The collaboration enables easy, convenient access to a broad range of healthcare services including home-based health screenings and vaccinations
Singapore – 10 November 2023 – As Singapore’s population ages, preventive health is vital for long-term health. However, many Singaporeans encounter obstacles to managing their health, with 60%1 surveyed forgoing health screenings due to busy schedules, rising healthcare costs, and the fear of finding out they have an illness.
To bridge this gap, Doctor Anywhere (“DA”) and Prudential Singapore (“Prudential”) today announced a partnership to drive greater convenience and uptake of preventive healthcare services. Through the collaboration, DA will provide affordable and convenient home-based healthcare services to customers of Prudential’s Integrated Shield Plan, PRUShield, that offers comprehensive medical coverage (for more details, please refer to note on pg 2).
These include vaccinations for children and seniors that are fully subsidised under the national immunisation schedule such as Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccinations, Health Screenings starting from $68, and Flu and Travel Vaccinations from as low as $30, all done by DA’s mobile medical team in the comfort of one’s home2 (for more details, please visit Prudential’s website).
The new home-based services offer time-savings and convenience especially for busy individuals, giving them peace of mind that they and their dependents are well-protected against illnesses. Early detection and intervention can help reduce the risk of serious health complications for most of these illnesses.
This collaboration between Doctor Anywhere and Prudential underscores their shared dedication to improving the overall well-being of Singaporeans.
“In today’s fast-paced world, many people, especially families with young children and seniors, struggle to prioritise their long-term health. Through our collaboration with Prudential Singapore, we’re transforming Singapore’s preventive healthcare using digital tech to enable convenient access to home-based health screenings and vaccinations,” said Lim Wai Mun, Founder & CEO, Doctor Anywhere.
“As a leading life and health insurer, we want to support Singaporeans in their health and wellness journey by moving beyond protection to preventive healthcare. Our partnership with Doctor Anywhere makes home-based health services more accessible for PRUShield customers, improving the overall healthcare experience,” said Dr. Sidharth Kachroo, Medical Director & Head of Medical Portfolio Management, Prudential Singapore.
PRUShield customers can find out more about the services and book an appointment here.
1 Preventive Health Survey 2022 by Lifebuoy and Doctor Anywhere
2 Patients can opt for a health screening/vaccination in person at any of DA’s nine local clinics, or via a home-based visit.
Photo: (L-R) Kenneth Low, Vice President, Commercial, Doctor Anywhere, Vikas Sinha, Chief Operations Officer, Prudential Singapore, Lim Wai Mun, Founder & CEO, Doctor Anywhere, Dr. Sidharth Kachroo, Medical Director & Head of Medical Portfolio Management, Prudential Singapore
PRUShield is Prudential’s Medisave-approved IP which offers comprehensive medical coverage on top of MediShield Life, Singapore’s national health insurance scheme. It offers customers benefits such as minimised out-of-pocket expenses and comprehensive cancer treatment coverage, affordable plans tailored for different budgets, as well as value-added services to improve the overall healthcare experience. For more information, please visit: https://www.prudential.com.sg/prushield