988 general practitioner (GP) clinics, of which 523 are Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), will be open at various times during the Chinese New Year public holidays from 31 January to 2 February 2022. The public may access the latest list of GP clinics and their operating hours through:
- The Ministry of Health’s (MOH) corporate website;
- The Agency for Integrated Care’s (AIC) website;
- Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) webpage;
- HealthHub mobile application, which is available on both iTunes and the Google Play Store; and
- phpc.gov.sg for the list of PHPCs.
2. We encourage members of the public, including children, who feel unwell during the festivities to visit their GP or a 24-hour clinic for minor conditions. Those who develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as cough, sore throat and runny nose) as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, are strongly encouraged to visit a PHPC.
3. 324 selected PHPCs will be able to provide COVID-19 swabs during the Chinese New Year period. 11 Combined Test Centres (CTCs) across the island will also continue to operate and take in patients who have been referred for a swab by their doctor.
4. Members of the public should first call the clinics to confirm the availability and timing of services, particularly for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and make appointments as needed before heading to the clinics.To book your COVID-19 swab at the CTCs, please visit www.go.gov.sg/ari-covid-19-testing.
5. Individuals cared for by telemedicine providers, such as those on the Home Recovery Programme, will continue to have access to these services.
6. We advise the public to seek medical treatment at a hospital’s Accident & Emergency (A&E) department only for serious or life-threatening emergencies, such as chest pain, breathlessness, and uncontrollable bleeding. To ensure that the 995 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is able to provide swift conveyance for those with emergency conditions, we advise individuals who are not experiencing life-threatening emergencies to refrain from calling 995.
7. We seek everyone’s continued effort and cooperation to exercise social responsibility and comply with all the safe management measures that have been put in place. Test yourself regularly and follow the adjusted health protocols at www.covid.gov.sg. By doing so, can we strengthen our collective resilience against the evolving COVID-19 situation.
8. MOH wishes everyone a happy Chinese New Year and a healthy year ahead. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind the public to eat in moderation and continue exercising regularly to stay healthy over the holiday period.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
29 JANUARY 2022
Information is accurate as of 29 January 2022. Please contact the GP clinics to check that they are open before visiting.
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