Subsidies For Services And Drugs At Public Healthcare Settings

The Ministry of Health provides subsidies for services and medication at our public hospitals, specialist outpatient clinics, and polyclinics, to ensure that patients have access to affordable care.

09 Mar 2021

Acute Inpatient Subsidy Framework

The current B2 and C ward subsidy framework in the acute inpatient setting is as shown below:

Current Acute Inpatient Subsidy Levels
(Singapore Citizen)

Individual Monthly Income
C Ward Subsidy B2 Ward Subsidy
$3,200 and below
80%65%
$3,201 - $3,350
79%64%
$3,351 - $3,500
78%
63%
$3,501 - $3,650
77%
62%
$3,651 - $3,800
76%
61%
$3,801 - $3,950
75%
60%
$3,951 - $4,100
74%
59% 
$4,101 - $4,250
73%
58%
$4,251 - $4,400
72%57%
$4,401 - $4,550
71%56%
$4,551 - $4,700
70%55%
$4,701 - $4,850
69%54%
$4,851 - $5,000
68%53%
$5,001 - $5,100
67%52% 
$5,101 - $5,200
66%51%
$5,201 and above
65%50%

* Patients without an income will enjoy full subsidy (65% for B2 Ward and 50% for C Ward) unless they live in property with Annual Value exceeding $13,000. The latter will receive subsidy at 50% for B2 Ward and 65% for C Ward.

** Subsidy for Permanent Residents ranges from 25% to 40% for B2 Ward and 32.5% to 55% for C Ward.

Specialist Outpatient Clinic Services Subsidy Framework

The current Specialist Outpatient Clinic subsidy framework is as shown below:

Current Specialist Outpatient Clinic Subsidy Levels
(Singapore Citizen)

Per Capita Household IncomeSubsidy
$1,200 and below
70%
$1,201 - $2,000
60%
Above $2,000
50%

* Patients without an income will enjoy 70% subsidy unless they live in property with Annual Value exceeding $13,000. If they live in property with Annual Value between $13,001 and $21,000 inclusive, they will receive 60% subsidy. If they live in property with Annual Value above $21,000, they will receive 50% subsidy.

** Permanent Residents are provided 25% subsidy.

Outpatient Drugs Subsidy Framework

The subsidy framework for medications in Specialist Outpatient Clinics and Polyclinics is as shown below:

Current Specialist Outpatient Clinic and Polyclinic Drugs Subsidy Levels
(Singapore Citizen) 

Per Capita Household Income
Subsidy
$2,000 and below75%
Above $2,000
50%

* Patients without an income will enjoy 75% subsidy unless they live in property with Annual Value exceeding $13,000. The latter will receive 50% subsidy.

** Permanent Residents are provided 25% subsidy.


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