Outpatients will be classified as private or subsidised patients according to the following terms.
A subsidised patient refers to a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who has been referred to a public restructured hospital without specifying a particular specialist. The hospital will assign a specialist according to its discretion.
Subsidy is only applicable for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who are not existing private patients for the same medical condition.
A patient will be classified as a private patient if the visit is via/the result of:
- Self-referral or walk-in
- Referral letter from:
- General Practitioner
- Private Hospital
- Public restructured hospital under private patient status and/or specifying a consultant by name
- Polyclinic and/or specifying a consultant by name
- Industrial accident