Close partnerships and collaborations are what drive the joined-up care that partners across Central Health deliver to our residents.
GPFirst - Your Family Doctor, Your First Stop
The GPFirst programme encourages residents with mild to moderate, or non-emergency conditions to first seek treatment with a family doctor for more timely medical treatment rather than at the acute hospital's Emergency Department (ED). This also enables ED to focus on more urgent cases requiring medical attention.
How GPFirst works
Patients who are referred to TTSH's ED by a participating GPFirst clinic will receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing ED attendance fee. Patients referred to TTSH ED under this scheme must visit TTSH ED within the same day of the referral. They must bring along the original GPFirst referral form and present it at TTSH ED together with their identification documents.
To join GPFirst
TTSH GPFirst programme invites GP clinics in the Central Region to join our progamme. Interested family doctors with clinic practice(s) located in the following areas can email our Relationship Managers at
email@example.com to sign up.
- Ang Mo Kio
- Toa Payoh
If your clinic practices outside of the Central Region, you may sign up for GPFirst by emailing the respective contact nearest to your clinic location:
Interested GP Clinics would only need to sign up once with the acute hospital or UCC in your region, or closest proximity to your practice.
GoGP is a clinic appointment booking system for GPFirst. A collaboration between Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Open Government Products (GovTech), it enables patients to find nearby clinics and book same-day appointments from the comfort of their home. Patients may access the queue remotely, and be notified by SMS when it is almost their turn. GoGP (including SMSes) is free for clinics to use.
To sign up, please drop an email at
Community Right Siting Programme (CRiSP)
Launched in April 2014, TTSH Community Right Siting Programme (CRiSP) is an initiative where stable patients from the Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) are discharged and followed-up by our General Practitioner (GP) partners.
Patients under CRiSP enjoy convenience and time-savings when their stabilised conditions are managed by our GP partners in the community, instead of making a trip down to the SOC. This also helps foster a closer doctor-family relationship.
This initiative has expanded beyond the 20 conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP). At present, patients with the following stabilised chronic conditions may be discharged to our GP partners under CRISP:
|Ischemic Heart Disease
|Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
|Stroke with Atrial Fibrillation
Osteoporotic Compression Fracture
Low Back Pain
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
|Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
|Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Overactive Bladder (OAB) & Urinary Incontinence
Asymptomatic Kidney Stones
Under CRiSP, eligible patients with the 20 chronic conditions under the CDMP can tap on their Medisave, Community Health Assistance Scheme (CHAS) or Pioneer Generation subsidies when they seek treatment at the GP clinics.
Click here for the list of participating GP clinics
Project CARE (Care At the end-of-life for Residents in homes for the Elderly)
Nursing homes provide care and comfort for patients with limitations in bodily functions or who require social support. Started in 2009, Project CARE is a collaboration between TTSH and Nursing Homes in Central Singapore to enable residents to have their end-of-life care choices respected and live out their final days in dignity and comfort.
Read more on Project CARE
Community Wellness Programmes
Developed and conducted by our Health Coaches, our
Community Wellness Programmes are designed for different groups of residents based on their health levels and goals.
For more information on how your organisation can work with us to offer these programmes for your residents,