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: 13-14 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
- To bring NRIC to FIT Station
- Hasn't done a FIT in the past 1 year
- Hasn’t done a colonoscopy in the past 10 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.
Collection on behalf of another individual(s) is acceptable if the below 3 requirements are met:
- Bring NRIC on site of collection (original, photocopy or digital copy - front and back)
- Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only
- Aged 50 years old and above (Born in Year 1968 and before)
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.
Please note that Doctors' Consult will only be available to those who have been identified to need further consultation based on screening results.
Dieticians’ Consult Station (new!) criteria
- The participant must have been referred to the Doctor's Consult Station
- The doctor attending to the patient must deem the patient to be in need of diet counselling, and refer the participant to the Dietitian's Consult
For the first time, we will be collaborating with the Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association (SNDA) to provide screening participants with professional advice on matters relating to nutrition and dietetics. Inevitably, diet plays a significant role in health and diets may have to be adjusted in view of nutrition problems or chronic diseases. However, participants may not possess the knowledge to alter their diets accordingly and safely. Thus, dietitians play an important role as part of a multi disciplinary healthcare team to provide medical nutrition therapy and counselling.
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.
*Summary 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.
Our exhibition partners include:
- Agency for Integrated Care
- Alzheimer's Disease Association, Singapore
- Fei Yue Community Services
- Health Promotion Board
- National Kidney Foundation
- National University of Singapore Faculty of Dentistry
- Podiatry Association (Singapore)
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!
- 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.
Health Carnival (new!)
- Open to the public
This year, we will be introducing the inaugural PHS Health Carnival! It is open to all members of the public and will be running concurrently with our PHS health screening event. The health carnival will include an array of eye-catching informative posters to educate the public on common diseases and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. There will be interactive exhibits and game booths designed and run by our very own Young Health Ambassadors from various Junior Colleges and Secondary Schools. These students have participated in our Young health ambassadors programme (YHAP) back in June. Mentored by our student facilitators, they are equipped with the knowledge to showcase what they learned at the carnival! Also on board will be a lineup of performances, guest speakers on health topics, pledge boards, photobooths and many more! Come join in for a day of fun, excitement and learning, with many prizes to be won. We welcome all of you!
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 June 2018.