Sunday, October 11, 2020

Baby Vaccinations Free of Charge from 1 Nov 2020

From 1 Nov 2020, newborn and children vaccinations can be done at Karri Family Clinic Free of Charge. This only applies to Singaporean children and does not apply to Permenant Residents and foreigners.  All you need to do is to visit our clinic when your child is due for their vaccinations!  Child development assessment will also be done for the child without any extra charge.  

Adult vaccinations will also be subsidised.  The amount of subsidy will be different for Pioneer Generation, Merdeka and CHAS card holders.  Please check with our clinic staff for details. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Covid 19 Swab Available at Karri Family Clinic


From July 1 2020, any patients above 12 years of age with symptoms of runny nose, cough, fever and sorethroat will need to be swabbed for Covid 19.  This is a painless procedure which will take only a few seconds to do. 

Our clinic will be able to perform the swab from Mon - Fri 8.30am to 12.30pm and Sat 8.30 to 12pm.

Singaporean  and permenant residents only need to pay $5 (Pioneer and Merdeka Card holders) or $10 for the consultation, swab and necessary medications.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Clinic Address and Opening Times


Hello and welcome to our clinic.  

I am Dr Leslie Tay and Karri Family Clinic is established here in Tampines since 2004.  We specialize in Family Medicine which means we look after the healthcare needs for your whole family including vaccinations for babies, childhood illness, health screenings, chronic illness etc.

Our motto, "Treating patients, not diseases" reminds us that we are here to help people and not just treat a disease.  As such we aim to treat each individiual holistically remembering that each person is a special individual.  We look forward to serving your family!

Address
866A, Tampines St 83
Tampines Central Community Complex
#03-05
Singapore 521866
Map Link:  https://goo.gl/maps/kreoENGA8rrtCqD49
Tel: 67850311

Consultation Times
Mon - Fri:  8.30am to 12.30pm, 6.30pm to 9pm
Sat: 8.30am to 12.30pm
Sun and PH: Closed.

Teleconsultation available through MaNaDr App.
Please download the App for IOS here and Android here.
Do give us a call at 67850311 after you have requested Teleconsultation with us so we can add you to the queue.

Accepted Cards
Pioneer Generation and Merdeka
CHAS
PHPC
Medisave
Aviva, IHP, Great Eastern, Fullerton,



Services available
Acute and chronic medicine
Children from birth onwards
Baby vaccination packages
Vaccination for elders (medisave claimable)
Cervical vaccine package (medisave claimable)
Minor surgery
Ear syringing
Health screening packages
Foreign worker permits
Long/Short term visit pass
Telemedicine via MaNaDr App



Sunday, May 03, 2020

Teleconsultation at Karri Family Clinic




You can now do Teleconsultation with our doctors at Karri Family Clinic!

All you need to do is log in to HiDoc.sg and request for a consultation with our doctors.  Teleconsultation is good for non-emergency conditions like when you need to refill your high blood pressure medications or if you need medical advise for simple conditions.  It is done through your smartphone and after the consultation, we will be able to pack the medications from our clinic and have it sent to your home.  MCs and receipts will be sent digitally to your smartphone!

You can download HiDoc App from the following sites:

For IOS click here.
For Android click here.

Once you have downloaded the app, you will need to fill in your particulars before you can request a consultation.  You will be able to fill in all your family members as well.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Flu Subsidy Scheme now extended to Foreign Workers

The flu subsidy scheme is now extended to cover eligible Work Permit (WP) holders (i.e. all WP holders excluding those in the domestic sector).  That means that all WP holders with symptoms of cough, runny nose, fever, sorethroat will be charged a flat fee of $10 including medications at our clinic.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Essential Services During Covid 19 Circuit Breaker

Please note that the clinic will be opened during the Covid 19 Circuit Breaker period for essential services.  This includes any illness or sickness requiring immediate attention as well as filling of medication for chronic illnessess.  We will not be doing any adult vaccinations, maid checkups, driving licenses or health screening until after the circuit breaker period is lifted.

Please remember to stay at home as much as possible during this period and only go out for necessary things like buying food and seeking medical help.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Karri Family Clinic is a PHPC Clinic



From Tuesday 18 Feb 2020, any Singaporean or PR presenting with symptoms of fever, cough, cold will only need to pay a flat rate of $10 which includes consultation as well as medication for this condition.  Pioneer Generation patients will pay $5.

