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.

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 teleconsultation service is accessible in Singapore with an active internet connection. However, it’s not available for teleconsultation with our doctors from overseas.

Our Teleconsult operating hours are available 24 hours 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 3 hours. Next day delivery will apply for teleconsult after 8pm.

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 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.

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.

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.

No Fasting is required. If you have chosen the Ultrasound Abdomen test, fasting of 8 hours is necessary. Drinking of plain water is encouraged. You may continue to take your medication for chronic diseases (e.g Hypertension, cholesterol), only omit your diabetic medication until you have had 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, kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 from the last day of your menstrual cycle for better accuracy.

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

CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) may be falsely elevated during menses, immediately before and immediately after menses. Aim to do the CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) test 1 week before or after your 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 from the last day of your menstrual cycle 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].

Executive Health Screening

Minmed Health Screeners is an executive health screener in Singapore providing Executive Health Screening at Paragon, on an appointment basis.

Our operating hours are:

Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5pm

Sat: 8:30am to 1pm

Closed on Sun & PH

Telegram (http://t.me/minmedgroup)

Please note that medical check up and post health screening follow-up at our executive health screening centre, 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 our executive health screening centre, 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 full media check up in Singapore can be made here.

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

You may email [email protected] for further arrangements.

You are advised to conduct your medical check up 2 weeks after any vaccination.
If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccination, you are advised to schedule your mammogram or breast ultrasound appointment at least 6 weeks after receiving the vaccination.

You do not have to delay your health screening check up because of a recent infection.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after an infection and the results can be read in the context of a recent infection. Complications from a COVID-19 infection may also be detected and should be followed up. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had COVID-19 in the last 1 month.

Chest X-ray: May show infective changes when done after a recent COVID-19 infection and abnormalities should be followed up.

Pap Smear: Not necessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : Not necessary to wait

You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent COVID-19 vaccination.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after a vaccination and the results can be read in the context of a recent vaccination. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had vaccinations in the past 2 weeks.

Chest X-ray: Not neccessary to wait

Pap Smear: Not neccessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : You may still go for the tests without waiting but there might be occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes due to a recent vaccination and the findings can be read in the context of a recent vaccination.

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.

Flu vaccination is to protect you against Influenza.  People who should get the flu vaccine include:

  • Healthcare workers with patient contact
  • Laboratory workers exposed to the virus
  • Those with underlying chronic illness of the lungs or heart, like asthma
  • Those with diabetes, kidney or blood disorders or lowered immunity
  • Pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy
  • Children aged 12 to 59 months
  • Elderly

It is recommended that everyone 12 months and older, who have not been previously vaccinated or lack evidence of past infection or immunity.

Present your Hepatitis B immunisation record, that is not more than 3 months ago, on the vaccination day. 

No, there is no fasting required prior to vaccination.

  • Identification card for verification purpose 
  • Appointment confirmation email 
  • CHAS, Pioneer Generation or Merdeka Generation cards if applicable

The northern and southern strains follow the cold seasons of the northern hemisphere (NH) and southern hemisphere (SH) respectively. The composition of the seasonal flu vaccine is determined by information released by the WHO (World Health Organisation) detailing the influenza strains that are predicted to be active and prominent during the months of May to October (SH) and October to April (NH). Flu vaccination is recommended once a year, but a repeat vaccination may be recommended if the strains vary significantly between the hemispheres.

This depends upon the recommendations of the WHO and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the health profile of the individual. You should consult your doctor for advice before deciding on the flu vaccination.

The immunity from flu vaccination takes about 2 weeks to develop, it is advisable to get vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to departure.

The flu vaccination does not protect against the Covid-19 coronavirus. However, it is still recommended especially because the symptoms of both the Covid-19 and flu symptoms are similar, and it will be challenging to distinguish the two.

Even healthy people can get the flu, and those with underlying illnesses like diabetes and respiratory diseases are vulnerable to complications. As many as 650,000 people worldwide die from the flu and its complications annually.

Mild side effects like slight pain, redness, swelling at the site of the injection, as well as muscle aches and slight fever are common. Severe side effects like the Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which causes muscle weakness and paralysis, are extremely rare (approx 1 in 1,000,000 people).

It is not advisable for you to do your vaccination if you are having fever. Otherwise, we are more than happy to welcome you. Get a good rest and you can visit us again when you are well.

Medisave can be used to offset the cost of vaccination in persons at risk of developing flu related complications. Under the Medisave500 scheme, Singaporeans can utilise up to $500 of their Medisave annually for certain recommended vaccinations (subject to terms and conditions). You can use your Medisave to pay for yourself, or your immediate family members (spouse, children and parents).

Yes, females aged 9 to 26 years old may use their own Medisave or that of their immediate family members to pay for the vaccination under the Medisave500 Scheme.

All Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) who meet the criteria for vaccination under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) and National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) are eligible for subsidies for nationally-recommeded vaccinations. 

From 1 November 2020, Singaporeans will enjoy subsidies from $35 to $125 for nationally-recommended vaccinations listed on the Subsidised Vaccine List (SVL) administered at CHAS GP clinics. After government subsidies, eligible Singaporeans need only pay the following amounts for the range of nationally recommended vaccinations at CHAS GP clinics:

  • Eligible Singaporean children: $0 
  • Eligible Pioneer Generation cardholders: capped at $9 to $16 per vaccination dose
  • Eligible Merdeka Generation, CHAS Blue and Orange cardholders: capped at $18 to $31 per vaccination dose
  • Other eligible adult Singaporeans: capped at $35 to $63 per vaccination dose

Adapted from: https://www.moh.gov.sg/cost-financing/healthcare-schemes-subsidies/vaccination-and-childhood-developmental-screening-subsidies 

For more details on CHAS Eligibility criteria, refer to the National Adult Immunisation Schedule

Yes, you may use your Medisave for the remaining co-payment amount of the recommended vaccinations under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) and National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS). For patients aged 60 and above, you may also tap on FlexiMediSave.

Yes, you can go for your flu vaccination right after recovering from COVID-19. It is not necessary to wait.

You can go for your flu vaccination after you have done your COVID-19 vaccination. It is not necessary to wait.

Radiology

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.

Mammogram is an X-ray that yields images of the breast to look for microcalcifications while a breast ultrasound is an imaging study that converts high speed sound waves into pictures to assess the tissues within the breasts. A mammogram is conducted by compression of each breast in turn between two flat plates for a few seconds whilst the X-ray is taken. A breast ultrasound uses a small hand-held probe to move across the breasts, and takes about 10 to 30 minutes to complete the imaging.

A breast ultrasound is useful to:

  • Evaluate the cause of breast abnormalities  
  • Determine the nature of the breast lump (fluid or solid)
  • Supplement other tests such as a mammogram or a breast MRI
  • Aid the placement of needles for procedures such as a biopsy

Breast ultrasound cannot replace a mammogram in detecting microcalcifications useful in early breast cancer detection.

Prior to screening:

  • Book your mammogram appointment at least one week after your menstrual period to avoid the period of increased breast sensitivity and tenderness that happens right before and during a menstrual period.

On the day of screening:

  • Wear a two-piece outfit as you will be required to undress from the waist up.
  • Avoid using any perfume, deodorant, powder or ointment on your underarms or breasts.

You are advised to conduct your medical check up 2 weeks after any vaccination.
If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccination, you are advised to schedule your mammogram or breast ultrasound appointment at least 6 weeks after receiving the vaccination.

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.

You are advised to conduct your medical check up 2 weeks after any vaccination.
If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccination, you are advised to schedule your mammogram or breast ultrasound appointment at least 6 weeks after receiving the vaccination.

You do not have to delay your health screening check up because of a recent infection.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after an infection and the results can be read in the context of a recent infection. Complications from a COVID-19 infection may also be detected and should be followed up. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had COVID-19 in the last 1 month.

Chest X-ray: May show infective changes when done after a recent COVID-19 infection and abnormalities should be followed up.

Pap Smear: Not necessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : Not necessary to wait

You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent COVID-19 vaccination.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after a vaccination and the results can be read in the context of a recent vaccination. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had vaccinations in the past 2 weeks.

Chest X-ray: Not neccessary to wait

Pap Smear: Not neccessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : You may still go for the tests without waiting but there might be occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes due to a recent vaccination and the findings can be read in the context of a recent vaccination.

Glossary

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

BMI in kg/m² Weight Category*
More than or equal to 30 Obese
25-29.9 Overweight
18.5-24.9 Healthy weight
Less than 18.5 Underweight

*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.

Category Systolic BP (mmHg) Diastolic BP (mmHg) (Heart muscle relax)
Normal Below 130 Below 80
High Normal Between 130 to 139 Between 80 to 89
Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)
140 and above 90 & 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 Shape Health 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.

Gender Fat percentage
Males satisfactory range 10-20%
Females satisfactory range 20-30%

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 Cholesterol Mmol/L Mg/dL
Desirable Below 5.2 Below  200
Borderline High Between 5.2 to 6.1 Between 200 to 239
High 6.2 & Above 240 & Above
HDL Mmol/L Mg/dL
Low Below 1.0 Below 40
Desirable Between 1.0 to 1.5 Between 40 to 59
High 1.6 & above 60 & above
LDL Mmol/L Mg/dL
Optimal Below 2.6 Below 100
Desirable Between 2.6 to 3.3 Between 100 to 129
Borderline High Between 3.4 to 4.0 Between 130 to 129
High Between 4.1 to 4.8 Between 160 to 129
Very High 4.9 & above 190 & above
Total/ HDL Ratio Mmol/L
Normal High
Below 4.5 4.5 and above
Triglycerides Mmol/L Mg/dL
Optimal Below 1.7 Below 150
Desirable Between 1.7 to 2.2 Between 150 to 199
Borderline High Between 2.3 to 4.4 Between 200 to 399
High 4.5 & above 400 & 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 Level Description
Below  6.0 mmol/L Blood glucose level is normal. No evidence of diabetes noted.
Between 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/L Blood 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 & Above Blood 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
Reactive You are immune. No vaccination against Hep A is required.
Non Reactive Primary 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)
Reactive Non Reactive
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) You have the Hepatitis B virus, please see your doctor for regular follow-up and screening You 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 required Results <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 Markers Description
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 only In 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 only Elevated Beta HCG levels may indicate testicular cancer in men.
Marker Ovarian (CA125) – for females only CA125 is a protein that may be elevated in cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast (CA15.3) – for females only The 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.

Markers Ref range (g/L)
Apolipoprotein A1 0.94-1.78
Apolipoprotein B 0.62-1.33
Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio 0.22-0.80

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-CRP CVD Risk
<1.0 mg/L Low risk for CVD
<1.0-3.0 mg/L Average risk for CVD
<3.0 mg/L Increased risk for CVD
>5.0 mg/L Suggestive 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.

Category ACR (mg/mmoL)
Normal <2.5mg/mmoL (male)<3.5mg/mmoL (female)
Microalbinuria 2.5 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.

24 Hour Clinic

Our clinic offers a wide range of medical services, including urgent care, primary care, diagnostic testing, and treatment for a variety of conditions. We have a team of experienced doctors and nurses who are dedicated to providing quality care to our patients.

No, we accept walk-ins 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, if you prefer to make an appointment, you can do so by booking online.

We strive to provide prompt care to our patients, and our wait times are typically much shorter than those at a hospital emergency room. However, wait times can vary depending on the number of patients in the clinic at any given time.

Please bring a valid NRIC and corporate identification card (if any). If you are a new patient, please arrive a few minutes early to fill out any necessary paperwork.

Yes, we offer paediatric care for children of all ages. Our team of doctors and nurses are experienced in treating a wide range of paediatric conditions and illnesses.

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR. We do not accept cash.

6ME Medical Check Up

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR. We do not accept cash.

The 6ME letter that MOM sends to you will state the tests that your maid is required to do.

In general, these are the tests required:

  • Pregnancy and VDRL- every 6 months
  • HIV- every 2 years
  • TB- Once, upon 2 years of stay in Singapore
  • Checks on Body Mass Index (BMI) and visible signs of abuse

Please bring along your maid’s Work Permit (physical card) or In-Principle Approval Form and 6ME Medical Examination Form.

If your maid does not pass the 6ME check-up, the work permit must be cancelled and the maid must be sent home immediately.

During our clinic non-peak hours, the 6ME Medical Check-Up is expected to take between 30-45 minutes.

