24-Hour Clinics & Hospital A&Es in Singapore (2020): A Singaporean's Guide to Rates and Surcharges
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24-Hour Clinics & Hospital A&Es in Singapore (2020): A Singaporean's Guide to Rates and Surcharges

Ruth Lum
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I was 13 years old when I had my first brush with a midnight medical emergency.

It was in the middle of the night when I woke up after having difficulty breathing due to a choking pain in my throat.

My family doctor’s clinic doesn’t operate around the clock.

So we had to visit the Accident & Emergency (A&E) facility at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

TTSH A&E department ambulance
Source: Today Online

Lucky for me, I survived the ordeal.

Although I did not have a proper explanation as to what happened, save for the fact that my bronchioles (info: air passages inside the lungs) were “frozen”.

I remember going to school after and recounting how my bronchioles froze as a result of me having copious amounts of ice cream.

But enough about my frozen lungs.

Emergencies like these are unprecedented and hence everyone should be mentally prepared.

Here’s a list of 24 hour clinics in Singapore you can turn to in your time of need.


24 Hour Clinics in Singapore (2020)

Here’s a list of 24-hour clinics to tend to all your healthcare needs regardless of day or time.

24-Hour ClinicAddress of ClinicEnquiriesConsultation Fees
(after midnight)
24-hour Clinics at Central
Thomson 24-Hour Family Clinic
(A&E + 24-hr family clinic)
339 Thomson Road,
Singapore 307677
6250 2222From $98
Unihealth 24hr Clinic#01-218, 178 Toa Payoh Central, 3101786203 1639Before 12am: $22

After 12am: $85
24-hour Clinics at North-East
Central 24-HR Clinic Group681 Hougang Ave 8, #01-831,
Singapore 530681
6387 6965From $110
24-hour Clinics at North
Central Clinic and Surgery (Yishun)Block 701A Yishun Avenue 5, #01-04
Singapore 761701
6759 7985From $110
24-hour Clinics at North-West
Prohealth 24-Hour Medical ClinicBlock 259 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, #01-18
Singapore 671259
6765 2115Weekdays $82-86
Weekends $86-92
24-hour Clinics at West
Central Clinic and Surgery (Clementi)Block 450 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-291
Singapore 120450
6773 2925From $110
Unihealth 24hr Clinic135 Jurong Gateway Road #01-317 Singapore 6001356970 5868Before 12am: $22

After 12am: $85
24-hour Clinics at East
Central Clinic and Surgery (Bedok)Block 219 Bedok Central, #01-124
Singapore 460219
6247 6122From $110
Central Tampines 24-Hr Family ClinicBlock 201D Tampines Street 21
#01-1151
6786 7228From $130
Changi Airport
Raffles Medical Airport 24-hr Clinic
65 Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 3
#B2-MS-15
Singapore 819663
6241 8818From $100
Unihealth 24hr Clinic214 Bedok North Street 1, #01-171
Singapore 460214
6904 3488 Before 12am: $22

After 12am: $85

Hospitals A&E: Fees and Charges (2020)

Most 24-hr clinics listed above have consultation fee starting from under $100.

If you’re headed to the A&E department, be prepared to shell out more than $100 just for them to attend to you. Further consultation fees are a separate charge and varies depending on your needs and subsidies.

HospitalA&E: Emergency Department Attendance Fees

(fees after 12am)
AreaA&E Contact Information
Mount Elizabeth$162CentralNovena: 6933 0100 (A&E)
6933 0000 (general)

Orchard: 6731 2218 / 6731 2219 (A&E)
6737 2666 (general)
Gleneagles Hospital$160Central6473 7222 (general)
Raffles$139.10 - $149.80Central6311 1111 (24hrs general line)

6311 1555 (A&E)
Parkway East Hospital$132.68East6377 3737 (24-hours hotline)

6344-7588
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
(TTSH)
$128Central6256 6011 (24hrs general)

6357 8866
Changi General Hospital$126East6788 8833 (24-hours general enquiries)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
(KTPH)
$122North6555 8000 (general)
National University Hospital
(NUH)
$121.00West6779 5555 (24-hours general line)

6772 5000 (emergency)
Singapore General Hospital
(SGH)
$121.00Central6321 4311 (Accident & Emergency)

6222 3322 (24-hours general)
Sengkang General Hospital
(SKH)
$121.00North-East6930 6000 (24-hrs)
KK Women's and Children's Hospital
(KKH)
$120Central6293 4044 (24-hr general line)

6394 1199 (gynaecological, obstetric, women's 24-hr clinic)

6394 1177 (Children's A&E)
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
(NTFGH)
$120West6716 2000 (24-hours general enquiries)
Farrer Park Hospital$118 - $123Central6705 2999 (24-hours emergency)
Alexandra Hospital$110Central6472 2000 (general enquiries)
Mount Alvernia$96.30 - $127.33Central6347 6210

Waiting Time

Knowing what needs to be treated at the A&E can save money and time.

This helps to shorten queues, letting real emergencies seek attention quickly.

Some A&Es have a “3-hour waiting time” sign displayed at the entrance. 24hour clinics, on the other hand, may be able to tend to your less severe conditions with less queue.

Midnight Medical Emergencies: 24hr Clinic or A&E?

People often struggle to decide if they should head to the nearest 24hr clinic or to an A&E. This could be due to a few reasons: Insurance coverage, cost, convenience etc.

According to Singhealth and a poll, a regular middle-aged adult who is not pregnant and does not have prevailing conditions should approach it as such:

24hr Clinic:

  • Sprained or twisted ankles
  • Fever
  • Nosebleed
  • Cuts/gash
  • Dizziness
  • Cold/flu
  • Headaches
  • Nosebleed
  • Sore Eyes

Hospital A&E:

  • Elderly’s injuries (requires more immediate attention)
  • Broken limbs
  • Sustained several days of high temperature
  • Breathlessness for prolonged period
  • Sudden and severe pain
  • Sweating and breathlessness
  • Fits and Seizures
  • Vomiting that does not subside
  • Blood in your vomit
  • Slurred Speech
  • Severe hives

Of course, depending on age, elderly and pregnant ladies should seek more immediate attention for such symptoms.

And in times of non-emergencies, it is also helpful to know which hospitals to turn to for more severe conditions like stroke, heart failure, diabetes and chemotherapy, amongst others.

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