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 was on […]

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. Working in […]

Reflections from the Medical Services Team

From Ng Min Ann, Intern (18 Aug – 13 Oct 2020) During my time as a medical intern at HealthServe, I have had the opportunity to interact with many of our migrant brothers. In particular, during one of the clinic sessions, I managed to sit down and have a conversation with one of our patients […]

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 also gives […]

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 administrative work […]

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 assistant. She […]

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 began volunteering […]

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 consultations for […]

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 his hearty […]

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 interesting part […]