NHS offers free health screenings with a wide range of services to residents-in-need. 

WHAT?

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.

WHY?

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).

HOW?

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: 

SERVICE CONDUCTED/PROVIDED BY
Triage
- 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