Extracted from https://www.straitstimes.com/ PUBLISHED on NOV 3, 2018
Yishun Polyclinic’s new, bigger campus in Yishun Avenue 9 has been open to the public since July 2018.
Its 8,700 sq m grounds sees about 1,800 patients daily – 200 more patients than when it was temporarily situated beside Yishun Pond Park from December 2012 to June this year.
With more space, its Women and Children’s Clinic can now accommodate close to 200 patients daily – about one-third more patients than before – and the polyclinic now provides physiotherapy services.
The Chronic Care Plan at Yishun Polyclinic aims to incentivise patients to go for regular screenings and check-ups so that their conditions are better managed, said Dr Kwan Pek Yee, who heads Yishun Polyclinic.
It also helps cut down the time needed to make payment after a visit to the polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) said on Saturday (Nov 3) at Yishun Polyclinic’s official launch.
The targets patients must meet include achieving target blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels, or going for diabetic foot and retinal photography screenings.
To qualify for the scheme, patients must have at least one of the 20 chronic conditions covered by the Chronic Disease Management Programme.
The conditions include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke and dementia.
The annual sum patients need to pay is calculated from their previous year’s total bill. They can use Medisave to pay for up to 85 per cent of their bill.
Any remaining balance due to unused services will be refunded to them.
NHGP said the Chronic Care Plan costs between $100 and $500, and rebates are capped at $20 for the year.
2 Yishun Ave 9
(Opposite Nee Soon East Community Club)
Operating Hours :
Monday to Friday (am): 8:00am to 1:00pm
Monday to Friday (pm): 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 12:30pm
Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am to 12:00pm