The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is one of the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s programmes to help provide accessible and affordable medical and dental care to Singaporeans.
Under CHAS, members receive subsidies for outpatient medical treatments for chronic and/or acute conditions as well as selected dental services at participating CHAS General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics near their homes. CHAS members will also enjoy subsidised referrals to specialist outpatient clinics when required.
Clinics registered under the scheme have partnered with MOH to provide common outpatient medical treatments and basic dental services for this group of patients. The scheme will also cover treatment for the 10 chronic diseases currently covered under the Chronic Disease Management Programme. The 10 diseases are asthma, bipolar disorder, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), dementia, diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders (e.g. high cholesterol), schizophrenia and stroke.
Enhancements to the scheme
From 15 January 2012, the eligibility criteria was enhanced to help more Singaporeans seek early treatment for their chronic conditions:
The qualifying age was lowered from 65 to 40 years old.
The income criteria was raised from $800 to $1500 per capita monthly household income to benefit middle-low income Singaporeans.
These changes will enable these Singaporeans to better manage their chronic diseases early and avoid unnecessary complications later.
For more information on applying for CHAS, please click here.
For more information on the conditions covered please click here.
For a list of participating clinics, 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.