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Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Subsidies

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What is Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)?

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables all Singapore Citizens, including Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) cardholders, to receive subsidies for medical care at participating General Practitioner (GP) near their homes.

Eligibility and types of Scheme for CHAS

With the enhancement effective from 1st November 2019, all Singaporeans, regardless of income, will be eligible for CHAS.  

CHAS Criteria Green Orange Blue Merdeka Generation Pioneers Generation
Household monthly income per person
(for household with income)
Above $2,000 $1,201 - $2,000 $1,200 and below All Merdeka Generation seniors receive CHAS benefits, regardless of income or AV of home All Pioneers receive CHAS benefits, regardless of income or AV of home
Annual Value of home
(for household with no income)
Above $21,000 $13,001 - $21,000 $13,000 and below
      
CHAS Subsidies From 1 Nov Current From 1 Nov Current From 1 Nov From 1 Nov Current
Common Illnesses Not Applicable Not Applicable Up to $10
subsidy per visit
Up to $18.50
subsidy per visit
Up to $23.50
subsidy per visit
Up to $28.50
subsidy per visit
Selected Chronic Conditions Simple Up to $28 subsidy and
capped at $112 per year
Up to $50 subsidy and
capped at $200 per year
Up to $80 subsidy and
capped at $320 per year
Up to $85 subsidy and
capped at $340 per year
Up to $90 subsidy and
capped at $360 per year
Complex Up to $40 subsidy and
capped at $160 per year
Up to $75 subsidy and
capped at $300 per year
Up to $80 subsidy and
capped at $320 per year
Up to $120 subsidy and
capped at $480 per year
Up to $125 subsidy and
capped at $500 per year
Up to $130 subsidy and
capped at $520 per year
Up to $135 subsidy and
capped at $540 per year
Recommended Health Screening under Screen for life  A fixed fee of $5 for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.  A fixed fee of $2 for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required. A fixed fee of $2 for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.
Free for recommended screening test(s) and first port screening consultation, if required. 

 Source: CHAS

Conditions covered under CHAS

Common medical conditions such as cough, cold, diarrhoea, headaches, fever are covered under the "Acute conditions".

The Chronic conditions which are covered include:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • COPD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Anxiety
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Nephrosis/Nephritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease

How to apply for CHAS?

  • Apply for CHAS online here.
  • Pick up a CHAS form at any Public Hospital, Polyclinics, Community Centre/Club (CC) or Community Development Council (CDC).

How do I enjoy the CHAS subsidies?

CHAS will issue an individual CHAS card in their name to successful CHAS applicant.
Pioneer Generation and Merdeka Generation cardholders can use their Pioneer Generation or Merdeka Generation card at any CHAS clinic to obtain CHAS subsidies.

Simply present the card at a CHAS-participating when seeking treatment.

Points to note
First time visit: Please also present your NRIC upon registration (or birth certificate for cardholders under 15 years old).

How do I know if the clinic is CHAS accredited?

CHAS clinics will display the CHAS sticker at their entrances.

All clinics under Frontier Healthcare Group are CHAS accredited.

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