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Medical Exam

Postby piper2010 » Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:09 am

According to the MOM website, and others, post 2000, all foreigners applying for a work permit have to have a medical examination.

However, I read somewhere on this board this was not actually true for some who came to singapore.

Are certain people exempt or is this not really enforced well.

What were your experiences and what did the test consist of/how long did it take/how long from after the test to the actual collection of your employment pass.

Thank you!!

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Postby Asdracles » Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:35 am

Only a blood presure test, and a basic blood analysis (HIV, Hepatitis tests), and a torax radiography, i can remember....

I arrived Singapore a Monday, went to analysis a tuesday, X-Ray wednesday and I got my EP that Friday (of course, I had already my in principle approval letter before coming here)

So dont worry about it!

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Postby ching » Fri, 20 Jul 2007 10:15 pm

I had a medical exam back home before I moved here, and didn't need to get another one when I arrived - I suppose the medical center had some accreditation that was accepted by MOM (it was handled by the relocation folks so I'm not sure about the details).
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Postby piper2010 » Sat, 21 Jul 2007 2:42 am

Anyone else?

What about people who didn't have to take the test? I heard that if you had a P pass, you were exempt.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:13 am

HIV doesn't discriminate. What was in the past is in the past. What they did last week is history especially when they don't publish their point systems used to give EP's, etc. (Just general elgibility requirements) Why should a farmer with no education nor extramarital history be tested for HIV? Why shouldn't a high flying banker on a P1 pass who travels on business regularly and is placed into situations by their clients......... They may well look at your place of origin, marital status, (no. & ages of children) and other markers that we are not aware of. The recently revealed lapses of what the MOH puts in the papers may affect this as well were they claimed there were only 700+ new cases of HIV where is it estimated that it may well be 4 to 5x that amount (only being found out when tested for other ailments). Unless you are/had been carrying on a lifestyle that may have put you at risk, then don't worry about it. You should have an annual blood workup anyway for your own concern/safety as hepatitis, increased sodium, uric acid, sugar, colesteroil and other things can be caught early.

I think that everybody who comes here on a LTSVP or any type of work permit should be tested. I also think they should be tested again before being given PR. Course that is only my personal opinion.

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Postby muratkorman » Wed, 25 Jul 2007 6:02 pm

As Asdracles explained, it is a simple medical check which doesn't take much time and it costs around 80 SGD. Better to get it done here because some foreign medical reports may not be accepted by MOM. Finally, I find it good to have this check. Usually you don't go for a check-up unless you are forced to.
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Postby Splatted » Wed, 25 Jul 2007 10:48 pm

muratkorman wrote:As Asdracles explained, it is a simple medical check which doesn't take much time and it costs around 80 SGD. Better to get it done here because some foreign medical reports may not be accepted by MOM. Finally, I find it good to have this check. Usually you don't go for a check-up unless you are forced to.


Just don't get it done at United Square. You get slugged $110 for what everyone else charges $80.

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Postby riversandlakes » Wed, 25 Jul 2007 10:54 pm

My EP med exam was waived. Required to do it when applying for PR.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 5:54 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I think that everybody who comes here on a LTSVP or any type of work permit should be tested. I also think they should be tested again before being given PR. Course that is only my personal opinion.


I needed no tests to get my EP. However, IV and TB tests required to get my PR.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 6:21 pm

I've never had any for my EP's or when I got PR (course that was donkey's years ago) Of course that was pre-Herpes (which was pre-HIV). I do have a complete blood workup done annually however and a partial done semi-annually to monitor my uric acid levels.

After my Father was diagnosed with both colon and lung cancer this past February I asked him how come the lung cancer wasn't caught as the doc said the tumor was as big as a softball and had to be at least 4 year old. He said, Why? I feel good, I walk 4 miles a day and I'm 81 years old. Boy is he paying for it now.

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EP medical examination

Postby ztada » Sat, 10 Jan 2009 7:32 pm

Hi all,

I just would like to ask if Hepa B screening is part of the medical examination for EP application. If found positive will there be an outright rejection. I have heard of TB and HIV but not sure with Hepa B if they are strict with this. Thanks.
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Postby TC8 » Tue, 12 May 2009 12:19 am

Hi all,

I just read below messages which mentioned "TB test is required" for medical exam.

Do you guys mean Tuberculosis?

I had Tuberculosis more than 10 years ago, and already recovered after few months of medication.

I went to study in Canada 2 years after my recovery (Canada did not reject my application of student visa).

But what about Singapore? I am worried about this as I would like to try to find a job in Singapore but afraid I cannot pass the medical exam.

Any advices?

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Postby taxico » Tue, 12 May 2009 9:32 am

TC8 wrote:I just read below messages which mentioned "TB test is required" for medical exam.

But what about Singapore? I am worried about this as I would like to try to find a job in Singapore but afraid I cannot pass the medical exam.


is anything showing up on your xray?

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Postby TC8 » Tue, 12 May 2009 11:12 am

It will show something on my xray, like a permanent scar on my lung even though I have already recovered for more than 10 years.

Doctor said the scar will not disappear.

I have been to Canada for study, and have worked for big companies(in HK) which also need all their employee to have body check before confirmation of employee.

I have passed all their body check exam which included Xray for my lung(they all knew I had TB before and recovered).

But I am not sure about this for Singarpore...

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Postby taxico » Tue, 12 May 2009 11:40 am

there usually will be signs of scarring. but hey, i guess you stand a pretty good chance of getting in since canada and HK gave you an OK.

just be sure to include your paperwork certifying all of what you've mentioned above, and i think you might just be fine.

having said that, there's no such thing as a guarantee, and i expect your fibrosis will be treated with more suspicion in certain countries.

sorry. can't help you out more. there's this other guy in another sub forum with a similar problem. you could PM him. search for PTB


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