It is preferred that you make an appointment so that we can serve you promptly. You may also choose to walk-in but it may be subject to waiting time.

Medical examinations requiring Chest X-ray are by appointment only.

Yes, we can prepare a hard copy of the results with our clinic stamp on request at no extra charge.

We can complete the examination and have you visit our other Minmed clinics with x-ray facilities located at Orchard, Changi Airport and Jurong at the specified fee inclusive of chest x-ray.

Alternatively, you can opt to complete the medical examination at that clinic and be referred to a x-ray center nearby. You will then pay the medical examination fee (without chest x-ray) at Minmed clinic, and pay separately the x-ray charge at the outsourced center. You will then be requested to return to the Minmed clinic with the x-ray results so that we can complete the endorsement of the medical examination form.

About
  1. The weight loss kit (which includes the medication pen and single-use needles) will be delivered to your stated location within 4hrs. 
  2. There should be a follow up with our GP doctor on your progress via teleconsult after 2 weeks, from the day that you start on the weight loss medication. 
  3. Explore our counselling, nutritionist and fitness services which we have built into your weight loss journey because achieving your happy weight is not just about the numbers on the scale. It is about healthy lifestyle changes and positive emotional well-being.
  • GP doctors: provide medical assistance and guidance whenever you need help. 
  • Counsellor: to ensure your weight loss journey is one that benefits your physical and mental health.
  • Nutritionist: dietary recommendations and meal planning
  • Fitness sessions: Your body needs to get moving in order to achieve holistic weight loss. Get yourself moving, even if just a little bit with our wide range of fitness classes. Pick your favourite and get your heart pumping. 
Aged Drivers Medical Check Up

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR. We do not accept cash.

Individuals who are 65 years of age or older and possess a Singaporean driving or provisional driving license are required to undergo an Aged Drivers Medical Check Up to assess that they are fit to continue driving.

Class 2B, 2A, 2, 3C(A), 3C, 3A & 3

  • You need to submit the completed medical examination report to Traffic Police prior to your 65th birthday and every 3 years thereafter (e.g. age 68, 71, 74).

Class 4, 4A, 5

  • You need to submit the completed medical examination report to Traffic Police prior to your 65th birthday and for every year thereafter if you wish to drive until the age of 75.
  • Upon approval of your medical examination report by Traffic Police (you may use this e-service to check the status of your submission), you are required to pass the proficiency / enhanced proficiency test before your licence can be validated, booking of proficiency / enhanced proficiency tests can be done at Woodlands Test Centre (WTC) located at 2 Woodlands Industrial Park E4 S(757387).

All medical examinations to be done for the validation of any licence must be within 2 months prior to their birthday (i.e. if your birthday is on 1 September 2020, your medical examination must be done within the period of 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020). All completed medical examination reports must be submitted to Traffic Police 4 weeks prior to their birthday to facilitate prompt validation of the licence.

It usually takes up to 48 hours for the results to be emailed to you after the check up.

It is preferred that you make an appointment so that we can serve you promptly. You may also choose to walk-in but it may be subject to waiting time.

Medical examinations requiring Chest X-ray are by appointment only.

Yes, we can prepare a hard copy of the results with our clinic stamp on request at no extra charge.

Antigen Rapid Test (ART)

It is not reflected in HealthHub as your test is registered via your passport number. You will receive your pre-departure ART test results and notarised Health Certificate via email.

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for Event Organisers

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) are point of care tests that are conducted within the clinic, using a test kit. The result is available usually within 15 to 30 minutes.

For Antigen Rapid Tests (ART), we will need proof of identity by way of your NRIC/FIN/Passport.

Yes, you can prepare a list of attendees whom will need Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) for us. We will then pre-register participants within our system and this will allow us to serve all faster.

PRPP is necessary when our clinics conduct Antigen Rapid Test (ART). It is a manner which allows us to update the MOH as well as ascertain the risk categories of patients whom are undergoing the ART.

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) results will be available in 15 to 30 minutes after the test is performed.nnResults will be sent to the registered email in a standard format. Where necessary, you may request a hardcopy at any of our clinics.

If you are asymptomatic (no symptoms or not feeling unwell), you should immediately stop going to work and cancel your social activities to protect others from possibly being infected with COVID-19.
Self-isolate for at least 72 hours. This will allow you to safely recover, monitor your health and avoid spreading the virus further.

At the end of 72 hours, you should do a self-administered ART.
1) If the result is negative, you can resume your normal activities.
2) If the result is positive, continue to self-isolate.

If you feel unwell at any point, please consult the doctor at our clinics.

https://www.covid.gov.sg/well-but-positive

If ART test is inconclusive, we will conduct another ART test on the spot for you on a complimentary basis. Please note that we will not be able to provide certification for you.

If the repeat ART test remains inconclusive, we will proceed to conduct the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for you. The PCR test which will take 24-30 hours for report turnaround, you are required to remain isolated till the result is negative. Confirmatory PCR swab to each individual who tested ART-positive/double-invalid will be funded by the Government.

Yes, participants may walk in to any of our clinics for an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) without making an appointment beforehand.

However, we seek your understanding that if there are participants whom have made appointments prior, there may be a short waiting time.

The typical validity period of the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) certificate is 24 hours. Please note however that the 24 hours should cover the entire duration of the event (e.g. if the event is from 9am to 5pm tomorrow, the ART test should be taken only after 5pm today).

The Antigen Rapid Test (ART) certificate is typically valid for 24 hours only. For multiday events, you will need to have the ART test done daily for each day of attendance. Please note that each ART test is chargeable.

Yes, corporate discounts are available for Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for corporate clients. Please submit the contact us form, or email [email protected].

Please complete the contact us form for more information on this.

Yes, we can provide regular updates on attendance for Antigen Rapid Test (ART) tests so long as we have the consent of the participants for disclosure. This is likewise the same for test results.

We welcome requests for offsite COVID-19 testing.

We will conduct a site recce and explain the site set-up. The space requirements will depend on the anticipated attendance and workflow. We can provide high capacity testing by scaling up our testing teams accordingly, but this will require adequate space for operations.

Minmed will submit the offsite testing plan to MOH for approval on your behalf at no charge. Please note that a lead up time of at least 1 week may be necessary for approval.

We do not charge for offsite deployment, though a minimum headcount for billing will be necessary.

Yes, you can.

You may consider sending participants for testing at our clinics and also have us conduct offsite testing at your event site. Your participants may then have the convenience of either having the test done at a clinic near them, or come 30-60 minutes earlier before the event for testing (for Antigen Rapid Test (ART).

We will need at least 30 minutes for site set-up.nnFor multiday events, we can opt to either leave the set-up as it is through the event, or perform set-up and take down on a daily basis. We will need a secure area for storage of equipment.

Space needs will be dependent on the attendance as well as service capacity requested. We will advise upon site recce.

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for Individuals

As part of the resumption of activities in our economy, ART is useful for pre-event testing for events such as business-to-business events, wedding receptions, live performances, and sports events. The turn around time for ART results is typically within half an hour.

You will receive a certificate via email upon completion of the test. This is typically valid for 24 hours. Do ensure that the time you arrive at our clinic for the test is no more than 24 hours to the end of your event, e.g. if your event is from 9am-5pm, you should only do the test after 5pm the previous day.

ARTs are point of care tests that look for proteins on the virus surface. ARTs are cheaper and can yield fairly accurate results quickly within 30 mins. They involve using nasal swab from lower part of nose. They have a lower accuracy rate compared to PCR tests.

PCR tests detect the presence of viral genetic material in a sample. The process can take one to two days. This may not be feasible for pre-event testing. It can also be costly, and requires trained personnel and specialised equipment to administer. Swabs are taken from the back of nose, or the back of throat. PCR tests remain the most accurate tests available today.

Source: MOH

We can conduct ARTs for persons of any age.

You will need a proof of identity such as NRIC/FIN/Passport.

PRPP is an initiative of the Ministry of Health (MOH) which helps GPs digitise the pre-visit declaration process for patients visiting GP clinics.

PRPP facilitates the clinic’s assessment for COVID-19 risk, and triage of patients for segregation of high-risk versus low-risk patients. Patients’ risk levels (red, amber, green) are automatically assigned based on their conditions, travel history, contact history and clinic visit history.

The use of PRPP is mandatory for clinics when conducting ART.

The ART test kit typically takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete. We will email you the certificate according to the prescribed format if your ART test is negative. Please note that this certificate is typically valid for 24 hours and should cover the entire duration of your event.

If you are asymptomatic (no symptoms or not feeling unwell), you should immediately stop going to work and cancel your social activities to protect others from possibly being infected with COVID-19.
Self-isolate for at least 72 hours. This will allow you to safely recover, monitor your health and avoid spreading the virus further.

At the end of 72 hours, you should do a self-administered ART.
1) If the result is negative, you can resume your normal activities.
2) If the result is positive, continue to self-isolate.

If you feel unwell at any point, please consult the doctor at our clinics.

https://www.covid.gov.sg/well-but-positive

Yes, you may come with your friends for ART testing. Please note that safe management practices are in place at our clinics.

Yes, you may walk in to our clinic without scheduling an appointment for ART. Should there be others whom have arrived for their scheduled appointments, we will be serving them first.

We encourage you to schedule an appointment for ART, in order that we can serve you promptly.

The cost of the ART is $35.00 inclusive of gst. There are no other charges involved.

Should your ART result be positive, a PCR test will be conducted for you. The cost of the PCR test is $77.00 inclusive of gst and is not subsidized.

Yes, you can request for a copy of the ART test results free of charge at our clinics.

ART is useful for pre-event testing for events such as business-to-business events, wedding receptions, live performances, and sports events.
For travelling purposes, it depends on the country you are travelling to. You may refer to this link for more information.

Yes, Minmed is able to conduct ART testing offsite. Please complete our contact us form to submit your interest.

Offsite ART testing is subject to approval from MOH. We will coordinate a site recce with you and complete the necessary application to MOH on a complimentary basis.

Our ART team will liaise with you on operational requirements once we have received your enquiry.

The ARTs used in the pre-event testing meet the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) recommendations and have been evaluated and endorsed by the Ministry of Health . The sensitivity of the ART test kit is at 98.1% and specificity at 99.8%. This means that they will be able to pick up at least 98.1% of individuals who are infected with COVID-19, and will show a result of 0.2% false positives in healthy individuals.

ART involves using a nasal swab to take a sample from the lower part of the nose and should not be uncomfortable. You may refer to this clip to understand more of the test .

We have placed effort in raising our FAQs for our participants, copyrights of which belong to Minmed Group. Should you wish to reproduce parts of our FAQs, please email [email protected].

If ART test is inconclusive, we will conduct another ART test on the spot for you on a complimentary basis. Please note that we will not be able to provide certification for you.

If the repeat ART test remains inconclusive, we will proceed to conduct the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for you. The PCR test which will take 24-30 hours for report turnaround, you are required to remain isolated till the result is negative. Confirmatory PCR swab to each individual who tested ART-positive/double-invalid will be funded by the Government.

It is not reflected in HealthHub as your test is registered via your passport number. You will receive your pre-departure ART test results and notarised Health Certificate via email.

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for Weddings

The Antigen Rapid Test (ART) is a pre-event COVID-19 screening test that is necessary when your guests attend at your wedding. Attendees whom have successfully completed COVID-19 vaccination in Singapore will be exempted from this (i.e. 14 days have passed since the date of the last required dose for your vaccination).

The Antigen Rapid Test (ART) service will include:

  • Layout and logistics planning
  • Application to MOH for regulatory compliance
  • Release of results to participants within 15-30mins

The minimum headcount is 25 pax for weddings. If the attendance is less than 25 pax, we regret that we will have to bill for a minimum attendance of 25 pax per deployment.

A deposit of $500 is required to book the date. Amount will be used to offset the final bill.

In the event that your guest has a positive Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result, a PCR swab test will be undertaken on a complimentary basis. An entire PET typically takes between 1 – 2 hours. Extension of hours, if required, will be charged additionally at $100 per hour.

It is recommended that you confirm our appointment as soon as possible as site recce and license application may take up to 10 days.

You will need to provide a copy of the floor plan of the wedding venue to facilitate application to Ministry of Health (MOH). You will also need to provide the expected attendance as well as the time of your reception/ dinner.

Guests will receive the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) results by email within 30mins of their test.

