate your needs.

Our staff will arrive 1 hour before the start of screening in order that we can set up the room and prepare the necessary equipment.

Staff who arrive for screening will take typically 20 to 40 minutes to complete the process.

Staff who are above 21 years of age are eligible for screening. There is no applicable upper age limit.

Test should be taken according to recommendations available here.

The onsite exercise typically ends before noon. Our mobile team will restore the site to its original condition and inform the site personnel before leaving.

Participants will receive their health screening results electronically on the next working day. Your corporate health profile will arrive within a month and our programme coordinators will touch base with you again for your further health needs.

Staff who have missed the onsite exercise may opt for health screening at our centre in Paragon.

We hope you will return to us!

Following the onsite exercise, you may wish to consider our corporate workplace health programmes and solutions. These may address the health needs of staff as identified within the corporate health report.

Our staff will contact you in the months living up to next year’s health screening.

Yes. Many clients opt to introduce a carnival atmosphere to their onsite exercise.

Our vendor partners provide Food and Fruits, Sports merchandise, Supplements, Onsite massage, Optical screening and prescription and more. Do speak with our programme coordinator prior to screening.

Please note however, the deployment of vendors is subject to minimum attendees.

Homebased Screening

If you are not home at the appointed date and time, you can arrange for our mobile team to visit again on an alternate day. Please note however, that a supplementary transportation fee of $20 is payable.

Alternatively, you can consider presenting at any of our clinics on an appointment basis, to complete the screen at no added charge. Please email [email protected]

Yes, you can change your appointment date and time by emailing [email protected].

Our Mobile Team conducts health screening for you in the comfort of your home. Available packages are here. You may wish to download the Minmed Connect app and opt for a complimentary pre-screening consultation.

Upon selecting your package, you will be asked for your home location by zones. Select a date and time that is convenient for you, bearing in mind that you will need to fast for 6 hours prior to the screen. Your booking is confirmed upon completion of payment.

Should you need to change your appointment date or time, please email [email protected].

Available packages are here. You may refer to this link for recommendations on what screening tests are suitable. You may also wish to download the Minmed Connect app for a complimentary pre-screening consultation for the choice of your package.

Yes, you can download the Minmed Connect app for a complimentary pre-screening consultation for the choice of your package.

Yes, however this will be done at our screening centre, Minmed Health Screeners in Paragon.

You can discuss this with the Mobile Team whilst they are with you. Alternatively, you can email [email protected].

Yes, you can book an appointment on behalf of your family member. In like manner, they may also wish to opt for a pre-screening teleconsultation with us.

It will be ideal if you can be present with your family member, should the latter need assistance in furnishing necessary medical information at the point of screening.

Payment is made via Paypal or credit card at the point of checkout, after you have selected your package, date and time.

Yes, you can change your appointment date and time by emailing [email protected].

Yes, you can cancel your appointment by emailing [email protected]. A refund will be made within 7 working days.

It is important that you are available and have fasted at the appointed date and time at home. Should you not be available, due to exceptional circumstances, you may reschedule a visit at any of our clinics for health screening. However, if you choose to reschedule another home based visit, a transportation charge of $20 will be levied.

You will need to fast for at least 6 hours prior to the appointed time. Consumption of plain water is encouraged. You may continue to take your regular medication, except for diabetic medication.

Kindly furnish any past medical or health screening records that you may have. We will also request verification of your NRIC/FIN/Passport.

Should the required specimen not be available during our visit, you may drop them at any of our 8 clinics islandwide.

A health screening visit at home will typically take 20 minutes.

Our Mobile Team who can be identified by their attire and/or pass ID will verify your identity as well as package and payment details.

Further to a review of your medical history and supporting documents, we will conduct measurements of your blood pressure and weight.

Our staff are trained and certified in blood taking. Our team will obtain the specimen smoothly.

Our Mobile team are permanent staff of Minmed. They are trained and certified in blood taking and also undergo regular inhouse training so that they are equipped to serve you well.

The results will be ready within 1 working day. You will be notified via Email to download the results securely from our web portal.

Follow up of your health screening results is key. Our health reports are designed to explain your results in a easy to understand manner.

Please schedule a teleconsultation with our doctors at minmed.sg/review.

During the consultation, we will explain the nature of the findings, necessary lifestyle changes as well as appropriate referral or follow-up, if any. The post-screening teleconsultation is complimentary.

You can arrange a Teleconsult here.

During the consultation, we will explain the nature of the findings, necessary lifestyle changes as well as appropriate referral or follow-up, if any.

The post-screening teleconsultation is complimentary.

Vaccination services are available at our clinics, you may also utilize Medisave to cover the cost of selected vaccinations.To know more about vaccinations, please visit this link.

Homebased screening is conducted by our mobile teams and provides health screening, vaccination, statutory screening for foreign domestic workers in the comfort of your home.

Screening is supported by teleconsult service with our doctors. To book an appointment, please visit this link. Our administrative team will contact you for confirmation and advise on further arrangements.

Please ensure that you are home at the appointed time. The mobile team will verify your identity (NRIC/FIN/Passport).

For health screening, please prepare past health screening results (if any), as well as your current medication list.

For vaccination services, please provide your recent blood test results and/or vaccination records.

For foreign domestic worker screening, kindly provide the notification letter from Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

For health screening:

The results will typically be available on the next working day, except for selected tests and/or imaging studies. You will receive a notification via email once the results are ready. Kindly login to your account here. Please note that your report is available only after you authenticate using an SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You may arrange an appointment for a teleconsult review here.

For foreign domestic worker screening:

The results will typically be available within 3 working days. We will update you when the results are ready via SMS/email.

Your health screening is complete only with a doctor’s review. You are encouraged to make an appointment for complimentary teleconsult here.

Should you request a face-to-face consultation, please email [email protected].

You may also refer to our online health screening glossary.

Here are a few pointers for your reference:

  • No definite diagnosis may be made from test results alone, and test results should be correlated with your medical history and other clinical findings.
  • Screening tests may carry limitations in the capacity to identify or rule out the presence or absence of a condition. Normal test results may not necessarily mean the absence of a medical condition.
  • The majority (about 95%) of a normal population test results will fall within the normal range. About 5% of the normal population test results may be slightly above or below the normal level.
  • It is an acceptable fact that a normal person’s test results may fluctuate at different times although still within the normal range. This occurrence may be due to diet or other factors.
Maid Screening

Our available slots are listed online real time. Should you not be able to find a slot, it is likely that we are fully booked.

You can opt to visit our clinics for the screening service, or email [email protected] so that we can assist you with an appointment through our customer service team.

If screening for Tuberculosis is required, the form will state a need for a Chest Xray to be conducted. At the time of the medical examination, our mobile team will prepare an Xray request form for your helper to visit the nearest Xray facility for the test.

Payment for the Xray will be made at the Xray centre.

The Xray service is usually prompt and no appointment is required. We do advise however calling the centre prior to heading there for better service timings. Do check the operating hours of the centre as detailed within the form.

Upon completion of the Xray, the results will be sent to us. Our team will process the result together with the original examination form and notify you of the outcome. Should a Xray result be positive, we will contact you as the employer for further management.

Visit this link. Choose according to your housing zone and available dates and times will be shown for your selection immediately.

Your booking is confirmed upon completion of payment. You will receive an email notification with the selected date and time as well as the receipt.

It is important that your appointment date is at least 7 days before the examination due date stated within the MOM 6ME form, so that there is suitable processing time.

Should you need to change your appointment, please email [email protected]. Visit here for more information.

On the day of the visit, your helper should be home with the original work permit as well as the original MOM 6ME form.

Whilst the employer is not home, it is best that a family member is also available to assist incase there are queries that our team member may have.

The service charge is for our phlebotomy and examination service and is inclusive of transportation.

In the event that your helper is not home, we will attempt to reach you via handphone at the time of visit.

A transport charge of $20 is payable if a repeat visit has to be made. Alternatively, your helper can choose to visit the nearest Minmed clinic to complete the examination without further charges.

Our email will carry a soft copy of the results. Should you require a hardcopy of the results, please visit any of our 8 clinics islandwide.

A 1 week buffer is required between the appointment date and the screening due date. We will need 3 days for results processing.

We regret that we are unable to expedite on this process. Should you be unable to complete the examination in the said time, please approach MOM prior to booking with us.

Our service hours for home based foreign domestic worker screening are from 9am-5pm on weekdays only. Public holidays are excluded.

Available dates and timeslots will be shown according to your zones at the point of booking.

You are our primary source of contact and updates. We will require your details as the employer (name, contact number and email) in order that we are able to reach you as part of results follow up.

Please note that the location for medical screening should be stated for the domestic worker.

Your presence as the employer is not mandatory during screening.

Our mobile team are certified and trained in phlebotomy (blood taking) and will be the one conducting the screening.We will identify ourselves with a pass bearing Minmed identity for verification.

In event of doubt, please contact 6339 9339.

The process is straight forward.

Our staff will verify the identity of the domestic worker with the original work permit. The MOM form will have to be endorsed ID by your helper. Our staff will obtain the blood specimen and keep the medical examination form.

The entire process will take less than 20 minutes.

Please note that we will not accept photocopied work permits as verification.

Radiology

Minmed Radiology is a diagnostic imaging centre located on Level 16 of Paragon Medical Tower.

For instructions on how to get here, please visit this link.

Available services include General Radiology, Ultrasound and Mammogram. Our equipment are fully digital. Depending on nature of the service, our report turnaround time is from 2 hours to 3 working days.

Appointments may be made online here.

Please note that appointments for radiology tests should be made, following doctors’ recommendations.

You should have your appointment made by the referring physician, or do so online with us following a radiology request made by your physician.

Please note that radiology services are not offered to you directly without advice and referral from a physician.

Specific tests may require preparation. These may include fasting before a study, appropriate attire (two piece suit).

Please refer to our pre-screening guide for instructions specific to your radiology test.

Elective radiology studies are reported within 3 working days. The report will be sent to you or your primary physician as determined at the time of registration with us.

In the event of an urgent or abnormal result, we may arrange a recall appointment with our doctors face to face or via teleconsult.

Using our app

The Minmed Connect app is available on both iOS and Android devices. Download the app here.

Yes, you may use a non Singapore registered mobile number, so long as it can continue to receive the SMS OTP which is required for verification.

Yes, you may use the services on Minmed Connect app as a foreigner. Your passport or FIN number will have to be used for identity verification.

