Franciscan Friar John-Paul Tan leading the prayer and blessing of the clinic on Aug 20.
Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH), has officially opened its second outreach medical clinic – Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical Clinic (MAOMC) at Agape Village.
Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for Health and Communications and Information, was the guest-of-honour at the official opening on Aug 20.
He was joined by Sr Jane Bertelsen, congregation leader of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM) and Mr Phillip Tan, chairman of Mount Alvernia Hospital.
Franciscan Friar John-Paul Tan was also present to bless the clinic.
In addition to providing primary care services at Agape Village, the clinic also provides subsidised dental services to the disadvantaged at Mount Alvernia Outreach Dental Clinic (MAODC). The dental services is a result of a collaborative effort with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Fully funded by Mount Alvernia Hospital, this initiative aims to help the needy who have limited or no access to primary healthcare services.
Mr Lee Suen Ming, chief executive officer of Mount Alvernia Hospital said, “We are privileged to be able to serve the vulnerable, needy and underserved. By filling a healthcare gap and taking care of their basic health needs, the beneficiaries can have peace of mind to focus on overcoming their personal struggles and rebuilding their lives for a better future.”
He added, “It is also very satisfying to see our outreach services expanded to include a dental clinic to provide a wider range of services for the less fortunate.”
The clinics will be working in partnership with organisations such as the National Council of Social Service, Community Chest, Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE), and other voluntary welfare organisations such as Family Service Centres, Senior Activity Centres and Caritas Singapore Member Organisations, to reach out and engage with their beneficiaries.
Unlike other free public clinics, MAOMC and MAODC adopt a more targeted approach to reach out to people who have fallen through the safety net and who are most in need.
MAOMC will provide general practitioner consultation and medication for the management of common colds and flu, fever, diarrhoea and constipation, joint aches and pains, headache and other acute illnesses.
MAODC is equipped with full dental facilities including restorative instruments and dental hand pieces.
Members of MAOMC & MAODC will only pay a nominal fee of $5 for all outpatient medical services and $10 for dental treatments at the clinics.
The hospital’s first outreach medical clinic was set up at Enabling Village in Redhill last October.
Details of operating hours
Mon, Wed and Fri: 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
Tue and Thu: 12pm-5pm, 6pm-9pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5.30pm
Agape Village, 7A, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh , #02-07, S319264
T: 6262-4312 (medical);