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Free Clinic


Relieving the Suffering of the Sick and Needy

In 2004, Tzu Chi Singapore established its first Free Clinic in Chinatown, which was officially inaugurated by former Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan. The establishment of the Tzu Chi Free Clinic marked a historic milestone for the Mission of Medicine, and its services were mainly targeted at elderly residents living in the vicinity and the Foundation’s long-term aid beneficiaries.

With the return of Tzu Chi’s former premises in Chinatown to its owner in 2007, the clinic temporarily ceased operations. It was only later, with the support and assistance of the Ministry of Health, an MP for the Tanjong Pagar GRC, and the Radin Mas grassroots organisation, that the clinic found a new home in Redhill in 2008. With an area of close to 5,000 square feet, the spacious and well-equipped modern clinic is replete with consultation rooms, dental treatment rooms, health examination rooms, a mini operating theatre, an X-ray room, and a meeting room.

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After its relocation, the Free Clinic resumed operations on 1st November 2008, and started providing free Internal Medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and dental services mainly to seniors who live alone, low income households, Tzu Chi’s aid/care beneficiaries, and migrant workers earning less than SG$800 monthly. Its TCM services are very popular among the Chinese population, and are especially high in demand in the Redhill area, which has a large population of senior citizens. Thus, with effect from 13th November 2011, it extended its TCM services to five weekdays a week, while remaining open for half a day on Sundays for both western and Chinese medicine. The TCM clinic is opened to the public and provides free clinical services, such as acupuncture, to patients.

Located in the heart of Singapore and easily accessible by public transport, the Free Clinic is also the venue for many health talks, which aim to promote disease prevention and encourage members of the public to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Tzu Chi Free Clinic

Address: Block 90, Redhill Close, #01-400, Singapore 150090


Primary Medical (GP) Services

Opening Hours

Every Sunday
9am  12.30pm
(Registration closes at 12pm)


For enquiries & appointment:

Tel: (65) 64795974
Every Monday to Friday
9am  12.30pm
1.30pm  5pm

Email: freeclinic@tzuchi.org.sg

Eligibility

  • Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) card holders
  • Public Assistance Card or Community Medical Benefits Card holders
  • NKF Medical Card holders
  • Special Pass holders referred from Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME)
  • Selected Tzu Chi Foundation aid recipients
  • Individuals with household monthly income per capita of S$1,500 or below (Singapore citizens without CHAS, PRs)
    **Patient is required to show payslips of all family members at registration.
  • Long-Term Visit Pass holders with validity of stay of 1 year or less
  • Work permit holders with monthly income of less than S$800
    **Patient is required to show his/her monthly payslips at registration.

Dental Services

(Available by appointment only, after financial assessment)

Opening Hours

Every Monday to Thursday
9.30am  12.30pm
1.30pm – 4.30pm

Every Sunday
9am  12.30pm


For enquiries & appointment:

Tel: (65) 64795974
Every Monday to Friday
9am  12.30pm
1.30pm  5pm

Email: 
freeclinic@tzuchi.org.sg

Eligibility

  • Blue Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) card holders
  • Family members of Blue CHAS Card Holder (for PRs / Long-Term Visit Pass holders)
  • Pioneer Generation card holders
  • Individuals above the age of 18, with total monthly household income of less than S$2000. For patient living alone, total monthly income shall not exceed S$800.
    **Patient is required to show his/her monthly payslips at registration.
  • Patients referred by our community partners or other external organization
  • Needy patients referred from our free clinics / charity department

Traditional Chinese Medical Services

(Services include general consultations and acupuncture treatment; Patients are encouraged to make appointments before visiting)

Opening Hours

Every Monday to Friday
9am  12pm
(Registration closes at 11am),
1.30pm  5pm
(Registration closes at 4pm)

Every Sunday
9am  12.30pm
(Registration closes at 11am)


For enquiries & appointment:

Tel: (65) 64758812
Every Monday to Friday
9am  12pm
1.30pm  5pm

Email: fctcm@tzuchi.org.sg

Eligibility

Singapore citizens, PRs, and Work / Student / Long-term Visit Pass holders only


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