You can sign up to use the Minmed Connect app using your Apple ID, Gmail account, Facebook account, or via Email.

For sign ups using email, a verification email will be sent prior to account activation.

You may request to have another SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number. In the event that you fail to receive the SMS, please contact [email protected].

You may request to have another Email sent to your registered email address. Please check your Spam folder.

In the event that you fail to receive the Email, please contact [email protected].

Verification of your identity is an integral part of the Teleconsultation exercise. This is inline with existing best practices.

You may update the following personal details under your User Profile settings:

  • date of birth
  • gender
  • address
  • nationality
  • ethnic group
  • mobile number

For change of NRIC/Fin/Passport, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Payment is accepted via credit card or Paypal. You can set up your card payment upon registration or under your wallet settings within the Minmed Connect app.

You may update your mobile number under User Profile settings. A SMS OTP will be sent to the new mobile number for verification purposes.

For change of NRIC/Fin/Passport, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

You may update your address under Minmed Connect app’s User Profile settings.

We understand that there may be occasions where you may wish to seek Teleconsult for members of your family. As such, you can add your child or elderly dependant under the family group setting.

You will be required to furnish the bio data as well as identity documentation to support verification. With this feature, your child or dependant does not need to download the app and set-up a unique account separately.

You may submit your feedback to us at [email protected].

Clinics

Minmed is a participating clinic under the Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) scheme which provides subsidized treatment, investigations and medications during disease outbreaks. Subsidies will be provided for patients with respiratory infections during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you are diagnosed via doctors to have a respiratory infection, the cost of consultation and treatment will be subsidized as follows:

  • Singaporean and Permanent Residents, as well as eligible work permit holders (excluding foreign domestic workers and performing artistes), would pay a flat subsidised rate of $10
  • Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) seniors would pay a lower rate of $5 
  • Public Assistance (PA) cardholders need not pay. If you are consulting for non respiratory illnesses, the above rates do not apply.
  • Prevailing subsidies for CHAS/PG/Merdeka. Generation cardholders are however applicable.

For more information, visit this link.

Our clinic network functions on an integrated secure web-based platform. You do not need to re-register if you have been seen previously at any of our clinics.

In like manner, your past medical records, prescription history, MCs, referral letters and invoices are accessible via doctors during your visit.

We do not provide in-clinic after hours care. You may consider our teleconsult services here.

House call services are available through our care partners on a non-urgent appointment basis. Please email [email protected].

For urgent/emergency medical conditions, please visit the accident and emergency departments at the hospital nearest to you.

After assessment by our doctors, we may prescribe rest and issue medical certificates based on your condition and diagnosis.

DigiMC is an initiative by GovTech Singapore. It is an online version of a paper medical certificate (MC) and is accessed via a unique link under the main mc.gov.sg domain.

Minmed uses the DigiMC platform. Following your consultation, we will send a unique link for the MC issued to you via SMS. You can choose to forward this link to your employer or relevant parties.

Paper MC is available only upon request.As a computer generated MC, the doctor’s signature is not required. Authenticity of the MC is verified by way of the domain here.

For more information, please visit this link.

Minmed complies with current guidelines on COVID-19 set by Ministry of Health (MOH). Our staff undergo temperature screening daily and wear protective masks during service hours. Regular disinfection of the premises is undertaken. Social distancing measures apply in our premises.

Aerosol generating procedures (nebulisation) are suspended/avoided to reduce the risk of respiratory secretion droplets contaminating the air.

Minmed clinics are listed Swab-and-Send-Home (SASH) COVID-19 testing clinics. We are able to provide swab tests in accordance to MOH guidelines.

For more information, please visit this link.

Upon completion of consultation, medication can be prepared and supplied to you by our clinic.

You may however opt to decline this service. A physical prescription will be prepared for you so that you can fulfill this at a pharmacy. Please note that electronic prescriptions are not available.

Our doctor will review all requests for repeat prescription. Renewal can be made only if clinically indicated and is in compliance with existing medical practice guidelines.

We reserve the right not to renew medication if it is not supported or when a face-to-face consultation is necessary.

You can send your helper to accompany your child for consultation in lieu of your presence. Please however ensure the following:

Correct identity documents for verification.

Ability of the helper to present a clear medical history and answer examination questions.

Your contact number in order that we can connect with you.

Whilst possible, it is important that the child is safely managed.

In the event that this is not so, we will request a revisit with your presence for non urgent conditions.

Yes, we do. Please visit our teleconsult link here.

Yes. Pap Smear services are available at our clinics.

All our doctors are trained for this procedure. However, we understand that it may be more comfortable that the Pap Smear be conducted via a female physician. If so, please email [email protected] for arrangements.

Mammogram with/without ultrasound can be conducted at Minmed Radiology in Paragon.

Please visit this link for details.

Yes. We provide adult and childhood vaccinations. Applicable subsidies under the Medisave schemes are also available.

For more information, please visit our vaccination page.

The statutory health checkups we provide are as follows.

Vocational Check-ups

  • Maid Employment
  • Taxi/Vehicle Operator License
  • Work Permit/ Employment Pass Application and Renewal

 

Other Vocational License Applications

  • Employment
  • Fitness-to-Work Assessment
  • Interval Assessment

 

Immigration

  • Immigration, Citizenship, Permanent Residency Applications and Long-Term Visit Pass applications

 

Admission to Tertiary Institutions

  • ITE, Polytechnic and University (Local & Overseas)

 

Foreign Worker Pre-Employment

 

Work Pass (Work Permit, S Pass and E Pass) and Work Pass Renewal Medical Check-Ups and Vocational Medical Examinations.

Our clinics operate on a cashless basis.

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR.

You can request for Queues for a selected panel of clinics by downloading our Minmed Connect app. You can use the Queue Request feature for available clinics so long as it is within the operating hours of the clinic.

When you select Queue Request, as well as the intended clinic for a visit, the operating hours will be shown clearly.

You are advised to arrive at the clinic according to the guide given for waiting time. Should you miss your queue by more than 3 patients, the clinic may reissue a new queue number for you.

Minmed Clinics are largely located in shopping malls at major MRT stations.

For location contact and operating hours, please visit here.

Executive Health Screening is available at our dedicated centre in Paragon. You may make an appointment online here. Health screening is also available at our GP clinics.

For details of packages available, please enquire at the outlet. Our doctors will be happy to assist you in making your selection.Guidelines for general health screening are available here.

We understand that there may be a need for consultation with female physicians.

For information on their availability, please email [email protected].

Our doctors are able to assess and treat infants and children.

Further services include developmental assessment as well as childhood vaccinations. Our pharmacy is likewise stocked with a comprehensive range of medication suitable for children.

Minmed provides medical services in partnership with major corporate health plans listed here.

To assist you better, kindly bring your identity documents as well as the physical card or the electronic image of your card at time of registration. Please note that verification of the card validity may be made prior to consultation.

In the event that consultation and treatment has been rendered upon invalid/expired coverage, we reserve the right to reclaim due fees from you. We are also able to endorse hard copy claims and furnish electronic invoices for you where necessary.

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) enables Singapore citizens from lower and middle income households to receive subsidies for medical care.

Our group of clinics are CHAS registered.Singapore citizens whom qualify will receive a blue or orange health assist card.

Subsidies for medical care are applicable for common medical treatments as well as management of 20 chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP):

Diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorders, dementia, osteoarthritis, anxiety, benign prostatic hyperplasia, Parkinson’s disease, nephrosis/nephritis , epilepsy, osteoporosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, ischaemic heart disease.We also accept the Pioneer Generation (PG) card.

For more information on the CHAS scheme, please visit here.

For more information on the PG scheme, please visit here.

Queue request

You can request for Queues for a selected panel of clinics by downloading our Minmed Connect app. You can use the Queue Request feature for available clinics so long as it is within the operating hours of the clinic.

When you select Queue Request, as well as the intended clinic for a visit, the operating hours will be shown clearly.

You are advised to arrive at the clinic according to the guide given for waiting time. Should you miss your queue by more than 3 patients, the clinic may reissue a new queue number for you.

Swab and Send Home (SASH)

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. Facilities which provide swabbing for referred cases include selected SASH Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), polyclinics, SGH Fever Screening Area, and NCID Screening Centre.

You can refer to this link for the nearest facility to you, or book an appointment with Minmed for COVID-19 testing.The list of SASH PHPCs that provide swabbing for referred cases are published on this website.

Please take note of the operating hours of the clinic you wish to visit. We advise you to make a prior appointment to ensure a smooth experience.

Our doctors will review your condition first, and if you are assessed to have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, we will perform the swab test for you at the clinic.

Requests for and requests for referrals for COVID-19 testing for those who are asymptomatic are not allowed (e.g employer’s request, travel clearance needs, worried well).

You are advised to present yourself at any SASH PHPC (including Minmed Clinics) 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 (including Minmed Clinic) past 48 hours from your visit at the first GP clinic, or

ii) did not bring along a completed referral form provided by the first GP, you will need to be reviewed again. In this case, you will be charged as per a regular Flu Subsidy Scheme (FSS)/Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Acute visit, or if not eligible for FSS or CHAS, the respective consultation fee charged by Minmed.

If you wish to be seen and treated for other non-Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) conditions with us, you will be charged for consultation and medication separately.

Please bring along the referral form completed by the first (referring) GP and your NRIC.

The referring GP and our Minmed Doctors are responsible for ensuring that patients are suitable for SASH. Therefore, we 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 with us whether or not a swab is performed.

The first GP of the referring clinic will inform you of the swab results.

As the first GP should already have provided you with all the necessary medication and MC, you should not require further treatment from us.

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

However, if you are suffering from symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, our doctors will review your condition first, and perform the swab test for you at the clinic if indicated.

We are unable to conduct swab tests for travel clearance needs. Please email [email protected] for further guidance.

Teleconsult a Doctor

Teleconsult Doctor is the digital arm that complements the healthcare services offered by our chain of 8 clinics.The scope of services include:

  • General medical consultation
  • Chronic medication replenishment
  • Laboratory and health screening results review
  • Travel medication advice
  • Specialist referrals

Teleconsult Doctor is purposed for management of non-emergent medical issues only. Please approach the nearest clinic or A&E for urgent medical concerns. Should a face to face consultation be warranted, the Teleconsult Doctor session will be cancelled and no charges apply.

