This museum traces the growth of the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) from a network of Maternal and Child Health clinics and Outpatient Dispensaries in the late 19th century to a leader in primary healthcare provision today. It was launched by then-Permanent Secretary (Health), Mr Moses Lee, on 1 October 2002.
It has a display of health-related artefacts from the past. It is also Singapore’s first Primary Healthcare Museum. The Museum aims to preserve our heritage and educate the younger and future generations of Singaporeans about primary healthcare's history.