If your wedding guest has a positive Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result, a complimentary PCR swab test will be taken on the spot. Your guest will be advised to return home via private transport and is to stay at home until the PCR test result is ready. This may typically take 10 – 15 hours.

Your guest may have their Antigen Rapid Test (ART) done at any of our 8 clinics island wide. Please note that they have to take their tests no earlier than 24 hours before the end of your wedding event. It will be chargeable at $28.00 per pax inclusive of GST regardless of volume.

No, you cannot use the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for Pre-Departure COVID-19 testing.

We typically conduct the set-up 1 hour before the start of your arrival of guests. Your guests are encouraged to arrive 1 to 2 hours before the start of your wedding event.

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) are conducted by licensed medical professionals and is subject to the regulatory overview by Ministry of Health (MOH). The application process to approval may take 2 to 10 days.

In the event that the approval cannot be obtained in time, your guests will have to attend at our clinics for Antigen Rapid Test (ART) before travelling to your wedding venue.

Guests of all ages will need to undergo the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for weddings.

Biometric Measurement

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

BMI in kg/m² Weight Category*
More than or equal to 30 Obese
25-29.9 Overweight
18.5-24.9 Healthy weight
Less than 18.5 Underweight

*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.

Category Systolic BP (mmHg) Diastolic BP (mmHg) (Heart muscle relax)
Normal Below 130 Below 80
High Normal Between 130 to 139 Between 80 to 89
Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)
140 and above 90 & 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 Shape Health 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.

Gender Fat percentage
Males satisfactory range 10-20%
Females satisfactory range 20-30%

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 Cholesterol Mmol/L Mg/dL
Desirable Below 5.2 Below  200
Borderline High Between 5.2 to 6.1 Between 200 to 239
High 6.2 & Above 240 & Above
HDL Mmol/L Mg/dL
Low Below 1.0 Below 40
Desirable Between 1.0 to 1.5 Between 40 to 59
High 1.6 & above 60 & above
LDL Mmol/L Mg/dL
Optimal Below 2.6 Below 100
Desirable Between 2.6 to 3.3 Between 100 to 129
Borderline High Between 3.4 to 4.0 Between 130 to 129
High Between 4.1 to 4.8 Between 160 to 129
Very High 4.9 & above 190 & above
Total/ HDL Ratio Mmol/L
Normal High
Below 4.5 4.5 and above
Triglycerides Mmol/L Mg/dL
Optimal Below 1.7 Below 150
Desirable Between 1.7 to 2.2 Between 150 to 199
Borderline High Between 2.3 to 4.4 Between 200 to 399
High 4.5 & above 400 & 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 Level Description
Below  6.0 mmol/L Blood glucose level is normal. No evidence of diabetes noted.
Between 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/L Blood 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 & Above Blood 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
Reactive You are immune. No vaccination against Hep A is required.
Non Reactive Primary 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)
Reactive Non Reactive
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) You have the Hepatitis B virus, please see your doctor for regular follow-up and screening You 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 required Results <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 Markers Description
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 only In 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 only Elevated Beta HCG levels may indicate testicular cancer in men.
Marker Ovarian (CA125) – for females only CA125 is a protein that may be elevated in cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast (CA15.3) – for females only The 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.

Markers Ref range (g/L)
Apolipoprotein A1 0.94-1.78
Apolipoprotein B 0.62-1.33
Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio 0.22-0.80

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-CRP CVD Risk
<1.0 mg/L Low risk for CVD
<1.0-3.0 mg/L Average risk for CVD
<3.0 mg/L Increased risk for CVD
>5.0 mg/L Suggestive 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.

Chronic Disease Telemedicine Programme

Our Chronic Disease Telemedicine Program is a chronic disease management program that aims to help you keep your chronic conditions under check.

The Program aims to make it easier for you to manage your chronic conditions at the comfort of your own home with regular teleconsults and chronic disease medication delivery.

Stable patients who are able to self monitor their blood pressure at home and are compliant to medication are suitable for the chronic disease telemedicine program.

You will get your chronic disease medication delivered the next working day.

Patients are allowed to use CHAS Chronic subsidies and/or MediSave for video-consultations for regular follow-up of conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Program (CDMP), if the video-consultation is conducted by a healthcare institution indicated as being CHAS/MediSave accredited on the Voluntary Listing of Direct Telemedicine Service Providers

Blood pressure machines are available at most pharmacy

The treatment differes based on the different chronic disease.

The Chronic Disease Telemedicine Program consists of the relevant lab tests, teleconsults and chronic disease medicine delivery.

The cost will depend on the individual’s conditions. Subsidies are available under CHAS, Medisave, Pioneer Generation and Merdeka Generation.

Clinic Health Screening

Clinic health screening is available at selected Minmed clinics

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

No Fasting is required. If you have chosen the Ultrasound Abdomen test, fasting of 8 hours is necessary. Drinking of plain water is encouraged. You may continue to take your medication for chronic diseases (e.g Hypertension, cholesterol), only omit your diabetic medication until you have had your breakfast.

The following documentation is required for the screening:
– Identification (NRIC/Work Permit/Passport)
– Company letter, authorisation letter or staff pass (where available)
– Medical report and radiology films/reports from last health screeing (where available)

Your clinic health screening results will typically be available on the next working day.

You will receive a notification via email once your screening 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.

Please complete your health screening with a doctor’s review. You may arrange an appointment for a teleconsult review here.

Yes, you can cancel your appointment by emailing [email protected].

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

If you require any opinions, 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.

It is important that you select your health screening tests with appropriate guidelines, information and advice available. You can still discuss your selection with our team during your health screening

You do not have to delay your health screening check up because of a recent infection.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after an infection and the results can be read in the context of a recent infection. Complications from a COVID-19 infection may also be detected and should be followed up. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had COVID-19 in the last 1 month.

Chest X-ray: May show infective changes when done after a recent COVID-19 infection and abnormalities should be followed up.

Pap Smear: Not necessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : Not necessary to wait

You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent COVID-19 vaccination.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after a vaccination and the results can be read in the context of a recent vaccination. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had vaccinations in the past 2 weeks.

Chest X-ray: Not neccessary to wait

Pap Smear: Not neccessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : You may still go for the tests without waiting but there might be occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes due to a recent vaccination and the findings can be read in the context of a recent vaccination.

Clinics

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.

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.

Corporate Flu Vaccination

Register to help us to serve you better. We want to be ready to receive you on the day and to minimize your waiting time; registered participants get priority.

We know you are excited for your flu vaccination, we are too. But come according to your registered time as it helps us to create an enjoyable experience for you, us and everyone.

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration.

Yes, you can go for your flu vaccination right after recovering from COVID-19. It is not necessary to wait.

You can go for your flu vaccination after you have done your COVID-19 vaccination. It is not necessary to wait.

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.

You are advised to conduct your medical check up 2 weeks after any vaccination.
If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccination, you are advised to schedule your mammogram or breast ultrasound appointment at least 6 weeks after receiving the vaccination.

You do not have to delay your health screening check up because of a recent infection.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after an infection and the results can be read in the context of a recent infection. Complications from a COVID-19 infection may also be detected and should be followed up. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had COVID-19 in the last 1 month.

Chest X-ray: May show infective changes when done after a recent COVID-19 infection and abnormalities should be followed up.

Pap Smear: Not necessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : Not necessary to wait

You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent COVID-19 vaccination.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after a vaccination and the results can be read in the context of a recent vaccination. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had vaccinations in the past 2 weeks.

Chest X-ray: Not neccessary to wait

Pap Smear: Not neccessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : You may still go for the tests without waiting but there might be occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes due to a recent vaccination and the findings can be read in the context of a recent vaccination.

COVID-19 PCR Swab Test

COVID-19 PCR Swab Test can be conducted for individuals on an elective/voluntary basis, as well as for travellers. No approval letter is necessary. The costs of the test is however, not subsidized by Ministry of Health (MOH).

Minmed clinics are PHPC accredited. Our doctors continue to conduct swab tests where indicated in the course of seeing patients whom have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection.

The required testing window is calculated based on your flight timing. For ease of reference, you should be present at our clinic for your Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test at least 48 to 72 hours prior to flight (whichever is the applicable requirements set out by your destination country)

We understand that it is possible for your flight timing to change.

Please note that the Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test shall be conducted no less than 48 hours before the revised flight timing.

Please note that we reserve the right not to conduct a Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test should inconsistencies or irregularities be noted.

It is recommended that you make an appointment for your Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test with us, so that we can serve you promptly.

You can have a Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test on a walk-in basis, provided you furnish the necessary documentation:
– NRIC and Passport
– Details of flight (softcopy permitted)

Please note that we may have to serve those with appointments first, prior to attending to you.

Verification of your physical NRIC and Passport is part of our protocol. Your results memo will reflect these particulars.

Your local address and handphone number is necessary to facilitate contact tracing in the event that the test is positive.

The results memo will be emailed to you, as soon as it is ready and at least 3 hours before your flight.

The cost of the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test is $170.00 inclusive of gst. There will be no consultation fees or additional charges for the service.

However, if there is consultation for acute conditions, or where prescription is issued, additional charges would apply. The cost of the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test cannot be billed to your corporate panel.

The COVID-19 PCR Swab Test takes 15 minutes to complete. You are advised to reduce contact with other individuals and thus, lessen the chance of contracting COVID before the swab test results are out.

We will email the results memo to you as soon as it is available and at least 3 hours before your flight. In the event that the result is positive or inconclusive, we will contact you via phone.

You are advised to print hardcopies of your results and bring it with you overseas.

You will receive 2 documents from Minmed:

  1. Lab report in PDF format
  2. Notarised PCR Test Memo for Travellers

For all outbound travel from Singapore, Notarised COVID-19 results are required for travel.

The Digital HealthCerts issued will be notarised automatically. No further action is required when the link to the memo and QR code is sent to you via email.

You can obtain a hardcopy of the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test results at any of our clinics. No charges apply.

Minmed will provide the standardised Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test results memo as guided by the Ministry of Health (MOH). We do not routinely raise additional memos pertaining to pre-departure swab tests.

If you should need additional memos, kindly raise them to our staff prior to the Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test. Additional memos are subject to the nature of the request and/or additional charges.

Minmed works with authorized laboratory partners appointed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Tests. It is possible that delays occur in the transport and processing of specimen as well as in conveyance of results.

For Pre-Departure: In the event that the results cannot be furnished within 3 hours of your departure due to exingencies of service on the part of Minmed and/or our laboratory partners, we will refund the full cost of the test.

Minmed and/or the partner laboratories shall not be held responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for costs, loss of income, revenue or profits, business interruption) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from your use of our test services.

The terms and conditions of our COVID-19 PCR Swab Test service will be shared with you at the point of registration for your review and acceptance before the test.

COVID-19 PCR Swab Test results may return as inconclusive. In that event, a repeat test may be conducted and is chargeable.

For Pre-Departure: Should this result affect your departure, Minmed and/or the appointed laboratories vendor(s) shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities.

In the event that the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test result is positive, MOH will contact you on your recovery journey.
If you receive a SMS from MOH following your positive test, you should also follow all the instructions in the SMS.

You may check with the embassy or airlines for the travel requirements if you have recently recovered from Covid-19 infection.

Yes you can request to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test voluntarily from 1 December 2020.

There is no eligibility criteria for taking a COVID-19 PCR swab test, you may take it on a voluntary basis.

COVID-19 tests results for COVID-19 PCR test and COVID-19 Serology (IgM) test will be sent via email within 24 hours after you complete your tests.

COVID-19 swab test results will be sent to the individual’s email address provided.

Yes. Minmed is on the list of MOH-approved COVID-19 test providers. Minmed is also on the list of clinics approved to conduct Pre-departure PCR swab test for overseas travel.

The COVID-19 PCR swab test will be taken from both nostrils according to the lab guideline, and the COVID-19 Serology IgM test will be taken from the venous blood by a professional phlebotomist.

For COVID-19 PCR Swab test, please bring along your identity card, passport and if you are travelling – the booking reference showing your departure flight timing.

For voluntary PCR swab test, please bring along your identity card.

The COVID-19 PCR swab test directly detect the presence of the COVID-19 antigen in an individual and detects active COVID-19 infections. This is the globally accepted test standard for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Serology (IgM) test detects the presence of antibodies to COVID-19 which is a marker of past infection. Individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 more than 10 to 14 days ago will have a positive serology test.

