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12 Doctor Consultation Options From Home If You’re Low Key Sick But Too Scared To Go To GP

Doctor consultation options in Singapore


Clinics can be dreadful sometimes with long waiting queues, people coughing in the waiting area and not to mention the large bill at the end – all whilst you’re sick! It’s even worse during outbreaks like the COVID-19 outbreak as the fear of stepping into a room full of sick people is multiplied.

Enter telemedicine, a revolutionary service with affordable prices from $18, medication and MC delivery, reliable doctors and in-app summaries for when you only have a fever and need some pills and a day-off. It’s as simple as downloading or calling them and requesting for either an online doctor consultation, house call or any other service you might need.

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1. Minmed Connect – Free medication delivery within 3 hours


Within a short waiting time of 5-15 minutes, Minmed Connect is able to link you up with a doctor registered by the Singapore Medical Council. Whether you’re running a fever, having an episode of urinary tract infection or encountering skin rashes, each consultation will only cost $21.40, while medicines will be charged separately.  

 

Image credit: Minmed

Within a short 3 hours, the prescribed medicines will be delivered to your doorstep at no additional cost. You can also access all your MCs, referral letters and invoices electronically. In the event your condition is unsuitable for teleconsultation, your consultation fees will be waived and their doctors will refer you to either A&E or nearby clinics accordingly.

Apart from being there for you in sickness, Minmed is also there for you in health. They have free virtual workout classes from Yoga and Barre to upbeat Zumba and Cardiodance classes. You can even improve your cooking skills with their free virtual kitchen classes that teach you nutritious recipes and nutrition tips! Find out more on Minmed’s website.

If you want to keep your health in check, you can also book an in-person health screening session at their flagship Screening Centre, Minmed Health Screeners at Paragon. Minmed’s Screening Packages start from $278.

Download Minmed Connect on the App store or Google Play

Services: Video consultation, medication delivery, health screening booking
Fees: $21.40 for virtual consultation or pay as per your corporate plan
Operating times: 9AM-9PM, Daily

Minmed’s website


2. Healthway Medical – GPs, paediatricians & psychologists available


Image credit: Healthway Medical

Healthway Medical is a widely recognisable name, with its nearly 100 clinics in Singapore. But if visiting one isn’t the most convenient, you can find the same services on their telemedicine app.

Download the app to book consultations with general practitioners for common illnesses and chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. There are paediatricians as well so you and your tot can skip queues at the doc’s.

For issues where privacy is an issue, the telemedicine app allows you to hold your consultations in the seclusion of your home. Meet with a licensed psychologist if you’re facing mental wellness issues, or seek advice on sexual wellness and health with a GP.

The app also has Japanese doctors available for expats who may have difficulty finding doctors to give diagnoses in their native tongue. All patients have to do is book a virtual consultation from the app to be connected with the next available doctor for an immediate medical appointment.

Once the consult is over, medical certificates will be sent over via email so you can submit them to your HR to claim medical leave asap. As for patients that require medication for their ailments, they’ll be delivered right to your doorstep within three hours or the next day, based on your preferences.

Download the app from Healthway Medical.

Services: Video consultations with GPs, paediatricians & psychologists, medication delivery, in-clinic appointment booking
Fees: $20 for video consultation + drug delivery, $15 for drug refill + delivery (additional $10 for delivery to Sentosa and restricted areas)*
Operating Times: 8AM-8PM, Daily (Child specialists and psychologists by appointment only)

Healthway Medical website

*Prices exclude GST


3. Doctor Anywhere – 24-hour consultations for mothers with newborns



Image adapted from: Google Play

Doctor Anywhere provides consultations with general practitioners for all sorts of medical needs, including fevers, flu, constipation and rashes. For protective parents who don’t want to risk bringing your child outside, specialised consultations for newborns are available to keep those mini-humans safe – and to keep them from inevitably being rowdy at the clinic.


Image credit: Doctor Anywhere

Another unique service they offer is for aesthetic advice, be it for skincare, haircare, or acne – there’s no shame in asking for some advice with your appearance! With reasonable prices from $15 onwards, it’s a convenient go-to for medication or an MC.

Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Services: Video consultations, newborn consultations, aesthetic advice
Fees: $20 for general consultations & aesthetic advice, $15 for newborns (not including medicine)
Operating Times: 24 hours

Doctor Anywhere’s website


4.  Homage – Virtual consultations at $20 nett


Use the app to log down info like symptoms and medication taken, before getting a virtual consultation with a health professional.
Image credit: Homage

As an all-rounded healthcare service provider, Homage brings the medical services to you in-person or virtually, so you will be pleased to know that you can skip long clinic queues and long commutes. Whether you struggle through navigating the dark realms of the web or have an elderly parent who is not as tech savvy, rest assured their mobile app is user-friendly and hassle-free.


Image credit: Homage

With this app, you’ll have medical services available at your fingertips 24/7. You can have virtual medical consultations with qualified medical personnel from $20, and request for medication and even basic surgical procedures on-demand – all from the comfort of your own home.

Download on the App Store or Google Play

Services: Virtual and physical consultations, home nursing, home care, home therapy, doorstep medicine delivery
Fees: Free care consult, $20 for basic virtual consultation & $180 for house call doctor
Operating Times: 24 hours
Telephone: 6100 0055

Teleconsultation website
House call doctor website


5. Doctor World – $18 all-inclusive package with medicine delivery



Image adapted from:
Google Play

You can rest assured knowing that Doctor World is partnered with multiple healthcare providers such as Raffles Medical Group to ensure that you get the best treatment and service – even if it’s through your phone. 


