I'm going to NS in 2013.
I was diagnosed with serious hernia at CMPB this year.
MO told me to do surgery operation after NS enlistment due to SAF 100% free subsidy for the hospital bills by showing the SAF 11B ID card at the hospital counter.
What PES am I?
How many hospitalisation leave MC days will be given by the hospital?
Medical Classification Centre
Location and Operating Hours
MCC is located at Level 1, CMPB Podium.
Central Manpower Base (CMPB)
3 Depot Road
Our Operating Hours
Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed
Pre-enlistment Medical Screening
Prior to enlistment, all pre-enlistees have to undergo a thorough medical examination at the Medical Classification Centre (MCC) within the Central Manpower Base (CMPB). This examination allows the medical fitness of a pre-enlistee to be assessed and this subsequently determines his Physical Employment Status (PES).
Medical Screening Appointment Preparations
As part of the e-documentation, you are also required to select your preferred medical appointment date as well as to complete the medical questionnaire (e7F). You will need to go through the medical questionnaire form with your parents / guardian so that useful medical information about you is captured.
To ensure that your medical experience with us is pleasant and that the overall screening process is not unnecessarily delayed, we have compiled a checklist for you:
The medical screening process takes on average 150 minutes to complete and there is a series of test that you will have to undertake.
At MCC Registration Counter, you will be required to submit your e7F. As a form of verification, you will be asked for your NRIC or any form of photo identification (e.g. driving license, school pass.)
Clinical Laboratory Station
At the Clinical Laboratory Station blood samples are drawn for G6PD, haemoglobin and blood group typing tests. Simple urine tests to detect the presence of blood, protein and glucose (sugar) will also be carried out for you at the Station.
At the Dental Station, the Dental Officer will carry out an oral examination and Dental Charting. A Dental X-ray or Orthopantomography (OPG) will also be conducted.
X- ray Station
A Chest x-ray (CXR) screening will also be conducted for you at the X-ray Station for the radiological assessment of your heart and lungs.
At the Eye Station routine eye tests are carried out to detect eye abnormalities and test your visual and refractive error.
ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Station
At ENT Station an audio test or audiogram will be conducted to detect hearing abnormalities.
Station 6 (Clinical Examination Station)
Station 6 is the Clinical Examination Station, you will undergo height, weight and blood pressure measurements. An electrocardiogram (ECG) will also be done for you in the ECG Room.
After completion of all the clinical investigations and measurements, you will then be examined and evaluated by a Medical officer.
Station 6 Counter (Post Clinical Screening)
Once you have completed the above series of medical screening, you will be medically classified with a PES grading.
Station 6 Counter will also issue instructions for the pre-enlistee if the pre-enlistee is to return to MCC for any further medical investigations.
MCC Eye Clinic
The Specialist Eye Clinic at MCC provides medical assessment for eye conditions. An appointment will be made for you during the screening procedure should it be deemed necessary. Please bring all documents regarding any known eye condition for your appointment.
MCC ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Clinic)
The Specialist ENT Clinic provides pre-enlistment assessment for ENT complaints. You will be informed if there is a need for you to attend this clinic.
MCC Specialist Psychiatric Clinic
The Specialist Psychiatric Clinic at MCC aims to assess the suitability of a pre-enlistee with regard to psychiatric conditions already known or discovered during the screening process. It is essential to have one parent accompany you should an appointment be made for you and it would greatly shorten the delay to enlistment if you bring all your pre-existing psychiatric medical records for your appointment.
MCC Specialist Orthopedic Clinic
The specialist orthopedic clinic has the purpose of grading a pre-enlistee with regard to any orthopedic problems. A medical officer will be in attendance together with a senior doctor from one of the restructured hospitals. Here we will grade you based on your orthopedic problems. Please bring all medical reports and X-ray films for this visit.
A pre-enlistee with any abnormalities noted during the medical screening will be required to undergo medical review. This can take several forms as appropriately decided by the Medical Officer.
Referral to SAF Military Medicine Institute (MMI) / Government / Restructured Hospitals
The pre-enlistee may be referred to SAF MMI, government / restructured hospitals for further investigations. If the referral is required, he will be given a set of documents to bring along as well as information regarding the date, time and venue.
Medical and Dental Treatment
Whenever you are ill or injured, you will receive free medical treatment at your unit Medical Centre*. When seeking treatment, make sure you tell your MO if you are allergic to any drugs or vaccine.
You are also eligible for fully subsidised outpatient medical treatment1 at any
government/restructured hospitals, government clinics upon producing your
NS identity card. If you need to be hospitalised, you will be eligible for subsidised
medical treatment at government/restructured hospital at your eligible class of
ward by presenting your SAF card. This benefit is also extended to the wife
and children of married servicemen on producing the Civil Service (CS) medical
benefits card, which is obtainable through the unit S1.
Dental treatment is also provided to you free of charge at the SAF Dental
Clinics*. Cost of precious metals used in treatment and fees for the
services of a commercial laboratory will have to be borne by you.
*Beyond the SAF Medical/Dental Clinic in-house resources, you will be referred to a
government/restructured hospital for follow-up treatment for which you will be subsidised according to your medical/dental benefits scheme.
1 First Consultation
Fee will be subsidised if you have been referred by a government polyclinic or SAF doctor without specifying any consultant by name.
When hospitalisation is required, the SAF will pay 80% (50% for dependants)
of the ward and meal charges as well as 100% of the treatment charges
(excluding non-subsidisable items) at your eligible class of ward at Table 1.
Subsidies are limited to government or restructured hospitals only.
If you wish to upgrade to a class of ward which is higher than what you are
eligible for, MINDEF will subsidise an amount equivalent to the MINDEF's
subsidy that would be given at the correct class of ward. As for treatment
charges, you will have to co-pay based on the applicable rates at Table 2.
In cases of service injury, SAF will bear the full cost of medical treatment at
government/restructured hospitals up to your eligible ward. If you request/consent
to be upgraded for treatment of service injury, you will have to pay in full first
and seek reimbursement for subsidy based on your eligible ward. Medical
costs incurred for the treatment of your service injury will continue to be covered
by SAF after your Operationally Ready Date (ORD).
If you are hospitalised for a non-service injury/illness at the time of your ORD,
your hospitalisation charges will continue to be subsidised until your discharge
from the hospital. Thereafter, medical coverage for injuries/illnesses not due
to service will cease.
All medical expenses incurred at private hospital are not reimbursable except
for outpatient treatment at private clinics run by registered medical practitioners2.
You may claim reimbursement of the incurred expenses, up to a maximum of
S$10 per visit, subject to maximum of S$240 per year. If in doubt, you should
consult your MO, S1/Admin/MPO or Chief Clerk.
Your Pes status will be determined when they issue you enlistment letter. Most likely Pes E.
All medical expenses (at government hospitals and polyclinics) while being in full-time uniformed service are fully covered. However, you need to go through proper 'report sick' procedures, etc.
All these, you will understand once you get enlisted. Don't worry too much about it.