Breast Screening Subsidies in Singapore

Here’s all you need to know about breast cancer screening subsidies in Singapore.

Breast cancer is the number one cancer among women in Singapore. You can protect yourself by taking active preventive measures to protect yourself against them. Besides being well informed about these conditions, you can protect yourself by going for regular health screenings.

Breast Cancer Screening

Beyond the recommended monthly breast self-examinations, the best way to protect yourself from breast cancer is to go for regular mammograms. A mammogram can detect tiny lumps that cannot be felt by the hand. Early detection, followed by treatment and good control of the condition can result in better chances of surviving this cancer, lowering the risk of serious complications.
Women who are 50 years old and above are recommended to go for a mammogram once every two years. Women 40 to 49, can screen for breast cancer, annually, provided their doctor has discussed the benefits and limitations with them. It is important to make an informed choice about going for screening.

Related: Cancer Facts You Cannot Ignore

Subsidy for Mammograms

Under the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) Screen for Life (SFL)[1], women aged 50 years and above can benefit from subsidised mammogram screenings which cost $50 for Singapore citizens, $75 for Permanent Residents (PRs), $37.50 for Merdeka Generation Cardholders and $25 for Pioneer Generation Cardholders at participating locations.

Eligibility for subsidised mammograms under HPB’s Screen for Life is as follows:

  • Singapore citizen or PR
  • Has not gone for a screening mammogram in the last 24 months
  • Has no breast symptoms like lumps or bloodstained nipple discharge
  • Has not been breastfeeding for the past six months
  • 50 years old and above

[1]Screen for Life refers to HPB’s screening programmes for cardiovascular diseases and selected cancers. For more information, please visit Screen for Life..

Tips on Breast Cancer Screening Subsidies

If you are 50 years old and above, you can use your Medisave or the Medisave account of an immediate family member for your mammogram at Medisave-approved centres, including participating centres under HPB’s Screen for Life that are listed in this article. The full list of approved centres can be found on the Ministry of Health's (MOH) website.
You can use up to $500 per Medisave account a year under the Medisave500 scheme.
The Singapore Cancer Society offers free mammography services at $0 for women aged 50 years and above, who have not gone for this screening in the last two years and have a valid Blue or Orange Community Health Assist Scheme Card (CHAS) card, at their Multi-Service Centre in Bishan.

Where to Go for Screenings

The following centres offer subsidised mammogram screening. You are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment.

Singapore Cancer Society Clinic @ Bishan

For women with a valid Blue or Orange Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) card
Tel: 1800 727 3333^


National Healthcare Group (NHG) Polyclinics
National University Polyclinics
SingHealth Polyclinics
  • Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic
  • Hougang Polyclinic
  • Kallang Polyclinic
  • Khatib Polyclinic*
  • Sembawang Polyclinic
  • Toa Payoh Polyclinic
  • Woodlands Polyclinic
  • Yishun Polyclinic

Call 6275 6443 to make an appointment. 

Alternatively, you may use their online form or through HealthHub

*from June 2024


  • Bukit Batok Polyclinic
  • Bukit Panjang Polyclinic
  • Clementi Polyclinic
  • Pioneer Polyclinic

Call 6370 6556 to make an appointment. 

Alternatively, you may use their online form or email

  • Bedok Polyclinic
  • Eunos Polyclinic
  • Outram Polyclinic
  • Punggol Polyclinic
  • Sengkang Polyclinic
  • Tampines Polyclinic
  • Tampines North Polyclinic

Call 6536 6000 to make an appointment. 

Alternatively, you may use their online form.


Useful Links

  1. Understanding Breast Cancer

    Learn more about breast cancer, its risk factors, treatment options and mammogram procedures.

  2. Breast Cancer Foundation / Singapore Cancer Society

    All matters relating to breast cancer, from mammogram procedures to public education programmes.

Contact Information

Screen for Life

Telephone: 1800 223 1313^

^Kindly note that airtime charges apply for mobile calls to 1800 service lines and calls are free of charge only if made from regular land lines.

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