Few things worry a parent as much as when a child falls ill. The younger the child, the greater the worry, especially since they can’t talk yet and won’t be able to tell you exactly where it hurts.
The fear also comes from horror stories you hear of little ones felled by seemingly innocent coughs and colds. Having a family paediatrician can set your heart at ease.
Paediatricians & Kids Clinics in Singapore (2019)
|Central||Thomson Paediatric Centre||Thomson Medical Centre
339 Thomson Road, #06-05
|$160 (1st visit)
|Central||SBCC Baby and Child Clinic (Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre)||38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-46/47
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
|$100 (1st visit)
|Central||SBCC Baby and Child Clinic (Gleneagles Medical Centre)||6 Napier Road, #09-05
Gleneagles Medical Centre Singapore 258499
|$100 (1st visit)
|Central||Kinder Clinic (Paragon)||290 Orchard Road, Paragon #07-02/03 Singapore 238859||$100 (1st visit)
|Central||Kinder Clinic (Novena)||38 Irrawaddy Road, #04-23 Mt. Elizabeth Novena, Singapore 329563||$100 (1st visit)
|East||Kinder Clinic (Parkway East)||Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place, #03-04, Singapore 427989
|$120 (1st visit)
|East||Kinder Clinic (Parkway Parade)||Parkway Parade Shopping Centre
80 Marine Parade Road, #05-10/11, Singapore 449269
|$100 (1st visit)
|East||Dr. Anita’s Kids Clinic||691 East Coast Road, Singapore 459057||$160 (1st visit)
|Northeast||SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Rivervale)||Blk 118 Rivervale Drive #02-20, Rivervale Plaza, Singapore 540118||$90 – $95 (1st visit)
$60 – $65
|Northeast||Anthony’s Baby & Child Clinic||327 Hougang Ave 5 #01-160, Singapore 530327||$160 – $180 (1st visit)
$60 – $80
|Northeast||Thomson Paediatric Centre (Serangoon)||253 Serangoon Central Drive, #01-235, Singapore 550253||$160 – $180 (1st visit)
$60 – $80
|West||The Chong Family Clinic||442 Clementi Ave 3, West Coast||$160 (1st visit)
|West||Kinder Clinic (Pandan Valley)||2 Pandan Valley #01-212 Acacia Court, Singapore 597626||$100 – $120 (1st visit)
$80 – $100
|West||Kidslink Children’s Clinic (Jurong)||351 Jurong East Street 31, #01-91, Singapore 600351||$85 (1st visit)
|North||SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Ang Mo Kio)||Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-2805, Singapore 560721||$100 (1st visit)
|North||SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Bishan)||Blk 279 Bishan St 24 #01-50, Singapore 570279||$85 (1st visit)
$60 – $65
|North||Aglow Baby & Child Specialist Clinic (United Square)||101 Thomson Rd, United Square #02-09, Singapore 307591||$120 – $125 (1st visit)
$80 – $100
Paediatricians in central Singapore
Thomson Paediatric Centre (from $70- $160)
Dr Eugene Han at the TMC branch of this clinic is quite the baby whisperer. Many Singaporean mothers can’t stop talking about his bedside manners and wholistic approach. It helps that his clinical interests are the common ailments asthma, allergy and chronic cough. Due to his popularity, you may have to wait in queue to see him, so try to go during non-peak hours.
Address: Thomson Medical Centre (339 Thomson Road, #06-05, Singapore 307677)
Contact number: 6259 7667
SBCC Baby and Child Clinic (Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre) ($80 – $120)
Dr Natalie Epton is another star PD based at Mount E Novena Specialist Centre. If you have a premie or a baby in neonatal ICU, she is the specialist that you can entrust your baby’s care to. As a mum of 3 herself, she is said to be a calming influence on both parents and babies.