All appointments will be booked through our website. After successful booking of your COVID-19 tests, a confirmation email with details of your appointment will be sent to your email. You will also receive a SMS reminder one day before your swab test appointment.

There are no subsidy for COVID-19 PCR tests for both travelers (leisure or business) and voluntary testing.

Depending on the authorities of the destination country/region, you may still be required to take a COVID-19 PCR Swab Test before departure/on arrival. Do check the entry requirements for the destination country/region.

Yes, PCR Test is available for children above 24 months old. It is available for both clinic and homebased PCR test.

The testing window is based on your departure timing. Travellers are responsible for ensuring that your appointment and testing window is in line with your destination country’s guidelines and requirements.

Minmed and/or the partner laboratories shall not be held responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for costs, loss of income, revenue or profits, business interruption) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from your use of our test services.

It is not reflected in HealthHub as your test is registered via your passport number. You will receive your pre-departure PCR test results and notarised HealthCerts via email.

Dental Clinics

We offer a range of dental services, including routine check-ups, cleanings, fillings, crowns and bridges, root canals, extractions, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. Our experienced and highly skilled dentists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals.

We recommend that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine check-ups and cleanings. This allows us to detect any potential dental issues early on and provide prompt treatment. However, some patients may require more frequent visits, depending on their individual needs and oral health status.

During your first dental visit, we will review your medical and dental history, perform a comprehensive oral examination, and take any necessary X-rays. This allows us to assess your overall oral health and identify any existing dental issues. We will also discuss any concerns you may have and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Yes, we offer emergency dental services for patients who experience sudden and severe dental pain or trauma. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call us immediately, and we will do our best to accommodate you as quickly as possible.

In addition to regular dental visits, maintaining good oral hygiene practices at home is essential for optimal oral health. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash as needed. It is also important to eat a healthy and balanced diet, limit sugary and acidic foods and beverages, and avoid tobacco products.

The cost of dental cleaning in Singapore can vary depending on factors such as the clinic, location, and specific services included. On average, a basic dental cleaning session in Singapore may range from $80 to $150.

Dentists typically recommend polishing and scaling teeth every six months to maintain optimal oral hygiene. However, individuals with specific dental conditions or higher susceptibility to plaque buildup may require more frequent visits, as advised by their dentist.

Teeth whitening treatments, when performed by dental professionals using safe and approved methods, are generally considered safe for your teeth. However, overuse or misuse of whitening products can lead to enamel damage and increased tooth sensitivity. It’s crucial to follow professional advice and guidelines for teeth whitening to ensure it is beneficial for your oral health.

The cost of professional teeth whitening in Singapore can vary depending on the method used, the dentist or clinic, and the extent of treatment required. Generally, professional teeth whitening procedures can range from $300 to $800 for in-office treatments. Home whitening kits provided by dentists may range from $300 to $600.

The time it takes to make dentures in Singapore can vary based on factors such as the complexity of the case, the materials used, and the dental laboratory’s workload. Typically, the process takes approximately two to six weeks from initial impressions to the final fitting appointment. However, this timeline may vary depending on individual circumstances and any necessary adjustments needed during the fitting process.

Dependant Pass (DP) Medical Check Up

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR. We do not accept cash.

It usually takes up to 48 hours for the results to be emailed to you after the check up.

The medical examination usually includes tests for infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS. It also involves a general health check to ensure the dependant is in good health.

Dependents applying for a Dependant Pass (DP) in Singapore, such as spouses and children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders, will be required to undergo a medical examination.

It is preferred that you make an appointment so that we can serve you promptly. You may also choose to walk-in but it may be subject to waiting time.

Medical examinations requiring Chest X-ray are by appointment only.

Yes, we can prepare a hard copy of the results with our clinic stamp on request at no extra charge.

We can complete the examination and have you visit our other Minmed clinics with x-ray facilities located at Orchard, Changi Airport and Jurong at the specified fee inclusive of chest x-ray.

Alternatively, you can opt to complete the medical examination at that clinic and be referred to a x-ray center nearby. You will then pay the medical examination fee (without chest x-ray) at Minmed clinic, and pay separately the x-ray charge at the outsourced center. You will then be requested to return to the Minmed clinic with the x-ray results so that we can complete the endorsement of the medical examination form.

Doctor House Call

Doctor house calls can be beneficial for patients who are unable to visit a clinic or a hospital due to mobility issues, transportation problems, or a medical condition that makes it difficult for them to travel.

Doctor house calls can provide a variety of medical services, including routine check-ups, diagnostic testing, medication management, and treatment of acute or chronic illnesses.

To schedule a doctor house call, you can book using our online calendar and receive an email notification immediately. Our service team may also contact you via phone call or message.

The cost of a doctor house call starts from $165.00 (inclusive of GST), and includes doctor’s consultation and transport. Additional fees apply for medication and/ or bedside procedures. These will be informed to you at the time of attendance.

During a doctor house call, the doctor will perform a medical assessment, take vital signs, and discuss any concerns or symptoms. They may also provide treatment, prescribe medication, or recommend further testing or follow-up care.

To prepare for a doctor house call, you should provide your medical history and current medications, have a list of questions or concerns ready to discuss, and make sure your home is clean and organized to facilitate the visit.

The doctor carries a limited range of medication and may dispense it to you immediately, if available. If not, the prescribed medication will be delivered to your home via courier within 3 hours. Delivery fees are waived.

A doctor house call is a type of medical service where a doctor or a healthcare professional comes to the patient’s home to provide medical care.

Driving / Vocational Licence Medical Check Up

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR. We do not accept cash.

Individuals seeking or renewing driving licenses (e.g., taxi drivers, private hire car drivers, bus drivers) or vocational licenses (e.g., bus attendants) are required to undergo this medical check-up.

The medical check-up generally includes a physical examination, vision test and chest x-ray.

Typically, the results of the Driving/Vocational License Medical Check Up will be emailed to you within 48 hours.

It is preferred that you make an appointment so that we can serve you promptly. You may also choose to walk-in but it may be subject to waiting time.

Medical examinations requiring Chest X-ray are by appointment only.

Yes, we can prepare a hard copy of the results with our clinic stamp on request at no extra charge.

We can complete the examination and have you visit our other Minmed clinics with x-ray facilities located at Orchard, Changi Airport and Jurong at the specified fee inclusive of chest x-ray.

Alternatively, you can opt to complete the medical examination at that clinic and be referred to a x-ray center nearby. You will then pay the medical examination fee (without chest x-ray) at Minmed clinic, and pay separately the x-ray charge at the outsourced center. You will then be requested to return to the Minmed clinic with the x-ray results so that we can complete the endorsement of the medical examination form.

Employment Pass Medical Check Up

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR. We do not accept cash.

Foreign professionals, managers, and executives offered a job in Singapore, who meet the eligibility criteria, including a minimum monthly salary of $5,000, are mandated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to undergo an Employment Pass Medical Check-Up.

The typical medical examination comprises screenings for infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS, as well as a comprehensive general health assessment to confirm the applicant’s overall well-being.

When attending an Employment Pass Medical Check Up, you need to bring along:

  1. Medical Examination Form by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
  2. In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter (if any)

Yes, selected Minmed clinics are a one-stop center equipped with a Chest x-ray machine. This allows us to efficiently perform all the necessary tests at a single location on the same day, ensuring your convenience.

It is preferred that you make an appointment so that we can serve you promptly. You may also choose to walk-in but it may be subject to waiting time.

Medical examinations requiring Chest X-ray are by appointment only.

Yes, we can prepare a hard copy of the results with our clinic stamp on request at no extra charge.

We can complete the examination and have you visit our other Minmed clinics with x-ray facilities located at Orchard, Changi Airport and Jurong at the specified fee inclusive of chest x-ray.

Alternatively, you can opt to complete the medical examination at that clinic and be referred to a x-ray center nearby. You will then pay the medical examination fee (without chest x-ray) at Minmed clinic, and pay separately the x-ray charge at the outsourced center. You will then be requested to return to the Minmed clinic with the x-ray results so that we can complete the endorsement of the medical examination form.

Erectile Dysfunction

Yes, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is more common than you might think. It affects millions of men worldwide.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can have physical and psychological causes. Physical causes include blood flow issues, nerve damage, and hormonal imbalances.

Occasional Erectile Dysfunction (ED) might not be a concern. But if it happens frequently, it’s best to consult a doctor. ED can be a sign of an underlying health issue. Teleconsult with our doctor here.

There are various treatment options for Erectile Dysfunction (ED), from medications to lifestyle changes. A doctor can help you find the best approach for you.

Side effects of oral Erectile Dysfunction (ED) medicines are often mild.

Common ones include: Flushing of the skin. Headache. Upset stomach. Visual changes, such as blue tinge to vision, sensitivity to light or blurred sight. Stuffy or runny nose. Back pain. Dizzy feeling.

Rarely, more-serious side effects can happen, including: Hearing loss or vision loss. Some people have suddenly lost some of their hearing or vision after taking one of these medicines. But it isn’t clear whether these side effects were caused by the medicine or by health conditions that the people already had. Get medical care right away if you take oral ED medicine and have sudden loss of hearing or vision. 

Go to the hospital immediately. An erection lasting longer than 4 hours is a medical emergency called priapism. It’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention to prevent permanent damage to the penis.

Start by talking to your doctor. Teleconsultations are a convenient and discreet option. They can guide you through diagnosis and treatment options. Teleconsult with our doctor here.

Delayed onset of action, especially with heavy fatty meals.

Oral medicine for ED also might not be safe or work well if you have:

– Very low blood pressure, called hypotension, or uncontrolled high blood pressure, called hypertension
– Severe liver disease
– Kidney disease that needs to be treated with dialysis
– Recent heart or blood vessel problems. These include a heart attack, stroke or a serious heart rhythm disorder in the past six months
– An inherited eye disease that affects the retina
– Kidney disease that needs to be treated with dialysis.
– Have sickle cell anaemia (an abnormality of red blood cells)
– Have leukaemia (cancer of blood cells)
– Have multiple myeloma (cancer of bone marrow)

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also sometimes referred to as impotence, is a condition in which a man is unable to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for satisfactory sexual intercourse.  It is a prevalent condition, affecting millions of men around the world.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) medication are PDE5 inhibitors. They cause vasodilation and improve blood flow to the penis. This allows natural erection signals to work better, but arousal is still needed.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) medication delivery is waived. There is a $10 surcharge for deliveries to Sentosa and Tuas areas.

In addition to medication, there are several lifestyle changes that can improve your erectile dysfunction:

– Quitting smoking: Smoking damages blood vessels throughout the body, including those in the penis. This can reduce blood flow and make it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection.
– Reducing alcohol consumption: Excessive alcohol intake can impair sexual function and worsen ED.
– Exercising regularly: Regular physical activity improves overall health, blood flow, and stress management, all of which can benefit erectile function.
– Managing stress: Chronic stress can contribute to ED. Techniques like relaxation exercises or therapy can help manage stress and improve sexual function.
– Improving sleep habits: Getting enough sleep is important for overall health, including sexual function.

Executive Health Screening

Minmed Health Screeners is an executive health screener in Singapore providing Executive Health Screening at Paragon, on an appointment basis.

Our operating hours are:

Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5pm

Sat: 8:30am to 1pm

Closed on Sun & PH

Telegram (http://t.me/minmedgroup)

Please note that medical check up and post health screening follow-up at our executive health screening centre, 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 our executive health screening centre, 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 full media check up in Singapore can be made here.

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

You may email [email protected] for further arrangements.

You are advised to conduct your medical check up 2 weeks after any vaccination.
If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccination, you are advised to schedule your mammogram or breast ultrasound appointment at least 6 weeks after receiving the vaccination.

You do not have to delay your health screening check up because of a recent infection.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after an infection and the results can be read in the context of a recent infection. Complications from a COVID-19 infection may also be detected and should be followed up. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had COVID-19 in the last 1 month.

Chest X-ray: May show infective changes when done after a recent COVID-19 infection and abnormalities should be followed up.

Pap Smear: Not necessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : Not necessary to wait

You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent COVID-19 vaccination.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after a vaccination and the results can be read in the context of a recent vaccination. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had vaccinations in the past 2 weeks.