To derive the best outcome, we would suggest having the following equipment to obtain some vital statistics prior to the consultation:

Thermometer – record your current temperature

Blood pressure machine – record your blood pressure

Weighing scale – record your body weight

Torchlight – to better illuminate the throat or other areas of concern

Glucometer – record your random blood glucose level (for diabetics)

Where possible, photographs of conditions such as skin rash, infection or open wounds should be uploaded before consultation. Likewise, laboratory results, health screening reports and recent medical reports should be uploaded using the “upload image” button.

List of conditions suitable for Teleconsult Doctor (non-exhaustive):

Sore throat, cough, runny nose, flu, fever.

Headache and migraine

Diarrhoea, vomiting or constipation

Skin rash, cold sores, acne

Urinary tract infections

Menstrual issues

Gastric pain

Conjunctivitis with no visual disturbances

Muscle ache, heel pain, gout.

Teleconsult Doctor is designed to manage non-emergency medical issues.List of conditions NOT suitable for Teleconsult Doctor (non-exhaustive):

  • Emergency conditions such as chest pain, deep/bleeding wounds, severe shortness of breath, seizures, severe pain, sudden onset weakness, numbness or slurred speech, suspected fractures
  • Non-minor conditions
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Asthma
  • Abdominal pain with fever
  • Fever longer than 3 days duration
  • Any injuries
  • First diagnosis of chronic disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol

Invoices, MCs and Referral letters will be sent within the app electronically. You can visit the records section where documents pertaining to all visits will be held securely for your access.

DigiMC is an initiative by GovTech Singapore. It is an online version of a paper medical certificate (MC) and is accessed via a unique link under the main mc.gov.sg domain.

Minmed uses the DigiMC platform. Following your consultation, we will send a unique link for the MC issued to you in-app. You can choose to forward this link to your employer or relevant parties.

As a computer generated MC, the doctor’s signature is not required. Authenticity of the MC is verified by way of the domain here.

For more information, please visit this link.

If you are using our services as your Corporate Panel clinic, you would pay the same amount as you would at our clinic physically. No additional charges apply.

If you are a private pay patient, the consultation cost is $21.40.

Medication will be charged separately. No delivery fee will be charged for medication. Surcharge of $10 applies to delivery for Sentosa & Tuas area.

Anyone can use the Minmed Connect app for Teleconsultation. Consultation for those under 18 years of age should preferably be accompanied by an adult. It is often difficult for a full and clear assessment to be done for children under the age of 2 years, and so a face to face consult at the clinic is more appropriate.

Teleconsultation for seniors are conducted with a high margin of safety. It is best that an accompanying member of the family should be in attendance to assist in video clarity and communication. Assessment of the elderly may be more difficult given comorbidities and it may be more appropriate for face to face consults of the elderly to occur at the clinic.

Yes, you can get a teleconsult for a dependant in your family. During the profile set up, you may add a dependant (child/ senior) by furnishing his/her details as well as photo identity images.

You may also add them under the account section under Family Group Info.

The waiting time is dependent on the existing number of patients in the queue as well as the number of providers available. Our average waiting time is around 5-15 minutes.

Should you experience a long waiting time due to overwhelming demand, please consider booking an appointment for Teleconsult on the app.

The Minmed Connect app service is available whenever there is internet connectivity. You can use the Minmed Connect app to access and Teleconsult with our doctors even when overseas.

Please note however that no medication delivery services will be available.

Our Teleconsult operating hours are 9am-9pm daily including Public Holidays.

Our teleconsultation service is manned by a team of Doctors registered by the Singapore Medical Council.

There will be situations where assessment of your condition via teleconsult cannot be achieved safely.

Our doctors will advise the necessary cause of action which may include a referral to the nearest A&E department, or to a clinic near you for a face to face consult.In these cases, the teleconsultation will be aborted and no fees will be charged.

Existing Telemedicine guidelines mandate that there should be 2-way video and voice feeds between the physician and the patient.

The video feed during a consult should not be turned off.

Video or voice connections may drop occasionally as they are contingent on connectivity speeds.

In the event that connection is lost transiently during the consult, resulting in loss of voice or video feeds on either party, the app will automatically reconnect once online.

In the event that the call is dropped, please exit and reopen the app. A notification for continuation will reappear and your existing connection with the doctor will be re-established. If you do not receive this notification, please resubmit a request for Teleconsultation.

In the event that this problem cannot be overcome, the Teleconsult should be aborted and no fees will be charged. You are advised to visit a clinic for a face to face consultation of your condition.

Your consultation ends when your doctor has explained the provisional diagnosis as well as the treatment plan. The video connection can be ended by either party by pressing the red end call button.

Further to the end of Teleconsultation, your doctor will need time to complete entry of the prescription, as well as prepare any supporting documentation. Our clinic assistants will follow up immediately to review and prepare the prescription, invoices, MCs and/or referrals. When this backend process is complete, you will receive an in-app notification that your consultation summary is ready for your review. You will be presented with the diagnosis, the prescription as well as the payment invoice.

Please pay the invoiced amount via credit card or paypal and select the mode of delivery (delivery to your home, or self pick-up at the nearest Minmed clinic ). The courier will deliver your medicine upon completion of payment.

Medication will be delivered in a one use tamper-proof sealed bag to your address within 4 hours. Delivery fee is waived. Surcharge of $10 applies to delivery for Sentosa & Tuas area.

A 6 digit delivery verification code will be displayed within your app once payment has been completed. Your courier will ask for this verification code upon delivery of medication.

You may also opt to collect your medication at our clinics by selecting the pick-up option during payment. Medical certificates (MC), referrals, invoices will be sent to you electronically. We will send your MC via DigiMC.

No, you do not need to purchase the medication prescribed.

However, existing guidelines do not allow for electronic prescription of our medication. You may visit our clinic for a hardcopy of the prescription at no added charge.

Yes, you may. However, for security reasons, our courier will need the 6 digit delivery verification code on your Minmed Connect app in order for medication to be delivered.

Once the delivery courier has been triggered, the delivery timing and location cannot be amended. However, if the parcel cannot be received, the package will be returned to our clinic. You may then choose to pick up the package from our clinic thereafter at no added fee.

If the parcel cannot be received, the package will be returned to our clinic. You may then choose to pick up the package from our clinic thereafter at no added fee.

You can obtain a physical copy of the MC and/or invoice at any of our 8 clinics. This is not chargeable.

If you continue to be unwell, further to the expiry of your medical certificate, you should seek a review with our doctors. Whilst the teleconsult service continues to be available, we do advise you to visit our clinics for a face to face consultation if you continue to feel unwell further to the first teleconsult.

Teleconsultation for acute ailments is not covered by the CHAS card.

If you are a CHAS card holder and has been under our care for management of chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, interval review via teleconsult using our app is permitted. Our doctors will advise you on eligibility and suitability during the consultation.

You can use our teleconsult service for selected corporate health panels. Charges will be the same as that you pay at our clinics. Delivery is free. Surcharge of $10 applies to delivery for Sentosa.

Payment is accepted via credit card or paypal. You can set up your card payment upon registration or under your wallet settings within the Minmed Connect app.

Your past consultation records are available under the Records section of Minmed Connect app.

Security is paramount as a digital healthcare company. All records are kept secure in compliance with guidelines of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) as well as that of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (PHMC).

Records are only accessible to providers involved in your care, as well as for support of internal processing. We also ensure compliance of our practices with the National Telemedicine Guidelines (NTG).

Teleconsultation episodes are not recorded in Singapore.

Teleconsultation services are available for corporate clients with services coverage and fees dependent upon your needs. Please email [email protected].

Virtual Workout

Virtual workouts are available for Minmed users to enable them to stay healthy. Workouts are streamed via Zoom. You may refer to the schedule of our workouts here.

Our fitness classes are 1-hour long and include (but not limited to):

  • Barre: A ballet-inspired workout involving elements of yoga and pilates.
  • Zumba: An interval dance workout, moving between high- and low-intensity dance moves to keep your heart rate up and burn calories.
  • Zumba Gold: A low-impact dance workout, perfect for beginners of all fitness levels.
  • K-Kardio: A cardio dance workout comprising of Kpop music and dance moves.
  • BodyART: A class comprising of breathing techniques, strength and flexibility exercises to help relieve stress and improve posture amongst other benefits.
  • Yoga: A fitness class focused to improve both your physical and mental health.
  • Oxigeno: Improve your flexibility, strength and mobility with a mix of Pilates, Yoga and Functional Training in this class.

We advise that you look for the following 4 areas to get ready for our virtual workouts.

Prepare – Have enough rest. See a doctor if you have existing medical conditions

Hydrate – Drink adequate amounts before starting. Top-up during breaks as the trainer instructs

Dress Right – Wear activity appropriate attire always. It doesn’t hurt to look good anyway!

Buddy Up – Bring a friend, do it as a family. Exercising together doubles the fun and results

We recommend that you consult your doctor before participating in the exercise sessions.

You should be in a good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.

You should understand that the possibility of injuries or accidents may occur in the course of exercising.

If you engage in our sessions, you agree that you do so at your own risk and agree to release and discharge Minmed from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising from use of Minmed Virtual Workout.

Whilst the sessions are availed for use, no unauthorized copying, alteration, distribution, transmission, performance, display or other use of the videos is allowed without the prior consent of Minmed.

Typically, no equipment is needed for majority of our virtual workouts. In specific cases, simple equipment such as a yoga mat, chair, weights (e.g. filled PET water bottles) may be needed.

Please watch for our updates via social media or within our programme links for further details.

You may refer to this link for class schedule and registration. Registration is confirmed on payment via credit card or Paypal.

You will receive an email confirmation following successful registration. Please note that registration is non-refundable.

If you are unwell and seek to transfer the registration to another person, please email [email protected].

Please note that selected studio classes may be streamed on our platform. Please notify the instructor if you wish to be excluded.

Studio Classes

Studio classes are an offline extension of our virtual workout series. This allows participants to exercise in a gym environment with their friends.

Selected studio classes may also be streamed on our platform.Studio classes are conducted in partnership with our gym providers. You are advised to refer to the partner studios for terms of use and preparatory measures.

You may refer to this link for class schedule and registration.

Registration is confirmed on payment via credit card or Paypal. You will receive an email confirmation following successful registration. Please note that registration is non-refundable.

If you are unwell and seek to transfer the registration to another person, please email [email protected].

Please note that selected studio classes may be streamed on our platform. Please notify the instructor if you wish to be excluded.

