Cervical Cancer Screening Subsidies in Singapore

Here’s all you need to know about cervical cancer screening subsidies in Singapore.

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Cervical cancer ranks among the top 10 cancer among women in Singapore. You can protect yourself by taking active preventive measures to protect yourself against them. Besides being well informed about these conditions, you can protect yourself by going for regular health screenings.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer is preventable through regular cervical screening at the recommended frequency. Women between the ages of 25 and 29 years old are recommended to go for a Pap test while women who are 30 years and above are recommended to go for a HPV test. A cervical cancer screening is a simple procedure where the doctor/nurse gently brushes cells from the narrow neck of the cervix. These cells are then sent to the laboratory to examine for any changes in the cervix for a Pap test and in a HPV test, the cells will be tested for the DNA (genetic material) for the high-risk, cancer causing HPV strains.

Women who are 25 years old and above and have ever had sex should go for cervical cancer screening. If you are between 25 and 29 years old, go for your Pap test once every three years and if you are 30 years old and above, go for your HPV test once every five years.

Subsidy for Cervical Cancer Screening

Health Promotion Board’s Screen for Life (SFL) programme offers subsidised cervical cancer screening at all polyclinics and participating Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) General Practitioner (GP) clinics.


Screen for Life at Polyclinics

Screen for Life at CHAS GP clinics

Cost

  • Singaporeans: $15 for a Pap test and $22.50 for a HPV test

  • Permanent Residents: $22.50 for a Pap test and $33.75 for a HPV test

  • $0, $2 or $5 for a test (subsidies vary for Pioneer Generation, Merdeka Generation, CHAS cardholders and other Singaporeans). This includes the cost for the GP consult, as well as the first follow-up visit (if required).

  • Permanent Residents: Screening test and prevailing doctor consultation rates will be charged accordingly by respective CHAS clinics.

Eligibility

  • Singaporean or Permanent Resident

  • Age 25 years & above

  • Singaporean or Permanent Resident

  • Age 25 years and above

Where

At all polyclinics

At participating CHAS GP clinics


Tips on Cervical Cancer Screening Subsidies

You can further reduce the chances of getting cervical cancer by getting a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination if you are nine to 26 years old (for females only). The HPV vaccination is Medisave-claimable at approved centres under the Medisave scheme.
The Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) offers free cervical cancer screening for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 25 years and above at their clinic in Bishan.

Where to Go for Screenings

The following centres offer subsidised cervical cancer screening. You are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment.

CHAS GP clinics

To find the nearest CHAS GP clinic offering SFL screening services, visit the clinic locator.

Singapore Cancer Society Clinic @ Bishan

For more information, visit their website here.
Tel: 1800 727 3333

Polyclinics

Call 6355 3000 to make, change or cancel an appointment at the following polyclinics:

North

  • Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic
  • Hougang Polyclinic
  • Woodlands Polyclinic
  • Yishun Polyclinic

Central

  • Toa Payoh Polyclinic
  • Kallang Polyclinic

East

  • Geylang Polyclinic

Call 6663 6847 to make, change or cancel an appointment at the following polyclinics:

South

  • Queenstown Polyclinic

West

  • Bukit Batok Polyclinic
  • Bukit Panjang Polyclinic
  • Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
  • Clementi Polyclinic
  • Jurong Polyclinic
  • Pioneer Polyclinic

Call 6643 6969 to make, change or cancel an appointment at the following polyclinics:

North

  • Punggol Polyclinic
  • Sengkang Polyclinic

Central

  • Bukit Merah Polyclinic

South

  • Outram Polyclinic

East

  • Bedok Polyclinic
  • Eunos Polyclinic
  • Marine Parade Polyclinic
  • Pasir Ris Polyclinic
  • Tampines Polyclinic


Useful Links

  1. Understanding Cervical Cancer

    Learn more about its risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.

  2. HPV

    About HPV, its link to cervical cancer and HPV vaccination.

  3. Screen for Cervical Cancer

    Frequently asked questions on screening for cervical cancer.


Contact Information

Screen for Life

Telephone: 1800 223 1313
Email: ScreenForLife@hpb.gov.sg


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