COVID-19 Services

Whether you require a PCR swab test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for work-related purposes, we can cater to your needs.

 

For Business Travellers or Personal Travellers

For all outbound travellers, the COVID-19 testing window varies and can be up to 72 hours depending on your destination.

Please bring along your identity card, passport and flight details for your departure.

Your results will be emailed to you between 24-36 hours after the test. We suggest preparing a hard copy of the memo.

NOTE: Travellers are responsible for ensuring that they can receive the results within the destination’s testing window. AcuMed Medical is not liable for any additional costs incurred should there be any rejection from the airlines, embassy and authorities. Please verify with the respective embassies if the date booked is correct.

Click here to book an appointment.

 

For workers entering worksites/shipyards

PCR swab tests, Antigen Rapid Tests (ARTs) and Serology IgM antibody tests are available at our clinics. Appointments are highly recommended.

All COVID-19 services are also available onsite. Enjoy greater convenience by having us come to you instead!

Email or call us to speak to our friendly Corporate Services representative to find out more today!

 

Updated as of 01/07/2021

 


 

What is the difference between the various types of tests?

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) swab tests detect the presence of the Covid-19 Antigen directly. This is regarded as the Gold Standard for testing for Covid-19 at present. The sample is obtained via the Nasopharyngeal route.
 
Serology IgM Antibody Test
This tests for the presence of antibodies (IgM/IgG) that are produced by the body in response to an infection by the Covid-19 virus. Serology tests alone cannot be used to accurately diagnose Covid-19 infection.

Antigen Rapid Test
This is usually used in pre-event testing or in conjunction with a PCR swab test in patients presenting with symptoms of an Acute Respiratory Infection. The test result is ready within 30 minutes.

 


 

Understanding COVID-19 vaccines

Why should I get the vaccine?

If more of us are vaccinated, it makes it more difficult for the virus to spread, making our society safer for all.

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?

Yes! All vaccines used in Singapore have to meet guidelines and strict safety standards by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Sciences Authority (HSA).

Which vaccines are approved for use in Singapore?

HSA has approved Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to be under the National Vaccination Programme. The Sinovac vaccine is placed under the Special Access Route (SAR), so that private providers can draw on MOH’s existing stock to administer to individuals who wish to have it.

If I have chronic illnesses (e.g. high cholesterol and diabetes), can I still take the vaccine?

Yes. Anyone with chronic illnesses is recommended to receive the vaccine to protect themselves and those around them. 

Will I experience any side effects after taking the vaccine?

Some common side effects include fever, redness, swelling at the injection site and fatigue. Don’t worry, as these side effects are part of your body’s response to the vaccine. However, if your side effects persist, please visit the doctor.

I am already vaccinated. Can I still get infected with COVID-19?

COVID-19 vaccines are 95% effective for most people. A person who is vaccinated can still get infected. However, the risk of becoming very ill after an infection is significantly reduced. 

How much does the vaccine cost?

It is free for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and long-term residents like work permit holders and foreign domestic workers.

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