Following month studio class schedule will released by the 25th of the current month for booking.

You should come in appropriate workout attire or any comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch freely and sports shoe.

Do bring your water bottle to stay hydrate during the session and a towel to dry yourself after the session.

Yes! We would recommend you to have some light snack at least an hour before the class starts so that it can give you energy and improve your performance during the session.

Should you have low blood pressure or low blood sugar, it is advisable to have your meal at least 2 hours before class starts.

You may refer to this link for more information on what to eat before and after workout.

These studio classes are hosted by our partnered studio, hence please do check with the respective studio of which the class that you had booked on their terms and conditions.

Virtual Kitchen

Cooking demonstration of healthy/common dishes are showcased by our Dieticians and/or Nutritionists at our Virtual Kitchen. These classes can be viewed on Facebook LIVE.

Simply visit our facebook page during the appointed class times to join us.

View our schedule here.

Recipes are available here.

Videos are available here.

Glossary

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by BMI = Weight (in kg) / [Height x Height] (in metres).

BMI in kg/m²Weight Category*
More than or equal to 30Obese
25-29.9Overweight
18.5-24.9Healthy weight
Less than 18.5Underweight

*According to the World Health Organization for adults aged 18-69.BMI less than 18.5 presents a risk of osteoporosis in the long term.Obesity (BMI > 30) is associated with increased cardiac risk. 24.4% of our adult population is overweight & 6% are obese. Gradual weight loss of no more than 1kg/week is encouraged using a combination of exercise as well as caloric control.

The blood pressure (BP) typically has 2 readings, a systolic reading which marks the peak blood pressure within the artery when the heart contracts, and a diastolic reading which marks the trough blood pressure within the artery when the heart relaxes before the next beat. Both readings are important in categorisation, and category limits apply to all irrespective of age and gender.

CategorySystolic BP (mmHg)Diastolic BP (mmHg) (Heart muscle relax)
NormalBelow 130Below 85
High NormalBetween 130 to 139Between 85 to 89
Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)
140 and above90 & Above

If your blood pressure is in the High Normal category, it is important to focus on lifestyle change.

  1. Reduction of salt intake
  2. Regular exercise
  3. Management of stress

If blood pressure readings are in the hypertensive range, a 2nd reading taken at least 1 week apart is necessary to establish hypertension. Medication may be instituted if the readings remain high despite lifestyle measures described above.

In some instances, blood pressure readings may be on the low side i.e. systolic < 100 and/or diastolic < 60. Whilst this is not a diseased state, persistently low blood pressures may result in occasional giddiness. The use of a home BP monitoring set is highly useful for monitoring blood pressure. We encourage a record of BP readings using either readily available health apps or manual records. Your doctor can then reliably depend on the blood pressure trend to guide your treatment.

Hip and waist measurements help to assess the relative distribution of fat in the abdominal region vs that of the hips and thigh. The Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a useful determinant of risk.

WHR = Waist measurement / Hip measurement

Body ShapeHealth Risk
Apple – WHR above 0.8 for women, above 0.9 for men

If you have an “apple-shaped” body habitus, your waist size is larger than your hip size.

Most of the fat in an apple-shaped person is distributed around the internal organs in the abdomen area. This can be associated with a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Pear – WHR below 0.8 for women, below 0.9 for men

If you are a pear type, your hip section is likely to be wider than your upper body, with most of the fat deposited around your thighs, hips and buttocks region.

Having a pear body shape indicates a lower metabolic risk compared to an apple body shape.

Body fat percentage is estimated using the bioelectrical impedence method. It is the proportion of the weight of body fat to the total body weight.

GenderFat percentage
Males satisfactory range10-20%
Females satisfactory range20-30%

Increased visceral fat contributes to an increased risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Reduction of dietary fat and oily/sugary foods, as well as a reduction in total caloric intake will help to reduce body fat.

Visual acuity is a measurement of a person’s ability to see distant objects well. This is assessed by way of individually testing each eye’s ability to read a series of numbers or letters on the “Snellen’s chart”.

A person with poor visual acuity could have underlying issues with short-sightedness (myopia), astigmatism, cataract, or other eye diseases, and follow up with an assessment by a qualified optician and/or ophthalmologist is recommended.

Colour perception is the ability of the eye to differentiate colours. A simple test with the Ishihara’s test will detect red-green colour deficiencies commonly known as colour-blindness.

Colour blindness is typically an inherited genetic disorder, with males more commonly affected than females. Occasionally, acquired causes like disease, drugs and chemicals may cause it.

There is no known cure, but diagnosis can alert the person to make certain adaptations and avoid certain occupations which require precise colour differentiation.

The lipid blood profile which has to be taken in the fasting state comprises the following:

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol (“Good” Cholesterol)
  • LDL cholesterol (“Bad” Cholesterol)
  • Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • Triglyceride
Total CholesterolMmol/LMg/dL
DesirableBelow 5.2Below  200
Borderline HighBetween 5.2 to 6.1Between 200 to 239
High6.2 & Above240 & Above
HDLMmol/LMg/dL
LowBelow 1.0Below 40
DesirableBetween 1.0 to 1.5Between 40 to 59
High1.6 & above60 & above
LDLMmol/LMg/dL
OptimalBelow 2.6Below 100
DesirableBetween 2.6 to 3.3Between 100 to 129
Borderline HighBetween 3.4 to 4.0Between 130 to 129
HighBetween 4.1 to 4.8Between 160 to 129
Very High4.9 & above190 & above
Total/ HDL RatioMmol/L
NormalHigh
Below 4.54.5 and above
TriglyceridesMmol/LMg/dL
OptimalBelow 1.7Below 150
DesirableBetween 1.7 to 2.2Between 150 to 199
Borderline HighBetween 2.3 to 4.4Between 200 to 399
High4.5 & above400 & above

HDL is the good cholesterol in our body and is increased through exercise. High level of HDL reduces arthrosclerosis and the risk of heart attack.

LDL cholesterol is closely associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor will assess your risk factors (diabetes, smoking, hypertension, family history) and prescribe medication for control if LDL levels are high. LDL cholesterol is reduced through dietary discretion (intake of low cholesterol food), exercise and cessation of smoking.

Triglyceride is a form of fat often associated with elevated LDL and total cholesterol levels and uncontrolled diabetes. An elevation in triglyceride levels increases one’s risk of heart disease. Fasting lipid blood profile is recommended annually for individuals above 40 years of age.

Glucose is the main carbohydrate used by the body and can be affected by dietary intake and hormones. The inability of the body to control sugar results in diabetes in the lightest which affects 9% of our adult population.

Blood Glucose LevelDescription
Below  6.0 mmol/LBlood glucose level is normal. No evidence of diabetes noted.
Between 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/LBlood glucose level may indicate presence of fasting hyperglycemia, impaired glucose tolerance or possible diabetes. Please consult your doctor for a repeat test or an oral glucose tolerance test as further evaluation.
7.0 mmol/L & AboveBlood glucose level is high. Diabetes mellitus may be present, however a single measurement is not enough to make a diagnosis.Diabetes symptom includes- Lost of weight- Excessive Thirst- Increased frequency of urinePlease see your doctor for follow up. Meantime, maintain a healthy weight by reducing the intake of sweet & sugary foods. Have more complex carbohydrates such as polished, unpolished rice & whole meal bread. If you are a known diabetic, you should see your doctor for regular follow up on dietary and medical management.

Fasting blood sugar is recommended annually for individuals above 40 years of age.

The Liver function test comprises the following:

– Total Protein– Albumin– Globulin– A/G Ratio

– Total Bilirubin– Alkaline Phosphatase

– ALT– AST– Gamma GT (GGT)

Elevations in liver enzymes (ALT, AST, GGT) are commonly noted and can be attributed to consumption of alcohol, consumption of medication, or as a result of chronic Hepatitis B infection. Persons with known Hepatitis B infection should have this test repeated every 6 to 12 months as surveillance.When derangements in liver enzymes are noted, your doctor will review your medical history and risk factors before suggesting a retest to monitor the trend and/or an ultrasound study of the liver as further work up.

Our kidneys control the salt and water components and help to filter unwanted waste substances from our body.

The Kidney function test comprises the following:

– Sodium

– Potassium

– Chloride

– Urea

– Creatinine

– Bicarbonate

The maintenance of sodium and potassium in our body is tightly regulated. Certain hormonal states and/or medication e.g. anti-hypertensives may cause derangements which will need to be worked out.

Potassium levels may also be elevated consequent to consumption of potassium rich foods, potassium supplementation, and/or handling of the blood test specimen.

Urea and creatinine may be deranged as a result of renal impairment and dehydration.

Your doctor may request for a repeat following adequate hydration.

The bone and joint panel comprises the following:

– Calcium

– Phosphate

– Rheumatoid Factor

Calcium & Phosphate are important bone minerals. Increased levels may indicate hormonal disorders resulting in increased calcium metabolism. This may affect bone strength and present risk of osteoporosis.

Rheumatoid factor is associated with the presence of rheumatoid arthritis. A result that is positive has to be correlated clinically with symptoms of joint pains.

This is a test for uric acid. High levels may cause crystallization and tissue deposits in joints.

High uric acid can be observed in gout, a condition characterised by pain, swelling, redness and warmth of the affected joints. Uric acid may be caused by excessive intake of red meats, alcohol, bean and bean products and durians. If the uric acid is found to be high, abstinence from these food groups will be helpful.

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease which can cause acute liver swelling and yellowing of skin. It is transmitted by contaminated food or water as well as consumption of contaminated shellfish such as cockles, mussels and oysters.The test determines whether you have immunity against the Hepatitis A virus and is recommended if you

  • are a known Hepatitis B carrier
  • are a frequent overseas traveller
  • frequently consume shellfish.
Hepatitis A HAV IgG
ReactiveYou are immune. No vaccination against Hep A is required.
Non ReactivePrimary course of 2 vaccinations at 0 and 6-12 months is recommended.

The Hepatitis B screen comprises:

  1. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)
  2. Hepatitis B antibody (anti-HBsAb)
ReactiveNon Reactive
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)You have the Hepatitis B virus, please see your doctor for regular follow-up and screeningYou do not have the virus, please refer to Surface Antibody result for management
Hepatitis B antibody (anti-HBsAb)Results >10 — You are immune. No vaccination requiredResults <10 – Vaccination required. (for persons who have never developed immunity from primary Hepatitis vaccination)

Hepatitis B vaccination is now part of the national childhood vaccination programme. Hepatitis B remains infectious through transmission of blood and bodily fluids such as intravenous infusion, inadequate sterilisation and sexual intercourse. It is important to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

Test results are valid for up to 3 months following the test.

