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Screen for Life (SFL) is a national screening programme that encourages Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents to go for regular health screenings and follow up.
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Singaporean citizens pay $0-$5 per screening visit. Other subsidised rates apply for PRs.
Regular screening is part of healthy living, so get screened early and stay healthy.
Here are some recommended screenings for the different age groups:
You need not go for screening again, if you have been screened within the recommended frequency, or have already been diagnosed with any of the conditions. Instead, please consult your doctor regularly to monitor and treat your condition.
If you are 40 and above, you would have received a letter from us.
On the day of your screening, do bring your relevant NRIC/Card and the screening invite letter to the clinic.
Get recommendations and details of screenings you are eligible for in just a few clicks. Screening eligibility varies by age, gender, pre-existing conditions and your last screening date.
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The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) have introduced the Screen for Life (SFL) programme to encourage eligible Singaporeans to go for recommended health screenings and post-screening follow-ups. Besides Pioneer Generation (PG) and Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) cardholders, all other Singaporeans are also entitled to subsidised screenings and one follow-up consultation (if needed) at a low, fixed fee, as long as they have a recommendation by HPB. This is only available at CHAS GP clinics.
The fees are fixed at $5 for eligible Singaporeans, $2 for eligible CHAS (both Blue and Orange) cardholders, and free for eligible Pioneers.
This fee covers the screening test(s) done within the same visit, and the first post-screening consultation, if assessed that a consultation is required. Individuals who undergo their screening test(s) on a separate visit will be charged a separate fixed fee.
For example, an eligible CHAS cardholder will pay $2, and this will cover the cost of the screening visit, which could include screening tests for cardiovascular risk, colorectal cancer and/or cervical cancer screening, and the consultation fees for one follow-up visit, if required.
Permanent Residents (PR) due for recommended health screenings will be notified by HPB. While PRs are not eligible for SFL subsidies, they are eligible for HPB’s screening test rate(s)* at CHAS GP clinics. The prevailing doctors’ consultation rates will be charged accordingly by the respective CHAS GP clinics.
*$10 for cardiovascular risk screening, $12.50 for Pap test, $32 for FIT, excluding GST.
1Public Assistance cardholders will continue to receive free screening and one follow-up at CHAS GP clinics.
When conditions are detected and treated early, treatment is more effective. Going for regular screenings and follow-ups with your regular GP helps to develop a meaningful patient-doctor relationship, enabling your GP to better manage your condition(s) in the long term. The Screen for Life (SFL) subsidy will help more Singaporeans go for the recommended screenings and receive the necessary follow-up, if any.
Your eligibility depends on:
All eligible Singaporeans should have received a letter of invitation from HPB informing them of the scheme. Upon receiving the letter, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with your preferred CHAS GP clinic. On the appointment date, please present the letter, your NRIC, and CHAS/PG/PA* card, to qualify for the subsidised rate.
If you have not received your letter or would like another copy of the letter to be sent to you, please contact us at 1800 223 1313 or send us an email.
*Eligible Public Assistance (PA) cardholders will receive the same subsidies as PG cardholders i.e. no need for co-payment.
The subsidised rates are only available at CHAS GP clinics. If you prefer to attend screenings at polyclinics, your visit will be subsidised according to the existing polyclinic subsidies that you are eligible for.
Screening under Screen for Life (SFL) is available at all CHAS GP clinics island wide.
You may wish to log onto www.chas.sg to find out where your nearest CHAS GP clinic is located. We strongly recommend making an appointment with your CHAS GP as you will need to prepare for your screening appointment.
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