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Doctor World

The all-inclusive package of $18 includes medicine delivery as well as a letter for sick leave, issued at the doctor’s discretion, of course. Each consultation lasts 15 minutes, so be sure to convey all your worries succinctly to the friendly doctors. Additional charges may apply for medicine.

Read our article on Doctor World to find out more.

Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Services: Video consultations, house calls, ambulance service, home nursing care
Fees: $18 (additional medicine charges may apply)
Operating Times: 24 hours

Doctor World’s website


6. Sata CommHealth – Cheapest telemedicine rate for consultations from $12.50


Image credit: Sata CommHealth

The established clinic now also provides a teleconsultation service as well. Instead of an app, the clinic uses WhatsApp as their preferred medium of consultation. To beat those pesky long clinic queues, simply message their number requesting for a teleconsultation and be done in a flash. It’s so great that we can get the medication and MC we need just through a simple WhatsApp call.

Services: Video consultations
Fees: $12.50 for consultation + $7 medicine delivery fee (additional medication/MC charges may apply)
Operating Hours: Mon – Fri 8.30AM-5PM
Telephone: 81234878

Sata CommHealth’s website


7. Whitecoat – Travel medication or sexual health advice



Image adapted from:
Google Play

Whitecoat is a sophisticated telemedicine service offering a diverse array of services including travel medication advice for that next trip to Bangkok, sexual health advice if you’re afraid something’s wrong “down there” and chronic disease management. You can also select the specific doctors whom you’d like to consult.


Image credit:
Whitecoat

All your consultation information will be detailed and kept on your phone instead of papers that you would need to file, making it convenient if you ever need to reference it.

Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Services: Video consultations, chronic disease management, travel medication advice, sexual health advice
Fees: $25 (Mon-Sat 8AM-8PM) | $50 (Mon-Sat 8PM-12PM & Sun/PH)
Operating Hours: 24 hours

Whitecoat’s website


8. MaNaDr – Telemedicine with text consultations with doctors



Image adapted from:
Google Play

MaNaDr differs from the rest of the telemedicine apps in the sense that there’s no fixed price, but rather the app connects you with doctors instead. From there, you can do a variety of things including booking appointments or asking for a video consultation and, most notably, you can even opt for a chat consultation if video calls aren’t your thing.

The pricing will vary from doctor to doctor, so be sure to check beforehand. You can also request or search up specific doctors and clinics too, the power of choice is in your hands.

Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Services: Chat consultations, video consultations, house calls, testing services, appointment bookings
Fees: Varies
Operating Hours: 24 hours

MaNaDr’s website


9. HiDoc – See a specialist without any extra waiting time



Image adapted from:
Google Play

Usually, in order to see a specialist, you would need to go through the trouble of going to the clinic, waiting in line, getting a referral, then waiting in line again before finally getting to your appointment. HiDoc lets you skip that long process by arranging for teleconsultations, all it takes is to log in and register.

One thing to take note is that it’s recommended you use HiDoc’s teleconsultation service for follow-up consultations or a second opinion, so keep that in mind before you rush to book your first video call!

Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Services: Specialist video consultations, appointment bookings
Fees: $120 for the initial consultation, $80 for follow-ups
Operating Hours: Mon – Fri 9AM-6PM

HiDoc’s website


10. Speedoc – “Grab” a doctor to your house



Call a Grab to bring your doctor consultation to your home
Image adapted from: Google Play

Speedoc can best be described as Grab, but for house calls and doctors. The app allows you to book nurses, doctors and ambulances straight to your home if you ever need a medical consultation or check-up. You can even have follow-up chats with your doctors to ensure that everything is okay.


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@speedoc

There are also options to book a house visit to your family members which is perfect if you want to make sure your family is okay if you’re away. It’s especially useful for folks who are wheelchair-bound or have difficulty moving around because instead of having to go to the doctor, the doctor comes to you.

Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Services: House calls by doctors and nurses, follow-up chats, ambulance services
Fees: Varies
Operating Hours: 24 hours

Speedoc’s website 


11. Rescu.sg – Cheapest house call service



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RESCU

Another house call service is Rescu.sg that provides you with affordable home visits by the “RESCU rangers”, suitable for patients of all ages including children and the elderly. Simply call their hotline, answer a few questions and have friendly doctors come to assess your situation. As far as house calls go, their prices are one of the cheapest you’ll find on the market!

Services: House calls
Fees: $68 (Mon-Fri 10AM-4PM) | $88 (Mon-Fri 4PM-10PM) | $108 (Mon-Fri 10PM-10AM & Sat/Sun/PH)
Operating Hours: 24 hours
Telephone: 87799441

Rescu.sg’s website


12. DoctorXDentist – Free Q&A with medical professionals


 


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DoctorXDentist

While they don’t provide doctor consultations, DoctorXDentist provides unlimited advice and answers to all your medical queries – for free! There’s even a medical concierge you can message to get quotations on treatments.

With hundreds of doctors and specialists including psychiatrists, dentists and gynaecologists, you can rest assured that your questions are in good hands.

For more information on DoctorXDentist, you can check out our article here.

Services: Q&As with medical professionals, quotations on treatments, finding doctors
Fees: Free (for Q&A)
Operating Hours: 9AM-10PM daily
Telephone: 84449163

DoctorXDentist’s website


Doctor consultation options in Singapore


The next time you come down with a fever and are in need of a quick check-up, try out these online doctor consultation options instead. You won’t have to leave the comfort of your home in sickness ever again.


Cover image adapted from Speedoc and Whitecoat.

This article contains partial partnership content. However, all opinions are ours.
Originally published on 30th September 2020. Last updated by  Raewyn Koh on 18th January 2022.

Billy Tran

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