Chest X-ray: Not neccessary to wait

Pap Smear: Not neccessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : You may still go for the tests without waiting but there might be occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes due to a recent vaccination and the findings can be read in the context of a recent vaccination.

Flu Vaccine

Yes, it is possible for you to do so. Our doctor will typically inject the vaccine on separate arms, and will advise you prior to the vaccination.

Inform our doctors if you have past allergies to this vaccine, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).

Studies conducted indicate that it is safe to get both the Covid-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine at the same time. Nonetheless, you should consult our doctor prior to receiving the vaccination.

The protection will typically be effective 2 weeks after the vaccination.

No. Flu vaccines do not protect against Covid-19 and Covid-19 vaccine does not protect against flu.

Most flu vaccines contain a small amount of egg protein because the viruses used to make the vaccine are incubated in eggs. However, most people with egg allergies do not develop serious side effects after vaccination.

If you have a history of egg allergy and have developed serious reactions in the past, the flu vaccine is not recommended. Please consult our doctors prior to vaccination.

You may consider proceeding with the vaccination if the symptoms are mild, such as runny nose and sore throat without fever. Please consult our doctor who will guide you prior to your vaccination.

It is safe and recommended for pregnant women to get the vaccine, because the risk of developing complications from influenza is higher. You can take it at any stage of your pregnancy.

The flu vaccine contains killed viruses, they will not cause flu symptoms but will activate your immune system to produce antibodies to protect you.

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!

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.

No Fasting is required. If you have chosen the Ultrasound Abdomen test, fasting of 8 hours is necessary. Drinking of plain water is encouraged. You may continue to take your medication for chronic diseases (e.g Hypertension, cholesterol), only omit your diabetic medication until you have had 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.

X-ray or Ultrasound films are available at $25 (incl GST)

General Enquiries

The requirements for the 3 roles are stated in the individual registration pages.

  1. Project Assistant
  2. State Registered Nurse
  3. Enrolled Nurse

You may also refer to our postings on Jobstreet for exact requirements.

Common requirements include:
– Basic computer skills for data entry purposes
– Good interpersonal skills with a keen desire to serve others
– Ability to work in a team

We have enabled our application process to be fully online. Where necessary, we may conduct Zoom interviews with you.

We typically do not need a face to face interview for deployment in part time positions, so long as:

  1. You fulfill the requirements
  2. 2. You complete the online course and training module
  3. 3. You provide necessary documents and certification for verification of your identity and qualifications

We will review your application based on the submitted form as well as resume/ professional certification. Where necessary, we may contact you for an e-interview via Zoom. Please note that you will be able to apply for sessions to work only after completing the online course and assessment.

You will receive an email notification from us with an invitation to complete the online course and training module. This may typically take place within 2 weeks of your application.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The online course is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge so that we can serve the participants better. It is important that we know the key essentials of the service and the vaccine that is given. As a professional service, we need to be confident of the process and protocols, as well as to know when we need to escalate enquiries or situations to seniors/ nurses/ doctors on the ground quickly.

The course has been made easy to understand. There will be multiple choice questions for you to review your learning. You will have to complete the online course and training module before you can be cleared to apply for sessions to work.

There will also be on the job training as you begin work with us.

Do not be discouraged if you fail the online course and training module. You are welcome to try again, until you clear. If you are unable to clear the assessment despite attempts, please email [email protected].

The vaccination centre project is expected to last 1 year. The operating hours of the centre will remain the same throughout the duration of the project.

Yes, on the job training will be provided. Should you encounter difficulty on the ground, there will be ready seniors, site manager, nurses, doctors who will be around to assist you.

Thank you for considering others for the position. You can share the page link and password with your friends and they can likewise register on it.

Please note that the link to apply for work sessions is limited only to persons who have cleared the online course and training module with us.

Glossary

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

BMI in kg/m² Weight Category*
More than or equal to 30 Obese
25-29.9 Overweight
18.5-24.9 Healthy weight
Less than 18.5 Underweight

*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.

Category Systolic BP (mmHg) Diastolic BP (mmHg) (Heart muscle relax)
Normal Below 130 Below 80
High Normal Between 130 to 139 Between 80 to 89
Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)
140 and above 90 & 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 Shape Health 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.

Gender Fat percentage
Males satisfactory range 10-20%
Females satisfactory range 20-30%

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 Cholesterol Mmol/L Mg/dL
Desirable Below 5.2 Below  200
Borderline High Between 5.2 to 6.1 Between 200 to 239
High 6.2 & Above 240 & Above
HDL Mmol/L Mg/dL
Low Below 1.0 Below 40
Desirable Between 1.0 to 1.5 Between 40 to 59
High 1.6 & above 60 & above
LDL Mmol/L Mg/dL
Optimal Below 2.6 Below 100
Desirable Between 2.6 to 3.3 Between 100 to 129
Borderline High Between 3.4 to 4.0 Between 130 to 129
High Between 4.1 to 4.8 Between 160 to 129
Very High 4.9 & above 190 & above
Total/ HDL Ratio Mmol/L
Normal High
Below 4.5 4.5 and above
Triglycerides Mmol/L Mg/dL
Optimal Below 1.7 Below 150
Desirable Between 1.7 to 2.2 Between 150 to 199
Borderline High Between 2.3 to 4.4 Between 200 to 399
High 4.5 & above 400 & 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 Level Description
Below  6.0 mmol/L Blood glucose level is normal. No evidence of diabetes noted.
Between 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/L Blood 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 & Above Blood 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
Reactive You are immune. No vaccination against Hep A is required.
Non Reactive Primary 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)
Reactive Non Reactive
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) You have the Hepatitis B virus, please see your doctor for regular follow-up and screening You 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 required Results <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 Markers Description
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 only In 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 only Elevated Beta HCG levels may indicate testicular cancer in men.
Marker Ovarian (CA125) – for females only CA125 is a protein that may be elevated in cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast (CA15.3) – for females only The 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.

Markers Ref range (g/L)
Apolipoprotein A1 0.94-1.78
Apolipoprotein B 0.62-1.33
Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio 0.22-0.80

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-CRP CVD Risk
<1.0 mg/L Low risk for CVD
<1.0-3.0 mg/L Average risk for CVD
<3.0 mg/L Increased risk for CVD
>5.0 mg/L Suggestive 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.

Category ACR (mg/mmoL)
Normal <2.5mg/mmoL (male)<3.5mg/mmoL (female)
Microalbinuria 2.5 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.

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.

No Fasting is required. If you have chosen the Ultrasound Abdomen test, fasting of 8 hours is necessary. Drinking of plain water is encouraged. You may continue to take your medication for chronic diseases (e.g Hypertension, cholesterol), only omit your diabetic medication until you have had 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, kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 from the last day of your menstrual cycle for better accuracy.

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

CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) may be falsely elevated during menses, immediately before and immediately after menses. Aim to do the CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) test 1 week before or after your 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 from the last day of your menstrual cycle 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].

Healthier SG

Healthier SG is a national initiative providing support for Singaporeans to lead a healthier lifestyle, by proactively managing their health.

Being enrolled in Healthier SG, you will appoint a family doctor who will map a personalised health plan that meets your needs including review of lifestyle adjustments, screenings and vaccinations recommended for you. Under the Healthier SG initiative, Singaporeans will also enjoy subsidised nationally recommended screening, vaccinations, and chronic medication.  

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible to participate in Healthier SG. The current phase of enrolment is for those aged 60 years old and above and those aged 40 years old and above with chronic conditions.

You may enrol in Healthier SG with Minmed on Health Hub or simply walk-in to Minmed Clinic for on-the-spot enrolment.

Simply walk-in to any Minmed Clinic islandwide and we will assist you with the enrolment on the spot.

Upon completion of your first Health Plan consultation with our Minmed Doctor, you will receive $20 worth of Healthpoints (via the Healthy 365 app). The first Health Plan consultation is free.

During the first Health Plan consultation, our Minmed Doctor will review your health status with you, while discussing lifestyle improvements, health screening and vaccinations that you need. The first Health Plan consultation is free and upon completion, you will receive Healthpoints worth $20 (via the Healthy 365 app). 

You may enrol in Healthier SG even if you have existing health and insurance coverage, to be able to be supported by Healthier SG for more personalised and comprehensive care arrangements. 

You do not need to be a CHAS cardholder to enrol. Healthier SG enrolment is currently for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 60 years old and above and those aged 40 years old and above with chronic conditions.

Home Recovery

You may teleconsult our doctors on Minmed Connect (Available on Appstore / Google Play) if you require any medical attention, available 24/7.

Home Recovery is a means for eligible, fully vaccinated COVID-19 patients to recuperate in
the comfort of their homes.

You are eligible if you are:
– Fully Vaccinated
– Aged 12 – 69 years old
– Have mild or no symptoms
– Have no severe illness or co-morbidities
– No household member over 80 years old or deemed vulnerable e.g. pregnant, weak immune response
– Able to self-isolate in a room, preferably with an attached bathroom

The Home Recovery will end on Day 10 of illness without any further tests. You may opt for a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) swab on Day 6 of illness and be discharged if the test is negative or the viral load is low.

You will not be allowed to leave your designated area of isolation during your Home Recovery period.

Contactless transactions should be performed and items are to be bagged securely to reduce exposure to others. Food/groceries needs to be delivered for the household. Do maintain a high level of personal hygiene through washing your hands regularly with soap and practice good bathroom etiquette.

If you feel unwell or experience worsening of any of the symptoms below, contact a telemedicine provider or healthcare provider:
– Fever
– Acute Respiratory Infection symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache etc)
– Muscle ache
– Diarrhoea

If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, please call 995 immediately:
– Shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
– Chest pains or pressure on your chest
– Palpitations (fast beating or pounding of your heart)

MOH monitoring team will call or verify your location during isloation period. Please strictly adhere to the isolation order for the safety of your family and the community.

A dedicated telemedical provider will be assigned to you. Teleconsultations are available 24/7.

You are required to monitor your health at home, you need to submit daily report of health readings (temperature, pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation levels) at least once a day.

You may reach out to us on Telegram (@MinmedHomeRecovery) for any issues with regards to Home Recovery.

You may not have any symptoms or have mild symptoms when suffering from COVID-19, however the symptoms and condition may worsen. It is important that you understand your symptoms and take note of any warning signs so you can seek help when needed.

– Keep record of your health conditions and any medication you have taken. This helps medical professionals understand your conditions better, if necessary.
– Measure your temperature, pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation at least once a day
– Start monitoring your health condition if you have a working thermometer and oximeter at home. If you do not have these, MOH will deliver it to you.

Your Home Recovery Buddy is the single point of contact. If you need help, please call 6874 4939. Your designated Home Recovery Buddy may check in with you periodically and answer any of your queries during Home Recovery.

You will receive a care pack if you do not have an oximeter at home. The key item is the oximeter to onitor the oxygen saturation level. Call your Home Recovery Buddy at 6874 4939 for assistance.

There is no need to take ART tests if you are on Home Recovery.

If you are on Home Recovery and have received an Isolation Order, no discharge memo is required. You will be discharged from Day 10 of illness if you are feeling well and there is no need for further PCR tests because vaccinated individuals are unlikely to be infectious by this time.

Yes, it is a good infection control practise to disinfect your designated area of isolation after Home Recovery, especially shared facilities such as toilets.

For more information about Home Recovery, you can visit MOH website here.

If you are tested positive for COVID-19 and are enrolled under the Home Recovery Programme, your fees will be waived.

Home Visit Nurse

A home visit nurse is a licensed healthcare professional who provides medical attention to patients in their homes, including medical assessments, administering medications, and educating patients and caregivers on managing health conditions.

Home visit nurses can benefit patients who have difficulty traveling to a clinic, such as elderly patients, individuals with disabilities or chronic illnesses.

A home visit nurse can provide a range of medical services, including medical assessments, administering medications, conducting bedside procedures, wound care, managing chronic health conditions, and educating patients and caregivers on self-care.

You can schedule a home visit nurse by using our real time calendar online. Should you require round the clock nursing, please email [email protected].

During a home visit nurse appointment, the nurse will conduct a medical assessment, take vital signs, administer medications if needed, and provide education on managing your health condition. They may also provide recommendations for additional medical care or refer you to a physician if necessary.

Charges are from $65.00 (inclusive of GST) onwards, and are inclusive of the nurse visit and transportation. Additional fees apply for procedures, consumables and medication, and will be informed to you at the time of attendance.

