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Community Health Assist Scheme

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.

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Who is eligible?


You qualify for CHAS if you are a Singapore Citizen and:

  • Your household monthly income per person is $1,800 or below; or
  • You have no household income and the Annual Value (AV1)* of your place of residence as reflected on your NRIC is $21,000 and below.

* AV 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 your property, log in to myTax Portal > e-Services for Property Tax > View Property Portfolio.


What are the Benefits?

CHAS Medical Subsidy Table

Health Assist Blue Card
CHAS BLUE

  Health Assist Orange Card  CHAS ORANGE Pioneer Generation
PIONEER GENERATION

Common Illnesses 2

Up to $18.50 subsidyper visit

Not applicable

Up to $28.50 subsidy per visit

Chronic conditions under CDMP 3

Simple 4

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

Complex 4

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 letter 5
(Doctor's consultation charges apply)

A fixed fee of $2 with Screen for Life invitation letter 5 , for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.

Free with Screen for Life invitation letter 5 , 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 (including Pre-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, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ischaemic Heart Disease. 

 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 Subsidies

Amount payable by patient = Total clinic charges – CHAS subsidies

Dental Services

Claim Limits

CHAS Subsidy (Up to $)

Health Assist Blue Card
CHAS BLUE

Health Assist Orange Card CHAS ORANGE

Pioneer Generation
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

As a Health Assist or Pioneer Generation cardholder, you can also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required.

How can I apply?

You will need to complete an application form. You only need to submit one form per household.

Download the form here [PDF, 631KB] here or pick one up at any Public Hospital, Polyclinic, Community Centre and Club (CC) or Community Development Council (CDC).
Please send the completed and signed application form to P.O. Box 680, Bukit Merah Central Post Office, Singapore 911536.
If anyone in your household is not a Singapore Citizen, please also include copies of their foreign identification documents (e.g. work permit/long term visit pass).

How do I use the CHAS Scheme?

If your application is successful, all eligible members of your household will receive an individual Health Assist card in their name. The card indicates the subsidy tier you qualify for (CHAS Blue or CHAS Orange) and is valid for two years. Pioneers won’t receive a CHAS card but can use their Pioneer Generation card at any CHAS clinic to obtain CHAS subsidies.

Simply present the card at a CHAS-participating GP or dental clinic when seeking treatment.

You will receive an itemised bill for your treatment clearly outlining the costs for treatment.

Points to note

First time visit: Please also present your NRIC upon registration (or birth certificate for cardholders under 15 years old).
By using your Health Assist or Pioneer Generation card at a CHAS clinic, you consent [PDF, 152KB] to allow your doctor/dentist to disclose your personal information to the Ministry of Health (including its authorised agents).

How do I find a CHAS clinic?

CHAS clinics will display the CHAS sticker at their entrances.

You can also find a CHAS clinic here.

More Information

  • Hotline: 1800-ASK-CHAS (1800-275-2427)
  • Mondays to Fridays from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (excluding Public Holidays).
    On the eve of (i) Christmas, (ii) New Year and (iii) Chinese New Year, the CHAS hotline will operate from 8.30 am to 1 pm.

Are you a Healthcare Provider?

  • If you would you like your medical and dental clinic to participate in CHAS, please click here.