The Screen for Life Programme is an initiative by the Health Promotion Board. Under this programme, eligible Singaporeans are encouraged to go for regular health screenings and the necessary follow-up at subsidised rates.
What do I pay?
With subsidies, Singaporean citizens pay $0 to $5 per screening visit.
For Singapore Permanent Residents, you can enjoy HPB’s screening test rates for the recommended screenings.
Recommended screenings for your age group
Age 50 & Above – Colorectal Cancer
The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is a test that checks for traces of blood in your stools, and the sample can be collected at home.
How often? For those aged 50 and above with no symptoms of family history of colorectal cancer, a yearly check is recommended. You need not screen again if you have already been diagnosed colon cancer
Age 40 & Above – Cardiovascular Risk (Chronic diseases)
Screening for chronic diseases enables detection of medical conditions and proper management of your health. Tests include:
- Body Mass Index
- High Blood Pressure
- High Blood Cholesterol
Fasting is required 8 hours prior.
How often? You are recommended to have a screening every three years. You need not screen again if you have already been diagnosed for any of the conditions above.
Age 25 & Above (Females) – Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is highly curable when detected and treated early.
A pap smear can test for abnormal cells in the cervix.
How often? For ladies aged 25 to 29, you are recommended to get a pap smear done once every three years. For ladies aged 30 and above, you are recommended to get a HPV test done.