Medical Examination Checkup

Keystone Clinic & Surgery is your one-stop medical centre for all your health screening needs, including a medical check up for work permit application for your employees.

A medical check up is required for unskilled or semi-skilled foreign workers to work in certain industries in Singapore to assess if they are fit for the job they are applying for. The work permit (WP) medical check up is mandated by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM). All MOM and Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) work or renewal pass applicants who have been given the in-principle approval (IPA) will be notified and given a copy of the medical examination form to bring with them for the medical check up.

The medical examination will usually involve blood tests to check for syphilis, HIV, and the malaria parasite. A chest X-ray will also be done to check for tuberculosis. A urine test will also be carried out to check for the sugar levels. Lastly, the doctor will conduct a medical examination to check if the applicant is mentally and physically fit to work.

Take note that foreign workers will need to be checked by a Singapore-registered doctor within two weeks of their arrival in Singapore or seven days of completing the Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

After their first check up, foreign workers will be required to go for a medical review every 6 months.

An Easy Guide to Applying for a Work Permit Medical Check Up

This is what your employee can expect when applying for a work permit:


They will need to present their medical form, in-principle approval form, and passport during the registration process. Their passport and the in-principle approval form will be returned to them alongside their name labels and the official receipt after payment.

Doctor’s Review

The doctor will then check their blood pressure, height, weight, and vision. A color vision test will also be done if they will work as an electrician, driver, or similar jobs. Their albumin and sugar levels will be checked through a urine test.  After their measurements are taken, the doctors will assess their medical history and ask your employees a few questions to determine if they are physically and mentally fit to work. After which, they will need to undergo blood tests and have their X-Ray taken.

Blood Taking

Only a single tube of blood will be drawn which will be sufficient to check for VDRL, HIV, and malaria parasites.

X-Ray Imaging

We will arrange an appointment for your employee at one of our partner’s radiology centers. They will be properly positioned by the radiographer before the X-Ray is taken. Do remind your employees to follow the instructions given by the radiographer.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

You can easily book an appointment with us at any of our locations by calling the respective location’s number. Walk-ins are also allowed but we highly recommend that you call in advance so that we can prepare the necessary equipment beforehand to ensure a smoother and quicker medical examination.

Results will typically take 2 to 3 working days to be ready.

We will be able to email you the results if requested upon registration. However, the hardcopy results must be collected at the clinic where your employee did their medical check up.

We strongly advise that your employee collects their report personally for the privacy and security of their personal data. However, if they are unable to come down, they can authorize another person to collect their results on their behalf  with their ID in a Photo Image as a form of verification together with the original receipt.

Do remind your employees to drink plenty of water before the test so that a sample of their urine can be collected. Alcohol should also not be drunk before the test.

The cost of the first medical check up is $65 for males and $70 for females. The subsequent 6-month reviews will be from $30 depending on the tests required.

A pre-employment medical check up is mandated by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower before a foreign worker is allowed to work in Singapore.

Applicants who are found to have infectious diseases will not be granted any work permit, employment pass, long-term social visit pass or permanent residence in Singapore.