More than 900 clinics open during Chinese New Year long weekend

People waiting for their turns at a waiting room at Tampines Polyclinic.
People waiting for their turns at a waiting room at Tampines Polyclinic.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - More than 900 clinics across the island will be open during the Chinese New Year period from Friday to Monday (Jan 27 to 30), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Thursday (Jan 26).

MOH also encouraged members of the public who feel unwell during this period to visit their general practitioners or a 24-hour clinic for conditions that are not life-threatening or serious.

The ministry also urged the public to seek medical treatment at hospitals' accident and emergency departments only for serious emergencies, such as chest pain, breathlessness, and uncontrollable bleeding.

Other conditions that require such a hospital visit can be found on the Health Promotion Board's website.

The list of clinics and their operating hours can be found on the Ministry of Health's (MOH's) website, MOH's directory of licensed healthcare institutions, the Agency for Integrated Care's Singapore Silver Pages, the Community Health Assist Scheme webpage, and the MOH iHealthSg iOS and Android mobile apps.

MOH also reminded the public to eat in moderation and continue exercising regularly to stay healthy over the holiday period.