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Health Care in Bishan

Health Care in Bishan: Locate providers, hospitals, and medical centers to find the best health services available for expats and nomads.
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The healthcare system in Bishan is a blend of public and private healthcare services. It is known for its efficiency and high standards of care, providing a range of services from general health check-ups to specialized medical treatments.

Singapore’s Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Singapore, known as the Ministry of Health (MOH), is widely used by both locals and foreigners. It is highly recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries due to its high standards of care and state-of-the-art facilities. Public hospitals in Bishan, like the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, offer a comprehensive range of medical services and are equipped with modern medical technology. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Singapore. However, many expats prefer to use private hospitals due to shorter waiting times and more personalized care. Private hospitals are also recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. Private hospitals in Bishan, like the Mount Elizabeth Hospital, offer a luxurious and comfortable environment for patients.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Bishan

  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Public) – Located in Novena, about 10 minutes drive from Bishan.
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Private) – Located in Orchard, about 15 minutes drive from Bishan.
  • Raffles Medical Clinic (Private) – Located in Bishan, specializes in general healthcare services.
  • Thomson Medical Centre (Private) – Located in Thomson, about 10 minutes drive from Bishan, specializes in women’s health and pediatrics.
If there are no hospitals in Bishan, expats usually go to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital or the Mount Elizabeth Hospital for emergencies and specialized medical care.

Emergency Services in Bishan

Yes, there are ambulance services in Bishan. In case of an emergency, you can call 995 for an ambulance. The response time is usually quick, but there may be delays during peak hours or in case of severe traffic congestion.

Health Insurance Companies in Bishan

The most popular private health insurers in Bishan are AIA Singapore, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, and Great Eastern Life Assurance Company. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans that cover hospitalization, surgery, and outpatient treatments. While some expats and digital nomads use these local insurance companies, many prefer to use specialized expat health insurance providers due to their international coverage and comprehensive benefits.

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