The Comprehensive Rundown On FDW Medical Check Ups For First-time Employers

By the team at Speedoc,
September 29, 2020

Hiring a domestic helper for the first time is a lot. After all the stress and work finding the right fit for your family, you now have to get used to someone else living with you and being under your direct employment.

One of the regular tasks you have to complete as an employer is making sure that your domestic helper receives a medical check-up every six months. This check-up is also known as the six-monthly medical examination (6ME) for foreign domestic workers.

When 6ME should be done

No need to worry about keeping a schedule or remembering dates, because the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will send you a notification letter and the 6ME form by post when your helper is due for her 6ME. Then, you can proceed to book an appointment for your helper’s check up after you receive the letter.

Tests to be done under 6ME

The 6ME screens for pregnancy, syphilis, HIV, and tuberculosis. Before you start wondering, the 6ME form will state which tests your helper will have to take. You won’t have to figure it out on your own!

What you’ll need to do

  • Send your helper for her check-up before the due date stated on the 6ME form. It is best to arrange for the appointment at least a week before the due date so that there is some buffer time.

  • Make sure the 6ME results are certified by a Singapore-registered doctor. You will get a copy of the completed form and your doctor will also help you submit the form to MOM if needed.

Get your helper’s 6ME done at home with Speedoc’s home-based 6ME service! Instead of sending her to a clinic or going with her, relax at home while our nurse goes to your home to conduct the examination.

Click here for more information or to book a 6ME appointment!