Chung Hwa Medical In

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Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution Overview
 

Vision:
To build a regional centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment, scientific research, rehabilitation care and clinical teaching.
 
Mission:
Provide subsidized medical treatment and medicines,  help the sick, contribute to the Singapore health care system;
Conduct academic research in TCM, cultivate TCM professionals, improve the level of medical expertise, and promote the development of TCM.
 
Purpose:
To provide subsidised Traditional Chinese Medical treatment for the sick regardless of race and religion in Singapore;
To aid the poor and the sickly, and thereby contribute to the cause of promoting hygiene and healthcare in Singapore;
To upgrade therapeutic skills in medical treatment; and
To promote and advance the application of Chinese medicine through academic research.
 
Slogan:
Dedicated service, charitable caring.
 
Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution Board of Directors

Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution Board of Directors consists of 12 directors, including the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary, and Finance Director. Each term of service lasts three years, and except for the Finance Director position, all other positions can be re-elected, however, the Chairman shall not serve more than three consecutive terms. All Directors are volunteers, and do not receive any remuneration. The Board is an independent entity, completely separate from the salaried executive management and salaried employees cannot become board members.

Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution Board of Directors consists of ten committees, each of which is in charge of different areas of work.

 
Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution Administrative Structure

Please refer to Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institutionorganization chart

 

Consultation/Specialty Departments

Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution has several specialty departments, which cater to patients with a variety of medical illnesses including medical conditions from internal medicine, gynaecology, paediatrics, acupuncture, dermatology, massotherapy etc. In addition, other conditions commonly seen include cancer/tumours, reproductive disorders, digestive disorders, cardiovascular problems, stroke/cerebrovascular problems, obesity/weight loss, joint problems, diabetes, ear-nose-throat, tendon injuries, eye/ophthalmological problems.

Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution currently has approximately 500 volunteer physicians (including clinical instructors) and 20 resident physicians, assigned to all 5 Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution (Toa Payoh HQ, Yishun Branch, Woodlands Branch, Bukit Panjang Branch and Joo Chiat Branch). All volunteer physicians come from the Singapore Chinese Physicians' Association (SCPA) and have obtained registration from the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners' Board (TCMPB) with full qualifications. These physicians do not receive any form of remuneration and are doing volunteering their medical expertise in the spirit of contributing to society and helping the sick and needy.

Since 1995, Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution has been hiring professors from China as specialist consultants, and to provide clinical guidance and speak at seminars to improve the medical institution's medical standards, and to provide higher standards of healthcare to its patients.
 
Fees

Toa Payoh (HQ), Yishun Branch , Woodlands Branch, Bukit Panjang Branch 

 Charges are as follow:
Internal Medicine: $3.00 (Registration)
(Medication Charges applies separately, if any)
Acupuncture: $3.00 (Registration) + $4.00 (Treatment) = $7.00/session   
(Medication Charges applies separately, if any)
Specific Medical Condition: $13.00/session (Registration & Treatment) 
(Medication Charges applies separately, if any)
Special Medical Care Consultation:
(Toa Payoh/Woodlands)
$45.00/session (Registration & Treatment)
(Medication Charges applies separately, if any) 
 
Ophthalmology Department (at Toa Payoh HQ only): $13.00/session (Registration & Treatment)
Eye Examination Package (For first time visit): $30
Follow Up Examination (Upon patient own request or request by optometrist and/or physician):

Basic Test: $5 per service
(Maximum of S$30 will be charged for more than 6 Basic Test items)
(incl. Visual Acuity/Auto-refraction/Cover Test/Colour Vision/Stereopsis/Cornea Fluorescein Staining/Tonometry/Ocular Motility/Contrast Sensitivity Testing/Pupil Assessment/Paediatric Amblyopic Assessment)

 
Complex Test: $15 per service
(Maximum of S$30 will be charged for more than 2 Complex Test items)
(incl. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)/Visual Field Assessment/Fundus Photography/Slit-lamp Examination and photography/Macular pigments examination)

 

Joo Chiat Branch

 Charges are as follow:
Internal Medicine: $3.00 (Registration)
(Medication Charges applies separately, if any)
Acupuncture: $3.00 (Registration) + $4.00 (Treatment) = $7.00/session   
(Medication Charges applies separately, if any)
Specific Medical Condition: $18.00 /session (Registration & Treatment) 
(Medication Charges applies separately, if any)
 

Additional Treatment Charges (at all branches):

Infrared Therapeutic Lamp $3
Acupuncture Device $3
Scrapping $3
Blood Letting $3
Cupping $3
Moxibustion $3
Non-Emergency Bandaging $3
Manipulation Therapy $10
Pediatric Massage Therapy $10

 

Medication Charges:

Chinese Proprietary Medicine: $2.00/day (Maximum 8 days)
Herbal Extract: $3.00/day (1st -8th day) $6.00/day (9th-29th day)
Herbs: $10.00/day (Maximum 7 days)

(Patients with financial difficulties can apply for full-fee or half-fee waiver.)  
 
Reserves policy

In accordance with the "Charity and Institutes of Public Character (IPC) Regulatory Guidelines"published by the Charity Council,  a charity should establish a reserve policy to ensure that it is able to support its long-term financial needs, and publish an annual report of this policy. According to this requirement, the board has set aside reserves equivalent to three years' of operating expenses.

 
Exemption from Registration Fees

Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution Toa Payoh HQ, Yishun Branch, Woodlands Branch, Bukit Panjang Branch and Joo Chiat Branch, only receive a nominal fee from patients seeking medical consultation as a service to the community. Patients with financial difficulties, or patients receiving social welfare, may apply at the clinic for exemption from registration fees. Applicants must provide supporting documents including CPF statements. Exemptions will be given based on the patient and patients' family's financial situation.