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #05-46/47, Singapore 329563
Contact Number: 6255 5017
SBCC Baby and Child Clinic (Gleneagles Medical Centre) (from $80 – $150)
SBCC Baby and Child Clinic has another outlet at Gleneagles Medical Centre. It receives glowing reports from parents. Dr Ratna Sridjaja understands the concerns of parents and will take the effort to return calls from anxious mums. Parents rave about her responsive and caring attitude.
Address: 6 Napier Road, #09-05, Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499
Contact Number: 6235 6706
Kinder Clinic (Paragon) (from $80- $100)
Children’s bodies are tiny and delicate, and should not be over-medicated. For this reason, mums like Dr Sivasankaran from Kinder Clinic at Paragon because he doesn’t over-medicate your kids and then charge an arm and a leg for meds.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon, #07-02/03, Singapore 238859
Contact Number: 6732 4718
Kinder Clinic (Novena) ($80 – $100)
Dr Pradeep Raut Prakash, who is based in both Kinder Clinic (Novena) and the Parkway East branch is specialised in neonatology. If you have a premature baby, he is able to provide the care that you need.
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road, #04-23 Mt. Elizabeth Novena, Singapore 329563
Contact Number: 6268 5441
Paediatricians in eastern Singapore
Kinder Clinic (Parkway East) (from $100 – $120)
Located inside Parkway East Hospital is another branch of Kinder Clinic. The specialists in this clinic such as Dr Cheng Tai Kin specialises in neonatology and care of premature babies who require intensive care.
Address: Parkway East Medical Centre, 319 Joo Chiat Place, # 03-04, Singapore 427989
Contact Number: 6446 7100
Kinder Clinic (Parkway Parade) (from $80 – $100)
Dr. Vasanthi Rajalingam at Kinder Clinic Parkway Parade has decades of experience and gets rave reviews being warm and skilled at her work. Her special interest includes paediatric hematology and oncology. But, touch wood, we hope you’ll never require those specialties.
Address: Parkway Parade Shopping Centre, 80 Marine Parade Road, # 05-10/11, Singapore, 449269
Contact Number: 6342 4821
Dr. Anita’s Kids Clinic (from $80 – $160)
Dr Anita Menon’s Kids Clinic looks unassuming, quietly placed between some bars in the Siglap area. Behind those doors is a “miracle worker” as some mums call her. She is regularly featured in the media and is good with both babies and older children. She doesn’t entertain walk-ins so call ahead to make an appointment.
Address: 691 East Coast Road, Singapore 459057
Contact number: 6636 3460 / 6636 1825
Paediatricians in Northeast Singapore
SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Rivervale) ($60 – $95)
Among the doctors based at SBCC Rivervale is Dr Alison Joanne Lee who specialises in caring for children with asthma, eczema, food allergies and allergic rhinitis. She has two children herself.
Address: Blk 118 Rivervale Drive, #02-20 Rivervale Plaza Singapore 540118
Contact Number: 6875 3927
Anthony’s Baby & Child Clinic ($60 – $180)
Doctor Chee at Anthony’s Baby & Child Clinic is much raved about for being friendly and approachable to children. At the clinic, you will see a large playhouse and the little patients are treated with cookies and sweets for cooperating.
Address: 327 Hougang Ave 5, #01-160 Singapore 530327
Contact Number: 6280 2122
Thomson Paediatric Centre (Serangoon) ($90 – $140)
Dr Grace Lim CY at Thomson Paediatric Centre is a motherly figure. She advocates breastfeeding, as well as a healthy diet and lifestyle. She likes sharing parenting tips as well as medical information on her very own facebook page – Dr Grace Lim CY.
Address: 253 Serangoon Central Drive, #01-235, Singapore 550253
Contact Number: 6280 1000
Paediatricians in western Singapore
Thomson Paediatric Centre ($80 – $160)
Conveniently located on the fourth floor of JEM, Thomson Paediatric Centre at Jurong Gateway Road is helmed by Dr Theodric Lee who specialises in childhood respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies and chronic cough, as well as childhood sleep issues.
