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Health Screening Singapore 101: Answering all your frequently asked health screening questions

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Which health screening package is best in Singapore?

A health screening package suitable for an individual takes into multiple considerations such as age, gender, previous medical history, and current medical concerns. It is difficult to generically recommend a health screening package for every individual.

However, if you are generally healthy with no significant health concerns, there are packages based on age recommendations.

For example, an individual in his/her 30s may consider taking up the Noble ($208) package. An individual in his/her 40s/50s may require more tests like ultrasounds/mammograms and select the Royal ($612) / Jewel ($1299) / Marvel ($2100) packages for a full body check up.

If in doubt, do consider speaking to a doctor.

Does the polyclinic do health screening?

It depends on the polyclinic. For instance, SingHealth states they provide screening for diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol only. The tests, if needed, would be ordered by doctors.

National Healthcare Group provides health screening such as cardiovascular risk screening, colorectal cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening. Part of these, such as the cardiovascular screening, may include a blood test to check for high cholesterol and diabetes.

Please enquire with the polyclinic directly should you have a question.

Is health screening free in Singapore?

Screen For Life, the National Health Screening Programme provides various subsidies for Singaporean citizens. Screen for Life allows you to screen chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, cervical and breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

You are entitled to the following subsidies:

  • Pioneer Generation (PG) - Free
  • Merdeka Generation (MG) - $2
  • Community Health Assist (CHAS) Card Blue / Orange - $2
  • Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Card Green / Eligible Singapore Citizens - $5
Selected screening services for 3 different age groups which are eligible for Screen for Life (SFL) subsidies.

Image: Health Promotion Board (HPB)

What does a full health screening include?

Most basic health screening include tests for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, liver and kidney function tests and Body Mass Index (BMI).

A full health screening may come in the form of health screening packages which include more comprehensive tests such as Electrocardiograms (ECG), Chest X-Rays, Treadmill Stress Test, Ultrasound Tests and even PAP Smears or Mammograms.

Are health screenings worth it?

Regular health screening is worth it as it enables you to find out if you have a particular condition, despite you feeling perfectly fine or not showing any symptoms. Early detection means you may start treatment early and this results in better outcomes.

Can I claim MediSave for health screening?

You are able to use MediSave for various diagnostic tests. This is subject to eligibility criteria and caps. For more information, please check the CPF website.

How do I book an appointment for health screening?

ATA Medical is a one-stop health screening centre, equipped with a Chest X-Ray, Ultrasound, Bone Mass Density and Treadmill Stress Test machine. We also provide a variety of comprehensive health screening packages for different needs and age groups.

You may book your health screening with us easily through our contact form, or through WhatsApp.

The information provided through this website is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You agree that makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the use of this information. Please consult a doctor if you have a medical concern.