Profile

Since its formation in 1947, the Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association (or SATA) has established itself as a leading organisation for combating tuberculosis (TB) during the post-war years.  Led by a founding team of doctors and businessmen/philanthropists, SATA focused on the prevention and treatment of TB as well as the promotion of TB awareness in Singapore during the 1940s and 50s when TB was rampant and posed a national health threat.   In its early years, SATA provided outpatient diagnostic and treatment services relating primarily to lung health.  By the mid-50s, it started a mobile TB clinic via the legendary ‘SATA Bus’ to treat needy patients who could not afford transport and medical fees to receive the required care.

As the incidence of TB began falling from the 1960s, SATA extended its outpatient services to treat heart diseases and was renamed from Royal Singapore Tuberculosis Clinic to SATA Chest and Heart Clinic to reflect its expanded role.  SATA remained active in promoting healthy hearts and lungs by advocating a smoke-free lifestyle through the 1970s and 80s.  At the same time, it also became a leading provider of statutory health screening (i.e. for pre-employment and pre-enrolment) and primary healthcare services.

Now an award winning social enterprise cum voluntary welfare organization, SATA CommHealth continues to serve the public with a comprehensive range of health screening and general practitioner services with its four medical centres located in the heartlands of Woodlands, Jurong, Ang Mo Kio and Bedok, a clinic in Tanjong Pagar, three mobile X-ray units, a Mammo-On-Wheels bus (mobile mammography service) and the Doctor-On-Wheels service.

It continued to evolve into a major promoter of lifelong health by engaging the community, particularly the needy and elderly.  In 2009, SATA rebranded itself to SATA CommHealth to reflect its interest and focus on community healthcare. In December 2013, SATA CommHealth continues to expand the suite of services to the public with the opening of Jurong East Community Health Centre that provides specialised health tests and physiotherapy services to complement the work of general practitioners in the community.  In the same month, it won the ‘Social Enterprise of The Year’ awarded by the President of Singapore during the annual President’s Challenge award.  In 2014, we were recognised for our governance standards with the Charity Governance Awards by winning a Special Commendation Award for ‘Strong Board Renewal and Strategic Repositioning’ from the Charity Council.  In 2016, we received the Charity Transparency Award from Charity Council Singapore for our exemplary transparency and disclosure practices.

SATA CommHealth continues to expand its scope of services to meet the healthcare needs of the community in line with its mission of ‘Promoting lifelong health, serving the community’.

 

Vision

To be the leading charity for the advancement of lifelong health in the community.

Mission

Promoting lifelong health, serving the community.

Core values

Compassion

We show care and concern for the health of the community, especially for the sick and needy.

respect

We treat everyone with dignity, fairness and professionalism.

excellence

We pursue the highest standard of clinical and service quality.

accountability

We act with integrity and responsibility in delivering our commitments.

teamwork

We foster camaraderie and solidarity amongst our staff and also our partners.

empowerment

We enable our patients to take ownership of their health and well-being.