Polyclinics are healthcare centres that provide primary care such as medical treatment, preventive healthcare, and health education, at a subsidised cost.
They are located throughout Singapore. Patients can be referred from polyclinics to hospitals if they need more specialised treatment, or be warded if needed.
A polyclinic provides the following services:
The admission to a community hospital for inpatient care is arranged through referrals from your doctor in the public and private acute hospitals. The community hospital will then update you on the transfer.
Prior to the admission, the community hospital will conduct means-testing to determine if the patient is eligible for subsidies. If qualifies, subsidies are available from Medifund, MediShield Life, and ElderShield to assist you to defray the cost of staying in a community hospital.
You may also visit the online
E-care locator to find service providers near you.