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COVID Tests at GP Clinics: Swab-And-Send-Home (SASH)

June 29, 2020

 

 

With effect from 1 July 2020, anyone aged 13 and above who has fever or flu symptoms will have to undergo swab test for COVID-19.

 

Your General Practitioner (GP) will perform a swab test on you at the clinic if the clinic is participating in the Swab and Send Home (SASH) initiative.

 

Healthsprings clinics are participating in SASH .

 

 

 

What is the Swab-and-Send-Home (SASH) initiative?

 

Previously, all swab tests for Covid-19 were done at hospitals.

 

Currently, polyclinics and some general practitioner clinics can participate in the SASH to help strengthen active case-finding in the community.

 

 

Patients who meet certain criteria are swabbed and then sent home to wait for their test results.

 

Updated Swab-and-Send-Home (SASH) criteria can be found on MOH’s site.

 

 

Swab Test FAQ 

 

1: What are the ARI symptoms?

Answer: ARI refers to acute respiratory infection. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, runny nose, anosmia.

 

2:  I’m planning on travelling. Can I opt for swabs to certify that I’m fit to travel?

Answer: This is not allowed currently.

 

3:  My kids are under 13 and they have flu symptoms. Do they need to undergo the swab test?

Answer: Not necessary unless they have contact history with COVID-19 positive patients. They can have the test done at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKWCH) or National University Hospital (NUH).

 

4:  Is the swab test painful?

Answer: The test is generally painless, however, there may be some discomfort as the small flexible stick is inserted into the nostrils to collect nasal fluids. You may feel like sneezing or coughing during the process.

 

5: Can I have a flu vaccination to prevent getting flu symptoms?

Answer: Yes, flu vaccination can prevent you from getting flu symptoms. Moreover, it is recommended to have flu vaccination updated every season to prevent influenza viruses that can infect the nose, throat, and lungs.

 

 

 

 

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Call / WhatsApp us:

Orchard: 6734 5260 (WhatsApp 9728 7793)

Bukit Panjang: 6892 6681 (WhatsApp 8799 8936)

Bidadari: 6970 7933 (WhatsApp 8616 6166)

 

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