Singapore's Healthcare System

Learn more about Singapore's Healthcare System.

15 Aug 2018

The Ministry of Health (MOH) believes in ensuring quality and affordable basic medical services for all. Singapore’s healthcare system is designed to ensure that everyone has access to different levels of healthcare in a timely, cost-effective and seamless manner. 

MOH and its statutory boards are responsible for regulating Singapore’s healthcare system. All Healthcare facilities such as hospitals, medical centres, community health centres, nursing homes, clinics (including dental clinics), and clinical laboratories (including x-ray laboratories) are required to apply for licence under the Private Hospitals & Medical Clinics (PHMC) Act/Regulations.  All Healthcare facilities are also required to maintain a good standard of medical / clinical services under PHMC Act/Regulations.

The Ministry continuously works to shape the future of healthcare in Singapore and actively promotes healthy living and preventive health programmes as well as high standards of living, clean water and hygiene to achieve better health for all.