Patient Care



NUHS at Home

What is NUHS@Home?

Many patients prefer to be cared for in the comfort and familiarity of their home, if possible.

The NUHS@Home is a programme that offers eligible patients the alternative option to receive acute hospital care and services at home instead of the hospital. Patients are looked after by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who will monitor their condition remotely via smart devices.

Services include:

  • Remote vital signs monitoring
  • Intravenous infusions or injections
  • Laboratory investigations such as blood or urine tests
  • Home visits by doctors, nurses and/or therapists, supported by virtual consultations and a 24/7 dedicated telephone number
  • Transport to and fro the hospital for scans and procedures

Patients can be assured that the services and treatment they receive at home are similar to the care they receive in the hospital.

Some common conditions that may be suitable for NUHS@Home care include:

  • Cellulitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dengue fever
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Fluid overload/heart failure
  • COVID-19 infections in patients with weakened immune systems
  • Post-operative care for selected patients after surgery

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How does NUHS@Home work?

NUHS@Home begins with a referral from a patient's doctor at our hospitals' emergency departments and selected hospital wards across NUHS. After being assessed by our team for suitability, we will enroll eligible patients who choose to participate in this programme and provide the appropriate medical care they need in their homes.

How are patients enrolled into NUHS@Home?
1. Suitable patients admitted to the ward or seen at Emergency are identified.
2. They are assessed by the NUHS@Home team.
3. If patient is eligible, they are then offered the option of receiving care at home.
4. They will be enrolled into the programme and will travel home.
5. Patients will then be reviewed virtually daily.
6. Vitals will be uploaded online and monitored by the NUHS@Home team.
7. Some patients may require additional home visits or treatments.
8. Once treated and recovered, patients will be assessed and discharged.

Patients are required to:

  • Stay at home throughout the treatment period.
  • Remain contactable at all times.
  • Assist our team by taking their medications as prescribed, and monitor their own vital signs such as blood pressure, sugar and oxygen levels, as instructed.

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Why choose NUHS@Home?

NUHS@Home provides several benefits to our patients:

  • Ability to recover in the comfort of their own homes
  • Ability to recover with loved ones by their sides
  • Reduced travelling between homes and hospital
  • Education of patients and family caregivers within the home environment
  • Convenience of receiving treatments at home
  • Reduce risk of hospital acquired infections

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How much will NUHS@Home cost?

NUHS@Home is supported by Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH). Patients warded with NUHS@Home are considered hospital patients. Singapore citizens and permanent residents can use government subsidies like MediSave, MediShield, MediFund as well as personal insurance.

Charges as of 1 April 2024

Private PatientClass AClass B1
Subsidised PatientClass B2Class C


  1. Transferring patients will follow their in-patient ward class from the hospital.
  2. Where patients are admitted directly from Emergency Department / Specialist Outpatient Clinic /or the community, the default ward is Class C.
  3. Charges quoted for private patients are inclusive of 9% GST.
  4. Actual charges may differ for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Resident Foreigners and Non-Residents. Please verify your ward charges with NUHS@Home staff prior to admission.
  5. Charges shown for Ward B2 and C are calculated based on the patient receiving the maximum government subsidy with GST being absorbed by the hospital.
  6. Charges shown are only daily charges and DO NOT include other fees such as daily treatment fee (DTF), procedures, medication, laboratory tests, x-rays, etc.
  7. Residents staying in Wards B1 and below will receive government subsidies, including those for daily charges, DTF, as well as charges for medication, laboratory tests, x-rays, procedures etc.
  8. Information is correct at time of print (1 Apr 2024) and subject to revision without notice.

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