In 2019, NHS will continue serving residents-in-need through free health screenings and follow-up.
Kampong Glam | 7-8 September 2019
Leng Kee | 5-6 October 2019
NHS is a local community health service project initiated by Medicine, Nursing and Social Work students from NUS, as well as Medicine students from NTU.
NHS targets the rental block population, and aims to reconnect residents-in-need back to the healthcare system through free health screenings and follow-up.
History of NHS
The inaugural NHS was held in January 2008, serving the residents of Taman Jurong Zone B. Since then, NHS has served 7 districts and more than 5000 residents, and increased the number of screening modalities to 16, from an initial 3.
NHS conducts free health screenings, both at a centralised location and door-to-door, to bring health services to residents' door steps.
Subsequently, follow-up is conducted for residents with abnormal screening results to make sure that they are reconnected back to the healthcare system (i.e. actively seeking treatment for their conditions).