Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city?
At present, a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers (over one year old) who, within the preceding six days have been in or have passed through any country where yellow fever is endemic (most tropical African and South American counties). There is currently no other vaccination requirement to enter Singapore. It is, however, a good idea to keep your general immunizations up-to-date.
Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat?
Please ensure that you have valid health insurance to cover medical consultations, especially inpatient and hospital treatments.
What is the word for "doctor" in the local language?
It is fine to use "doctor."
What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider?
In case of emergency, it would be best to approach the Accident & Emergency (A&E) department of the nearest hospital. Local health care is excellent. Guides to doctors in Singapore can be easily found online.
Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care? If so, why and where do they go?
Medical facilities in Singapore are of the highest international standards and expats do not tend to leave the city to seek medical care.
What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency? List medical/fire/police.
- Police - 999
- Ambulance/Fire Brigade - 995
- Ambulance, Civil Service - 1777
- Ministry of Health (hotline) - 1800 333 9999
What do I do if there's an emergency in the middle of the night—or at another time when my normal doctor/clinic is unavailable?
Call the above emergency numbers or go directly to the nearest hospital in case of a medical situation.
How will I recognize a pharmacy? What is it called in the local language?
Medicine is dispensed by the clinic you visit, so you do not need to obtain a prescription and buy your medication from the pharmacy. There are, however, pharmacies located within certain drugstores.
These pharmacies are usually tucked in a corner and will normally be tended by a certified pharmacist.
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes, most people will have no problems drinking the tap water.
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