Should you require vaccination, please make an appointment here, or visit a family doctor near you.

Hepatitis C viral infection is the most common cause for non-A, non-B cases of viral hepatitis in the community, and there is no vaccine available at this time. It is a blood-borne virus, easily transmitted when intravenous drug users share needles, through body tattoos or piercing. Transmission through sexual intercourse and from mother to baby are relatively rare, as is transmission through blood transfusion as donated blood is screened for Hepatitis C.

Although mostly asymptomatic, individuals may experience weight loss, tiredness, nausea and vomiting, fever or abdominal pain and jaundice. Persons infected with Hepatitis C are at high risk of developing chronic Hepatitis C infection (about 75%), and although usually asymptomatic, it may progress to cirrhosis in 20-30% of patients, and liver cancer. Persons who have symptoms described above, or who fall within the high risk group should take this test.

– Free Thyroxine (Free T4)

– TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

The thyroid gland controls our basal metabolic rate (rate at which body uses energy during rest to maintain vital functions such as breathing and keeping warm).

Thyroid hormones determine the body’s metabolism, an increased in levels may result in:

– loss of weight

– increased appetite

– heat intolerance

– volatile temper

Low levels may cause the opposite to occur.

We recommend this test if you suffer from any of the above symptoms. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) may be performed in cases where the FT4 is too low or too high. Should derangement be noted, please see your doctor for a formal assessment. Repeat test may be conducted to ascertain the trend, whilst additional tests may also be conducted to elucidate the cause of the derangement.

Cancer markers are proteins that may be produced by cells that show increased turnover. Cancer markers have variable test sensitivities and specificities and should be taken and interpreted within the context of the patients’ medical history.

Tumour MarkersDescription
Colon & Lungs (Carcinoembryonic Antigen – CEA)CEA may be elevated in selected cases of cancers of the large intestine & lung Smokers may also have mild elevations.
Liver (Alpha fetoprotein – AFP)Liver cancer marker test (AFP), together with Liver Function Test, is recommended for people with known Hepatitis B infection.
Pancreas (CA 19.9)Serum CA19-9 levels may be elevated in up to:a) 80% of patients with pancreatic cancerb) 54-89% of patients with stomach cancerc) 64% of patients with colorectal cancerThis test is also used to monitor patients who have recovered from pancreatic cancer.
Nose (EBV)EBV is linked to the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), risk of which may be increased if you:

  • have a family history of NPC
  • are a smoker
  • consume high quantities of salted vegetables, meat & fish high in nitrosamines
Prostate (PSA) – for males onlyIn Singapore, adenocarcinoma of the prostate is the 6th most common cancer among men. Screening with PSA has the potential of early detection and treatment of organ-confined disease.
Testicular (Beta HCG) – for males onlyElevated Beta HCG levels may indicate testicular cancer in men.
Marker Ovarian (CA125) – for females onlyCA125 is a protein that may be elevated in cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast (CA15.3) – for females onlyThe CA15.3 test is used to monitor metastatic breast cancer and early recurrence of breast cancer.

Full Blood Count consists of the following tests & screens for diseases such as anemia (low haemoglobin), clotting disorders, leukemia and infections.

  • Haemoglobin
  • RBC (RCC)
  • WCC (TWDC)
  • 5 Part Differential Count
  • Platelet Count
  • PCV – MCH/MCV
  • MCHC
  • Blood Film Comment

Haemoglobin is the red pigment within the blood cell and is responsible for carrying oxygen supply to the tissues. Haemoglobin may be low when there is chronic blood loss e.g. from piles, gastric ulcers, intestinal growths, or from thalassemia, a heriditary condition characterised by red blood cells of shorter lifespan. Low haemoglobin levels should be followed up with your doctor so as to elucidate the cause as they can cause lethargy and giddiness.

Elevated haemoglobin levels may be observed in chronic smokers.

WCC (TWDC) represents the white cell count of our body. This may be elevated in states of infection or blood disorders e.g. leukamia. Marginally low levels may be noted following a clinical infection. The arrangements of the white blood cell ought to be followed up by your family doctor.

Platelets play a vital role in causing bleeding to stop. Peripheral blood film studies reflect the state of the red blood cells when viewed under the microscope.

Helicobacter Pylori is known to be a possible cause of gastric ulcers. This test is used to indicate the presence of a past or current infection.

A positive Helicobacter antibody test ought to be correlated clinically if there is active symptoms of gastritis.

If there is gastric pain, triple therapy may be prescribed by your doctor to eradicate possible Helicobacter infection.

The cardiac profile test comprises of special lipoproteins, Apolipoprotein A1, Apolipoprotein B, Apolipoprotein A1/B ratio and C-reactive protein. Together with the cholesterol levels, it allows for better understanding of the cardiac risk profile.

Apolipoprotein A1 and B

Apolipoprotein A1 is the major protein component of HDL (high density lipoprotein) in blood. It helps to move fat and cholesterol from tissues to the liver for excretion. A low level of Apolipoprotein A1 indicates inadequate HDL, whilst a high level is not of concern.

Apolipoprotein B, especially when associated with elevated LDL levels, increase the risk of plague formation and artherosclerosis. A high level of Apolipoprotein B is not desirable, whilst a low level is acceptable.

MarkersRef range (g/L)
Apolipoprotein A10.94-1.78
Apolipoprotein B0.62-1.33
Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio0.22-0.80

Hence a high Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio implies inadequate HDL or excessive LDL.

C-reactive protein

A hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein) test may be used to help identify risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s interpretation should be made in combination with other risk factors such as elevated LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, cigarette smoking, hypertension and diabetes.

Elevated levels of hs-CRP in healthy persons may suggest an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral arterial disease.

wr-CRPCVD Risk
<1.0 mg/LLow risk for CVD
<1.0-3.0 mg/LAverage risk for CVD
<3.0 mg/LIncreased risk for CVD
>5.0 mg/LSuggestive of infection/other sources of inflammation

Homocysteine

Homocysteine is a type of amino acid used in the body to make proteins. Normally, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folic acid convert homocysteine into other substances needed in the body. High levels of homocysteine may be associated with accelerated artherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke. Reduction in intake of food rich in cholesterol, simple sugars, oil and fat, as well as in increase in physical exercise will help to correct the above factors and reduce the risk of artherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and stroke.

Vitamin D promotes the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Deficiency can lead to bone weakness in adults. 25-hydroxyvitamin D test is usually ordered to identify a possible deficiency in Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is synthesised by the skin upon exposure to natural sunlight. Deficiencies in Vitamin D typically reflect an inadequate active lifestyle with consequent reduced exposure to sunlight.

– Syphilis Antibody– RPR if Syphilis Antibody is positive

– TPHA if Syphilis Antibody is positive

This test screens for sexually transmitted infection (syphilis). If untreated, it can cause chronic condition such as:

– Brain & spinal cord damage

– Blindness

– Insanity

– Miscarriage

– Birth defects in pregnant woman

– Occasionally fatal

Syphilis is an uncommon disease in this current day and age. If VDRL is positive, a secondary confirmatory test will be conducted.

An Electrocardiography (ECG) is a recording of the heart’s electrical activity over a short period of time by means of skin electrodes.

The ECG test is useful as a screening test to detect abnormal heart rhythm, previous heart attack or an enlarged weakened heart. It is a useful screening test as a baseline, especially for persons with underlying disease like hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.

An abnormal ECG should be followed up with a cardiologist. Further tests like an exercise treadmill test, 2D-echocardiogram, calcium scoring, or even an angiogram may be necessary.

The Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a test to measure the mineral density of a person’s bone. The measurements are generally useful to assess a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis.

Tonometry is a test used to determine the fluid pressure inside the eye (intra-ocular pressure), useful in the evaluation of patients at risk of glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the increased fluid pressure causes damage to the optic nerve and blindness. In Singapore, approximately 3% of persons over 50 yrs of age have glaucoma.

This test is useful as a baseline test, and especially for those with underlying disease like diabetes, hypertension, steroid use, and family history of glaucoma. An intra-ocular pressure of >21 mmHg should be followed up with an ophthalmologist.

The Pap smear test is useful for early detection of cervical cancer, which is curable when detected early.

Cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer amongst females in Singapore, and accounts for an estimated 70 deaths annually.

The test is recommended for women between 25-64 years old, the initial test being performed once a lady is sexually active, and subsequent PAP smear tests should be performed every 2-3 years.

An abnormal Pap smear result should be followed up with your doctor.

Chest x-rays are useful in picking up abnormal conditions involving the lungs, heart and great vessels.

It is typically performed as the first imaging test for symptoms of shortness of breath, persistent cough, chest pain, chest injury or fever. Pneumonia, heart failure, emphysema, lung cancer and other medical conditions can be diagnosed or suspected on a chest x-ray. Low doses of radiation are used to create an image of the chest.

Do not take a chest x-ray if you are or suspect that you are pregnant.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporean women. Every year, more than 1000 women are diagnosed, and over 400 die from breast cancer.

Mammography is recommended annually for women over 40 years of age and once every 2 years for women over 50 years of age. It is useful for detecting the presence of cancerous lumps before they are felt by hand.

Low doses of radiation are used to generate an image of the breast to look for characteristic masses or microcalcifications. Abnormal mammograms should be followed up with a breast surgeon.

An ultrasound abdomen uses sonography or high frequency sound waves to produce images of the internal organs of the abdomen including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.

A pelvis ultrasound displays images of pelvic organs such as the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. the pelvic structure.

Both are useful in aiding investigations of abnormalities in the abdomen or pelvis evidenced by abdominal or pelvic pain, and detect common diseases like fatty liver, gallstones, renal calculi.

This test is recommended as a baseline, and for persons with risk factors like obesity, high cholesterol or who have abdominal or pelvic pain.

An ultrasound prostate uses sonography or high frequency sound waves to produce images of the prostate. This test is commonly used for evaluation of the prostate gland in men with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA), or with abnormal urinary symptoms.

PSA is present in small quantities in the serum of men with healthy prostates but is often elevated in the presence of prostate cancer, infection or hypertrophy. Abnormal results should be followed up.

