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Telemedicine Apps and Services In Singapore: Get MCs and Consultations In The Comfort Of Your Home

profileRachel Yeo

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the thought of visiting crowded clinics may not be as appealing, especially for those who feel just slightly under the weather.

Thanks to the internet, there is a rise in Telemedicine, a medical service that provides online consultations, diagnosis, and medicine delivery in the comforts of your home.

For those who are too lazy or scared to visit a doctor during this period, here are some telemedicine services you can go for in Singapore!

Disclaimer: With the current Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore, it is highly advisable that you follow up closely with your doctor and seek out the appropriate treatments. Make sure you visit a GP/doctor if you experience respiratory symptoms such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath. 

TL;DR: Telemedicine Apps and Services In Singapore If You Are Too Scared To Go To A Doctor

Company Type of Service Consultation Cost Medicine Cost + Delivery? Operating Hours
Sata CommHealth Video Consultation via Whatsapp From $12.50 $7.50 for Medicine Delivery Mon-Fri
8.30am-5pm
Dr World Video consultations, house calls, ambulance service, home nursing care$18 inclusive of medicine delivery and MC. Varies, Medicine Delivery included. 24 Hours
Dr Anywhere Video Consultation, Newborn Consultation, Aesthetic Advice $20 (General consultation and Aesthetic Advice)

$15 (Newborns)
Varies 24 Hours
Whitecoat Video consultations, chronic disease management, travel medication advice, sexual health advice$25 (Mon-Sat 8AM-8PM) | $50 (Mon-Sat 8PM-12PM & Sun/PH)nil 24 hours
Rescu.sg House calls $68 (Mon-Fri 10AM-4PM)

$88 (Mon-Fri 4PM-10PM)

$108 (Mon-Fri 10PM-10AM & Sat/Sun/PH)
nil24 hours
Hi Doc: Specialist video consultations, appointment bookings$120 for the initial consultation, $80 for follow-upsnil Mon-Fri
9am - 6pm
Speedoc House calls by doctors and nurses Varies nil 24 hours
MaNaDr Video consultations Varies from Doctors. Varies24 hours

What Are Telemedicine Apps?

Telemedicine apps basically allow you to consult a doctor via video call or message-based chats in the comfort of your home.

After talking to the doctor, you can get your medicine and MC delivered to your doorstep.

Of course, with its convenience, telemedicine comes with its own sets of risks such as misdiagnosis. So do remember to monitor your symptoms closely, and take necessary follow up actions if needed!

How Much Does Telemedicine Cost? Are They Cheaper Than Clinics?

Company Type of Service Consultation Cost Medicine Cost + Delivery? Operating Hours
Sata CommHealth Video Consultation via Whatsapp From $12.50 $7.50 for Medicine Delivery Mon-Fri
8.30am-5pm
Dr World Video consultations, house calls, ambulance service, home nursing care$18 inclusive of medicine delivery and MC. Varies, Medicine Delivery included. 24 Hours
Dr Anywhere Video Consultation, Newborn Consultation, Aesthetic Advice $20 (General consultation and Aesthetic Advice)

$15 (Newborns)
Varies 24 Hours
Whitecoat Video consultations, chronic disease management, travel medication advice, sexual health advice$25 (Mon-Sat 8AM-8PM) | $50 (Mon-Sat 8PM-12PM & Sun/PH)nil 24 hours
Rescu.sg House calls $68 (Mon-Fri 10AM-4PM)

$88 (Mon-Fri 4PM-10PM)

$108 (Mon-Fri 10PM-10AM & Sat/Sun/PH)
nil24 hours
Hi Doc: Specialist video consultations, appointment bookings$120 for the initial consultation, $80 for follow-upsnil Mon-Fri
9am - 6pm
Speedoc House calls by doctors and nurses Varies nil 24 hours
MaNaDr Video consultations Varies from Doctors. Varies24 hours

Sata CommHealth

Source: SataCommHealth

Sata CommHealth provides one of the cheapest telemedicine rates for consultations. At an affordable rate at $12.50 for consultations, you can get diagnosed simply via a Whatsapp call, and have your medicine and MC delivered to you at $7. Do note that these rates exclude the cost of medication, which may differ depending on your condition.

