Cost of medical check-up for renewal of driving licence: Polyclinic group replies

We thank Mr Long Dengyao for his feedback ("Reduce cost of medical check-up for validation of driving licence"; Forum Online, Nov 21).

We have contacted Mr Long to explain that the medical examination fee for the renewal of a driving licence for drivers aged 65 and above at the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics is $30.60. This covers the doctor's and nurse's time for the clinical assessment.

A separate doctor's fee of $12.60 for adults or $6.80 for those aged 65 and above will be charged only if the patient is also consulting the doctor for a medical condition during the visit.

Serene Teo (Ms)
Assistant Director
Finance Department
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics