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 conditions currently covered under the Chronic Disease Management Programme. The 10 conditions are diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, major depression, schizophrenia, dementia and bipolar disorder.
From 1 Jan 2014, 5 more conditions will be added. These 5 conditions are oteoarthritis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease and nephritis/nephrosis.
Enhancements to the scheme
From 1 Jan 2014, the following enhancements will be done for the Community Health Assistance Scheme (CHAS):
- The current qualifying age for CHAS (40 years) will be removed.
- The qualifying property Annual Value criteria for economically inactive households will also be updated from $13,000 to $21,000
- Health Assist cardholders can enjoy subsidies for recommended screenings under the Integrated Screening Programme
- The coverage for the number of medical conditions (acute and chronic) covered under CHAS will increase.
Please refer here for more information.
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.