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Financial Couselling online

Admissions Buddy, is an online service that allows patients to review their financial counselling information at their convenience. The information provided includes an estimated cost of your admission / day surgery / endoscopy, for the purpose of selecting the most appropriate ward type based on your needs and means. It also gives a breakdown on the Medisave, MediShield Life / Integrated Shield Plan coverage, and the estimated cash payment.

Admissions Buddy is currently offered as a pilot and is available to SGH patients with pre-admission test (PAT) appointment only, ENT clinic, and Clinic P only, who are listed for surgery. Admissions Buddy is not available to those who are admitted urgently from the Specialist Outpatient Clinics, Accident & Emergency or transferred directly from other healthcare institutions.

With Admissions Buddy, you can also request for a change in your preferred ward type and make online payment for deposit prior to admission. Please note that your preferred ward type is subjected to availability on the actual day of admission.

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FAQs

Can Admissions Buddy be accessed through mobile devices?
You can access Admissions Buddy through your mobile device’s Internet browser. There is no mobile application for Admissions Buddy at the moment.

I do not have a SingPass. Can I still log in to Admissions Buddy?
You would need to access Admissions Buddy with a valid SingPass. You may apply for SingPass at https://www.singpass.gov.sg/singpass/register/registerinstructions

I know or suspect that the security of my SingPass account has been compromised. What should I do?
You should immediately change your SingPass password and notify the SingPass operator. If you are concerned that your admission details may have been accessed illegally, you should call the Admissions Office of the respective institution during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, excluding Public Holidays):
i. National Heart Centre Singapore – Tel: 6704 8260
ii. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Tel: 6394 1200, press option 4
iii. Singapore General Hospital – Tel: 6321 4388
iv. Alexandra Hospital (Sengkang Health) – Tel: 6379 4377
 
I have been scheduled for a procedure in your hospital. Why am I unable to see my admission details in Admissions Buddy?
You may log in to Admissions Buddy to view your admission or financial counselling information 3 working days from the date of visit at the Specialist Outpatient Clinic when the doctor ordered the admission or procedure.
Please also note that Admissions Buddy is currently offered as a pilot and is available to SGH patients with pre-admission test (PAT) appointment only, KKH patients from O&G clinics, ENT clinic, and Clinic P only, as well as patients from Alexandra Hospital (managed by Sengkang Health) who are listed for surgery. It will be available for patients at NHCS at a later date.

I have admissions planned in Singapore General Hospital and National University Hospital. Why am I unable to see my admission details for National University Hospital?
Admissions Buddy is currently available for patients admitted to SingHealth institutions only (Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Alexandra Hospital (Sengkang Health) and National Heart Centre Singapore). You will not be able to view details from National University Hospital or other institutions that are not under SingHealth.

What can I do if the information displayed is incorrect (e.g. name, admission date, procedure name etc)?
It is important to verify that the information displayed is correct. For any clarifications, please call the Admissions Office of the respective institution during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, excluding Public Holidays):
i. National Heart Centre Singapore – Tel: 6704 8260
ii. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Tel: 6394 1200
iii. Singapore General Hospital – Tel: 6321 4388
iv. Alexandra Hospital (Sengkang Health) – Tel: 6379 4377

I have decided to cancel or postpone my admission or procedure / I have decided to reschedule the pre-admission appointment. Who should I contact?
You may contact the Admissions Office of the respective institution should you wish to cancel  or postpone your admission or procedure / reschedule your pre-admission appointment.
i. National Heart Centre Singapore – Tel: 6704 8260
ii. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Tel: 6294 4050
iii. Singapore General Hospital – Tel: 6321 4388
iv. Alexandra Hospital (Sengkang Health) – Tel: 6379 4377

Can I submit my Medical Claims Authorisation Form - Single/Multiple (MCAF - S/M) consent online through the Admissions Buddy?
Currently, Admissions Buddy does not support MCAF consent online submission. You may submit your MCAF consent forms through our counters when you come for your pre-admission test appointment or on the day of your admission.

Change of Ward Types

Can I change my preferred ward type through the Admission Buddy?
If you are scheduled for admission, you can request for a change in ward type by clicking on ‘Request Change’ under the ‘Compare Ward Types and Cost’ section. Change of ward type via Admissions Buddy is not allowed 3 days before your pre-admission appointment or 5 days before admission. Please also note that your preferred ward type is subjected to availability on the actual day of admission.

I have requested to change the ward type from ‘B2’ to ‘C’. However, this is not updated in Admissions Buddy.
Your request to change the ward type will be reflected after 8am the following day. However, please be informed that your request is still subjected to availability on the actual day of admission.

I have just submitted a request to change the ward type in the morning. I would like to change to another ward type now but Admissions Buddy does not allow me to do so.
You are allowed to submit one change request per day. You may submit a new request for change the following day after 8am.

I have paid the initial deposit through the Admissions Buddy earlier in the day. I would like to change to another ward type now but Admissions Buddy does not allow me to do so.
As your payment is still being processed, Admissions Buddy will temporarily suspend further request to change ward type. You may submit a new request for change of ward type the following day after 8am.

Once the new request for change of ward have been put through, any excess deposit paid will be used to offset the final bill after discharge. The balance will be refunded to the credit card 2 weeks after final bill payment.

Why am I unable to change my ward type for my admission?
Change of ward type is not allowed if the admission or procedure falls under these scenarios:
i. Cosmetic procedures or other non-standard medical services
ii. Day surgery
iii. Short stay
iv. Iodine treatment
v. Sleep study
vi. Video Electroencephalogram (EEG)
vii. Within 3 days before and on day of PAT
viii. Within 5 days before and on day of admission or procedure

Payment of deposit

How do I know whether the online payment is successful?
An e-receipt will be generated upon successful payment and emailed to you. You may print out the receipt and bring along on admission day.

I have paid the initial deposit but decided to change to a lower ward type. Do I get a refund of the deposit paid?
Any excess deposit paid will be used to offset the final bill after discharge. The balance will be refunded to the credit card 2 weeks after final bill payment.

Only credit card payments are accepted online via Admissions Buddy/ePay

Payments via cash/cheque/nets over the counter will be made to a cheque in the payer's name. If there is a mixture of payment modes, refund process will follow the sequence the payments were made, from the latest to the oldest.

For example, first $1000 cash/cheque/nets over the counter and then later $500 by credit card (Online or over the counter), then refund will be made through the last payment mode, 2nd last payment mode and so on. If the refund is $700, then $500 back to the CC and $200 by cheque.

Can I pay my previous hospitalisation bills through Admissions Buddy?
Admissions Buddy provides Financial Counselling information and admission details for our patients’ upcoming admission(s). You may pay previous hospitalisation bill at 7-11 stores, AXS stations, Cheers convenience store, Fairprice Xpress stores, iNETS kiosks, post offices, Singapore Post SAMs, vPost and ePay via the SingHealth online payment service  https://eservices.healthhub.sg/public/payments/singhealth

Last Modified Date :14 Apr 2018