Info on Full Paying Patient Services (FPP) or Perkhidmatan Pesakit Bayar Penuh (PPBP) for private healthcare in public hospitals in Malaysia.
What is Full Paying Patient (FPP) Services?
FPP is a private healthcare service offered through selected hospitals in Malaysia whereby patients need to bear the cost of treatment on their own.
- Reduce “problem” of private hospitals referring clients to government hospitals
- Profit sharing given to doctor treating patient to offer competitive compensation
- Reduce government medical treatment subsidy to citizens
- Patient’s choice of doctor/specialist/medical officer (min 3 years experience)
- Scheduled (presumably faster) treatment/procedure date & times
- Better room facilities with executive / 1st class / VIP room choices
- Separate check-in counter (depending on hospital)
- Food based on 1st class or equivalent food at the hospital
- Costs (which are stated to be competitively priced) are fully paid by patient (or insurance)
- Treatment is scheduled after the doctors official working hours (kira OT lar)
- Some patients have complained that queues are long & wait times almost as long as subsidized patients
- Malaysian or non-Malaysian paying on own
- Government employees choosing for FPP
- Corporate/private employees with medical expenditure under FPP agreed to be borne by company
- Outpatient treatment
- Daily treatment
- Admission treatment
- Therapy services
- Surgery & procedures
FPP Admission Process
- Sign & register bringing IC/birth cert/passport/visa
- Guarantee letter from company or insurer (if applicable)
- Deposit payment (as informed by hospital – est. min 3k or 50% total costs)
- Reference letter (if applicable)
- Hospital Selayang
- Hospital Sungai Buloh
- Hospital Putrajaya
New Upcoming FPP Hospitals (Updated Nov, 2017)
- Hospital Kuala Lumpur
- Hospital Putrajaya
- Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang
- Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, Seremban
- Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh
- Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan
- Hospital Umum Sarawak
- Hospital Sultan Hj Ahmad Shah, Temerloh
- Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Terengganu
- Hospital Raja Permaisuri Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu
- Pusat Perubatan UKM, Kuala Lumpur
- Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
- For upcoming FPP hospitals, please call the hospital to confirm FPP implementation
- Future planning: 30+ more hospitals to be added to FPP
FPP Fees Profit Sharing
FPP services may be good to get affordable paid healthcare especially if you are looking for a particular doctor/treatment that is only available (or the best choice) at a government hospital with less of the common issues & grievances faced with govt hospitals. This may include patients referred by private hospitals to the government hospital under FPP.
Q: Does this mean that I need to pay for all govt hospital services? No more RM1 treatment?
No. Subsidized services are still subsidized. Only affected are FPP services.
Q: Can I claim government hospitalization benefit from my insurance if admitted under FPP?
Believed to be no. We have yet to receive confirmation from insurers.