Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

CHAS is a scheme that enables Singapore Citizens from lower- and middle- income households to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioner and dental clinics near their homes.

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Introduction

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is a scheme by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that enables Singapore Citizens from lower- to middle-income households to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics near their homes.

To qualify for CHAS, applicants must be Singapore Citizens and meet the following criteria:

  • For households with income, the household monthly income per person must be $1,800 and below.

  • For households with no income, the Annual Value (AV) of residence as reflected on the NRIC must be $21,000 and below.

Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange Health Assist card. With the Health Assist card, they can receive subsidies at CHAS clinics for common illnesses, selected chronic conditions and selected dental services.

chas blue card chas orange card

There are currently 15 chronic conditions covered, namely:

These 15 conditions are also covered under the Chronic Disease Management Programme and hence, patients can also use Medisave for management of these conditions.

Health Assist cardholders can also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required. Those who receive the Health Promotion Board’s invitation letter to go for recommended screenings (for diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer) can also enjoy subsidies for these screenings.

Related: CHAS: How Much Subsidies Will I Receive?

Changes to the Scheme

With effect from 1 January 2017, all GP and dental clinics under CHAS will be required to issue itemised bills to CHAS patients. The CHAS subsidy guidelines for dental services will also be updated to define more clearly the types of dental services and their claim limits under CHAS. The changes are introduced to enhance fee transparency, and to help patients better understand the treatments and subsidies they receive at CHAS clinics.

Related: Screen for Life

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CHAS Links

For Healthcare Providers

Medical and dental clinics interested to participate in CHAS, please visit the CHAS website.

For more information, please refer to the CHAS portal.

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