Dr World

Source: Straits Times

Dr World boasts affordable Telemedicine services, with an $18 nett all-inclusive package that includes consultation, MC (if applicable) and medicine delivery services. However, do note that additional charges for medicine may apply on top of this.

Dr World partners with healthcare providers such as Raffles Medical Group, and provides a range of services including video consultations, house calls, ambulance services and home nursing care. Do note that each consultation lasts for only 15 minutes, so do keep your interactions with the doctor to the point!

Dr Anywhere

Source: CNA

Dr Anywhere provides consultations for all sorts of needs: from flu to fevers to rashes and diarrhea. They also have consultations for newborn babies, as well as aesthetic advice for skin, hair, and even acne. Price starts from $15 for consultation (for newborns) and $20 (for adults).

WhiteCoat

WhiteCoat has a unique system where your detailed medical records will be kept on your phone, making it easy and convenient for you to refer to past illnesses. You can choose a doctor of your choice, and get appropriate advice from services that range from travel medication to sexual health advice.

This will be most useful for people who want to seek sexual health advice but are too embarrassed to visit a physical clinic. Other consultations include chronic disease management, general consultations, and travel advice.

Rescu.sg

Source: ilovebunny.net

Rescu.sg provides house call services- meaning doctors will come to your home to access your situation. This is best for the elderly, or those with mobility issues, as they are able to get the help they need in the comfort of their homes. Rescu.sg boasts affordable home visits with rates starting from $68.

HiDoc

Source: HiDoc

Looking for a specialist but don’t want to go through the hassle of going through referrals? HiDoc allows you to visit a specialist via teleconsultation services, to avoid the usual hassle of visiting a specialist face to face. Their services range from Pediatrics to Plastic Surgery and Allergy and Immunology.

However, do note that HiDoc recommends teleconsultation services only for follow-up consultations, or for those seeking a second opinion, so do find out more before signing up for it!

As these are specialist rates, prices go a little steeper, from $120 for initial consultations and $80 for follow-ups.

Speedoc

Source: Healthcare IT News

Speedoc mainly specialises in house call services, where you can book a doctor or a nurse to your home. While the rates may vary depending on factors such as location, there are subsidised home medical visits available. All you need to do is submit a request so that they can evaluate if you are eligible for the subsidised rates.

MaNaDr

Source: MaNaDr

MaNaDr provides you with quick access to a trusted network of doctors and specialists, services and products, where you could choose to engage in a Chat or Video Consult.

Prices vary from doctor to doctor, and medicine delivery fees are still undisclosed! So do check out the rates on the app before booking an appointment!

Telemedicine Apps Promotions

For those looking to get a bang for their buck, here are some ongoing promotions you can jump on to get discounted consultation fees!

Telemedicine App Bank Card or Membership Promotion Validity
MaNaDrDBS/POSB$8 consultation fee1 Oct 2020
Doctor World Maybank $15 consultation fee with promo code MAYBANK2019 30 Apr 2020
DBS/POSB$15 consultation fee with promo code DBSDW 31 Dec 2020
Doctor AnywherePAssion card $13 consultation fee with promo code MAYBANK2019 -
DBS/POSB$16 consultation fee 31 May 2020
WhiteCoatDBS/POSB$15 consultation fee 14 Oct 2020
HiDoc DBS/POSB$72 to $108 for first consultation; $54 to $72 for follow-up 30 Jan 2021

Telemedicine in Singapore

While Telemedicine affords a level of convenience that may not be as accessible to us in the past, it is important to know that Telemedicine serves to treat milder forms of illnesses, and may not be the place to go should you be suffering from acute or severe illnesses.

For serious concerns and emergencies, please seek healthcare consultation from medical professionals, clinics or hospitals.

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