Specialist Outpatient Clinic (SOC) Subsidies

How do I enjoy subsidised SOC treatment?

If you are a Singaporean or Permanent Resident, you can enjoy subsidised SOC treatment if you:

  • Do not choose your specialist, and
  • Are referred by a polyclinic, or
  • Are referred by a public hospital where you were a subsidised patient, or
  • Are a CHAS cardholder referred by your CHAS doctor.

 

What are the SOC Subsidy Rates?

If you are receiving subsidised SOC treatment today, you are enjoying about 50% subsidies.

From 1 Sep 2014, our Pioneers, and CHAS-cardholders will be able to enjoy even higher subsidies at SOCs.

 

Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

For the Middle and Lower Income

Middle and lower income households can apply for the Health Assist Card to enjoy subsidies at participating GPs.

You get the following benefits by joining CHAS:

  • Subsidised medical and dental care at participating GPs and dental clinics
  • Convenience of visiting CHAS clinics near your home
  • Subsidised treatment at public hospital Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) when you are referred by your CHAS doctor
  • Additional subsidies when receiving subsidised SOC treatment from Sep 2014.

If you are above 40 years old, you may also be invited by Health Promotion Board for free health screening!  You only need to pay for your GP’s consultation, which is also subsidised.

You can apply if you are a Singapore Citizen, and your household monthly income per person is $1,800 or below.  If your household has no income, the Annual Value of your home should be $21,000 and below.

Please visit www.chas.sg for more info

 

Pioneer Generation Package

For our Pioneers

From 1 Sep 2014, all Pioneers will get an additional 50% off their subsidised SOC treatments.

If a Pioneer does not have a CHAS Card, he will enjoy 75% subsidies.  With a CHAS Blue Card, a Pioneer will enjoy up to 85% subsidies!

Pioneers will receive their own Pioneer Generation Cards which will let them enjoy these benefits.  The cards will automatically be sent to them, so they don’t need to apply!

Please click here for more information.

 

Switching to Subsidised Care

If you have previously opted for private services and wish to switch to subsidised care, you need to approach a hospital staff who will assess your situation and help you with the request.

 

Information correct as at June 2014.

 

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