Together we will prevail against the COVID19 virus.  Stay alert and stay safe. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dorscon Orange Protocol for Patients visiting our clinic


We have implemented the Dorscon Orange Protocol. For everyone's safety, please observe the following when visiting the clinic. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Karri Family Clinic: GP First Scheme









Patients can now get a $50 rebate and get priority service if they are referred by us to Changi General Hospital A&E.  So instead of paying $126 for the standard A&E fees, you now pay only $76. 

So, when in doubt, visit our clinic first before heading straight to the A&E.  Many conditions can be treated at our clinic.  If you do require referral to A&E, we will refer you and you get a $50 rebate.

This service is available to residents as well as non-residents and you will need to visit the A&E within the same day.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Using Medisave for Outpatient Care at Karri Family Clinic




From June 2018, your Medisave account can be used for more conditions for outpatient care. Please check the MOH website here as well as the CPF website here for more details.

Here are some of the conditions that you are able to use it for:  Source MOH website


MediSave500 Scheme
Use up to $500 per MediSave account a year from June 2018 for:
  • Outpatient treatments of the following 20 conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) (subject to 15% co-payment by patient):
    Diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorders, dementia, osteoarthritis, anxiety, benign prostatic hyperplasia, Parkinson’s disease, nephrosis/nephritis , epilepsy, osteoporosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, ischaemic heart disease.
  • Childhood Vaccinations (under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule)
- Pneumococcal vaccinations (for children aged below 5)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (for females aged between 9 - 26 years of age)
- Hepatitis B vaccination
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Tuberculosis (BCG)
- Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus (DTaP/Tdap)
- Poliomyelitis
- Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)
  • Adult Vaccinations (for target populations under the National Adult Immunisation Schedule)
- Influenza*
- Pneumococcal vaccinations*
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (for females aged between 9 - 26 years of age)
- Hepatitis B vaccination
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus (DTaP/Tdap)
- Varicella

* Also recommended for specific groups of children, including those with medical conditions or immunocompromised or with rare conditions.

Friday, June 22, 2018

We are still here at Tampines Central Community Complex!

Just a quick note to let all our patients know that we are still here at Tampines Central Community Complex!  The People's Association will be moving out by the end of June 2018, but our half of the building is still functioning.  So the supermarket, food court, child care centres are still in operation and so are we! 

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: Ever wake up feeling you never slept?



Do you find yourself dozing off during the day or while driving? Does your partner complain that you snore very loudly or even seem like choking during sleep?  If you are male, overweight, middle aged and have a thick neck circumference, chances are that you may have sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoea is a condition where the soft tissues in your neck gets so relaxed during sleep that it blocks the airway and causes you to wake up momentarily many times during the night.  Thus you never get into deep sleep and wake up feeling that you haven't slept well.

This condition is quite common and affects around 30% of the adult population in Singapore.

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can affect your health as well.  Approximately 50% of those suffering from sleep apnoea have high blood pressure and OSA may be a risk factor for heart attacks.

If you suspect you have sleep apnoea, do drop by the clinic.  We can do a simple test to see if you have this condition and help you get a good night's sleep!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Dengue test kit is now available at our clinic.  With this kit, we will be able to test for dengue using only three drops of blood and the results will be known within 20 mins!  The test can be done as early as the first day of fever, but will be more reliable after day 4 of fever.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Measles on the rise in Singapore. Please get your kids vaccinated

























Please remember to get your children vaccinated against measles.  There has been a surge in measles cases in Singapore.  The first jab is usually given at 12 months and the second at 15-18 months.  You may have kids who have taken the first jab but not the 2nd.  Please bring them in for the booster jab as soon as possible.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/moh-urges-parents-to-get/2819320.html

Monday, September 14, 2015

Its Hazy outside! Stay indoors!

Here is the health advisory from Haze.gov.sg

"The health impact of haze is dependent on one’s health status, the PSI level, and the length and intensity of outdoor activity. Reducing outdoor activities and physical exertion can help limit the ill effects from haze exposure. Given the air quality forecast for the next 24 hours, healthy persons should avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion. The elderly, pregnant women and children should minimise outdoor activity, while those with chronic lung or heart disease should avoid outdoor activity. Persons who are not feeling well, especially the elderly and children, and those with chronic heart or lung conditions, should seek medical attention."

In addition, if you have asthma or sensitive airways, please use your inhaler if you are feeling short of breath.  If that doesn't relieve the symptoms, please seek medical attention.