Shift work, fatigue, long driving hours and irregular schedules are factors that can take a heavy toll on any private hire car and taxi drivers. Having to deal with a physically sedentary lifestyle while on the road can have serious health implications and could result in a higher risk of developing chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
According to an article in the Singapore Medical Journal, the proportion of taxi drivers with self-reported medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol was relatively higher than that of the general Singapore population.
Recognising the contributions of our private hire car and taxi drivers who have been working tirelessly round the clock to ease our daily commute, we are offering basic non-fasting health screening for all ‘Transport Warriors’ at an affordable rate of just $16 (U.P. $32) at three (3) conveniently located health screening centres (TheTestingPOD) across Singapore.
The health screening encompasses measurement of body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, blood tests for glucose and cholesterol as well as Urine FEME to determine protein, cells, sugar and salt levels. In addition to the standard laboratory test report and as part of this initiative, we will be providing a detailed, illustrative and easy to comprehend Health Screening Assessment & Analysis Report (HSAAR).
Preferential rates are also available for our ‘Transport Warriors’ who wish to upgrade to more comprehensive health screening packages.
Book your health screening appointment NOW until 15 Jan 2023 before slots are fully taken up! You may also walk-in to any of the three (3) conveniently located health screening centres (TheTestingPOD).
Please click here for important information to take note of before booking a health screening appointment.
Click here to view a sample of the detailed, illustrative and easy to comprehend Health Screening Assessment & Analysis (HSAA) Report.
Please select your preferred location of TheTestingPOD to book your appointment with us.
Located at Level 4, 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Marine Parade Road, Singapore 428769
Operating Hours Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm (Lunch Break: 1pm to 2pm)
Located at Basement 1,
20 Upper Circular Road,
Monday to Sunday
9am to 5pm
(Lunch Break: 1pm to 2pm)
Comprises: Urine FEME Blood Count Cholesterol Diabetes Blood Pressure Body Mass Index Height, Weightand Waist Measurement
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Booking an appointment would allow us to prepare in advance for tests. This allows you to have a smooth and seamless experience. However, you may also walk-in to any of TheTestingPOD from Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. (closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm)
You may reschedule your confirmed appointment by contacting us at 8011-8728 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org from Monday to Sunday, 9am to 7pm.
We require your Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL) or your Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL) for registration and verification at TheTestingPOD.
We only only accept cashless payment for all health screening packages at TheTestingPOD which include credit card, NETS and PayNow
Your health screening report will be available within three (3) working days. You will receive a notification via email once your report is ready.
If you are feeling unwell, we advise that you postpone your health screening as it is an elective procedure. You may reschedule your confirmed appointment by contacting us at 8011-8728 or via email at email@example.com from Monday to Sunday, 9am to 7pm.
We advise that you wait for a month after recovery.
We advise that you conduct your health screening two (2) weeks after any vaccination.
Generally, you will have regular follow-up and antenatal care with your obstetrician for regular antenatal care and follow-up. It is thus recommended that you check with your obstetrician before scheduling for health screening.
Since urine sample will be taken, health screening should be done 7 days after the last day of menstruation.
You need not restrict yourself to health screening to be conducted in the morning after a night of fasting. You have the flexibility to arrange for your health screening at any time of the day. This will benefit those with diabetes as it reduces the risk of hypoglycaemia.
Local studies have shown that there are no significant differences for cholesterol levels between fasted and non-fasted blood samples. If your result is abnormal, you should seek advice whether you should do a fasted cholesterol test during your Post Medical Review which can be arranged via teleconsultation.
Screening for diabetes is to ascertain your blood glucose control. Studies have shown that haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test is a blood test that shows your average blood sugar (glucose) level over the last three (3) months by measuring your sugar molecules attached to your red blood cells. It is known to be a more accurate measurement for persons at risk than the commonly used measurement of fasting glucose.
We will advise that you avoid a heavy meal and caffeinated beverages immediately prior to your health screening; and avoid alcohol at least 24 hours prior to your health screening.
You can continue to take them as per your usual routine.
Non-fasting Health Screening is suitable for the majority.
It is advisable that if you are anaemic, you are unsuitable for the blood glucose test, i.e., haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test that measures the degree of sugar associated with red blood cells.