The benefits of a home visit nurse include convenience, personalized care, and the ability to receive medical attention in the comfort of your own home. It can also be beneficial for individuals who have difficulty traveling to a clinic or hospital.

Homebased Baby Vaccination

Homebased vaccination can be a convenient option for you if you have concern about exposing your baby to potential infections in a clinic, or if you prefer the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Homebased vaccination is typically administered by our trained healthcare professionals, such as staff registered nurses and our Singapore Medical Council registered doctors. They are knowledgeable about vaccine administration and can ensure safe and effective vaccinations.

The costs are as reflected in the fee schedule above and include cost of transportation, consumables, equipment as well as administrative task of updating the National Immunisation Registry.

We will send a reminder to you before the scheduled appointment. During the appointment, a healthcare professional will administer the vaccines according to the recommended schedule. They will also provide information on potential side effects and post-vaccination care.

Ensure that the area where the vaccination will take place is clean and comfortable. Have your baby’s medical records and a list of any allergies or previous adverse reactions to vaccines ready for the healthcare professional.

Yes, you can always choose to have your baby vaccinated at our Minmed Clinics. You can opt to have some milestones completed at home and the others at our clinics as we use a centralised medical records information system, and have access to National Immunisation Registry, we will be able to continually keep track of administered vaccines.

If a scheduled vaccination is missed, parents should consult with us to catch up on the missed doses. It’s essential to maintain the recommended schedule to ensure optimal protection.

Homebased Health Screening

Homebased health 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.

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.

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, simply email us at [email protected] at least 3 working days before your appointment

Yes, simply email us at [email protected] at least 3 working days before your appointment. 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.

No Fasting is required. Drinking of plain water is encouraged. You may continue to take your regular medication, except for diabetic medication.

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.

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.

You are advised to conduct your medical check up 2 weeks after any vaccination.
If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccination, you are advised to schedule your mammogram or breast ultrasound appointment at least 6 weeks after receiving the vaccination.

You do not have to delay your health screening check up because of a recent infection.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after an infection and the results can be read in the context of a recent infection. Complications from a COVID-19 infection may also be detected and should be followed up. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had COVID-19 in the last 1 month.

Chest X-ray: May show infective changes when done after a recent COVID-19 infection and abnormalities should be followed up.

Pap Smear: Not necessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : Not necessary to wait

You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent COVID-19 vaccination.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after a vaccination and the results can be read in the context of a recent vaccination. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had vaccinations in the past 2 weeks.

Chest X-ray: Not neccessary to wait

Pap Smear: Not neccessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : You may still go for the tests without waiting but there might be occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes due to a recent vaccination and the findings can be read in the context of a recent vaccination.

Homebased Vaccination

The Minmed Homebased Vaccination programme serves the social equity by way of providing homebased vaccination services to clients enlisted by The Social Equity.

The homebased vaccination programme is delivered by a professional healthcare team of the Minmed Group, in accordance to clinical and MOH guidelines. Where appropriate, vaccines may be paid with subsidies from the subsidised vaccine programme of the MOH.

Appointments are made via this web page. In the event that a new appointment is required, kindly book another appointment and submit a request for cancellation for the old at the same time.

Once the appointment date and time is selected, the client will receive a confirmation email. The Minmed team will contact the client one day before the scheduled appointment date as reminder, and will inform the client to ready the necessary documents prior to home vaccination.

The Minmed team will arrive 1 hour prior or after the scheduled appointment time, subject to exigencies such as traffic environment and vaccine transport.

Minmed will typically send a state registered nurse who is familiar with vaccination protocols and is equipped to conduct childhood or adult vaccination. The nurse is supported by a doctor via teleconsultation.

For homebased childhood development assessment, Minmed will send a certified doctor to conduct the assessment.

The Minmed team is expected to arrive an hour prior or after the confirmed appointment time, subject to exigencies such as traffic environment and vaccine transport.

In the event that Minmed team is not punctual, the client may contact Minmed here.

The client will receive an email confirmation. The Minmed team will contact the client one day prior to date of appointment and advise on necessary preparation and documentation.

The Minmed team will arrive anytime within 1 hour before or after the scheduled date and time, conduct screening to ensure that the child is eligible and well, review past vaccination history, and conduct the vaccination in a safe manner. The Minmed team will bring all necessary equipment and consumables, as well as ensure that the vaccines are transported in a safe manner with good maintenance of the cold chain.

The Minmed team will also advise on the next vaccination appointment prior to leaving the site.

Clients shall be directed to contact Minmed via Whatsapp here.

The clients do not need to top-up for vaccines within the MOH vaccine subsidy scheme. However, if other vaccines are requested, or medication is provided, additional charges may apply.

You may refer to details of the vaccination subsidy scheme here.

You may refer to details of the vaccination subsidy scheme here.

HPV Vaccine

If you are above 26 years old, you should consult our doctor who will advise you on your suitability.

The vaccines are approved for clinical use in males 9 to 26 years old. In Singapore, Cervarix is licensed for use in females only, whilst Gardasil 9 is licensed for use in both males and females.

If you are above 26 years old, you should consult our doctor who will advise you on your suitability.

The vaccines are effective if given before your first sexual exposure, and have not been exposed to the HPV types covered by the vaccine.

The vaccine will still benefit if you have been sexually active, as you may not have been exposed to the HPV sub types covered by the vaccines.

The vaccination may not be suitable for you if you are sensitive to yeast or any of the vaccine components. If you are having a moderate or severe acute infectious illness, please wait till you have recovered before taking the vaccine.

It is not compulsory in Singapore, but it is highly recommended for females to protect themselves against cervical cancer. HPV vaccination is included in the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) and National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) for the target population of females aged 9 to 26.

Males are not included in the above schedules, although the vaccines are licensed for use and available to males who wish to be protected from HPV.

Studies have shown sustained protection against vaccine-targeted HPV-related diseases in long-term follow-up studies for the HPV vaccines.

There is currently no recommendation for additional doses or booster shots.

HPV vaccinations do not guarantee 100% protection, as with any other vaccination.

HPV vaccination is not a substitute for routine cervical cancer screening. Women are still encouraged to continue going for Pap Smear tests once every 3 years (25 – 29 years old), or HPV tests once every 5 years (age above 30).

HPV vaccination is not recommended for pregnant women. If you are found to be pregnant midway through your vaccination schedule, the remaining doses should be postponed until after delivery.

There is insufficient data to assess the effects of HPV vaccination on the breastfed infant. You may wish to discuss this with your doctor.

Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) Medical Check Up

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR. We do not accept cash.

Yes, the medical examination is required by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to ensure that LTVP applicants are in good health and do not pose a risk to public health in Singapore.

All applicants for the LTVP in Singapore, including spouses, step-children, and handicapped children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders, are required to undergo a medical examination.

The medical check-up typically includes a medical examination, HIV blood test and Chest X-ray.

The LTVP medical check up takes an estimated 30 to 45 minutes during our clinic non peak hours.

You will need to bring the following documents with you on the day of the check-up:

  • FIN card or In-Principle Approval Form
  • Medical Form
  • Our clinic payment methods: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR

Upon obtaining in-principle approval for your Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) application, you can verify the application status and obtain the Terms and Conditions for LTVP issuance, along with the medical report form (if applicable for a medical check-up). It is imperative that the applicant submits the completed forms within 30 days from the date of receiving in-principle approval; otherwise, the application will be considered as withdrawn.

It is preferred that you make an appointment so that we can serve you promptly. You may also choose to walk-in but it may be subject to waiting time.

Medical examinations requiring Chest X-ray are by appointment only.

Yes, we can prepare a hard copy of the results with our clinic stamp on request at no extra charge.

We can complete the examination and have you visit our other Minmed clinics with x-ray facilities located at Orchard, Changi Airport and Jurong at the specified fee inclusive of chest x-ray.

Alternatively, you can opt to complete the medical examination at that clinic and be referred to a x-ray center nearby. You will then pay the medical examination fee (without chest x-ray) at Minmed clinic, and pay separately the x-ray charge at the outsourced center. You will then be requested to return to the Minmed clinic with the x-ray results so that we can complete the endorsement of the medical examination form.

Lucence Cancer Screening

The regular LucenceINSIGHT™ test covers 12 cancer types: Breast, Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), Lung (Small cell lung cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer, Lung Neuroendocrine Tumor), Bile Duct, Colorectal, Nasopharyngeal, Liver, Pancreas, Cervical, Prostate.

On the other hand, LucenceINSIGHT™ PLUS covers 50 cancer types: Breast, Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), Lung (Small cell lung cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer, Lung Neuroendocrine Tumor), Bile Duct, Colorectal, Nasopharyngeal, Liver, Pancreas, Cervical, Prostate, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bladder, Endometrium, Eye, Head and Neck, Kidney, Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasm, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Oropharynx, Skin and Stomach.

In terms of accuracy, Lucence INSIGHT has an 80.9% chance of correctly spotting cancer cases (sensitivity) and a 99% chance of accurately ruling out the disease when it’s not present (specificity).

Reference: https://insight.lucence.com/

LucenceINSIGHT™ serves as a comprehensive tool for early detection across a spectrum of up to 50 cancers, using a straightforward blood test. It identifies cancer-related changes in circulating DNA fragments, known as circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), released by cancer cells into the bloodstream. Your report will indicate the presence or absence of these “Cancer Signals” as either “Detected” or “Not Detected,” allowing further assessment by your healthcare provider as needed.

Based on our proprietary next-generation sequencing technology, LucenceINSIGHT™ screens for the signal of cancer with a sensitivity of 80.9% and a specificity of 99%3.

Reference: https://insight.lucence.com/

Early cancer detection is recommended for everyone as a 78% of cancer-related deaths are not addressed by recommended screening methods. Statistics show that early diagnosis can enhance survival rates by up to four times. By identifying cancer at its earliest stages, treatment options are often more effective and less invasive, leading to improved chances of survival and a better quality of life for patients. Furthermore, early detection can empower individuals with the opportunity for proactive management and potentially prevent the disease from progressing to advanced stages.

References:
American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer.html
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Global Cancer Observatory. https://gco.iarc.fr/. 2020 Data, Accessed Dec 2022.

LucenceINSIGHT™ is recommended in conjunction with existing screening tools for:

  • Individuals aged 40 and above without personal history of cancer
  • Individuals with elevated risk for cancer (eg, family history of cancer, diet, lifestyle etc)

Note: LucenceINSIGHT™ is not recommended for use in individuals who are pregnant, or have a history of cancer in the past 3 years. 

LucenceINSIGHT™ examines changes in genes, which are like instructions for cell growth and function. Sometimes, alterations (mutations) in genes can make cells grow uncontrollably, leading to cancer.

In contrast, cancer marker tests like CA19-9 or CA-125 look for higher levels of specific proteins produced by cancer cells.

In summary, gene mutations and protein markers play a cause-and-effect role in cancer detection. LucenceINSIGHT™ complements routine cancer screening tools provided by your healthcare provider, offering additional clarity in early cancer detection.

It’s typically recommended to have screenings annually.

Regular annual screenings play a vital role in detecting cancer at its earliest stages when treatment is often most effective. These screenings allow healthcare providers to monitor any changes in your health and detect potential signs of cancer early on. Your healthcare provider will determine the most suitable screening frequency based on your individual risk factors and medical history.

Medication

Our weight loss injection pen is used to administer a medication called Liraglutide. Liraglutide works by mimicking a natural hormone in your body called GLP-1, which helps to regulate appetite and blood sugar levels. 

The weight loss medication works like GLP-1 by reducing cravings and increasing feeling of satiety, which leads to eating fewer calories.

The weight loss medication is self-administered via an injection pen.

You have the option to inject the medication into your abdomen (stomach area), thigh, or upper arm, as advised by your doctor based on your individual needs. Ensure you do not inject into a vein or muscle. 

Minmed’s medical professionals will walk you through the injection process step-by-step, ensuring you feel confident and comfortable administering it yourself.

Yes, it is safe. The weight loss medication uses the pharmcotheraphy approach and is approved by the Health Science Authority (HSA).

Chronic diseases like obesity usually require long-term treatment. Be sure to schedule a visit with your respective healthcare provider 2 weeks  after beginning the weight loss program  for a progress review.

Individual responses may differ. While some users may experience side effects, others may not.

