Singapore has one of the best healthcare services and facilities, and as a foreigner or expat in Singapore, there are various types of medications that you should know. Whether you are incorporating a company or moving to Singapore to work, understanding the healthcare system in Singapore is crucial.
If you came to Singapore on an employment pass, you are not required to make contributions to CPF or Medisave. Thus, you should make sure that you are covered by private healthcare insurance, as bills can get pricey! There are also non-governmental insurance schemes provided by the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) that makes healthcare cheaper and more accessible.
Fortunately, for some foreigners, insurance coverage must be provided by the employer for work permit and S Pass holders. For employment pass holders, employers can choose to provide insurance coverage as part of their employment contract, or encourage the EP holders to get their own medical insurance.
Nonetheless, locals and foreigners alike are free to choose from the plethora of healthcare service providers in Singapore. Hospitals wise, there are 10 acute public hospitals and 8 private ones.