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Health in Singapore


Whenever you are new to a city it is very important to know what your options are with regards to healthcare. Is there public healthcare, what are your health insurance options and how to deal with any health issues. We discuss insurance, healthcare providers, hospitals and pregnancy in Singapore. ExpatWoman gives you all the tools you need in order to make an informed choice with regards to your healthcare when living and working in Singapore.

  • 7 Inexpensive Ways for Expat Women to Increase Fertility

    Considering that in Singapore one cycle of IVF runs about $8,000 -$11,000 at a public hospital and upwards of $15,000 at a private one, it would be wise to explore other avenues of fertility before seeking medical treatment.

  • Dangerous Infectious Diseases

    With the frequent mentions of Ebola storming the media, it's important to not forget the other diseases that are currently presenting health risks to the city.

  • Maternity style!

    It used to be that expectant mothers of a fashionable bent were left with no other option but to wear Hawaiian-style muumuus for nine months or so. Sacrificing comfort for fashion is something that stylish ladies have endured for millennia, but when a woman is “dressing for two,” this changes the calculations.

  • Health Insurance

    Health insurance is very important and there are a few medical schemes in Singapore to choose from before choosing your medical cover. When you have an insurance policy, there are certain rights and protections you have and more importantly offer you peace of mind. We take a look at all the insurance companies in Singapore along with their contact details.

  • Pregnancy in Singapore

    Are you pregnant and still deciding whether to give birth in Singapore or to go home or abroad. We list the great maternity wards and what they can offer as well as what it is like to give birth in Singapore including the difference between public and private hospitals. Singapore remains one of the best places in the world to give birth due to their top rate medical facilities.

  • Emergency numbers

    If you have an emergency in Singapore, it's good to know in advance who to call and what to do. Whether you're at home, out and about or driving any number of things beyond your control could happen! Here we have a comprehensive list of all the emergency numbers you might need during your stay.

  • Pacific Prime health insurance

    Free and impartial advice for Individual, Family and Corporate health plans and more, with coverage wherever you may find yourself globally. Pacific Prime has been working with the world's leading international health insurance companies for decades. Building strong relationships with the insurers ensure that they are able to provide you the lowest prices possible.

  • Hospitals & A+E

    Need a hospital? Remember to dial 999 if you have an emergency! Whether it's a medical emergency or routine treatment we've got all the local hospitals all listed here for you with contact telephone number, location and website. You'll find some American and English hospitals as well as local specialist clinics, find the right hospital for you!

  • Visa Medical

    When you decide to apply for a work or residence visa in Singapore you will be required to undergo tests within 14 days of arrival. Singapore does not accept people who fail the medical examinations and they will arrange for deportation should you fail.

  • Blood Donation

    We list all the requirements you must meet in order to donate blood in Singapore. the most precious gift that can be given by one human being to a fellow human. If you want to find out more about donating, read our guide which includes advice as well as the locations of the blood donation centres.

  • Pharmacies

    Pharmacies in Singapore are only open until 6pm so it is advisable to get your prescription filled before that time or to go to a 24hr clinic with an attached pharmacy. If you're after over the counter medicine you can find it in some supermarkets which are open much later.

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