Care in the Community



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
1.Alexandra Hospital
2.Woodlands Health (UCC @ Admiralty)
Emergency Department
1.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
7.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
Terms & Conditions
  1. The GPFirst Programme is open to all residents living in Singapore, including PRs and foreigners.
  2. This GPFirst Referral Form is applicable only at the Emergency Department (ED) of Changi General Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, National University Hospital (Adult ED ONLY), Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital or Alexandra Hospital Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and Urgent Care Centre @ Admiralty.
  3. For a GPFirst referral to be valid, the original GPFirst Referral Form (i.e. the serialised form provided by participating hospitals or the printout generated through the HSG-compatible CMS / Primary Care Digital Services) must be fully completed and produced together with the NRIC/Passport/Work Permit/Foreigner Pass, at the point of registration at the respective hospital’s ED or UCC.
  4. The original GPFirst Referral Form is only valid on the day of issue, and up to 0200hrs of the following day if the referral form is issued close to midnight (between 10pm and 12am). Patients are advised to attend the referred ED or UCC without delay.
  5. Patient will receive $50 subsidy on the attendance fee at the respective ED or UCC if referred through GPFirst Programme.
  6. Specialised investigations required and/or non-standard medication prescribed at the respective ED or UCC will be separately charged.
  7. MOH reserves the right to change the Terms & Conditions of this programme.
  8. By participating in GPFirst Programme, the doctor and/or patient may be contacted by the hospital patient is referred to, for programme evaluation purposes.

List of Participating GP Clinics

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

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

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