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What is the Healthier SG Strategy?

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What is Healthier SG?

Healthier SG is a national strategy launched by the Singapore government to transform the country’s healthcare system. The key focus is shifting from treating illnesses reactively to promoting preventive care and empowering individuals to lead healthier lifestyles proactively.

For more information, read about Healthier SG here.

What is the Healthier SG Strategy?

The Healthier SG strategy is a national initiative launched by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) to transform the way primary healthcare is delivered in the country. At its core, Healthier SG aims to shift the focus from treating illnesses to promoting preventive care and encouraging a healthier lifestyle among Singaporeans.

Under this strategy, Singapore residents aged 40 and above can voluntarily enroll with a family doctor clinic of their choice. Once enrolled, the clinic will develop a personalized Health Plan tailored to the individual’s needs. This Health Plan will include recommended health screenings, vaccinations, and lifestyle advice to help the individual maintain good health and prevent or manage chronic conditions effectively.

To support this preventive approach, Healthier SG provides subsidies for nationally-recommended vaccinations and health screenings when obtained at the enrolled clinic. The program also leverages technology, such as the HealthHub app, to facilitate enrollment, health tracking, and access to medical records, empowering individuals to take an active role in their healthcare journey.

Is it Compulsory to Enroll in Healthier SG?

Enrollment in the Healthier SG program is entirely voluntary for eligible Singapore residents aged 40 and above. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has made it clear that participation in this initiative is not mandatory, but rather a choice for individuals who wish to take advantage of the benefits it offers.

By keeping enrollment voluntary, Healthier SG aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their health and make informed decisions about their healthcare needs. This approach aligns with the program’s overall goal of promoting preventive care and empowering Singaporeans to adopt healthier lifestyles proactively.

While enrollment is not compulsory, the MOH and healthcare providers are actively promoting the benefits of Healthier SG and encouraging eligible residents to consider enrolling. The program’s subsidies, personalized health plans, and access to recommended screenings and vaccinations make it an attractive option for those seeking to prioritize their well-being and take a proactive approach to healthcare.

What is the Healthier SG Chronic Tier list?

The Healthier SG Chronic Tier list, also known as the “Healthier SG Medication List”, is a curated list of medications commonly used to manage chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP). This list comprises selected medications that are similar to those found at polyclinics.

Some examples of medications included in the Healthier SG Chronic Tier list are:

  • Metformin for diabetes
  • Atorvastatin for high cholesterol
  • Lisinopril for hypertension
  • Salbutamol inhalers for asthma

The medications on this list have been carefully chosen based on their effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness in managing chronic diseases. The list may be updated periodically based on the latest medical guidelines and recommendations.

Patients enrolled in Healthier SG who have chronic conditions covered under the CDMP can receive substantial subsidies of up to 87.5% for medications on the Healthier SG Chronic Tier list when obtained from their enrolled Healthier SG GP clinic. This makes these essential medications more affordable and accessible, promoting better adherence and management of chronic conditions.

What is Covered under healthier SG?

The Healthier SG program offers a comprehensive range of benefits and services to enrolled residents, with a focus on preventive care and chronic disease management. Here’s what is covered under Healthier SG:

Personalized Health Plan: Enrolled residents will receive a personalized Health Plan developed by their chosen Healthier SG GP clinic. This plan includes recommended health screenings, vaccinations, and lifestyle advice tailored to the individual’s needs and risk factors.

Subsidized Health Screenings: Healthier SG provides subsidies for nationally recommended health screenings, such as those for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and certain cancers, when obtained at the enrolled clinic.

Subsidized Vaccinations: Enrolled residents are eligible for fully subsidized nationally recommended adult vaccinations under the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS), including influenza, pneumococcal, HPV, and hepatitis B vaccines.

Chronic Disease Management: For residents with chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, Healthier SG offers subsidized consultations, lab tests, and medications from the Healthier SG Chronic Tier list at their enrolled GP clinic.

Use of MediSave: Enrolled residents with chronic conditions can use their MediSave to fully pay for their treatment at their Healthier SG clinic, up to the MediSave withdrawal limit, without the need for co-payment.

Integrated Technology: The HealthHub app and other digital tools are integrated into Healthier SG, allowing residents to enroll, access their Health Plan, book appointments, and manage their health records conveniently.

By providing subsidized preventive care, chronic disease management, and leveraging technology, Healthier SG aims to empower Singaporeans to take an active role in their health and well-being while making healthcare more accessible and affordable.

What Vaccinations are Given at Healthier SG?

Singapore citizens enrolled in the Healthier SG program are eligible to receive fully subsidized nationally-recommended adult vaccinations under the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) at their enrolled clinic.

The specific vaccinations covered by Healthier SG include:

Influenza vaccine: Annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all adults, especially those aged 65 and above or with chronic medical conditions.

Pneumococcal vaccine: This vaccine protects against pneumococcal diseases, such as pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections, and is recommended for adults aged 65 and above or those with certain risk factors.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: This vaccine is recommended for adults aged 26 and below to protect against HPV-related cancers and diseases.

Hepatitis B vaccine: This vaccine is recommended for adults who are at increased risk of contracting hepatitis B, such as healthcare workers or those with chronic liver disease.

Other vaccines: Additional vaccinations may be recommended based on an individual’s age, medical conditions, occupational risks, or travel plans.

The specific vaccinations and schedules are determined by the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) and may be updated periodically based on the latest medical guidelines and recommendations. By receiving these subsidized vaccinations through Healthier SG, individuals can better protect themselves against preventable diseases and maintain their overall health and well-being.

Is Healthier SG Legit?

Yes, Healthier SG is a legitimate national program launched by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) as part of the country’s efforts to transform primary care delivery and promote preventive healthcare.

The initiative was announced in 2022 and has been widely publicized by the MOH, healthcare providers, and various media outlets in Singapore. It is a key component of the government’s broader strategy to address the challenges of an aging population and the increasing burden of chronic diseases.

Healthier SG is not a private or commercial venture but rather a comprehensive national program backed by the government and supported by healthcare institutions across the country. The program’s objectives, eligibility criteria, and benefits are clearly outlined on official government websites and through various public awareness campaigns.

By enrolling in Healthier SG, Singapore residents can access subsidized health screenings, vaccinations, and personalized health plans from reputable healthcare providers. The program’s integration with the HealthHub app further enhances its legitimacy and accessibility, allowing individuals to manage their healthcare journey conveniently through a secure and official platform.

What Clinics are Involved?

For a list of clinics participating in Healthier SG, visit here.

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An Apple a day keeps the doctor away. We hope that we can provide you with information to stay healthy.

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MMC Writing Team

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away. We hope that we can provide you with information to stay healthy.

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