The doctor will see you now – at a halfway house

Ex-offenders at the Pertapis Halfway House in Geylang Road used to walk more than 20 minutes to the nearest polyclinic in Geylang East Central for a check-up. And because of that, some of them would postpone treatment. But now a team of doctors and nurses visits them at the halfway house in a white seven-seater car. The team from Mount Alvernia Hospital sees patients at Pertapis Halfway House, as well as HighPoint Halfway House in Geylang Lorong 23, and the hospital plans to take its mobile service to more halfway houses this year.

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