This is a discussion on injection-pediatrician,Polyclinic or GP? within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Originally Posted by diymummy If you're still unsure from the reports, you can call the polyclinics to confirm the situation ...
however i did not have my #1 jab there as first baby, have alot of worries and queries, i had the jabs at my pediatrician.. now with #2 i decided to take it at a Healthway GP cos the charges is surprisingly on par as poly:
some info i managed to find:
6in1 jab is at $320 with GST and no consultation charges.. Though they say 6 in 1, you still must take the hep B jab at month 1. so they actually only give 1 jab of 6 in 1 instead of 3 jabs...
My #1 pediatrician:
They advised that 6in1 jab includes hep B. so if you want to take 6in1, you should not tk hep B during 1st month. however pediatrician charges are ex with the consultation charges.. 6in1 jab + chicken pox vacc cost $700+! during my #1 time, i took the hep B at poly and continue 5in1 at this pediatrician, so i only paid $430 which include a chicken pox vacc.. but every visit to this pediatrician must pay a consult of $40.. so this time round am not gg back to this pediatrician..
Happened to passby this GP and managed to find out more from my friend.. Their 6in1 pkg only at $295 before GST which is about the same charges as poly. and they do not charge consultation charges.. vacc is administered by doc. They also used 6in1 vacc as they will only ask you go over for the jab when the baby is between 1.5 to 2 mths. I would say this is quite a good deal if you want to a nite clinic and dont want to go to poly...
Hi meiying mummy,
My colleague experienced the long queue at Tampines polyclinic and I personally experienced it at the Bedok Polyclinic...
So in the end I gave up and go to pediatrician as I'm not sure which GP around my region is experienced with babies. And my pediatrician's clinic is usually quite quiet so I see him very fast. Not to mention too that his assistant also give me freebies from time to time. Haha.
Anyway, I'm glad that you mummies have good experience at polyclinics in your area. After some bad experiences in polyclinics with myself seeing a doc as well as bringing dear son, I have totally given up on polyclinics.
i once brought dear son to hougang polyclinic for injection with appt. waiting time is very fast. in fact, on the dot. just that i feel that the doctor there didnt do a good job checking on dear son, so went to pediatrician instead. but the nurse who inject for dear son is VERY GOOD!!! very fast!
hmm.. i called up healthway tpy .. cost $268 before GST..maybe different clinic price ll vary abit... after much consideration decide to go this GP this coming tues..
Dear Mummies, I had visited Healthway @ Anchorvale yesterday and was given a good briefing from the doctor on what we should do for child injection till the age of 1 year old.
Most attracting is that the doctor had also assured that their charges is much cheaper than polyclinics. They also included some basic child development screening for those who signed up their packages. All charges can be paid by the baby bonus accounts!
The best of all is that you can call the clinic up to tell them that you are coming and they will put you in the current queue. You can wait at home and go down as and when on that day.
Doctor was friendly and professional, thus my wife and l will definetely go for it.
I would recommend all of you to go check out the healtway websites...
Went to Yishun polyclinic for my gal's 1st hep B injection and the nurse is very nice and patient.
explain to me about the package available and also highlighted to me that if my gal had her 1st hep B injection later than 6 weeks old than we can't opt for 6 in 1.
Most importantly, she was very quick - needle went in / out within 2 secs and my gal didn't really cry over it.
just to add on some info on polyclinic charges :-
Make appointment @ any of polyclinic is 6355 3000.
Waiting time about 15 - 30mins ( NB has priority Q)
5 in 1 Enhanced Vaccination - $290.40
[4 injections exclusive of 1 Hep B injection @ 6 months old]
6 in 1 Enhanced Vaccination - $326.10
[4 injections inclusive of Hep B injection]
Hep B injection is $20 - $26 per dose
Pneumococcal - $160 per dose.
Package 1 : 2 doses + 1 booster for 3 / 5 / 15 months
Package 2 : 1 dose for between 12-59 months
Rotavirus - $90 per oral dose
Required 2 dose with 1 month interval / min. age 6 weeks old & completed by 6 months old.
*Medisave allowed for payment of Hep B and Pneumococcal (max : $300 / yr)
*CDA allowed for payment of 5 in 1 or 6 in 1 Enhanced Vaccination Programme; Pneumococcal; Rotavirus; other optional vaccinations.
Healthway Infant Vaccination Packages
BASIC VACCINE PACKAGE (6-in-1)
3 Infanrix Hexa Doses
USUAL PRICE: $286 NOW: $268 SAVE: $18
OPTIONAL ADD ON PACKAGE (A)
2 Oral Rotarix Doses
USUAL PRICE: $190 NOW: $168 SAVE: $22
OPTIONAL ADD ON PACKAGE (B)
3 Pneumococcal Prevenar Doses
USUAL PRICE: $465 NOW: $400 SAVE: $65
2 Pneumococcal Prevenar Doses
USUAL PRICE: $310 NOW: $272 SAVE: $38
1 Pneumococcal Prevenar Doses
USUAL PRICE: $155 NOW: $138 SAVE: $17
OPTIONAL ADD ON PACKAGE (C)
1 Chicken Pox Varilix Dose
USUAL PRICE: $75 NOW: $63 SAVE: $12
OPTIONAL ADD ON PACKAGE (D)
1 Infanrix 5-in-1 Booster Dose
USUAL PRICE: $80 NOW: $68 SAVE: $12
OPTIONAL ADD ON PACKAGE (E)
1 Priorix MMR Dose
USUAL PRICE: $30 NOW: $22 SAVE: $8
OPTIONAL ADD ON PACKAGE (F)USUAL PRICE: $240 NOW: $178 SAVE: $62
2 MMRV (New 4-in-1 vaccine against
MMR and chickenpox) Doses @ 15th & 18th Mths
Payable by Child CDA Account.....
Last edited by brandonchia; 05-03-2010 at 09:32 AM.
however, have to comment that there is indeed a different waiting area for the children waiting to have their jabs. payment and registration also pretty fast as there is priority for children despite the over-crowded place.
you can always call up polyclinic hotline to make appt..
my daughter's visits amk polyclinic..so much easier for registration.. shortern the waiting period alot.. at most i only spend 1hr at there..
which sometimes go sbcc also need to wait..
once you go there.. after finish her jab, the nurse will actually make future appointment with you.. say for the pneumoccocal jab or other future vaccine.. like i made appointment for 1st june (checkup) & pneumoccocal jab in August..
but the polyclinic only giving 1 dose....
they insisted 1 dose for 12 mths and above
my baby took at 17 mths at polyclinic, and recently when i read the papers it state that its 2 doses. so i call up the polyclinic and they say their policy is only 1 dose of pneumococcal...... and stated that i dont need to return for 2nd dose.
so??? who's right?
so, both are alright =)
[quote=apollo;421667]i think 2yo onwards 1 dose is enough. i think polyclinic is followling the govt 'law'. cos my pediatrician told me that now govt says even baby below 6mth take 1st dose, only need 3 dose instead of 4.. while most pte clinic still sticking to 4 doses.[/quote
i know 2yo is 1dose, but my baby was 17mths when she took her 1st dose. so need 2 or 1 dose?
i think poly is whoever 12 n above is 1dose, while gp n pediatrician is 2 doses for 12 to 24 mths, 1dose for above 24 mths........