Community Health Assist scheme
Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is a scheme by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that enables Singapore Citizens from lower- and middle- income households to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics near their homes.
Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange Health Assist card. Health Assist cardholders will also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required.
Clinics registered under the scheme have partnered with MOH to provide common medical treatments and selected dental services for this group of patients. The scheme will also cover treatment for the 15 chronic conditions currently covered under the Chronic Disease Management Programme. The 15 conditions areDiabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Stroke, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Anxiety, Parkinson’s Disease and Nephritis/Nephrosis.
Enhancements to the scheme
From 1 Jan 2014, the following enhancements to the Community Health Assistance Scheme (CHAS) took effect:
- The previous qualifying age for CHAS (40 years old and above) has been removed.
- The Annual Value of residence criterion for households without income has been raised from $13,000 to $21,000.
- Eligible Health Assist cardholders can enjoy subsidies for recommended screenings under the Health Promotion Board’s Integrated Screening Programme.
- The coverage for the number of chronic conditions covered under CHAS has been increased. The 5 new conditions are Osteoarthritis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Anxiety, Parkinson’s Disease and Nephritis/Nephrosis.
For more information on applying for CHAS, please click here.
For more information on the conditions covered please click here.
To search for a participating CHAS clinic near you, please click here.
For Medical Providers
Medical and/or dental clinics interested to participate in CHAS, please click here.
For more information, please refer to the CHAS portal. Information provided here is from MOH website.