Ischemic heart disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for about 18% of deaths in Singapore.

An exercise treadmill test is performed by recording the electrocardiograph (ECG) of the heart whilst exercising on a treadmill machine. It allows assessment of the heart in response to stress and is useful for diagnosing ischemic heart disease, especially in persons with high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes, family history of heart disease, shortness of breath or chest discomfort with exertion.

Follow up of abnormal test results with a cardiologist is recommended.

This test assesses the urine sample biochemically and under the microscope.

Detection of abnormalities eg: presence of protein, glucose, ketones, red and white blood cells, epithelial cells, crystals, casts, yeast or bacteria in the urine, or abnormal pH or specific gravity, may suggest underlying urinary tract infection, diabetes, kidney stones or kidney disease.

This test is useful as a baseline in healthy individuals, and particularly important in persons with diseases like hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease. It is advisable to consult a doctor for advice, repeat the test and follow up accordingly.

Ladies should avoid doing this test within 1 week of menstruation.

The Urine Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR) test detects the presence of tiny particles of protein in the urine, and is useful for identifying early signs of kidney damage, especially in persons with underlying disease like hypertension, diabetes or congenital kidney disease.

An elevated ACR level should be followed up with a doctor.

CategoryACR (mg/mmoL)
Normal<2.5mg/mmoL (male)<3.5mg/mmoL (female)
Microalbinuria2.5 to 30 mg/mmoL (male)3.5 to 30mg/mmoL (female)
Macroalbuminuria>30 mg/mmoL (male/female)

This test is one of the screening tools for colorectal cancer where blood is not visible to the naked eye and is recommended screening test for all above 50 years old. If present, it may indicate bleeding from the gut caused by piles, growths or infections.

Positive test result should be followed up with colonoscopy.Lifetime probability of an individual developing colorectal cancer is approximately 5%. It is recommended that one abstains from taking red meat 3 days before the test.

Biometric Measurement

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by BMI = Weight (in kg) / [Height x Height] (in metres).

BMI in kg/m²Weight Category*
More than or equal to 30Obese
25-29.9Overweight
18.5-24.9Healthy weight
Less than 18.5Underweight

*According to the World Health Organization for adults aged 18-69.BMI less than 18.5 presents a risk of osteoporosis in the long term.Obesity (BMI > 30) is associated with increased cardiac risk. 24.4% of our adult population is overweight & 6% are obese. Gradual weight loss of no more than 1kg/week is encouraged using a combination of exercise as well as caloric control.

The blood pressure (BP) typically has 2 readings, a systolic reading which marks the peak blood pressure within the artery when the heart contracts, and a diastolic reading which marks the trough blood pressure within the artery when the heart relaxes before the next beat. Both readings are important in categorisation, and category limits apply to all irrespective of age and gender.

CategorySystolic BP (mmHg)Diastolic BP (mmHg) (Heart muscle relax)
NormalBelow 130Below 85
High NormalBetween 130 to 139Between 85 to 89
Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)
140 and above90 & Above

If your blood pressure is in the High Normal category, it is important to focus on lifestyle change.

  1. Reduction of salt intake
  2. Regular exercise
  3. Management of stress

If blood pressure readings are in the hypertensive range, a 2nd reading taken at least 1 week apart is necessary to establish hypertension. Medication may be instituted if the readings remain high despite lifestyle measures described above.

In some instances, blood pressure readings may be on the low side i.e. systolic < 100 and/or diastolic < 60. Whilst this is not a diseased state, persistently low blood pressures may result in occasional giddiness. The use of a home BP monitoring set is highly useful for monitoring blood pressure. We encourage a record of BP readings using either readily available health apps or manual records. Your doctor can then reliably depend on the blood pressure trend to guide your treatment.

Hip and waist measurements help to assess the relative distribution of fat in the abdominal region vs that of the hips and thigh. The Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a useful determinant of risk.

WHR = Waist measurement / Hip measurement

Body ShapeHealth Risk
Apple – WHR above 0.8 for women, above 0.9 for men

If you have an “apple-shaped” body habitus, your waist size is larger than your hip size.

Most of the fat in an apple-shaped person is distributed around the internal organs in the abdomen area. This can be associated with a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Pear – WHR below 0.8 for women, below 0.9 for men

If you are a pear type, your hip section is likely to be wider than your upper body, with most of the fat deposited around your thighs, hips and buttocks region.

Having a pear body shape indicates a lower metabolic risk compared to an apple body shape.

Body fat percentage is estimated using the bioelectrical impedence method. It is the proportion of the weight of body fat to the total body weight.

GenderFat percentage
Males satisfactory range10-20%
Females satisfactory range20-30%

Increased visceral fat contributes to an increased risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Reduction of dietary fat and oily/sugary foods, as well as a reduction in total caloric intake will help to reduce body fat.

Visual acuity is a measurement of a person’s ability to see distant objects well. This is assessed by way of individually testing each eye’s ability to read a series of numbers or letters on the “Snellen’s chart”.

A person with poor visual acuity could have underlying issues with short-sightedness (myopia), astigmatism, cataract, or other eye diseases, and follow up with an assessment by a qualified optician and/or ophthalmologist is recommended.

Colour perception is the ability of the eye to differentiate colours. A simple test with the Ishihara’s test will detect red-green colour deficiencies commonly known as colour-blindness.

Colour blindness is typically an inherited genetic disorder, with males more commonly affected than females. Occasionally, acquired causes like disease, drugs and chemicals may cause it.

There is no known cure, but diagnosis can alert the person to make certain adaptations and avoid certain occupations which require precise colour differentiation.

Blood Analysis

The lipid blood profile which has to be taken in the fasting state comprises the following:

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol (“Good” Cholesterol)
  • LDL cholesterol (“Bad” Cholesterol)
  • Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • Triglyceride
Total CholesterolMmol/LMg/dL
DesirableBelow 5.2Below  200
Borderline HighBetween 5.2 to 6.1Between 200 to 239
High6.2 & Above240 & Above
HDLMmol/LMg/dL
LowBelow 1.0Below 40
DesirableBetween 1.0 to 1.5Between 40 to 59
High1.6 & above60 & above
LDLMmol/LMg/dL
OptimalBelow 2.6Below 100
DesirableBetween 2.6 to 3.3Between 100 to 129
Borderline HighBetween 3.4 to 4.0Between 130 to 129
HighBetween 4.1 to 4.8Between 160 to 129
Very High4.9 & above190 & above
Total/ HDL RatioMmol/L
NormalHigh
Below 4.54.5 and above
TriglyceridesMmol/LMg/dL
OptimalBelow 1.7Below 150
DesirableBetween 1.7 to 2.2Between 150 to 199
Borderline HighBetween 2.3 to 4.4Between 200 to 399
High4.5 & above400 & above

HDL is the good cholesterol in our body and is increased through exercise. High level of HDL reduces arthrosclerosis and the risk of heart attack.

LDL cholesterol is closely associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor will assess your risk factors (diabetes, smoking, hypertension, family history) and prescribe medication for control if LDL levels are high. LDL cholesterol is reduced through dietary discretion (intake of low cholesterol food), exercise and cessation of smoking.

Triglyceride is a form of fat often associated with elevated LDL and total cholesterol levels and uncontrolled diabetes. An elevation in triglyceride levels increases one’s risk of heart disease. Fasting lipid blood profile is recommended annually for individuals above 40 years of age.

Glucose is the main carbohydrate used by the body and can be affected by dietary intake and hormones. The inability of the body to control sugar results in diabetes in the lightest which affects 9% of our adult population.

Blood Glucose LevelDescription
Below  6.0 mmol/LBlood glucose level is normal. No evidence of diabetes noted.
Between 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/LBlood glucose level may indicate presence of fasting hyperglycemia, impaired glucose tolerance or possible diabetes. Please consult your doctor for a repeat test or an oral glucose tolerance test as further evaluation.
7.0 mmol/L & AboveBlood glucose level is high. Diabetes mellitus may be present, however a single measurement is not enough to make a diagnosis.Diabetes symptom includes- Lost of weight- Excessive Thirst- Increased frequency of urinePlease see your doctor for follow up. Meantime, maintain a healthy weight by reducing the intake of sweet & sugary foods. Have more complex carbohydrates such as polished, unpolished rice & whole meal bread. If you are a known diabetic, you should see your doctor for regular follow up on dietary and medical management.

Fasting blood sugar is recommended annually for individuals above 40 years of age.

The Liver function test comprises the following:

– Total Protein– Albumin– Globulin– A/G Ratio

– Total Bilirubin– Alkaline Phosphatase

– ALT– AST– Gamma GT (GGT)

Elevations in liver enzymes (ALT, AST, GGT) are commonly noted and can be attributed to consumption of alcohol, consumption of medication, or as a result of chronic Hepatitis B infection. Persons with known Hepatitis B infection should have this test repeated every 6 to 12 months as surveillance.When derangements in liver enzymes are noted, your doctor will review your medical history and risk factors before suggesting a retest to monitor the trend and/or an ultrasound study of the liver as further work up.

Our kidneys control the salt and water components and help to filter unwanted waste substances from our body.

The Kidney function test comprises the following:

– Sodium

– Potassium

– Chloride

– Urea

– Creatinine

– Bicarbonate

The maintenance of sodium and potassium in our body is tightly regulated. Certain hormonal states and/or medication e.g. anti-hypertensives may cause derangements which will need to be worked out.

Potassium levels may also be elevated consequent to consumption of potassium rich foods, potassium supplementation, and/or handling of the blood test specimen.

Urea and creatinine may be deranged as a result of renal impairment and dehydration.

Your doctor may request for a repeat following adequate hydration.

The bone and joint panel comprises the following:

– Calcium

– Phosphate

– Rheumatoid Factor

Calcium & Phosphate are important bone minerals. Increased levels may indicate hormonal disorders resulting in increased calcium metabolism. This may affect bone strength and present risk of osteoporosis.

Rheumatoid factor is associated with the presence of rheumatoid arthritis. A result that is positive has to be correlated clinically with symptoms of joint pains.

This is a test for uric acid. High levels may cause crystallization and tissue deposits in joints.

High uric acid can be observed in gout, a condition characterised by pain, swelling, redness and warmth of the affected joints. Uric acid may be caused by excessive intake of red meats, alcohol, bean and bean products and durians. If the uric acid is found to be high, abstinence from these food groups will be helpful.

