Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic is a charitable organisation set up by local Buddhists. Based on the Buddhist teachings of loving kindness and compassion, its objective is to provide free medical services to the sick and needy, so as to relieve their suffering on illness and to help them leading a healthier and happier life.
The Free Clinic was established in 1969. The idea of setting up a free clinic was mooted by the late Ven. Siong Khye (BBM). Ven. Seck Hong Choon, the late Abbot of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, responded enthusiastically by donating the entire income of a religious event held in 1966. The response of fellow Buddhists to the idea was overwhelming. A pro tem committee was soon formed. The name “Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic” was agreed, the constitutions drafted, and an application to the Registry of Societies for registration made. On 12 May 1969, the approval of its registration was granted and published in the Gazette No 46 on 16 May 1969.