NHS offers free health screenings with a wide range of services to residents-in-need.
In the 1st, 2nd and 5th year, NHS conducts free health screenings over one weekend in either September or October.
To reach out to residents-in-need, screenings target the rental block population which has a greater proportion of elderly and lower-income households.
Screening is conducted to:
(i) Flag out undiagnosed latent chronic condition(s) which residents may suffer from;
(ii) Determine the degree of control of the condition(s) (if resident has already been diagnosed).
Screening is conducted in 2 forms:
(i) Centralised screening in a community centre or void deck near rental blocks in the district;
(ii) Door-to-door screening in rental blocks for residents who are less mobile.
We will be providing the following services during our 2018 screenings:
- Blood Pressure (BP)
- Height & Weight (BMI)
- Hip/Waist Circumference
- Capillary Blood Glucose (for Diabetics only)
|NUS Medicine students
NTU Medicine students
NUS Nursing students
NYP Nursing students
|Basic Eye Screening (Snellen’s Test)|
|Fall Risk Assessment
- Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) Test
|Mental Health Assessment (Dementia)
- Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT)
|Mental Health Assessment (Depression)
- Patient Health Questionnaire: PHQ-2 / PHQ-9
|Evaluation of socio-economic condition of residents||NUS Social Work students|
|Referral to social institutions (e.g. MSF)|
|Doctor’s Consultation||Certified medical doctors|
|Free first Doctor’s Consultation at a CHAS-certified GP Clinic||National Healthcare Group|
|Blood Test (Phlebotomy)
- Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG)
- Lipid Profile (Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL)
|National Healthcare Group Diagnostics
Tzu Chi Foundation
|Advanced Eye Screening (e.g. Cataracts)||Singapore Eye Research Institute
Singapore National Eye Centre
|Basic Dental Check-up||National Dental Centre Singapore|
|Referral for Free Colonoscopy||Parkway Pantai|
|Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Kit||Singapore Cancer Society|
|Referral for Free Mammogram and Pap Smear|
|Assistance with CHAS Application||Agency for Integrated Care|