Preparing for Your Family’s Healthcare

One of the most important things that every family and every person must prepare for and take care of is their health. Every family must have a certain budget or savings for health care because we are uncertain of what will happen in the future. We must be prepared in case of emergencies. It is always better to have some savings kept aside for important matters like this. However, it will not be that easy because it requires a certain amount of money and certain decisions must also be made.

If we have problems with saving, Joanne Poh will give us four tips for saving on healthcare in Singapore.

4 Tips for Saving on Healthcare in Singapore

It’s better to be sick and rich than sick and poor, especially in Singapore. With the very real possibility of having to use all my retirement money on healthcare someday, each time I fall sick I panic and try to find the cheapest possible way to cure myself. This has led to some bizarre experiments involving lots of garlic.

While I wouldn’t really recommend you try to diagnose all your health issues on webmd.com or concoct your own medicines with the internet as your guide, you are probably spending more on healthcare than you have to. Here are four ways regular people in Singapore can save on their healthcare costs. Read more here.

True! If we are on a tight budget, we should really think about doing the tips given above. We should be wise especially in considering the precautions given by doctors. We should also maximize the benefits of our insurance companies because we paid for them. Also, we should take advantage of free checkups and consultations because they can really help. However, one thing that we should also consider is choosing the right doctor or general practitioner for our health needs.

Karina Bray

Your guide to choosing a good GP

A good GP can be one of the most important people in your life, particularly if you have a chronic condition or develop a serious illness. A positive ongoing relationship with your GP is priceless, so it’s important to choose the right one.

The best doctors do more than just diagnose – they co-ordinate your complete healthcare, sending you for the right tests and to the right specialists. They’ll help you stay healthier and limit unnecessary hospital visits.

Shopping around

If your current doctor isn’t up to scratch, or you’re moving house, now’s the time to shop around.

To find a new GP you can:

  • ask your current doctor for advice
  • ask your family, friends and neighbours for recommendations
  • ask a local pharmacist or other medical professionals who have dealings with doctors in the area. Read more here.

Choosing the right general practitioner is really important because health is an important matter. There are many factors to consider like the availability, accreditation, billing rates, specialties, and the location of course. We should really have a good knowledge of the doctors you are choosing. If you have trouble finding a general practitioner near you, Sing Health will help you. Check it out below.

Find a General Practitioner near You

General Practitioners (GPs) and Family Clinics are an important backbone of the healthcare industry. SingHealth works collaboratively with GPs to help ensure optimal care for all our patients.

Please find the list of GP/Family clinics in your area for your easy reference.

SingHealth maintains a list of the GP/Family clinics in Singapore for your convenience. The list is non-exhaustive and the information provided is correct as of date of publish and may be subject to change at the discretion of the clinics without notice. Users are advised to verify details and operating hours with the clinics. Should you be aware of any updates, we would greatly appreciate if you could also inform us at gpep@singhealth.com.sg. Thank you.

** Please note that clinics listed are privately operated practices and are neither owned nor managed by SingHealth. For enquiries and feedback, please do contact the respective clinics directly for further assistance. Read more here.

That is helpful in finding a general practitioner near your area. It will now be easier for you to locate one. The things mentioned above are really important things that we should take into consideration. Remember that we are dealing with our health that is why we should not hesitate in doing the right things. We should consider our budget, grab opportunities that you think would help a lot, but we should not forget the importance the importance of choosing the right doctor or general practitioner.