COVID-19: Tests, Vaccines, Safety Measures and Advisory

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Your health and safety are our biggest priorities.

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation in Singapore and around the world.

Mount Elizabeth Hospitals have implemented strict measures for the protection of our patients, visitors, staff and healthcare workers, as well as for the wider community. Rest assured that we are committed to ensuring our hospitals continue to be a safe environment for both existing and new patients who require our medical attention.

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COVID-19 tests

Find out the different COVID-19 tests we conduct at our hospitals and how to book a COVID-19 pre-departure PCR test.

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COVID-19 vaccines

Learn about the different COVID-19 vaccine types, including the Sinopharm vaccine offered at Parkway Shenton clinics.

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Visitor and patient advisory

Find out about the latest COVID-19 policies and regulations that apply to you as a patient or visitor on our premises.

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Keeping our hospital safe

Read about the safety precautions we have in place to safeguard our hospitals.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON COVID-19

A: COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It is highly pathogenic (causes illness), virulent (has harmful effects) and spreads very quickly. The first reports of the disease were reported from Wuhan city, China.

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A: Commonly reported symptoms in COVID-19 patients include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Other symptoms may include muscle aches, abdominal pain and loss of smell.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, however mildly, you are strongly advised to stay home, monitor your condition and see a doctor if your condition gets worse.

Singaporeans and permanent residents can visit their nearest Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) clinics for a doctor’s consultation. These general practitioner (GP) clinics have been activated by the Ministry of Health to better detect and manage COVID-19 infections. They include Parkway Shenton’s clinics and will provide investigation and subsidised treatments for individuals with respiratory illnesses.

A: Visit the official Ministry of Health website for the latest updates on the current COVID-19 situation in Singapore.

A: The molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a diagnostic test where samples of cells and fluids from the nose or throat are collected using a nasal swab, before being processed by a machine that detects the virus’s genetic material. It is currently used for pre-departure testing in Singapore.

Learn more about how COVID-19 testing is done.

A: You need to make an appointment if you wish to take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test at our hospitals’ A&E departments. Alternatively, you may take a COVID-19 PCR test at selected Parkway Shenton clinics in Singapore.

Find out more about the different types of COVID-19 tests and their costs.

A: Yes, our 24-hour A&E clinics remain open to all patients requiring urgent medical attention.

A: Your health and safety is our utmost priority. Be assured that we continuously review our protocols to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

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