Founded in 1901, Sian Chay Medical Institution (UEN S62SS0055D) is a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) with an institution of a Public Character (IPC) status (HEF 0039G) registered with the Ministry of Health (MOH). Sian Chay provides free traditional consultation, medicine consultation and subsidised medicine and treatments for the community regardless of race or religion.
Dr. Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore, officially assumed the position of
 patron of Sian Chay Medical Institution with effect 8th July 2017.
The Advisors are Mr. Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister's Office), Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC.