Primary care is the bedrock of our health system. As the first line of care in the community, you as our primary care professional, are often the first point of contact with the residents that you serve and take care of.
Anchoring Primary Care in the Community
Besides treating acute conditions, managing chronic illnesses, and keeping the community healthy through preventive measures, you also help to coordinate patients’ care with other care partners and help patients who require more specialized medical attention navigate our healthcare system.
At the same time, the community in which Singaporeans are born, live, work and play influences our community’s health and wellbeing. General practice has traditionally been rooted in local communities and has an important role in building trust with the local residents to support effective improvements in health across the community.
Delivering Holistic Care With You in a Team Based Care Model
To enable patients to have better accessibility to care, and support you in providing holistic and team-based care for the community you serve, Ang Mo Kio Specialist Centre, launched by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, provides our general practitioners and family physicians with subsidised direct access for diagnostic services in gastroenterology, allied health services, trans-disciplinary diabetic care, Community Eye Clinic services and our Community Health Teams.
At Ang Mo Kio Specialist Centre, your referrals can be arranged directly through our appointment hotline. You will receive an email reply from us to provide periodic updates about the patients that you referred, facilitating closer shared care between our clinical professionals and you.