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Singapore Emergency Contacts

12 Oct 2017

What to do in case of emergency in Singapore?

The emergency contact number in Singapore is: 995. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers at the 995 Call Centre are supported by paramedics and staff nurses who are trained to prioritize your cases, deploy the appropriate resources and provide medical advice.

In case of an emergency, call 995 and do the following:


When you call 995 for medical assistance, SCDF will assess the severity of your case and respond according to the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response framework as follows:


Life-threatening emergencies

Higher priority

Fastest response

Extra resources deployed



High priority

Fast response


Minor emergencies

Lower priority

Slower response


In 2016, SCDF attended to 42,579 minor emergency cases (23.9% of total ambulance calls)



Emergency medical assistance not required

Seek treatment at clinics or call 1777


In 2016, SCDF attended to 11,154 non-emergency cases (6.3% of total ambulance calls)


If you have to remember one emergency contact in Singapore it is 995.


Here is a list of some other emergency contact and non-emergency contact.

Emergency Lines

Emergency Ambulance: 995
Police: 999
Police Hotline: 1800 255 0000
Traffic Police: 6547 1818


Non-Emergency Ambulance: 1777

Government Hospitals with Accident & Emergency Service

National University Hospital: 6772 5000
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital: 6293 4044
Singapore General Hospital: 6321 4103
Tan Tock Seng Hospital C: 6357 8777

Private Hospitals with Accident & Emergency Service

East Shore Hospital: 6344 7588
Gleneagles Hospital: 6470 5688 / 6470 5700
Mount Alvernia Hospital: 6347 6210
Mount Elizabeth Hospital: 6731 2218/19/59
Raffles Hospital: 6311 1555
Thomson Medical Center: 6350 8812


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