The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables Singapore Citizens from lower to middle-income households, and all Pioneers will be entitled to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioners and dental clinics near their homes.
Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange Health Assist Card, depending on the qualified subsidies tier of each household. Health Assist cardholders will also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Care (for dental referrals) when required. Patients are encouraged to check with their doctor or dentist on the likely fees that they will be charged prior to consultation as the treatment might vary according to each patient’s condition.
The amount paid will be based on the fees charged by the clinic, minus your CHAS subsidies. By using your Health Assist or Pioneer Generation card at a CHAS clinic, you are agreeing to allow your doctor/dentist to disclose your personal information to the Ministry of Health, including its authorised agents.
|CHAS Blue||CHAS Orange||CHAS for Pioneer Generation|
|Household monthly income per person (for households with income)||$1,100 and below||$1,101 to $1,800||All Pioneer receive CHAS benefits regardless of income or AV of home|
|Annual Value of home (for households without income)||$13,000 and below||$13,001 to $21,000|
|Common illnesses (eg cough and cold)||Up to $18.50 subsidy per visit||Not Applicable||Up to $28.50 subsidy per visit|
|Chronic conditions under Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP)
(Simple / *Complex)
|Up to $80 / *$120 subsidy per visit, capped at $320 / *$480 per year||Up to $50 / *$75 subsidy per visit, capped at $200 / *$300 per year||Up to $90 / *$135 subsidy per visit, capped at $360 / *$540 per year|
|Selected Dental Services||$11 to $256.50 subsidy per procedure (dependent on procedure)||$50 to $170.50 subsidy per procedure (for crown, dentures & root canal treatment only)||$21 to $266.50 subsidy per procedure (dependent on procedure)|
|Recommended Health Screening under Screen for Life (diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer)||A fixed fee of $2 with Screen for Life Invitation Letter, for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.||Free with Screen for Life Invitation Letter for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.|
For patients with chronic conditions, CHAS complements the CDMP, which allows for Medisave to be used for outpatient treatment covered under CHAS. Patients can also tap on their Medisave to defray part of the cost of these treats besides enjoying CHAS subsidies for treatment of their chronic conditions.
Health Assist cardholders can also enjoy subsidised rates for healthcare services provided at specified Community Health Centres, which complement the clinical care offered by GPs for chronic conditions. CHC services include Diabetic Retinal Photography (DRP), Diabetic Foot Screening (DFS), nurse counselling, dietetics and physiotherapy.
Information taken from http://www.chas.sg.