Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the GPFirst programme about?
The GPFirst programme aims to encourages patients with non-emergency conditions to seek treatment with their GP first. Following the assessment by the GP, patients who are referred to the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) @ Admiralty or KTPH ED will receive a $50 waiver from their bill at either location.
For example, if the prevailing emergency attendance fee at KTPH is $122, patients who are referred under the GPFirst programme will pay $122 - $50 = $72.
2. How will I be eligible for the waiver under GPFirst?
You will be eligible for the waiver under GPFirst, as long as the GP you see is a participant of the programme. You will need to submit the original GPFirst referral form provided by the GP, together with valid photo identification during registration for us to process the waiver.
3. Is GPFirst and its subsidy applicable to Permanent Residents and foreigners?
Yes. The GPFirst programme and its benefits apply to all patients referred to the UCC and KTPH ED by participating GPFirst clinics.
4. How do I find out where the participating clinics are?
5. How much do I need to pay at the participating clinics?
Patients will be charged according to the fees established by the respective clinics
6. Can I use my CHAS benefits at the participating clinics?
The CHAS benefits programme is a separate scheme from the GPFirst programme. CHAS benefits will continue to apply at participating CHAS clinics.