Public Free Clinic Society

Established in 1974, Public hospital provides and encourages the provision of free Chinese medical services. They are now a charitable institution directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health (IPC).

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I started visiting the Public Free Clinic in Tampines (which I have known as 大众医院) in my secondary school days to treat my internal health, immune system and sweaty palms issues. The fees was charged based on a free-will donation system, which they later changed it to a fixed rate of $2 registration and free consultation fee. The Chinese medication is also very pocket-friendly and thus, attracted many people, especially the old-age. Of course, all these services provided to the needy patients would not be made possible without the continued generous and selfless donations from the public.

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The waiting area is spacious and is equipped with a television to keep the waiting less boring. If I am not wrong, their opening hours are from Mondays-Fridays 10am – 12noon, 2pm – 5pm, 7pm – 9.30pm and Saturdays 10am – 5pm. (Please call to check for exact timings)

Thanks to Mom for exposing me to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and treatments in my early age, I grow up seeking a more holistic and natural approach to life. I try not to take western medicine if I am not very sick or require the western technologies, and treat my body from the inside out instead. Of course, some western doctors strongly disagree with TCM, but I believe in having more opinions and that TCM can help me.

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Few months ago, I sprained my neck and shoulder during sleep. It was so bad until I couldn’t move my head and neck. I went to Public Free Clinic for acupuncture + heat lamp and my mobility returned by a good 70%!

Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles in specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy or ‘qi’.

(note: not everyone needs Acupuncture though. some are only prescribed medicines just like you would at a regular GP)

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My receipt

As stated, registration costs me only $2, $3 for acupuncture and $9.20 for all my medication. This is why I can afford to regularly go back to improve or maintain my health.

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Public Free Clinic is located just opposite the overhead bridge of Tampines MRT Station & Tampines 1 Mall.

Address: Tampines Branch
Blk 245 Tampines Street 21 #01-329 S(521245)
TEL:67873312
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