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.

24 Feb 2023

Specialist Outpatient Clinic (SOC) Subsidy Framework

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

Current SOC Subsidy Levels

Monthly Per Capita Household Income (PCHI)1



Annual Value2≤ $13,000: 70%

$13,000 < Annual Value ≤ $21,000: 50%

Annual Value > $21,000: 30%

$0 < PCHI ≤ $1,200


$1,200 < PCHI ≤ $2,000


$2,000 < PCHI ≤ $3,300


$3,300 < PCHI ≤ $6,500


PCHI > $6,500


*PRs will continue to receive 25% subsidy.

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 Please note that the revision of AVs in 2023 will not affect subsidy eligibility, as AVs as of 2022 will be used to determine subsidy levels in 2023.