COVID-19 testing for children aged 12 and below is available at Thomson 24-Hour Family Clinic under the Swab And Send Home (SASH) initiative, with effect from 8 December 2020.
If your child has been assessed to have acute respiratory illness or any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, our doctors will be able to perform a swab test on him/her at the clinic. After completing the swab test, you are to stay home and reduce contact with other individuals until the results are out.
The swab test is fully subsidized by MOH and does not need to be incurred by parents.
If your child’s results are negative, you will be notified by SMS. If the results are positive, the clinic and a MOH representative will contact you on the next steps. For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore’s advisory here.
The SASH swab test for children aged 12 and below is available at the following locations:
|Thomson 24-Hour Family Clinic|
|Thomson Medical Centre, Level 1|
339 Thomson Road, Singapore 307677
Tel: 6350 8812
|9am to 6pm daily|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I bring my child down without an appointment?
If your child is feeling unwell and requires medical help, you can bring him/her down to the clinic for without an appointment. Your doctor will inform you if there is a need to take the swab test.
If you have been referred to Thomson 24-Hour Family Clinic for your child’s swab test, please bring along a valid SASH referral letter from a general practitioner.
- How much do I have to pay for my child’s swab test?
If your child has been assessed by the doctor to meet the prevailing SASH criteria outlined by MOH, the cost of the COVID-19 swab test will be covered by the government.
If you have been referred to Thomson 24-Hour Family Clinic for your child’s swab test by your general practitioner, please come for the swab test within 48 hours of your first visit to the doctor, to qualify for above.
- If my child has been referred to take the swab test, will accompanying family members need to take the swab test as well?
Accompanying caregivers or siblings can be provided with the SASH swab test if a valid referral letter was issued from your general practitioner. No further consultation will be conducted unless you have requested and will be subject to consultation charges by the clinic.
- What documents should I bring for the swab test?
Please bring along the following information:
- Photo identification (such as NRIC)
- Valid SASH referral letter from a general practitioner
- If my child is asymptomatic, can we still bring him/her for a swab test?
From 1 December 2020, the clinic is able to provide COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic individuals without prior approval from MOH. However, the swab test will be self-paid and does not qualify for any government subsidies.