What are the Standard Health Packages?

Most people have hidden health problems that manifest later as serious complications when it is already too late for a remedy.

Kidney problems, diabetes, stroke and heart problems are the leading causes of death in the world. These illnesses are slow and silent killers and they are mostly lifestyle related. However, if they are detected early through regular health screening they can be prevented or treated early which largely minimizes the risk of getting serious complications.

Cervical, breast and colorectal are the most common cancers especially in Singapore. Health screening is advised for the following persons:

  • Women between the ages of 50-69 should undertake mammogram screening to detect breast cancer at least once in every 2 years while women between the ages 40-49 should consider the screening annually.
  • Persons over the age of 50 should go for colorectal cancer screening regularly through an annual analysis of the stool using Fecal Immunohistochemistry test for occult blood
  • Women between the ages 25 and 69 with an active sex life should undergo regular pap smear screening for cervical cancer preferably ones in every 3 years.

Since different people have different lifestyles, needs and health risks.There are different health screening packages to suit different individual’s requirements. To help you determine the most appropriate health package for you, you should consult a dedicated doctor or nurse care.

All health screening packages begin with a consultation with a specialist who looks into your medical history and carries out a comprehensive physical examination including vision assessment and fat analysis.

During the second visit, the doctor reviews the screening results, offers lifestyle advice as well as provides a personalized report.

How to prepare for a health screening package

  • Fast for at least 8-10 hours before the appointment, you can drink water only.
  • Postpone taking routine medication except if you are on hypertension prescription where you should seek advice from your doctor before you postpone taking them.
  • Women going for mammogram screening should not use talcum powder or deodorant
  • For the best results of a Pap smear screening, it should be done seven days after the last day of your menstruation.
  • What to carry
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing for the Cardiac Stress Test.
  • Medical history records especially MRI, X-rays or scan for comparison
  • Carry your spectacles (glasses) for the vision test.

How long a particular screening package takes

The duration of each screening package varies form one person to another, the package selected as well as the clinic visited. On average, the entire process including medical examination takes 4-6 hours.

What are the standard health packages?

  1. Men health screening package

The men health screening package is divided into two categories:

Men Basic

It includes:

  • History Examination by qualified Health Screening Doctor
  • Height, Body mass Index (BMI) and weight.
  • Vision Test
  • Blood Investigation
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Resting ECG
  • Urine FEME
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Ultrasound of the Pelvis and abdomen & Pelvis
  • Consultation and Report

Men comprehensive

The tests carried out are:

  • History and Clinical Examination by a Health Screening Doctor
  • Height, Body mass Index (BMI) and weight.
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Vision Test
  • Resting ECG
  • Urine FEME
  • Blood Investigation
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
  • Chest X-Ray
  • A scan of the Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
  • Ultrasound of Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Diet Counseling
  • Audiogram
  • Consultation and Report
  1. Women health screening package

Basic women health package

History and Clinical Examination by a Health Screening Doctor

  • Height, Body mass Index (BMI) and weight.
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision test
  • Urine FEME
  • Blood Investigation*
  • Urine FEME
  • Ultrasound of the Breast
  • Thin Prep
  • Resting ECG
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Ultrasound of Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Consultation and Report

Comprehensive women package

  • History and Clinical Examination by a Health Screening Doctor
  • Height, Body mass Index (BMI) and weight.
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Vision Test
  • Urine FEME
  • Blood Investigation
  • Resting ECG
  • Thin Prep
  • Ultrasound of the Breast
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Mammogram
  • Ultrasound of Abdomen and Pelvis
  • A scan of the Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
  • Diet Counseling
  • Audiogram
  • Consultation and Report
  1. Pre-employment health screening package

The physical examinations carried out by the doctor during a pre employment screening are:

  • Eyes, fundi, pupil, throat, nose, ears, breast, heart, lungs, teeth and mouth examination.
  • Examination of the Central Nervous System, Hernial orifices, skin Genito Urinary and the
  • Endocrine are also carried out.
  • Height and weight measurement
  • Vision assessment
  • Hemoglobin test
  • Urine FEME
  • Chest X-ray
  • Blood pressure screening

The detail of a patient’s medical history on past illnesses, as well as the whole family’s medical history, is also checked.

  1. Fertility screening health package

Essential women fertility screening package

It involves:

  • A full hormonal blood test
  • Pelvis ultrasound
  • Urine test or vaginal swabs
  • Pre conception consult
  • Review of the results and counseling

Detailed fertility screening package for men

It involves:

  • Semen analysis
  • Pre conception blood test
  • Pre conception consultation
  • Review of the results and counseling

Prevention is better than cure and taking up a standard health package will help detect any health condition early which increases the chances of being cured and reduces the risks of serious complications in the future. Not all health screening packages are appropriate for you; therefore, ensure that you consult your doctor to determine which one will suit you best.