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 (AV1) of residence as reflected on the NRIC must be $21,000 and below.

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.

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. You may also search for the CHAS clinics here.

To receive subsidies at a CHAS clinic, please bring your Health Assist or Pioneer Generation card and NRIC upon registration. For cardholders below 15 years old, please bring your Health Assist card and birth certificate.

Please note that by using your Health Assist or Pioneer Generation card at a CHAS clinic, you agree to allow your doctor/dentist to disclose your personal information to the Ministry of Health (including its authorised agents). Please click here for more details on the CHAS patient consent.

 

CHAS Medical Subsidy Table

 

 


CHAS Blue

CHAS Orange

Pioneer Generation
Common Illnesses2

Up to $18.50 subsidy per visit

Not applicable

Up to $28.50 subsidy per visit

Chronic conditions under CDMP3

Simple4

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

Complex4

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
Screen for Life
5


Free screening tests with Screen for Life invitation letter5
(Doctor's consultation charges apply)

A fixed fee of $2 with Screen for Life invitation letter5, for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.

Free with Screen for Life invitation letter5, for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.

 2 These are abdominal pain, cough, cold, flu, diarrhoea, fever, headache, skin infection and rashes, sore eyes, urinary tract infection (list is not exhaustive).

 3 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. 

 4 “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).  

5 This refers to screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.

CHAS Dental Subsidy Table

Amount payable by patient = Total clinic charges – CHAS subsidies

Dental Services

Claim Limits

CHAS Subsidy (Up to $)


Blue


Orange


Pioneer Generation

Consultation

Up to 2 consultations per calendar year.

$20.50

-

$30.50

Extraction, Anterior

Up to 4 extractions per calendar year (shared across all types of extractions).

$28.50

-

$38.50

Extraction, Posterior

$68.50

-

$78.50

Filling, Amalgam

Up to 6 fillings per calendar year (shared across all types of fillings).

 

Simple: $20.50

Complex: $43.00

-

Simple: $30.50

Complex:

$53.00

Filling, Tooth-coloured

Simple: $35.00

Complex:

$68.50

-

Simple: $45.00

Complex:

$78.50

Removable Denture, Complete
(Upper or Lower)

Up to 1 upper and 1 lower denture per 3 calendar years.

$256.50

$170.50

$266.50

Removable Denture, Partial, Simple*

(Upper or Lower)

Up to 1 upper and 1 lower denture per 3 calendar years.

 
*For replacement of less than 6 teeth.

$98.00

$65.50

$108.00

Removable Denture, Partial, Complex* (Upper or Lower)

Up to 1 upper and 1 lower denture per 3 calendar years.


*For replacement of 6 or more teeth.

$210.00

$140.00

$220.00

Denture Reline/Repair
(Upper or Lower)

Up to 1 upper and 1 lower denture reline/repair per calendar year.

$75.00

$50.00

$85.00

Permanent Crown

Up to 4 permanent crowns per calendar year.

$127.50

$84.50

$137.50

Re-cementation

Up to 2 re-cementations per calendar year.

$35.00

-

$45.00

Root Canal Treatment (Anterior)

Up to 2 root canal treatments per calendar year (shared across all types of root canal treatments).

$164.00

$109.50

$174.00

Root Canal Treatment
(Pre-molar)

$210.00

$140.00

$220.00

Root Canal Treatment (Molar)

$256.50

$170.50

$266.50

Incision and Drainage

Up to 1 incision and drainage per visit and 2 incisions and drainages per calendar year.

$20.50

-

$30.50

Polishing

Up to 2 polishing per calendar year.

$20.50

-

$30.50

Scaling

Up to 2 scaling per calendar year.

$30.00

-

$40.00

Topical Fluoride

Up to 2 topical fluoride per calendar year.

$20.50

-

$30.50

X-ray

Up to 6 X-rays per calendar year.

$11.00

-

$21.00

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.

Changes to the Scheme

Since 1 January 2017, all GP and dental clinics under CHAS are required to issue itemised bills to all CHAS (including Pioneer Generation and Public Assistance) patients. The CHAS subsidy guidelines for dental services have also been updated to define more clearly the types of dental services and their claim limits under CHAS. The changes have been introduced to enhance fee transparency, and to help patients better understand the treatments and subsidies they receive at CHAS clinics.

For Healthcare Providers

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

For more information, please refer to the CHAS portal.