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #04-18 JEM, Singapore 608549
Contact number: 6665 1000
Kinder Clinic (Pandan Valley) ($80 – $120)
At Kinder Clinic (Pandan Valley), Dr. Lee Chien Yee specialises in Paediatric Dermatology and Dr Justin Tan specialises in rheumatology (the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments). You may choose to consult either for eczema symptoms or problems related to joints and muscles.
Address: 2 Pandan Valley #01-212 Acacia Court, Singapore 597626
Contact Number: 6465 3050
Kidslink Children’s Clinic (Jurong) ($55 – $85)
Dr Heng Joo Teck at Kidslink Children’s Clinic along Jurong East Street 31 is highly recommended by parents in a number of parenthood forums for being jovial and patient.
Address: 351 Jurong East Street 31, #01-91, Singapore 600351
Contact Number: 6567 5600
Paediatricians in northern Singapore
SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Ang Mo Kio) ($65 – $100)
You cannot miss the SBCC Baby & Child Clinic at Ang Mo Kio. It constantly has long queues. A few years back Dr Eugene Han was practicing at this clinic. Now, parents request for Dr Goh Han Meng. Waiting times are long at this clinic, but parents don’t mind it for the attentive and detailed check-ups.
Address: Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-2805 Singapore 560721
Contact number: 6456 8874
SBCC Baby & Child Clinic (Bishan) ($60 – $85)
Dr Adeline Wong at SBCC Bishan was based at Raffles Medical Hospital for three years before serving as a consultant paediatrician at SBCC Bishan. She has experience in paediatric cardiology, neonatal care and children’s emergencies.
Address: Blk 279 Bishan St 24 #01-50, Singapore 570279
Contact number: 6453 3933
Aglow Baby & Child Specialist Clinic (United Square) ($80 – $125)
Dr Ong Woon Hong at Aglow Baby & Child Specialist Clinic has got plenty of positive reviews from parents. They like his friendly, gentle manner and personalised care, like how he takes the effort to call and send his patients out himself.
Address: 101 Thomson Rd, United Square #02-09, Singapore 307591
Contact Number: 6259 9554
Going to polyclinic vs a private paediatrician
How should you choose between a private paediatrician and a private GP, or a polyclinic GP?
Well, technically, every baby is assigned with a paediatrician after delivery. The gynaecologist who delivered your baby will refer someone, probably from the same hospital, to check on your baby before he or she is discharged. After that, it’s your choice if you want to return to the hospital to see this paediatrician.
One main difference between private and public healthcare is the cost. The consultation fees at a polyclinic range between $6.90 and $15, and medication is subsidised. Consultation with a PD starts from $80 (repeat visits), so it’s definitely no small expense. Consultation with a private GP lies somewhere in between.
If you go to a PD, you will be paying for the experience of someone specialised in the care of children. Usually, they work in kids’ clinics that are typically designed to distract and entertain young children so that check-ups can be done in the least traumatic way.
While it used to be that it takes ages to see a doctor at polyclinics, these days the facilities and services are much better. Sometimes you won’t have to wait as long to see a doctor as with ultra popular paediatricians like Dr Eugene Han. You can also book online to pick a time so that you don’t have to wait at the polyclinic with your sick babe.
Plus, you may come across specialised rooms designed for kids’ vaccination at polyclinics that are as colourful and well-designed as private kids’ clinics. Compulsory vaccinations against diseases such as Hepatitis B, MMR, Tuberculosis, are fully subsidised at polyclinics as well. The nurses who administer these vaccinations will also do free developmental checks.
Generally, if it is a routine wellness check and vaccination, the nurses and GPs at polyclinics are just as good as any PD. It’s also ok for your garden variety cough and cold.
If your baby is especially frail (born premature, has congenital health issues or has been sick for a while), you may feel more secure with a trusted PD that you establish a family relationship with.
Generally, the younger the child, the more you want someone who is adept at caring for little ones. By K1 or K2, your child can start going for a private GP or a polyclinic.
Do you have a good paediatrician to recommend? Tell us in the comments below!