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NUHS GPFirst Programme

GPFirst Programme

What is GPFirst?

Your family doctor or General Practitioner (GP) plays an important role in Singapore's healthcare system, and is the first medical professional you should visit when you feel unwell. For mild to moderate conditions such as cough, runny nose or simple sprains, your General Practitioner (GP) in Singapore can treat the symptoms well and make referrals to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) and/or Urgent Care Centre (UCC) under the GPFirst programme if required.

Our hospitals’ A&E department in Singapore should be used only for serious emergencies that require immediate attention, such as stroke, heart attack and serious injuries to prevent serious medical complication or even death.

You can see your GP if you have mild-to-moderate symptoms such as:

  • Abdominal Pain or Indigestion
  • Cold and Flu
  • Cuts and Bruises
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Hives and Rashes
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Diarrhoea and Vomiting
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sore Eyes
  • Strains and Sprains

If your General Practitioner (GP) based in Singapore assesses that you require medical attention at the A&E/ UCC, you will be provided with a referral under the GPFirst programme to any of the participating GPFirst institutions.

When you visit the A&E/UCC with a valid referral, you will receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing fees at the participating GPFirst institutions (subject to terms and conditions).

The list of institutions participating in GPFirst are listed below:

Urgent Care Centre
​Alexandra Hospital
Woodlands Health (UCC @ Admiralty)
Emergency Department
​Changi General Hospital
2. ​​Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
3.​​National University Hospital (excluding Children’s Emergency)
4. ​​Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
5.​​Sengkang General Hospital
6.​​Singapore General Hospital
Tan Tock Seng Hospital​

However, do visit the A&E or UCC immediately if you have:

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Severe headache
  • Suffered a head injury

List of Participating GP Clinics

For the full list of GP clinics participating in the NUHS GPFirst programme, please click here (2.35MB)

For GPs who wish to come on board the NUHS GPFirst Programme, please click here (643KB) to complete the clinic sign-up form and email the completed sign-up form to


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