Services for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees

As an asylum seeker, you can access treatment at all public health facilities and will be charged the foreigner’s rate. Refugees are entitled to 50% discount on medical bills at government health facilities. This is not applicable to asylum seekers. Treatment costs for infectious diseases at government health facilities are free-of-charge.

Primary health care services can also be accessed at ACTS Clinic (Brickfields) and Buddhist Tzu-Chi Free Clinic (Jalan Pudu). Please refer to the UNHCR health directory for more information and services.

Financial aid and medical assistance are eligible for recognized refugees only. If you suffer from a serious medical condition requiring urgent treatment, please submit a medical note from a government health facility explaining your medical condition and required treatment to Individual Assistance Desk (IAD). You may submit your medical note to IAD through post, fax (03-21171493) or by hand on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 11am.

For further enquiries relating to health and assistance, you may send an email to

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