Rates and Surcharges of Medical Emergencies: List of 24-hour Clinics vs A&E in Singapore
My first brush with a midnight medical emergency was at 13 years old. I woke up with difficulty breathing and felt a choking pain in my throat.
The G.P. (General Practitioner) my family has been seeing for years does not operate round the clock, and this brought us to our nearest A&E at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Lucky for me, I survived the ordeal, even though I still do not have a thorough explanation of what exactly happened except that my bronchioles “froze”.
I remember going to school the subsequent weeks boasting about how my bronchioles froze as a result of ice cream that I had just hours before.
Emergencies like these are unprecedented and hence everyone should be mentally prepared.
24 Hour Clinics in Singapore
Here’s a list of 24-hour clinics to tend to all your healthcare needs regardless of day or time.
|Location of 24-hour Clinic||Address of Clinic||Enquiries||Consultation Fees
|24-hour Clinics at Central|
|Thomson 24-Hour Family Clinic|
(A&E + 24-hr family clinic)
|339 Thomson Road,|
|6250 2222||From $98|
|Unihealth 24hr Clinic||#01-218, 178 Toa Payoh Central, 310178||6203 1639||From $80|
|24-hour Clinics at North-East|
|Central 24-HR Clinic Group||681 Hougang Ave 8, #01-831,|
|6387 6965||From $110|
|24-hour Clinics at North|
|Central Clinic and Surgery (Yishun)||Block 701A Yishun Avenue 5, #01-04|
|6759 7985||From $110|
|24-hour Clinics at North-West|
|Prohealth 24-Hour Medical Clinic||Block 259 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, #01-18|
|6765 2115||Weekdays $82-86
|24-hour Clinics at West|
|Central Clinic and Surgery (Clementi)||Block 450 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-291|
|6773 2925||From $110|
|24-hour Clinics at East|
|Central Clinic and Surgery (Bedok)||Block 219 Bedok Central, #01-124|
|6247 6122||From $110|
|Central Tampines 24-Hr Family Clinic||Block 201D Tampines Street 21|
|6786 7228||From $130|
Raffles Medical Airport 24-hr Clinic
|65 Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 3|
|6241 8818||From $100|
Hospitals A&E: Fees and Charges
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.
|Hospital||A&E: Emergency Department Attendance Fees|
(fees after 12am)
|Area||A&E Contact Information|
|Raffles Medical||$181.90||Central||6311 1111 (24hrs general line)
6311 1555 (A&E)
|Mount Elizabeth||$162||Central||Novena: 6933 0100 (A&E)
6933 0000 (general)
Orchard: 6731 2218 / 6731 2219 (A&E)
6737 2666 (general)
|Gleneagles Hospital||$160||Central||6473 7222 (general)
|Parkway East Hospital||$132.68||East||6377 3737 (24-hours hotline)
|Tan Tock Seng Hospital|
|$128||Central||6256 6011 (24hrs general)
|Changi General Hospital||$126||East||6788 8833 (24-hours general enquiries)|
|Khoo Teck Puat Hospital|
|$122||North||6555 8000 (general)|
|National University Hospital|
|$121.00||West||6779 5555 (24-hours general line)
6772 5000 (emergency)
|Singapore General Hospital|
|$121.00||Central||6321 4311 (Accident & Emergency)
6222 3322 (24-hours general)
|Sengkang General Hospital|
|$121.00||North-East||6930 6000 (24-hrs)|
|KK Women's and Children's Hospital|
|$120||Central||6293 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|
|$120||West||6716 2000 (24-hours general enquiries)
|Farrer Park Hospital||$118 - $123||Central||6705 2999 (24-hours emergency)|
|Alexandra Hospital||$110||Central||6472 2000 (general enquiries)|
|Mount Alvernia||$96.30 - $127.33||Central||6347 6210|
Source: Website of various hospitals
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:
- Sprained or twisted ankles
- Sore Eyes
- 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.