Subsidies for Specialist Outpatient Care at Public Healthcare Institutions

The Ministry of Health provides subsidies for Specialist Outpatient Clinic (SOC) care at Public Healthcare Institutions to ensure that patients have access to more affordable care.

30 Aug 2022

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Changes to Specialist Outpatient Clinic (SOC) subsidy framework (with effect from 1 Jan 2023)

From 1 January 2023, subsidy levels at Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) will be revised for patients with a monthly PCHI above $3,300. The revised subsidy framework is as shown below.

Revised SOC Subsidy Levels

Monthly Per Capita Household Income (PCHI)1

SCs

No PCHI

Annual Value2 ≤ $13,000: 70%

$13,000 < Annual Value ≤ $21,000: 50%

Annual Value > $21,000: 30%

$0 < PCHI ≤ $1,200

70%

$1,200 < PCHI ≤ $2,000

60%

$2,000 < PCHI ≤ $3,300

50%

$3,300 < PCHI ≤ $6,500

40%

PCHI > $6,500

30%

*PRs will continue to receive 25% subsidy.


1
Monthly PCHI is computed as the total gross household monthly income divided by the total number of family members living together in the household. Gross monthly household income includes basic employment income, trade/self-employed income, overtime pay, allowances, cash awards, commissions, and bonuses.

2Annual Value is the estimated gross annual rent of a property if it were to be rented out, excluding furnishings and maintenance fees. It is determined by IRAS, and may be checked via mytax.iras.gov.sg.

Specialist Outpatient Clinic (SOC) Subsidy Framework

The current Specialist Outpatient Clinic (SOC) subsidy framework is as shown below.

Current SOC Subsidy Levels (effective until 31 Dec 2022)

Monthly Per Capita Household Income (PCHI)1

SCs

No PCHI

Annual Value2 ≤ $13,000: 70%

$13,000 < Annual Value ≤ $21,000: 50%

Annual Value > $21,000: 30%

$0 < PCHI ≤ $1,200

70%

$1,200 < PCHI ≤ $2,000

60%

$2,000 < PCHI ≤ $3,300

50%

*PRs will receive 25% subsidy.


1Monthly PCHI is computed as the total gross household monthly income divided by the total number of family members living together in the household. Gross monthly household income includes basic employment income, trade/self-employed income, overtime pay, allowances, cash awards, commissions, and bonuses.

2Annual Value is the estimated gross annual rent of a property if it were to be rented out, excluding furnishings and maintenance fees. It is determined by IRAS, and may be checked via mytax.iras.gov.sg