Our annual health screening event is the cornerstone of Public Health Service. What started out as a basic screening with just 4 modalities has evolved over the years into a comprehensive screening that includes cancer education and geriatric screening.
This year, our health screening event will take place:
Date: 21-22 October 2017 (Sat, Sun)
Venue: Jurong East (J Link Canopy), next to JCube
Time: 8am - 5pm
We will be bringing you on a Walkthrough of all the stations, from registration right up to the exhibition area. If you have any queries, they may be found in our FAQ section.
- Aged 40 years old and above (based on year)
Our volunteers will take your details using iPads while you are queuing up. You will then take a queue number and wait for your number to be called. We will be printing personal data stickers and affixing them on your questionnaire.
They will also use the information obtained and tell you which subsequent stations you are eligible for.
- Fasted for at least 10h
- Have not done a blood test for diabetes mellitus (DM) / hyperlipidemia (HLD) in the past 1 year
- Not previously diagnosed with DM/HLD
A professional phlebotomist will draw your blood and the blood samples will be sent to a private laboratory for testing. At this point, we understand that you may feel hungry due to the fasting criteria, and there will be snacks available at this station after your blood has been drawn.
^closes at 1pm
- N/A (same as registration)
Our volunteers will be using the BMI machine to take your height and weight.
*History Taking criteria
- N/A (same as registration)
Our volunteers will be asking you a series of questions to assess your eligibility for subsequent stations as well as check if there are any outstanding medical issues we can help you with.
Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Station criteria
- Aged 50 and above
- Hasn't done a FIT in the past 1 year
- Hasn’t done a colonoscopy in the past 5 years
- Not been diagnosed with colorectal cancer
This station is in collaboration with Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), which provides the complimentary FIT kits. If you meet the criteria, you will be briefed by our volunteers as to how to conduct the test at home, using the FIT kit. Please note that you will have to mail the results to SCS on your own, and they will mail the results to you directly.
If in the event that your results return positive, you will be able to undergo a subsidised consultation with your doctor to determine if a colonoscopy is necessary.
Women's Cancer Education Station criteria
- Females aged 40 and above
This station is in collaboration with National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) as well as Singapore Cancer Society (SCS). Our female volunteers will be teaching you on how to conduct a self breast examination, as well as providing education and information on the Pap smear, which is used to test for cervical cancer. If you wish, we can also help you to register for a free Pap smear test at SCS Multi-Service Centre located in Bishan†
A mammogram is useful for detecting breast cancer. This year, we will be offering a pink coupon which allows you to get discounted rates of mammogram services at all healthcare organisations. In addition, we can help you register for a free mammogram at SCS Multi-Service Centre located in Bishan‡ or at Jurong Medical Centre (under Southwest Community Development Council)§
† For women who are sexually active, and aged between 25 and 69 years old
‡ For women aged 50 years old and above, who possess the Community Health Assistance Scheme (CHAS) card and have not undergone a mammogram in the last 24 months
Geriatrics Station criteria
- Aged 60 and above
If you fulfil the criteria, our volunteers will bring you through a series of 3 tests:
- Visual Acuity Test
- Fall risk assessment
- Cognitive screening assessment
Depending on the outcome of the visual acuity test, we may refer you to see an optometrist or the on-site doctor.
As for the fall risk assessment, participants will be advised to consult an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist on the spot if a fall risk is detected. If necessary, the Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist may refer you to a doctor for further advice.
Doctors’ Consult Station criteria
- Participants flagged during history-taking and/or
- Participants flagged at our Geriatrics Station
The on-site doctor will look through the data collected from the above stations and advise you accordingly. You will also be issued with a doctor's memo, which you can bring along when you next consult your preferred GP.
Oral Health Station criteria
- Participants who wish to participate
This station is run by students from the NUS Faculty of Dentistry. They will be doing a general checkup of your teeth, but no procedure will be done. If necessary, you will be recommended to see the dentist or the undergraduate/postgraduate clinics at the NUS Faculty of Dentistry. They will also be providing oral health education on site.
*Questionnaire collection & Follow-up Station criteria
- N/A (same as registration)
Congratulations, you have reached the last station of the screening component of our event! Our volunteers will be collecting the completed questionnaire from you. They will also go through your possible follow-up options. If your condition has been flagged to be abnormal, our volunteers will contact you within 1-2 months of our event as part of our Telehealth initiative. This is to ensure that our participants receive the medical care that they need.
Our exhibition area is open to all, and staff from our partner organisations will be educating you on the common chronic conditions faced by Singaporeans as well as providing health tips that you can incorporate into your lifestyle.
Do look out for our Young Health Ambassador's Programme (YHAP) booth run by YHAP participants from Hwa Chong Institution and Raffles Institution (Junior College). They will be presenting their posters and games, as well as what they have learned from our programme to the public.
Our exhibition partners include:
- Agency for Integrated Care
- Alzheimer's Disease Association, Singapore
- Association of Diabetes Educators of Singapore
- Fei Yue Community Services
- Health Promotion Board
- National Heart Centre Singapore
- National Kidney Foundation
- National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
- National University of Singapore Faculty of Dentistry
- Podiatry Association (Singapore)
- Singapore Cancer Society
- The ABLE Studio
- Yakult Singapore Pte Ltd
Before you leave, do remember to drop by at least 2 different booths within the exhibition area and obtain the stamps, in order to claim your complimentary goodie bag, whilst stocks last!
Social Support (new!)
- Participants who are interested
If you feel that you might need social support, feel free to drop by the area next to the Exhibition, where you can have a consultation with our volunteers to find out more about the available financial schemes.
Stations marked with a * are compulsory.
** Exhibition is not compulsory, but please note that in order to redeem your complimentary goodie bag, you are required to visit at least two different booths and obtain the stamps. We appreciate your understanding.
Information accurate as of September 2017.