With the humanitarian goal of safeguarding health with love, the Singapore Tzu Chi Free Clinic was inaugurated by then Health Minister, Mr. Khaw Boon Wan, on 1 August 2004, thus opening a new chapter in the Mission of Medicine of Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore).
When the Foundation’s old venue in Chinatown was returned to its owner in 2007, the Free Clinic temporarily ceased operation, and then reopened in Redhill in November, 2008. The support of the Ministry of Health, officials from the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency and Radin Mas grassroots committee helped make possible the clinic’s new home, which is equipped with medical, dental, TCM, health screening, minor surgery, and X-ray facilities.
The new Tzu Chi Free Clinic serves needy elderly residents and low-income families by providing free GP, TCM and dental services as well as organises health talks periodically to encourage healthy lifestyle practices among the public.
One of the aims of establishing the Free Clinic is to provide local medical professionals with opportunities to serve the less privileged members of the community and to experience the joy of selfless giving. In doing so, the clinic hopes to foster a more humane approach to patient care within the medical community in Singapore. Besides dedicated medical professionals, there are also Tzu Chi volunteers on duty during the opening hours of the clinic to provide loving and attentive care to patients, keeping them company and helping them when needed.
1. Primary Medical (GP) Services
Opening Hours: Every Sunday, 9:00am – 12:30pm
a. Community Health Assistance Scheme (CHAS) card holders
b. Public Assistance Card or Community Medical Benefits Card holders
c. NKF Medical Card holders
d. Special Pass holders referred from Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME)
e. Selected Tzu Chi Foundation aid recipients
f. Monthly per capita household income of S$1,500 or less (Singapore citizens, PRs, Long-term Social Visit Pass holders > 5 years)
2. Dental Services
Opening Hours: Every Sunday, 9:00am – 12:30pm (Available by appointment only, after financial assessment)
a. Individuals above the age of 18, with total monthly household income of less than S$2000, or less than S$800 if living alone
b. Valid Work Pass holders (except foreign domestic workers) with a monthly income of less than S$800 (Patient is required to show his/her work permit and monthly pay slips at registration.)
The clinic reserves the right to revise the above eligibility conditions without prior notice.
For enquiries/appointment (GP＆Dental):
(Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 12.30pm; 1:45pm – 5pm)
3. Traditional Chinese Medical Services
(Services include general consultations and acupuncture treatment)
Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 12:30pm; 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Eligibility: Singapore citizens, PRs, and Work/Student/Long-term Visit Pass holders only
Please make an appointment before your visit.
For enquiries and appointment, please call +65-64758812 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 12pm; 2pm – 5pm)