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How much does it cost to see a cardiologist in Singapore, and is it Medisave claimable?

Cardiology Singapore Healthcare

I would like to find out the approximate costs of seeing a heart specialist in Singapore, and whether there are any subsidies available?

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (1)

Private heart specialists typically charge about $150 - $200 for a first consultation.

Medications will typically add on another $100 - $200 in total to your final bill.

At the National Heart Centre, the rates for seeing a cardiologist are as follows:

Consultation Singapore Citizen Private
First Consultation $$57 $120 - $155
Follow-up Consultation $38  $79 - $112


Even if you go as a new patient via a polyclinic referral, rest assured that a consultant will still be seeing you on your first visit.

However, you'll usually first be seen by a Medical Officer beforehand.

o qualify for subsidised care to see a , you need to:

  • Be a Singaporean or a Permanent Resident (holding a Singapore NRIC), and
  • Obtain a referral letter from a Polyclinic, or from an SAF medical officer/camp

Patients who do NOT qualify for any subsidies include:

  • All foreigners
  • Those referred to see a specific cardiologist
  • Referrals made by a private doctor or private hospital

Medisave can be used for the following approved treatments -

1. Withdrawal limit of $500 per Medisave account per year:

Approved chronic diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes (Pre-DM)
  • Hypertension
  • Cholesterol and lipid Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease

2. Withdrawal limit of $600 per Medisave account per year: 

  • Outpatient MRI scans
  • CT scans
  • Ultrasound scans
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