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Health Care in Marine Parade

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Dive into healthcare resources for expats and digital nomads in Marine Parade: identify leading healthcare providers, hospitals, and medical centers for optimal care.

The healthcare system in Marine Parade is known for its high-quality services and facilities. Both public and private healthcare systems are available, catering to the needs of locals, expats, and digital nomads alike.

Singapore's Healthcare System

Singapore's healthcare system is divided into public and private sectors. The public healthcare system, known as the Ministry of Health (MOH), is widely used by both locals and foreigners. Public hospitals in Marine Parade are recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries due to their high-quality services and affordable costs. A visit to a public hospital in Marine Parade is generally efficient and well-organized. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Singapore. However, expats often prefer private hospitals for their personalized services and shorter waiting times. Private hospitals are also recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, as they offer state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled medical professionals.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Marine Parade

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Marine Parade include:

  • Marine Parade Polyclinic (Public) - Located in Marine Parade Central
  • Parkway East Hospital (Private) - Located in Joo Chiat Place
  • Raffles Medical Clinic (Private) - Located in Marine Parade Central
  • Gleneagles Hospital (Private) - Located approximately 15 minutes by car from Marine Parade, this hospital specializes in various medical fields such as cardiology, oncology, and orthopedics.

In case of emergencies or specialized medical care, expats in Marine Parade may also visit nearby hospitals such as Changi General Hospital or Singapore General Hospital, both located approximately 20-30 minutes by car from Marine Parade.

Emergency Services in Marine Parade

There are ambulance services available in Marine Parade. In case of an emergency, you can call for an ambulance by dialing 995. Ambulance services are generally prompt and efficient, but there may be occasional delays during peak hours or in heavy traffic conditions.

Health Insurance Companies in Marine Parade

Popular private health insurers in Marine Parade include AIA Singapore, Great Eastern Life, and NTUC Income. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans catering to different needs and budgets. Expats and digital nomads typically use these local insurance providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers to ensure comprehensive coverage while living in Singapore.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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