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease which can cause acute liver swelling and yellowing of skin. It is transmitted by contaminated food or water as well as consumption of contaminated shellfish such as cockles, mussels and oysters.The test determines whether you have immunity against the Hepatitis A virus and is recommended if you

  • are a known Hepatitis B carrier
  • are a frequent overseas traveller
  • frequently consume shellfish.
Hepatitis A HAV IgG
ReactiveYou are immune. No vaccination against Hep A is required.
Non ReactivePrimary course of 2 vaccinations at 0 and 6-12 months is recommended.

The Hepatitis B screen comprises:

  1. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)
  2. Hepatitis B antibody (anti-HBsAb)
ReactiveNon Reactive
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)You have the Hepatitis B virus, please see your doctor for regular follow-up and screeningYou do not have the virus, please refer to Surface Antibody result for management
Hepatitis B antibody (anti-HBsAb)Results >10 — You are immune. No vaccination requiredResults <10 – Vaccination required. (for persons who have never developed immunity from primary Hepatitis vaccination)

Hepatitis B vaccination is now part of the national childhood vaccination programme. Hepatitis B remains infectious through transmission of blood and bodily fluids such as intravenous infusion, inadequate sterilisation and sexual intercourse. It is important to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

Test results are valid for up to 3 months following the test.

Should you require vaccination, please make an appointment here, or visit a family doctor near you.

Hepatitis C viral infection is the most common cause for non-A, non-B cases of viral hepatitis in the community, and there is no vaccine available at this time. It is a blood-borne virus, easily transmitted when intravenous drug users share needles, through body tattoos or piercing. Transmission through sexual intercourse and from mother to baby are relatively rare, as is transmission through blood transfusion as donated blood is screened for Hepatitis C.

Although mostly asymptomatic, individuals may experience weight loss, tiredness, nausea and vomiting, fever or abdominal pain and jaundice. Persons infected with Hepatitis C are at high risk of developing chronic Hepatitis C infection (about 75%), and although usually asymptomatic, it may progress to cirrhosis in 20-30% of patients, and liver cancer. Persons who have symptoms described above, or who fall within the high risk group should take this test.

– Free Thyroxine (Free T4)

– TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

The thyroid gland controls our basal metabolic rate (rate at which body uses energy during rest to maintain vital functions such as breathing and keeping warm).

Thyroid hormones determine the body’s metabolism, an increased in levels may result in:

– loss of weight

– increased appetite

– heat intolerance

– volatile temper

Low levels may cause the opposite to occur.

We recommend this test if you suffer from any of the above symptoms. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) may be performed in cases where the FT4 is too low or too high. Should derangement be noted, please see your doctor for a formal assessment. Repeat test may be conducted to ascertain the trend, whilst additional tests may also be conducted to elucidate the cause of the derangement.

Cancer markers are proteins that may be produced by cells that show increased turnover. Cancer markers have variable test sensitivities and specificities and should be taken and interpreted within the context of the patients’ medical history.

Tumour MarkersDescription
Colon & Lungs (Carcinoembryonic Antigen – CEA)CEA may be elevated in selected cases of cancers of the large intestine & lung Smokers may also have mild elevations.
Liver (Alpha fetoprotein – AFP)Liver cancer marker test (AFP), together with Liver Function Test, is recommended for people with known Hepatitis B infection.
Pancreas (CA 19.9)Serum CA19-9 levels may be elevated in up to:a) 80% of patients with pancreatic cancerb) 54-89% of patients with stomach cancerc) 64% of patients with colorectal cancerThis test is also used to monitor patients who have recovered from pancreatic cancer.
Nose (EBV)EBV is linked to the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), risk of which may be increased if you:

  • have a family history of NPC
  • are a smoker
  • consume high quantities of salted vegetables, meat & fish high in nitrosamines
Prostate (PSA) – for males onlyIn Singapore, adenocarcinoma of the prostate is the 6th most common cancer among men. Screening with PSA has the potential of early detection and treatment of organ-confined disease.
Testicular (Beta HCG) – for males onlyElevated Beta HCG levels may indicate testicular cancer in men.
Marker Ovarian (CA125) – for females onlyCA125 is a protein that may be elevated in cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast (CA15.3) – for females onlyThe CA15.3 test is used to monitor metastatic breast cancer and early recurrence of breast cancer.

Full Blood Count consists of the following tests & screens for diseases such as anemia (low haemoglobin), clotting disorders, leukemia and infections.

  • Haemoglobin
  • RBC (RCC)
  • WCC (TWDC)
  • 5 Part Differential Count
  • Platelet Count
  • PCV – MCH/MCV
  • MCHC
  • Blood Film Comment

Haemoglobin is the red pigment within the blood cell and is responsible for carrying oxygen supply to the tissues. Haemoglobin may be low when there is chronic blood loss e.g. from piles, gastric ulcers, intestinal growths, or from thalassemia, a heriditary condition characterised by red blood cells of shorter lifespan. Low haemoglobin levels should be followed up with your doctor so as to elucidate the cause as they can cause lethargy and giddiness.

Elevated haemoglobin levels may be observed in chronic smokers.

WCC (TWDC) represents the white cell count of our body. This may be elevated in states of infection or blood disorders e.g. leukamia. Marginally low levels may be noted following a clinical infection. The arrangements of the white blood cell ought to be followed up by your family doctor.

Platelets play a vital role in causing bleeding to stop. Peripheral blood film studies reflect the state of the red blood cells when viewed under the microscope.

Helicobacter Pylori is known to be a possible cause of gastric ulcers. This test is used to indicate the presence of a past or current infection.

A positive Helicobacter antibody test ought to be correlated clinically if there is active symptoms of gastritis.

If there is gastric pain, triple therapy may be prescribed by your doctor to eradicate possible Helicobacter infection.

The cardiac profile test comprises of special lipoproteins, Apolipoprotein A1, Apolipoprotein B, Apolipoprotein A1/B ratio and C-reactive protein. Together with the cholesterol levels, it allows for better understanding of the cardiac risk profile.

Apolipoprotein A1 and B

Apolipoprotein A1 is the major protein component of HDL (high density lipoprotein) in blood. It helps to move fat and cholesterol from tissues to the liver for excretion. A low level of Apolipoprotein A1 indicates inadequate HDL, whilst a high level is not of concern.

Apolipoprotein B, especially when associated with elevated LDL levels, increase the risk of plague formation and artherosclerosis. A high level of Apolipoprotein B is not desirable, whilst a low level is acceptable.

MarkersRef range (g/L)
Apolipoprotein A10.94-1.78
Apolipoprotein B0.62-1.33
Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio0.22-0.80

Hence a high Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio implies inadequate HDL or excessive LDL.

C-reactive protein

A hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein) test may be used to help identify risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s interpretation should be made in combination with other risk factors such as elevated LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, cigarette smoking, hypertension and diabetes.

Elevated levels of hs-CRP in healthy persons may suggest an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral arterial disease.

wr-CRPCVD Risk
<1.0 mg/LLow risk for CVD
<1.0-3.0 mg/LAverage risk for CVD
<3.0 mg/LIncreased risk for CVD
>5.0 mg/LSuggestive of infection/other sources of inflammation

Homocysteine

Homocysteine is a type of amino acid used in the body to make proteins. Normally, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folic acid convert homocysteine into other substances needed in the body. High levels of homocysteine may be associated with accelerated artherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke. Reduction in intake of food rich in cholesterol, simple sugars, oil and fat, as well as in increase in physical exercise will help to correct the above factors and reduce the risk of artherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and stroke.

Vitamin D promotes the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Deficiency can lead to bone weakness in adults. 25-hydroxyvitamin D test is usually ordered to identify a possible deficiency in Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is synthesised by the skin upon exposure to natural sunlight. Deficiencies in Vitamin D typically reflect an inadequate active lifestyle with consequent reduced exposure to sunlight.

– Syphilis Antibody– RPR if Syphilis Antibody is positive

– TPHA if Syphilis Antibody is positive

This test screens for sexually transmitted infection (syphilis). If untreated, it can cause chronic condition such as:

– Brain & spinal cord damage

– Blindness

– Insanity

– Miscarriage

– Birth defects in pregnant woman

– Occasionally fatal

Syphilis is an uncommon disease in this current day and age. If VDRL is positive, a secondary confirmatory test will be conducted.

Urine & Stool Analysis

This test assesses the urine sample biochemically and under the microscope.

Detection of abnormalities eg: presence of protein, glucose, ketones, red and white blood cells, epithelial cells, crystals, casts, yeast or bacteria in the urine, or abnormal pH or specific gravity, may suggest underlying urinary tract infection, diabetes, kidney stones or kidney disease.

This test is useful as a baseline in healthy individuals, and particularly important in persons with diseases like hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease. It is advisable to consult a doctor for advice, repeat the test and follow up accordingly.

Ladies should avoid doing this test within 1 week of menstruation.

The Urine Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR) test detects the presence of tiny particles of protein in the urine, and is useful for identifying early signs of kidney damage, especially in persons with underlying disease like hypertension, diabetes or congenital kidney disease.

An elevated ACR level should be followed up with a doctor.

CategoryACR (mg/mmoL)
Normal<2.5mg/mmoL (male)<3.5mg/mmoL (female)
Microalbinuria2.5 to 30 mg/mmoL (male)3.5 to 30mg/mmoL (female)
Macroalbuminuria>30 mg/mmoL (male/female)

This test is one of the screening tools for colorectal cancer where blood is not visible to the naked eye and is recommended screening test for all above 50 years old. If present, it may indicate bleeding from the gut caused by piles, growths or infections.

Positive test result should be followed up with colonoscopy.Lifetime probability of an individual developing colorectal cancer is approximately 5%. It is recommended that one abstains from taking red meat 3 days before the test.

Others

An Electrocardiography (ECG) is a recording of the heart’s electrical activity over a short period of time by means of skin electrodes.

The ECG test is useful as a screening test to detect abnormal heart rhythm, previous heart attack or an enlarged weakened heart. It is a useful screening test as a baseline, especially for persons with underlying disease like hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.

An abnormal ECG should be followed up with a cardiologist. Further tests like an exercise treadmill test, 2D-echocardiogram, calcium scoring, or even an angiogram may be necessary.

The Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a test to measure the mineral density of a person’s bone. The measurements are generally useful to assess a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis.

