Many people prefer to do their annual health screening in December when on leave or because their insurance policies renew at the end of the year. These slots are filling up fast so reserve your December slot today!
We know that screenings are hassle, yet more people are going through the trouble every year. Why?
Early detection through regular screenings can save a lot of pain and expense if the condition is treated sooner
Diagnostic tests – e.g. mammograms, colonoscopy and low dose computed tomography (LDCT) – are often covered by insurance. If you’re already paying the premium, why not use the benefit?
Still too busy to go for a screening? Then just make the time for the most important ones.
The Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB)1 and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)2 recommend the following health screening tests for prevention and control of various conditions.
|Screening Test||Condition||Recommended for individuals||Frequency|
|Check body mass index||Obesity||≥ 18 y/o||Once every year|
|Colonoscopy||Colorectal cancer||≥ 50 y/o||Recommend by the American Cancer Society: every 10 years|
|Check blood pressure||High blood pressure||≥ 40 y/o||Once every year|
|Check blood glucose||Diabetes||≥ 40 y/o||Once every 3 years or more frequently as advised by your healthcare provider|
|Check blood lipids||High blood cholesterol||≥ 40 y/o||Once every 3 years or more frequently as advised by your healthcare provider|
|Screening mammography||Breast cancer
|≥ 50 y/o||Once every 2 years|
|Pap smear||Cervical cancer
|≥ 25 y/o||Once every 3 years|
|Faecal occult blood test||Colorectal cancer||≥ 50 y/o||Once every year|
|HVC antibody test||Hepatitis C||Born 1945 - 1965||At least once in your lifetime|
|HIV antibodies in blood||HIV||15 - 65 y/o, especially pregnant women||At least once in your lifetime, or more frequently as advised by your healthcare provider|
|LDCT (low-dose computed tomography)||Lung cancer||55-80 y/o heavy smokers||Once every year|
|> 65 y/o, and younger women at high risk||At least once if you are above 65, or more frequently as advised by your healthcare provider|
|Urine or vaginal swab or blood sampling||Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis||Adults who have had sex or are at high risk||At least once in your lifetime. Pregnant women should test once in the first prenatal visit3. More details here: link|
Many of the above tests are found in even the most basic of health screening packages.
Ulink has tied up with 3 of the most reputable health screening centres in Singapore for priority booking of your health screening tests.
Raffles Hospital (packages: link)
Farrer Park Hospital (packages: link).
Lifescan (packages: link)
Beat the crowd and book your health screening for December today!
We help our clients arrange health screening tests with the most reputable centres in Singapore. Get priority booking through us now.
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