Possible common side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Constipation 
  • Vomiting 

Less possible common side effects:

  • Injection site reaction 
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness 
  • Stomach pain 
  • Inflammation in the pancreas

Always wash your hands and clean the injection site with an alcohol swab before and after each injection.

1. Take the needle and tear off the paper tab and screw it to the pen tightly

2. Remove inner and outer caps to expose needle 

3. Select the intended dose by dialling on the dose counter.

4. Press on the dose button for 5 seconds, removing only when the dose counter has returned to zero

5. Remove the pen from injection site and dispose of the needle safely. 

6. Ensure pen is capped back and stored away from direct sunlight.

The medication is intended to be self-injected under the skin, usually on the stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm as instructed by your GP doctor. It is not to be injected into a vein or muscle.

Speak to our GP doctors for any concerns you might have about the weight loss injections.

Generally, a weight loss of >5% after 12 weeks of maintenance dose is considered a positive response to the weight loss medication.

The medication is a daily injectable which should be administered according to the dosing schedule which our GP doctor will tailor for you after your first in-clinic consultation. 

The medication can be administered any time of the day, before or after a meal.

Never adjust your dose unless instructed by your doctor.

Within 12 hours: Inject it as soon as you remember.

More than 12 hours: Skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule the next day.

Never take a double dose or increase the next dose to make up for a missed one.

If unsure, consult with our GP doctors.

The injection process is super fast and easy. 

The pain factor can be described as a light pinch on the skin because the needles used are very small and thin.

This medication is a prescribed weight loss injection pen recommended for 3 groups of people: 

  • Adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) & weight-related medical problems
  • Adults who are obese (BMI ≥30)
  • Children aged 12-17 years with a body weight above 60 kg and obesity

Book an appointment to consult our GP doctor to find out more.

  • Always remember to store new, unused pens in the refrigerator between 2°C to 8°C.
  • After first use, store in a refrigerator or at room temperature between 15°C to 30°C  and away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Don’t freeze the injection pens. Pens that have been frozen must not be used.
  • After you have dispensed your dose and thrown away the needle safely, remember to cap your pen back so that there isn’t any degradation of the medication. 
  • Never inject liraglutide if the expiration date has passed.
  • Never share your pen or needle with anyone else. 
  • Always use a new, sterile needle for each injection. 
  • Don’t attempt to refill the pen yourself. It’s a single-use device.

Make sure to throw away used pens after 30 days even if they still have solution left in them.

Once you’ve removed the needle from your weight loss injection pen, dispose of it safely in a sharps box or you can refer to the MOH guidelines on proper disposal of sharps.

Minmed Sanctuary

Counselling or psychotherapy is a professional therapeutic process that offers support for diverse life and mental health challenges. The counsellor can support you in navigating personal issues, stress management, and overall well-being enhancement. The counselling and psychotherapy process also aims to support you in not just overcoming challenges, but thriving and living a more enriching and meaningful life. Discover the personalised guidance and emotional growth benefits of counselling.

You may benefit from counselling if you recognise signs in your life like persistent stress, feeling stuck, unmanageable anxiety, disruptive mood fluctuations or negative patterns and difficulties in relationships. Counselling can be beneficial for you as well if you have experienced a traumatic and stressful event and find yourself struggling to cope effectively with the difficult emotions that follow. Explore the benefits of counselling for tailored support and mental well-being enhancements.

Counsellors can work with you to address a wide spectrum of concerns, including managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties and more.

We value and prioritise our clients’ trust and privacy. All information communicated between the counsellor and client is kept strictly confidential. Do note that there are exceptions to confidentiality in compliance with counselling ethical guidelines and Singapore law.

Exceptions to confidentiality:
– Where a client presents a danger to self, others or to property
– Where there is reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect of child, dependent, elder or vulnerable adult
– Information involving the abuse of children and vulnerable adults
– Disclosures of breaking the law
– Information has been requested by court or legal body

Ready to schedule? Easily book your appointment here for convenient and personalised mental health support.

Our counsellors are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, Brainspotting, and Schema Therapy. We also take a trauma-informed approach to working with clients. The counsellor will work closely with you to assess your needs and situation to determine what approach and intervention can benefit you. Experience personalised mental health support through these effective methods.

Yes, we offer counselling for individuals, couples, and families. Tailored support for unique needs. Prioritise relationships and well-being with our comprehensive services.

Our standard session lasts 60 minutes, with additional time billed in 15-minute blocks. Book personalised mental health support online.

Yes, we offer counselling packages to provide enhanced value and support for our clients:
– 5-Session Package: 5% discount off
– 10-Session Package: 10% discount off

We provide counselling for adolescents, youths and adults.

Yes, we provide Employee Assistance Programs. Find out more and contact us for bookings or inquiries regarding our EAP services.

Certainly! We offer room rentals at a rate of $30 before GST. Book your space here.

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 fully subsidised basic health screening and flu vaccination package.

MOE is also providing a health screening subsidy of up to $40 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 49 and below or up to $80 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 50 and above  (Note: The subsidy quantum is subject to a 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.

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 chargeable at $10.80 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 contact us in Telegram (http://t.me/minmedgroup) 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).

The MOE health screening and flu vaccination programme is organised for 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 officers under the direct payroll of MOE are entitled to the fully subsidised basic health screening and flu vaccination package. MOE staff will include the following:

  • Teaching Staff, i.e., EOs, MKEs, AEDs and NIE trainees
  • Non-Teaching Staff, i.e., EAS

Note: Staff attending the health screening and/or flu vaccination programmes are required to show their Civil Service Card for verification purposes

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, kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 from the last day of your menstrual cycle for better accuracy.

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

CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) may be falsely elevated during menses, immediately before and immediately after menses. Aim to do the CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) test 1 week before or after your 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.

MOE Screening

All MOE officers under the direct payroll of MOE are entitled to the fully subsidised basic health screening and flu vaccination package.

MOE is also providing a health screening subsidy of up to $40 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 49 and below or up to $80 per staff per calendar year for staff aged 50 and above  (Note: The subsidy quantum is subject to a 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.

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 chargeable at $10.80 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.

The MOE health screening and flu vaccination programme is organised for 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 officers under the direct payroll of MOE are entitled to the fully subsidised basic health screening and flu vaccination package. MOE staff will include the following:

  • Teaching Staff, i.e., EOs, MKEs, AEDs and NIE trainees
  • Non-Teaching Staff, i.e., EAS

Note: Staff attending the health screening and/or flu vaccination programmes are required to show their Civil Service Card for verification purposes

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, kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 from the last day of your menstrual cycle for better accuracy.

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

CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) may be falsely elevated during menses, immediately before and immediately after menses. Aim to do the CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) test 1 week before or after your 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.

MWC Fitness

We offer rhythm cycling classes from Fridays to Sundays at the Shiseido Forest Valley, facing the Jewel Rain Vortex on Level 1. Yoga, barre and pilates are available on most mornings at the Canopy Park. For more details on the schedule, please see our website.

No, fitness studios welcome individuals of all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced. Classes are often designed to accommodate various skill levels, and instructors provide modifications and progressions to ensure everyone can participate at their own pace. You are however advised to consult a doctor if you have pre-existing medical conditions or are concerned about your fitness or your readiness to exercise.

The duration of classes can vary, but they typically range from 45 minutes to an hour.

We recommend advance bookings to secure a spot in popular classes. Drop-in options may be available on the day of the session if there are available spots.

Generally, it is recommended to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated, a towel, comfortable workout attire, and appropriate athletic shoes. Some classes may require specific equipment, such as yoga mats or cycling shoes. Please refer to our website and your confirmation email for specific instructions.

No, fitness studios cater to individuals of all ages. We strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for people from different demographics, including seniors, adults, and even children or teenagers, depending on the specific classes offered.

We do not offer membership options at Minmed Wellness Collective at Jewel Changi Airport.

MWC Health Screening

Services offered at Minmed Wellness Collective include comprehensive health screening package and vaccination follow-ups. Health screening typically includes history review, physical examination, blood tests, imaging scans (X-rays, ultrasounds and mammogram), cardiac assessments (electrocardiogram and treadmill), cancer screenings, and lifestyle counselling.

The duration of a health screening can vary depending on the specific package or tests chosen. Generally, it can take less than 1 hour to complete all the required examinations and consultations.

The frequency of health screenings depends on various factors such as age, gender, medical history, and risk factors. It is advisable to consult with our healthcare professional who can assess your individual needs and recommend an appropriate screening schedule.

While health screening centers provide comprehensive assessments, they generally aim to detect signs or risk factors for diseases rather than providing a definitive diagnosis. If any abnormalities are found during the screening, further diagnostic tests may be recommended to confirm a diagnosis.

The cost of a health screening can vary depending on the package chosen, additional tests required, and the healthcare facility. Prices typically range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. It is advisable to check with the specific health screening center for their pricing details.

Our test packages do not require fasting, which means you can have your blood test taken anytime. The only test that requires fasting will be the abdominal ultrasound scan.

Non-Fasting

The Non-fasting Health Screening approach ensures that you can prioritize your health without sacrificing your comfort.

You can skip the need to plan around meal schedules or feel hungry and fatigued during the screening, and still get accurate results.

It also reduces the risk of hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes.

Yes they are, local studies have shown no significant differences between fasted and non-fasted blood samples for cholesterol levels. HbA1C for glucose monitoring is also a well-established test.

While it is not necessary to fast, we will advise avoiding alcohol or a heavy meal just before your blood test.

If you are going for a Treadmill Stress Test, certain blood pressure medications such as beta-blockers may need to be stopped prior to the test. You should not smoke or drink caffeinated drinks at least 3 hours before the test.

HbA1C is used to screen for diabetes. HbA1C tells us the blood glucose control over the last 3 months by measuring sugar molecules attached to your red blood cells. Concurrently, a non-fasted random blood glucose level is run. The normal cut-off for random blood glucose will be different from fasted blood glucose. 

If your random blood glucose or HbA1C is abnormal, you may be required to do fasting blood glucose to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes.

There should be no significant difference in your cholesterol levels between the fasted and non-fasted blood samples. The cholesterol levels would be interpreted as normal.

Abdominal Ultrasound requires at least 6 hours of fasting before the procedure.

If you are planning to go for an abdominal ultrasound, please ensure that you have fasted for the recommended time period before your scheduled appointment.

If your HbA1C is borderline or your random glucose is high, your doctor may advise you to do a fasting glucose to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes.

If your triglyceride level is extremely elevated, your doctor may advise you to do a fasted lipid panel.

Onsite Health Screening

The Non-fasting Health Screening approach ensures that you can prioritize your health without sacrificing your comfort.

You can skip the need to plan around meal schedules or feel hungry and fatigued during the screening, and still get accurate results.

It also reduces the risk of hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes.

Yes they are, local studies have shown no significant differences between fasted and non-fasted blood samples for cholesterol levels. HbA1C for glucose monitoring is also a well-established test.

While it is not necessary to fast, we will advise avoiding alcohol or a heavy meal just before your blood test.

If you are going for a Treadmill Stress Test, certain blood pressure medications such as beta-blockers may need to be stopped prior to the test. You should not smoke or drink caffeinated drinks at least 3 hours before the test.

HbA1C is used to screen for diabetes. HbA1C tells us the blood glucose control over the last 3 months by measuring sugar molecules attached to your red blood cells. Concurrently, a non-fasted random blood glucose level is run. The normal cut-off for random blood glucose will be different from fasted blood glucose. 

If your random blood glucose or HbA1C is abnormal, you may be required to do fasting blood glucose to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes.

There should be no significant difference in your cholesterol levels between the fasted and non-fasted blood samples. The cholesterol levels would be interpreted as normal.

Abdominal Ultrasound requires at least 6 hours of fasting before the procedure.

If you are planning to go for an abdominal ultrasound, please ensure that you have fasted for the recommended time period before your scheduled appointment.

If your HbA1C is borderline or your random glucose is high, your doctor may advise you to do a fasting glucose to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes.

If your triglyceride level is extremely elevated, your doctor may advise you to do a fasted lipid panel.

Please refer to the recommended health screening guidelines. You are encouraged to refer to this list when making your selection.

If you require any opinions, pre-screening consultation with our doctors is available via our Minmed Connect mobile app.

It is important that you select your health screening tests with appropriate guidelines, information and advice available. You can still discuss your selection with our team during your health screening.

More information on the tests can be found here.

