Subsidies for Health Screenings (Screen for Life) 

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Introduction

Screen for Life (SFL) is the national screening programme that offers eligible Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) subsidised screenings, recommended based on age and gender.

SFL aims to encourage Singapore Citizens and PRs to go for regular screenings and follow-up. With early detection and appropriate intervention, we can prevent or delay the onset of certain diseases such as diabetes, as well as complications related to them.

You can find out about your recommended screenings at Screen for Life.

Enhanced subsidies for selected health screenings

From 1 September 2017, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and HPB have enhanced subsidies for SFL to encourage more Singapore Citizens to go for the recommended health screenings and have the necessary follow-up. 

Eligible Pioneer Generation (PG) cardholders, Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) cardholders, and all other Singapore Citizens can now access subsidised screening and one post-screening consultation (as needed) at a low, fixed fee*, as long as they are recommended by HPB to go for screening. Screening under SFL will be available at all CHAS GP clinics.  

The enhanced SFL subsidies are available# for selected screening services and first post-screening consultation, if required, at the following rates:

*From 1 September 2017, the fees will cover the screening test(s) done within the same visit, and the first post-screening consultation (if assessed that a consultation is required).

# The enhanced SFL subsidies will be available to Singapore Citizens who meet HPB’s screening eligibility criteria. 

The enhanced SFL subsidies are available for the following selected screening services, at the recommended frequencies, for selected age groups:

For example, an eligible CHAS cardholder will pay $2 for the costs of the screening visit, which could include screening tests for cardiovascular risk and/or colorectal cancer and/or cervical cancer screening, and the consultation fees for one follow-up visit.

^ Women 50 years and above can continue to receive the existing subsidies for screening mammograms at SFL BreastScreen Singapore (BSS) centres. 

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