Community Health Assist Scheme 

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Introduction

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) was introduced by the Ministry of Health in 2012. The scheme enables Singapore Citizens from lower- to-middle income households, as well as all Pioneers, to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics.


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.

Visiting a CHAS clinic

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 GP and dental clinics for common illnesses, selected chronic conditions and selected dental services.

All Pioneers also receive special subsidies at CHAS clinics for the same range of services, with their Pioneer Generation card.

CHAS clinics may be identified by the CHAS sticker displayed at their entrances:

CHAS Medical Subsidy Table

 
CHAS Blue

CHAS Orange

CHAS for Pioneer Generation

Common Illnesses

(e.g. cough and cold)

Up to $18.50 subsidy per visit

Not applicable

Up to $28.50 subsidy per visit

Chronic conditions under CDMP2

Simple3

Up to $80 subsidy per visit,

capped at $320 per year

Up to $50 subsidy per visit,

capped at $200 per year

Up to $90 subsidy per visit, capped at $360 per year

Complex3

Up to $120 subsidy per visit,

capped at $480 per year

Up to $75 subsidy per visit,

capped at $300 per year

Up to $135 subsidy per visit, capped at $540 per year

Recommended Health Screening by Health Promotion Board (HPB)4


Free screening tests with Health Promotion Board's invitation letter4
(Doctor's consultation charges apply)

Doctor’s consultation for health screening:
Up to $18.50 subsidy per visit (up to 2 times per year)

Doctor’s consultation for health screening:
Up to $28.50 subsidy per visit (up to 2 times per year)

1AV is assessed by IRAS. An AV of up to $21,000 covers all HDB flats and some lower-value private properties. To check the current AV of one’s property, one will need to log in to myTax Portal myTax Portal with his SingPass > e-Services for Property Tax> View Property Portfolio.

 2 These are Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Stroke, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Anxiety, Parkinson’s Disease, Nephritis/Nephrosis, Epilepsy, Osteoporosis, Psoriasis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. 

 3 “Simple” refers to visits for a single chronic condition. “Complex” refers to visits for multiple chronic conditions, or a single chronic condition with complication(s).  

4 Subject to HPB's eligibility criteria.

CHAS Dental Subsidy Table

 


CHAS Blue

CHAS Orange

CHAS for Pioneer Generation

Cementation

$35

 

N.A.

$45

Consultation (w/o treatment)

$20.50

$30.50

Curettage

$20.50

$30.50

Crown (Metal, Porcelain)

$127.50

$84.50

$137.50

Complete Denture, Acrylic ^
(Upper or Lower)

$256.50

$170.50

$266.50

Partial Denture ^
(Upper or Lower)

$98 – $210*

$65.50–$140*

$108 – $220*

Denture Reline

$98

$65.50

$108

Denture, Repair

$43

 

 

N.A.

$53.00

Extraction (per tooth)

$28.50 – $68.50*

$38.50 – $78.50*

Filling, Amalgam

$20.50 – $43*

$30.50 – $53*

Filling, Tooth-coloured

$35 – $68.50*

$45 – $78.50*

Polishing ∞

$20.50

$30.50

Root Canal Treatment (Anterior)

$164 – $256.50*

$109.50 – $170.50*

$174 – $266.50*

Scaling ∞

$20.50 – $43*

 

N.A.

$30.50 – $53*

Topical Fluoride ∞

$20.50

$30.50

X-ray

           $ 11

$21

^ Limited to one set (upper and lower) per patient per calendar year.

∞ Limited to 2 procedures per patient per calendar year.

*Amount of subsidy varies with complexity of dental treatment provided. You may wish to check with your dentist participating in the scheme for more information

Referrals to Public Healthcare Institutions

Health Assist and Pioneer Generation cardholders can also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required.

Enhancements to the scheme

Since 1 June 2015, the number of chronic conditions covered under CHAS increased from 15 to 19. The four chronic conditions added were epilepsy, osteoporosis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

For Healthcare Providers

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

For more information, please refer to the CHAS portal.