You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent infection.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after an infection and the results can be read in the context of a recent infection. Complications from a COVID-19 infection may also be detected and should be followed up. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had COVID-19 in the last 1 month.

Chest X-ray: May show infective changes when done after a recent COVID-19 infection and abnormalities should be followed up.

Pap Smear: Not necessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : Not necessary to wait

You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent COVID-19 vaccination.

Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after a vaccination and the results can be read in the context of a recent vaccination. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had vaccinations in the past 2 weeks.

Chest X-ray: Not neccessary to wait

Pap Smear: Not neccessary to wait

Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : You may still go for the tests without waiting but there might be occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes due to a recent vaccination and the findings can be read in the context of a recent vaccination.

It is acceptable to go for health screening when you are having your menses. However, kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 from the last day of your menstrual cycle for better accuracy.

CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) may be falsely elevated during menses, immediately before and immediately after menses. Aim to do the CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) test 1 week before or after your menses.

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.

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.

Your health screening report will typically be available on the next working day.

You will receive a notification via email once your screening 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.

Follow up review of your screening is essential. Schedule for your complimentary review via our Minmed Connect mobile app.

If you have forgotten your password, please reset your password here.

The refund will be processed immediately. However, do allow 5-7 working days for it to be reflected on your bank statement.

Feel free to contact us via Whatsapp here. We will respond within 24 hours.

Making payment via the app before the appointment secures your booking, streamlines the process, and ensures a smoother and more efficient experience for you on the day of screening.

Other Information and support

Our weight loss program is equipped with support from a nutritionist, who will provide guidance on dietary recommendations and meal planning.

Effective weight loss must include a change in lifestyle choices which is why our weight loss program also comes with complimentary fitness sessions to get you moving. Choose the classes you like and move at a pace that you are comfortable with. 

Anything that’s about your eating habits and nutrition! Based on your concerns and history, our nutritionist will be able to support you with guidance on dietary recommendations and meal planning.

Consult our GP doctor for more guidance and advice.

Yes, you can travel internationally with your Saxenda pen, but some planning is necessary.

Check with your airline’s website for any specific regulations regarding travelling with medications.

While not always required, a doctor’s note explaining your need for prescribed injections can be helpful if you encounter any issues at customs.

At Minmed Fitness, we provide a wide range of exciting and trendy fitness classes ranging from rhythm cycle, reformers pilates, yoga and barre which are conducted within the lush surrounds of Jewel Changi Airport or in our Zion studio. 

Keep an open mind and try out different classes to find out what you like. And most importantly, move at your own pace. A little step is better than none.

There might be some surprising connection between weight loss and emotional well-being.If you ever feel want to confide in someone within a safe space, there’s always our experienced counsellor waiting for you at Minmed Sanctuary.

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.

Paediatric Clinic

Yes! Minmed Paediatrics offer same-day appointments for fuss-free visits with no waiting time.

Our clinic staff will call you up to schedule another appointment.

Pack diapers, wipes, an extra outfit or two and pacifiers. If your baby is formula fed, add a bottle. If you’re breastfeeding, be prepared to do it in the waiting room or the office.

It is normal for babies to cry briefly after vaccinations. They may also experience mild soreness, redness, swelling, fever, or a small lump at the injection site. These side effects are usually mild and go away within a few days.

Get the missed dose as soon as possible. You do not have to restart the whole vaccination schedule. Book your same day appointment with Minmed paediatrics.

Yes, do bring the hard copy Health Booklet to the clinic so that the doctors/nurses can record the vaccinations given or the outcome of their assessment in the hard copy Health Booklet.

In milder cases yes, but your child may be fussy or have a harder time tolerating any side effects if he/she is not feeling well. Defer vaccines if possible especially when your child is having a fever.

Sleep training is a set of strategies and techniques used to help infants and young children learn to sleep independently and develop healthy sleep patterns.

Find out more: https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/helping-baby-sleep

Minmed Paediatric Sleep Training Package includes 2 one-on-one consultations with a sleep specialist to create a personalised sleep plan tailored to your family’s needs.

Each assessment session takes about 15-20 minutes, including exploring parental observations and concerns, and physical assessment of the child.

Find out more: https://www.moh.gov.sg/resources-statistics/childhood-developmental-screening

Most developmental delays will resolve on their own, but early intervention services can help your child catch up to their peers and reach their full potential. Without early intervention, developmental delays can become more serious. Therefore, it is important to seek support as soon as possible if you think your child may have a delay.

Allergy testing can be done at any age, but allergy skin tests are generally not recommended for children under the age of 6 months. This is because children’s immune systems are still developing and may be less accurate in very young children.

The most common allergens in children are food allergens, such as milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. Other common allergens include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and mould.

Most children outgrow their allergies to milk, eggs, wheat, and soy, but not all children do. However, only about 25% of children outgrow their peanut allergy.

Payment

Your work schedule will be processed at the end of the month and you will be paid between Day 7 to 14 of the following month. We seek your understanding that the time will be necessary for us to process in due of the large staff pool.

Salaries will be made via direct bank transfers.

Permanent Resident (PR) Medical Check Up

Our available modes of payment are: NETS, VISA/MASTER Card, GrabPay, SGQR. We do not accept cash.

All individuals applying for Singapore PR status, including main applicants and their family members, are obligated to undergo this medical screening. This includes spouses and children included in the PR application.

The time to obtain the results of the PR Medical Check Up is within 48 hours.

You will have to bring your In-Principle Approval Form and Medical Form for your check up appointment.

Missing the deadline for the medical check-up may lead to delays in your PR application or renewal process. It’s essential to complete the check-up within the specified timeframe to avoid complications.

It is preferred that you make an appointment so that we can serve you promptly. You may also choose to walk-in but it may be subject to waiting time.

Medical examinations requiring Chest X-ray are by appointment only.

Yes, we can prepare a hard copy of the results with our clinic stamp on request at no extra charge.

We can complete the examination and have you visit our other Minmed clinics with x-ray facilities located at Orchard, Changi Airport and Jurong at the specified fee inclusive of chest x-ray.

Alternatively, you can opt to complete the medical examination at that clinic and be referred to a x-ray center nearby. You will then pay the medical examination fee (without chest x-ray) at Minmed clinic, and pay separately the x-ray charge at the outsourced center. You will then be requested to return to the Minmed clinic with the x-ray results so that we can complete the endorsement of the medical examination form.

Pneumococcal Vaccine
  1. Refer to your immunisation record here
  2. Check with your regular clinic
  3. Continue to make your appointment and let our doctor assess you prior to your vaccination

Yes, it is possible for you to do so. Our doctor will typically inject the vaccine on separate arms, and will advise you prior to the vaccination.

Our doctor will assess and recommend accordingly. If you are due to obtain both the PCV13 and PPSV23, then you will be given the PCV13 first, followed by PPSV23 8 weeks or 1 year later.

We are able to conduct the Pneumococcal vaccination if you are under the age of 65. However, you will not be eligible for CHAS subsidies, unless you are deemed medically eligible.

It is thus not possible for you to book an appointment on the health appointment system if you are less than 65 years of age. You may however visit our clinic, so that our doctor can advise on your suitability accordingly.

Inform our doctors if you have past allergies to this vaccine, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test for Corporate

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests are conducted by partner laboratories and results usually return 24-30 hours later. The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test remains the most accurate test available for COVID-19 testing and is thus more expensive than the ART.

For Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, we will need proof of identity by way of your NRIC/FIN/Passport.

Yes, you can prepare a list of attendees whom will need Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for us. We will then pre-register participants within our system and this will allow us to serve all faster.

PRPP is necessary when our clinics conduct Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. It is a manner which allows us to update the MOH as well as ascertain the risk categories of patients whom are undergoing the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) results will be sent via email in 30-36hrs after the test.

Results will be sent to the registered email in a standard format. Where necessary, you may request a hardcopy at any of our clinics.

If your Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test is positive, we will initiate a referral to NCID for further management.

If the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test is inconclusive, we will repeat the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test again.

Yes, participants may walk in to any of our clinics for a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) without making an appointment beforehand.

However, we seek your understanding that if there are participants whom have made appointments prior, there may be a short waiting time.

In the Pre-Departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Swab Test setting, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) memos are issued and dated on the day the result is made available from the laboratory. Depending on your destination of travel, the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) certificate is typically valid for up to 72 hours.

Yes, corporate discounts are available for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for corporate clients. Please submit the contact us form, or email [email protected].

Please complete the contact us form for more information on this.

Yes, we can provide regular updates on attendance for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests so long as we have the consent of the participants for disclosure. This is likewise the same for test results.

We welcome requests for offsite COVID-19 testing.

We will conduct a site recce and explain the site set-up. The space requirements will depend on the anticipated attendance and workflow. We can provide high capacity testing by scaling up our testing teams accordingly, but this will require adequate space for operations.

Minmed will submit the offsite testing plan to MOH for approval on your behalf at no charge. Please note that a lead up time of at least 1 week may be necessary for approval.

We do not charge for offsite deployment, though a minimum headcount for billing will be necessary.

We will need at least 30 minutes for site set-up.

For multiday events, we can opt to either leave the set-up as it is through the event, or perform set-up and take down on a daily basis. We will need a secure area for storage of equipment.

Space needs will be dependent on the attendance as well as service capacity requested. We will advise upon site recce.

The COVID-19 PCR swab test will be taken from both nostrils according to the lab guideline, and the COVID-19 Serology IgM test will be taken from the venous blood by a professional phlebotomist.

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.

Radiology

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.

Mammogram is an X-ray that yields images of the breast to look for microcalcifications while a breast ultrasound is an imaging study that converts high speed sound waves into pictures to assess the tissues within the breasts. A mammogram is conducted by compression of each breast in turn between two flat plates for a few seconds whilst the X-ray is taken. A breast ultrasound uses a small hand-held probe to move across the breasts, and takes about 10 to 30 minutes to complete the imaging.

A breast ultrasound is useful to:

  • Evaluate the cause of breast abnormalities  
  • Determine the nature of the breast lump (fluid or solid)
  • Supplement other tests such as a mammogram or a breast MRI
  • Aid the placement of needles for procedures such as a biopsy

Breast ultrasound cannot replace a mammogram in detecting microcalcifications useful in early breast cancer detection.

Prior to screening:

  • Book your mammogram appointment at least one week after your menstrual period to avoid the period of increased breast sensitivity and tenderness that happens right before and during a menstrual period.

On the day of screening:

  • Wear a two-piece outfit as you will be required to undress from the waist up.
  • Avoid using any perfume, deodorant, powder or ointment on your underarms or breasts.

You are advised to conduct your medical check up 2 weeks after any vaccination.
If you have recently received the COVID-19 vaccination, you are advised to schedule your mammogram or breast ultrasound appointment at least 6 weeks after receiving the vaccination.

Rhythm Cycling

Rhythm cycling, also known as indoor cycling or spin cycling, is a group fitness activity that involves riding stationary bikes in a synchronized manner to the beat of music. It combines cardiovascular exercise with rhythm-based movements and is typically led by an instructor.

Rhythm cycling offers several benefits, including improved cardiovascular fitness, increased calorie burn, strengthened leg muscles, enhanced endurance, stress reduction, and a fun and energetic workout experience.

In a rhythm cycling class, you can expect a dynamic and high-energy workout. The instructor will guide you through different riding positions, such as seated, standing, and hovering, while incorporating choreographed movements to the rhythm of the music. Classes typically involve intervals of varying intensity, sprints, climbs, and upper body exercises using hand weights.

It is recommended to wear comfortable workout attire, such as moisture-wicking clothing. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the class. We provide towels and cycling shoes.

Our rhythm cycling classes usually last between 45 minutes to an hour, including warm-up and cool-down periods.

The frequency of attending rhythm cycling classes depends on your fitness goals and overall workout routine. It is recommended to incorporate a variety of cardiovascular and strength training exercises into your weekly routine. Aim for at least two to three rhythm cycling classes per week for balanced fitness.

Yes, you can adjust the intensity of your workout in rhythm cycling classes. Each participant can control their own bike’s resistance knob, allowing them to modify the difficulty level to match their fitness level and goals. Our instructor will provide guidance on recommended resistance levels and encourage you to listen to your body.

Rhythm cycling is generally a low-impact exercise that puts minimal stress on the joints. However, if you have specific joint issues or concerns, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program.