Community Health Assist Scheme 

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Introduction

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is a scheme by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that enables Singapore Citizens from lower- to-middle income households to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics near their homes.

To qualify for CHAS, applicants must be Singapore Citizens and meet the following criteria:

• For households with income, the household monthly income per person must be $1,800 and below
• For households with no income, the Annual Value (AV) of residence as reflected on the NRIC must be $21,000 and below

 

Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange Health Assist card. With the Health Assist card, they can receive subsidies at CHAS clinics for common illnesses, selected chronic conditions and selected dental services. 

 

There are currently 15 chronic conditions covered, namely:

Anxiety Epilepsy Parkinson’s Disease
Asthma Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)
Psoriasis
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
(Enlargement of Prostate Gland)
Lipid Disorders
(e.g. High Cholesterol)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Bipolar Disorder Major Depression Schizophrenia
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(COPD)
Nephritis/ Nephrosis
(Chronic Kidney Disease)
Stroke
Dementia Osteoarthritis
(Degenerative Joint Disease)
 
Diabetes Osteoporosis  

These 15 conditions are also covered under the Chronic Disease Management Programme and hence, patients can also use Medisave for management of these conditions.

Health Assist cardholders can also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required. Those who receive the Health Promotion Board’s invitation letter to go for recommended screenings (for diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer) can also enjoy subsidies for these screenings.

Enhancements to the scheme

From 1 June 2015, CHAS will cover four more chronic conditions, which are epilepsy, osteoporosis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
 

CHAS Links

For Healthcare Providers

Medical and dental clinics interested to participate in CHAS, please click here.

For more information, please refer to the CHAS portal.

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For more information or to download CHAS materials, please click here