Seeking Affordable Healthcare

“I was very upset” recalls Rona, when he had to choose between paying for dental treatment and sending money back home to his family in April this year. He visited the dentist before dormitories went into lockdown this year. Rona was told that treatment for this toothache will cost $200-$300 and says he […]

Intervention to help with H’s ear discomfort

After experiencing discomfort in his left ear in April 2020, H* sought treatment at an external clinic. However, the pain recurred in August and that was when he came to HealthServe’s Geylang clinic on a friend’s recommendation. His condition affected his hearing and also caused pain when he was exposed to loud sounds. […]

Patient Pei Jun

Pei Jun first heard about HealthServe in late 2016 through a church member who volunteers as a doctor, and ever since then, she has never looked back. As a nurse, Pei Jun helps with the dispensing of medications and ensures that the patients understand the dosage and possible side effects of them. She […]

Cheery Cheryl, our Volunteer Dentist

Dr Cheryl is currently volunteering as a dentist in HealthServe. She first heard about HealthServe through her classmate in dental school. Finding volunteering a meaningful way of serving the migrant community and gaining more insights into the inner-workings of a clinic, Dr Cheryl began volunteering in HealthServe in 2016. She mainly helped with […]

Enthusiastic Eunice, our Volunteer Clinic Assistant

“They [migrant brothers] are also people, they are humans too, if you are willing to know them, they have many interesting stories to share, and their country is not as backward as you think.”  Eunice started her journey in HealthServe with the registrations of the migrant brothers and currently volunteers as a clinic […]

Dr Hamid, our Volunteer Orthopaedic

Dr Hamid is currently one of the doctors helping out at the HealthServe clinics. During his training years as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, his colleague told him that the clinics in HealthServe see many migrant workers with musculoskeletal problems. Realising that this group of migrant workers were an underserved population that needed help, he […]

Affordable ENT Services for Manmun

HealthServe holds five clinics per week that provide GP consultations and dentist appointments for migrant workers, but sometimes workers come in with health issues that require more specialized attention. In these cases, we rely on our pool of Designated Referral Partners — doctors who have generously agreed to provide pro bono or discounted […]

Our Class Monitor, FJ

Known as the “class monitor” at HealthServe for his respectable image among the migrant brothers, FJ is always seen with a smile across his face. Whenever another fellow migrant brother needs assistance or advice, FJ will readily offer his help without fail. But what others fail to notice is the pain hidden behind […]

Curious Candy, our Volunteer Dentist

Dr Candy is one of the few dentists who volunteer regularly at our clinics. A little more than a year ago, Dr Candy’s interest in HealthServe was sparked when her friend introduced and she saw the increasing demand for dental services in the migrant worker community.  She finds communication to be the most […]

Bold Brandon, the Volunteer Pharmacist

We met Brandon on a bustling Tuesday evening at HealthServe’s Geylang Clinic while he was busy sorting out the medications, preparing for the hectic night ahead of him. Brandon first heard about HealthServe through a friend who was a staff in HealthServe, and since then it has been more than a decade. He […]

Easygoing Elroy, our Volunteer GP

Starting here over 10 years ago, Dr Elroy is one of HealthServe’s longest volunteers. It was his church friend who introduced him to Dr Goh Wei Leong, the founder of HealthServe. Since then, he began volunteering at HealthServe consistently. During those days, he mainly helped out with administrative work, but now he provides […]

Making his Heart full again

Every year, we serve up to ten thousand migrant brothers in our three clinics. These migrant brothers mainly come from the construction sector in Singapore. Earning an average of $18 to $25 a day, many migrant brothers struggle to pay off the debts they incurred when paying their agents, send remittances home, and […]

Kind Keefe, our Volunteer GP

Dr Keefe has been volunteering at HealthServe for a year as a General Practitioner. He wants to contribute in areas that are underserved, and he believes in giving back to the migrant worker community, who has played a huge role in building the infrastructure in Singapore. Unlike the usual cough and colds that […]

Jovial Joshua, our Volunteer GP

Dr Joshua joined HealthServe 7 years ago when he was still a medical student. He started off his volunteering journey as a clinic assistant who carries out administrative work such as registration or packing medication, and he is now a GP doctor that gives medical care to the migrant workers.  When asked to […]

Active Adriel, our Volunteer Doctor

Since 2015, Dr Adriel has been volunteering at HealthServe as a doctor. During those days, she recalled that the organisation worked in smaller premises. Over time, she has witnessed HealthServe grow to serve a much larger proportion of the migrant worker community and become more successful in its outreach to the public.  Dr […]