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The GPFirst programme encourages people with non-urgent conditions to first seek treatment at General Practitioners (GPs) rather than at the acute hospital’s Accident & Emergency Department (A&E).

Going to the GP first allows you to receive timely medical treatment for your condition, and enables emergency departments to focus on more urgent cases requiring medical attention.

Under GPFirst, patients will receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing attendance fee when they are referred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s A&E by participating GPs.

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How GPFirst works

Your GP is the first medical professional you should contact when you feel unwell.   

  • Visit a participating GPFirst Clinic.Click here to search for a participating clinic near you.
  • If our GP partner refers you to the emergency department (ED) via the GPFirst Programme upon assessing your condition, you will receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing ED attendance fee of the hospital that you are referred to.

    *Terms and conditions apply
  • Based on the assessment by your GP, you will be referred to an acute hospital or Urgent Care Centrein your region
  • You will also be prioritised over non-emergency cases at the ED.

Go to a GP if you have mild-to-moderate symptoms such as:

  • Abdominal Pain or Indigestion
  • Cold and Flu
  • Cuts & Bruises
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Hives
  • Insect Bites & Stings
  • Mild Burns & Scalds
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sore Eyes
  • Strains & Sprains

Go to the hospital emergency department only for emergencies that could result in serious complications or death, e.g. strokes, heart attacks, serious injuries.

*GPFirst Terms and Conditions:

  1. The GPFirst programme is open to all residents living in Singapore, including PRs and foreigners.
  2. This programme is available at the participating clinics of GPFirst Programme. Click here to search for a participating clinic near you.
  3. To receive GPFirst Programme benefits, the original Referral Form must be fully completed and presented together with the patient’s NRIC/passport/work pass at the point of registration at participating hospitals’ emergency departments or the UCC.
  4. The referral date, time and clinic stamp must be clearly indicated on the original GPFirst Referral Form.
  5. Patients’ visit to the emergency department must be within the same day of the GP's referral or up to 0200hrs of the following day if the form is issued close to midnight. *Please refer to respective institution’s referral form for validity of referral.
  6. Specialised investigations required and/or non-standardised medications prescribed at participating hospitals’ emergency departments or UCC will be separately charged.
  7. The programme's terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

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:

Participating Disciplines  Conditions
Cardiology Ischemic Heart Disease
Atrial Fibrillation
Endocrinology Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
General MedicineDiabetes 
Hypertension (non-diabetic)
Lipid Disorders
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Geriatric MedicineStable Geriatric
Geriatric Dementia
NeurologyStroke with Atrial Fibrillation
Parkinson’s Disease
Orthopaedics Osteoarthritis Knee
Osteoporotic Compression Fracture
Low Back Pain
Psychological Medicine Depressive Disorder
Rehabilitation MedicineStable Stroke
Respiratory MedicineAsthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Osteoporosis
Urology Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Erectile Dysfunction
Overactive Bladder (OAB) & Urinary Incontinence
Asymptomatic Kidney Stones
Renal Cyst

Under CRiSP, eligible patients with the 20 chronic conditions under the CDMP can tap on their MedisaveCommunity Health Assistance Scheme (CHAS) or Pioneer Generation subsidies when they seek treatment at the GP clinics.

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