Tonometry is a test used to determine the fluid pressure inside the eye (intra-ocular pressure), useful in the evaluation of patients at risk of glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the increased fluid pressure causes damage to the optic nerve and blindness. In Singapore, approximately 3% of persons over 50 yrs of age have glaucoma.

This test is useful as a baseline test, and especially for those with underlying disease like diabetes, hypertension, steroid use, and family history of glaucoma. An intra-ocular pressure of >21 mmHg should be followed up with an ophthalmologist.

The Pap smear test is useful for early detection of cervical cancer, which is curable when detected early.

Cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer amongst females in Singapore, and accounts for an estimated 70 deaths annually.

The test is recommended for women between 25-64 years old, the initial test being performed once a lady is sexually active, and subsequent PAP smear tests should be performed every 2-3 years.

An abnormal Pap smear result should be followed up with your doctor.

Chest x-rays are useful in picking up abnormal conditions involving the lungs, heart and great vessels.

It is typically performed as the first imaging test for symptoms of shortness of breath, persistent cough, chest pain, chest injury or fever. Pneumonia, heart failure, emphysema, lung cancer and other medical conditions can be diagnosed or suspected on a chest x-ray. Low doses of radiation are used to create an image of the chest.

Do not take a chest x-ray if you are or suspect that you are pregnant.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporean women. Every year, more than 1000 women are diagnosed, and over 400 die from breast cancer.

Mammography is recommended annually for women over 40 years of age and once every 2 years for women over 50 years of age. It is useful for detecting the presence of cancerous lumps before they are felt by hand.

Low doses of radiation are used to generate an image of the breast to look for characteristic masses or microcalcifications. Abnormal mammograms should be followed up with a breast surgeon.

An ultrasound abdomen uses sonography or high frequency sound waves to produce images of the internal organs of the abdomen including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.

A pelvis ultrasound displays images of pelvic organs such as the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. the pelvic structure.

Both are useful in aiding investigations of abnormalities in the abdomen or pelvis evidenced by abdominal or pelvic pain, and detect common diseases like fatty liver, gallstones, renal calculi.

This test is recommended as a baseline, and for persons with risk factors like obesity, high cholesterol or who have abdominal or pelvic pain.

An ultrasound prostate uses sonography or high frequency sound waves to produce images of the prostate. This test is commonly used for evaluation of the prostate gland in men with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA), or with abnormal urinary symptoms.

PSA is present in small quantities in the serum of men with healthy prostates but is often elevated in the presence of prostate cancer, infection or hypertrophy. Abnormal results should be followed up.

Ischemic heart disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for about 18% of deaths in Singapore.

An exercise treadmill test is performed by recording the electrocardiograph (ECG) of the heart whilst exercising on a treadmill machine. It allows assessment of the heart in response to stress and is useful for diagnosing ischemic heart disease, especially in persons with high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes, family history of heart disease, shortness of breath or chest discomfort with exertion.

Follow up of abnormal test results with a cardiologist is recommended.

MOE FAQ

Almost all tests are done on-site at your convenience, except for radiology tests and vaccinations which can be done at our screening centre conveniently located at Paragon.

Good news for you – no, more tests does not mean more time and needles.

We only draw your blood once but we run more tests on the blood, it is just that simple!

All MOE officers under the direct payroll of MOE are entitled to the basic health screening package.

MOE is also providing a health screening subsidy up to $20 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 49 and below or up to $40 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 50 and above  (note: quantum is subjected to yearly review) and can only be used on any of the optional packages and tests offered by us.

Any unused subsidy on the day of health screening cannot be accumulated nor carried forward to another screening session or future years.

All packages and tests offered for the health screening exercise can be found here.

More details on the tests can be found here.

Staff not under MOE payroll will still be able to take part in the health screening exercise, however, do note that the basic screening package will be chargable at $10.70 each inclusive of GST, either payable by individual or the school. Data of staff not under MOE payroll will also not be captured in the Corporate Report prepared after the health screening exercise.

No. The objective of the health screening subsidy is to encourage MOE staff to take good care of your health.

The selection of screening tests should be made based on individual risk factors. If you are unsure, please take reference from the Health Promotion Board’s screening recommendations here.

The Lifestyle Survey is a ministry-wide online survey to assess the general health and lifestyle habits and how it relates to the general health status.

The results obtained from this survey will help MOE identify areas for targeted workplace health strategies. This includes workshops and other well-being programmes organised.

This survey will be conducted during online registration.

Health screening is important to everyone!

Prevention and early detection of diseases will minimize unnecessary illness and suffering. Your annual health screening will speak about your health status; enables you to take corrective measures early, if necessary.

Learn more about tests here.

– Flexi-adjunct Teachers
– School Programme Executives
– Technical Assistants
– School Librarian
– Contract Cleaners
– Canteen / Bookshop Vendors
– Any other contract or support services staff

Sure! Your staff may call in to 6339 9339 or email to [email protected] to make appointment. The health screening subsidy of up to $20 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 49 and below/ up to $40 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 50 and above  (note: quantum is subjected to yearly review) can also be utilised at any of our clinics.

This is to ensure better crowd control! A well-organised screening with minimal waiting time, will make you a happy coordinator and your staff happy!

Yes! We know everyone is excited for their health screening, we are too! But come according to their registered time as it will help us to create an enjoyable experience for them, you and everyone!

We will be providing a de-identified consolidated overall summary report for your school within 10 working days after the health screening.

Definitely not. Your individual health screening results will be confidential. Only you will have a copy of your medical report. Your school and the department will only receive a statistical report on the overall health profile of the department at the end of the health screening exercise.

Whilst, individual health screening readings will be collated and given to MOE HQ Staff Well-Being Team. The choice of your health screening package and/or optional tests will be provided to MOE HQ Staff Well-Being Team for verification of the subsidy up to $20/ $40 per staff per calendar year (note: quantum is subjected to yearly review).

At Minmed, confidentiality is key to us.Pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 26 of 2012), any personal data provided to Minmed Group Pte Ltd will be used for the purpose of programme participants’ identification, mailing of personal health data, related communication & follow-up for the agreed health and wellness initiative or programme.

Minmed Group Pte Ltd shall take all reasonable precaution to protect & preserve the integrity of personal data provided for the said purpose.

Individual health screening readings are necessary for the MOE Staff Well-Being Team to analyse and identify potential areas for post-screening intervention programmes.

Please be assured that all data will be provided to MOE HQ on an anonymous basis (i.e. MOE HQ will only receive a collated list of health screening readings, without officers’ individual particulars).

From 2017 onwards, health screening will be open to all MOE officers on an annual basis.

The health screening is not compulsory. However, this exercise is a workplace health initiative from MOE and they would like to encourage all staff to participate actively to promote a healthy lifestyle.

All MOE staff under the direct payroll of MOE are included.

– Education officers, including Contract Teachers and Contract Adjunct Teachers

– Executive and Administrative staff, including MOE Kindergarten Teachers

– Allied Educators- NIE TraineesStaff attending the health screening will be required to bring along Civil Service Card as a form of verification.

MOE Screening

All MOE officers under the direct payroll of MOE are entitled to the basic health screening package.

MOE is also providing a health screening subsidy up to $20 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 49 and below or up to $40 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 50 and above  (note: quantum is subjected to yearly review) and can only be used on any of the optional packages and tests offered by us.

Any unused subsidy on the day of health screening cannot be accumulated nor carried forward to another screening session or future years.

All packages and tests offered for the health screening exercise can be found here.

More details on the tests can be found here.

Staff not under MOE payroll will still be able to take part in the health screening exercise, however, do note that the basic screening package will be chargable at $10.70 each inclusive of GST, either payable by individual or the school. Data of staff not under MOE payroll will also not be captured in the Corporate Report prepared after the health screening exercise.

No. The objective of the health screening subsidy is to encourage MOE staff to take good care of your health.

The selection of screening tests should be made based on individual risk factors. If you are unsure, please take reference from the Health Promotion Board’s screening recommendations here.

The Lifestyle Survey is a ministry-wide online survey to assess the general health and lifestyle habits and how it relates to the general health status.

The results obtained from this survey will help MOE identify areas for targeted workplace health strategies. This includes workshops and other well-being programmes organised.

This survey will be conducted during online registration.

From 2017 onwards, health screening will be open to all MOE officers on an annual basis.

The health screening is not compulsory. However, this exercise is a workplace health initiative from MOE and they would like to encourage all staff to participate actively to promote a healthy lifestyle.

All MOE staff under the direct payroll of MOE are included.

– Education officers, including Contract Teachers and Contract Adjunct Teachers

– Executive and Administrative staff, including MOE Kindergarten Teachers

– Allied Educators- NIE TraineesStaff attending the health screening will be required to bring along Civil Service Card as a form of verification.

For Staff

Almost all tests are done on-site at your convenience, except for radiology tests and vaccinations which can be done at our screening centre conveniently located at Paragon.

Good news for you – no, more tests does not mean more time and needles.

We only draw your blood once but we run more tests on the blood, it is just that simple!

Virtual Kitchen

Cooking demonstration of healthy/common dishes are showcased by our Dieticians and/or Nutritionists at our Virtual Kitchen. These classes can be viewed on Facebook LIVE.

Simply visit our facebook page during the appointed class times to join us.

View our schedule here.

Recipes are available here.

Videos are available here.

Studio Classes

Studio classes are an offline extension of our virtual workout series. This allows participants to exercise in a gym environment with their friends.

Selected studio classes may also be streamed on our platform.Studio classes are conducted in partnership with our gym providers. You are advised to refer to the partner studios for terms of use and preparatory measures.

You may refer to this link for class schedule and registration.

Registration is confirmed on payment via credit card or Paypal. You will receive an email confirmation following successful registration. Please note that registration is non-refundable.

If you are unwell and seek to transfer the registration to another person, please email [email protected].

Please note that selected studio classes may be streamed on our platform. Please notify the instructor if you wish to be excluded.

Following month studio class schedule will released by the 25th of the current month for booking.

You should come in appropriate workout attire or any comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch freely and sports shoe.

Do bring your water bottle to stay hydrate during the session and a towel to dry yourself after the session.

Yes! We would recommend you to have some light snack at least an hour before the class starts so that it can give you energy and improve your performance during the session.

Should you have low blood pressure or low blood sugar, it is advisable to have your meal at least 2 hours before class starts.

You may refer to this link for more information on what to eat before and after workout.

These studio classes are hosted by our partnered studio, hence please do check with the respective studio of which the class that you had booked on their terms and conditions.