Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC)

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The Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) scheme consolidates the primary care clinic response to public health emergencies such as influenza pandemic, haze and anthrax outbreak into a single scheme for better management. The Haze Subsidy Scheme (HSS) has also been subsumed under the PHPC scheme. While the specific roles of the PHPC may differ in different threats, the general function of the PHPC remains the same, which is to serve the primary healthcare needs of Singaporeans in times of national need.                
 
Roles of PHPC                                                    
As a PHPC, your clinic will be responsible to perform one or more of the following roles when activated during public health emergencies:                                         
- Dispense medications (e.g. Tamiflu, antibiotics)                                         
- Administer vaccinations (e.g. flu vaccines)                                          
- Provide subsidised treatment (e.g. under the HSS)                 
                 
MOH Support
Logistical support (i.e. personal protective equipment and prophylaxis for staff) will be provided to participating clinics to ensure that the doctors and clinic staff are adequately protected in times of public health emergencies. Similarly, priority for pharmaceuticals and vaccine supply from the national stockpile will be given to PHPCs in such situations.        
 
During peacetime, training will be made available to the PHPCs to help prepare them to be able to perform their roles during public health emergencies.
Table 1: Support from MOH to PHPCs
​Personal Protective Equipment
  • ​Up to 12 weeks' supply of PPE for staff at no cost.
  • For staff prophylaxis, up to six weeks' supply of influenza anti-virals at no cost.
​Medications and Vaccines
For patient treatment, priority to receive appropriate antivirals, antibiotics, and/or vaccines from the national stockpile. PHPCs may also choose to procure the anti-virals, antibiotics and/or vaccines from commercial sources.
​Training/Refresher 
​Guidelines, e-learning course and workshops, etc. to enable PHPC doctors and staff to familiarise themselves with MOH's guidelines, build up to skillsets and maintain skills currency.


Implementation                                                    
MOH is monitoring the evolving situation closely, and PHPCs will be informed of any activation by MOH and AIC through circulars and /or SMS. PHPCs should regularly update their contact details to AIC by email (gp@aic.sg). Please note that the activation of the PHPC scheme is not tied to the DORSCON level.
Contact information
1. Please contact GP Helpline (65) 6632 1199 and email: gp@aic.sg or
2. Contact your respective account managers, please find their details from here.
 

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Resource


COVID-19 materials (Updated as of 14 Feb 2020)
 
​14 Feb 2020​Activation of Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs)View & download
​14 Feb 2020​Minister's Message to healthcare fraternityView & download
​11 Feb 2020​Clinical workflow for patients presenting with respiratory tract symptoms in the context of heightened alert for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) InfectionView & download
​11 Feb 2020​2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov): Information and Frequently Asked Questions for General PractitionersView & download
​08 Feb 2020E-Notification of suspect cases of 2019 Novel CoronavirusView & download
​07 Feb 2020​Guidance on PPE use for healthcare workers during DORSCON orangeView & download
​07 Feb 2020

​Advisory on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Measures for GP Clinics, and Guidance on PPE Use during DORSCON Orange

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​05 Feb 2020​Revision of suspect case definition for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)View & download
​04 Feb 2020

​Information for Primary Care Doctors

(This deck of slides supersedes the deck sent on 27 Jan 2020)

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​04 Feb 2020Revision of suspect case definition for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)View & download
31 Jan 2020​MOH Guidance on PPE use for Healthcare Workers in the Management of Suspected Cases of Wuhan Virus Infection during DORSCON YellowView & download
​27 Jan 2020​MOH FAQs on the Wuhan Coronavirus ("Wuhan Virus")View & download
​27 Jan 2020​Slides update on the Wuhan Coronavirus (“Wuhan Virus”) View & download
​25 Jan 2020​Revision of suspect case definition for 2019 Novel CoronavirusView & download
​24 Jan 2020​Novel Coronavirus poster

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View & download (Chinese)

View & download (Malay)

View & download (Tamil)

​24 Jan 2020​MOH Advisory for Healthcare Sector (Primary Care) on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Wuhan Virus)View & download
23 Jan 2020​First confirmed case of 2019- Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Singapore and clarifications to MOH circular 11/2020View & download
​23 Jan 2020​Advisory Novel Coronavirus Poster

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View & download (Chinese)

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​22 Jan 2020 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information for GPs (dated 22 Jan 2020)
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PHPC
PHPC Clinic Guide (updated as of June 2017)

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PHPC Haze Subsidy Scheme Guidelines


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Infection Control Posters
​Poster​How to Handwash (Source: AIC)View and download
​Poster​How to Handrub(Source: AIC)View and download
​Poster​How to Don and Doff PPE (Source: CDC USA)View and download
 
Haze Subsidy Scheme 
Circulars

2019 ​

MOH Circular - Haze Subsidy Scheme (HSS) 2019 dated 20 Sep 2019                   

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​2015

MOH Circular - Cessation of the Haze Subsidy Scheme 2015 dated  16 Nov  2015

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​MOH Circular - Update of Forms and Processes for the Haze Subsidy Scheme dated  15 Sept 2015
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Haze Subsidy Scheme materials ( updated as of 20 September 2019)
Annex D: Haze Subsidy Scheme Poster Clinic 2019
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​Annex E: HSS 2019 Deemed Consent Display Notice
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​Annex F: HSS 2019 Workflow 
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​Appendix 1: HSS 2019 Examples of claims for different scenarios
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PHPC Haze Subsidy Guidelines
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​Haze Advisory Poster (English-Chinese)
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​Haze Advisory Poster (Malay-Tamil)
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Participate in this scheme


Clinics have to be accredited for CDMP and CHAS in order to be on the PHPC scheme. Click here to apply for the CDMP/CHAS accreditation.

If you are already an accredited CDMP & CHAS clinic, please apply online at MOH's Medisave Accreditation Application website (click here).

If you are already on PHPC scheme and require an onsite training to understand more about PHPC scheme, please click here.


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