About CHAS

How much subsidies will I receive?

The colour of the Health Assist card indicates the subsidy tier that you are entitled for, either CHAS Subsidy Blue or Orange tier. 

 

All Pioneers also receive special CHAS subsidies for the same range of services, with their Pioneer Generation card.


The amount you pay will be based on the fees charged by the clinic, minus your CHAS subsidies. You may wish to check with your CHAS clinic on their fees before receiving treatment at each visit.  

 

Please note that by using your Health Assist or Pioneer Generation card at a CHAS clinic, you agree to allow your doctor/dentist to disclose your personal information to the Ministry of Health (including its authorised agents). Please click here for more details on the CHAS patient consent.

 

The table below summarises the subsidies that you can receive, depending on the colour of your card.

  

Table 1: CHAS Subsidy Tiers


  


 CHAS Blue
   

  Blue Health Assist card 2017 new 


 

 

 CHAS Orange 

 

   Orange Health Assist card 2017 new 

  


 

 

 CHAS for Pioneer Generation    

PG card 2017  

Eligibility Criteria   

   

Household monthly income per person (for households with income)  

 $1,100 and below  

 $1,101 to $1,800  

  All Pioneers receive CHAS benefits, regardless of income or AV of home  

Annual Value (AV)1 of home (for households with no income)  

 $13,000 and below  

 $13,001 to $21,000  

CHAS Subsidies  

   

Common Illnesses    

(e.g. cough and cold)  

 Up to $18.50 subsidy per visit    

 Not applicable  

 Up to $28.50 subsidy per visit  

Chronic conditions under CDMP2  

 Simple3  

 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  

 Complex3  

 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  

Selected Dental Services  

 $11 to $256.50 subsidy per procedure (dependent on procedure)   

 $50.00 to $170.50 subsidy per procedure   

  (for crown, denture & root canal treatment only)  

 $21 to $266.50 subsidy per procedure   

  (dependent on procedure)  

Recommended Health Screening under Screen for Life4   

  


A fixed fee of $2 with Screen for Life Invitation Letter4, for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required. 
 

 Free with Screen for Life Invitation Letterfor recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.   
   

 1AV 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 one’s property, one will need to log in to myTax Portal myTax Portal with his SingPass > e-Services for Property Tax> View Property Portfolio.  

 2 These are 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 and Rheumatoid Arthritis. +Only claimable at selected clinics. Please call the CHAS hotline 1800-275-2427 (1800-ASK-CHAS) for more information.   

 3 “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).  

4 This refers to screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.
   
Conditions Covered:   

CHAS patients will receive subsidies for treatment of chronic conditions and/or common illnesses and selected dental services at participating CHAS clinics. The following are covered under CHAS:

Common Illnesses  

    • Abdominal pain 
    • Cough, cold and flu 
    • Diarrhoea 
    • Fever 
    • Headache 
    • Skin infection and rashes 
    • Sore eyes 
    • Urinary tract infection

The list above is not exhaustive.  

Chronic Conditions  

    • Anxiety+ 
    • Asthma 
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlargement of Prostate Gland)
    • Bipolar Disorder+ 
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Dementia 
    • Diabetes 
    • Epilepsy 
    • Hypertension (High blood pressure) 
    • Lipid Disorders (e.g. High cholesterol) 
    • Major Depression+
    • Nephritis/Nephrosis (Chronic Kidney Disease)
    • Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
    • Osteoporosis 
    • Parkinson’s Disease 
    • Psoriasis 
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis 
    • Schizophrenia+
    • Stroke 

 +Only claimable at selected clinics. Please call the CHAS hotline 1800-275-2427 (1800-ASK-CHAS) for more information. 

  

You can ask your GP clinic the amount of subsidies you have left for the calendar year. Alternatively you can login to MyCHAS at www.chas.sg to check the amount of subsidies you have left for the year.

Selected Dental Services   

 

    • Extraction* 
    • Filling* 
    • Removable Denture
    • Denture Reline/Repair
    • Permanent Crown
    • Re-cementation* 
    • Root Canal Treatment 
    • Incision and Drainage* 
    • Polishing* 
    • Scaling*
    • Topical fluoride* 
    • X-Ray* 

 

Please click here for more details on the dental subsidy rates.

* Not applicable for CHAS Orange Tier.  

 

Recommended Health Screening
Recommended health screening, Screen for Life by Health Promotion Board. This refers to screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.

Health Assist cardholders (both blue and orange) will pay a fixed fee of $2 and free for Pioneers for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required, with the Screen for Life invitation letter. 


With CHAS, how can I receive treatment?

All participating CHAS GPs and dental clinics will display the CHAS stickers. You can visit any participating CHAS clinic of your choice, although you are recommended to visit the same family doctor each time you are unwell for better care management. Please call your preferred clinic for details on the range of services available.


To receive subsidies for your treatment at the CHAS clinic, you will need to produce your valid Health Assist or PA card and NRIC during the visit, and we encourage clinics to check with their patients at the point of registration. For cardholders below 15 years old, you will have to present your valid Health Assist card with student ID or birth certificate. 

 

What if I am a Public Assistance card (PA) cardholder? 

Singapore Citizens who are on Public Assistance (PA) will receive full subsidies for treatment of conditions covered under CHAS blue tier*. To receive subsidies at participating CHAS GPs and dental clinics, Singapore Citizens on PA will need to produce their PA card and NRIC during the visit, and we encourage clinics to check with their patients at the point of registration.

 

* As stated in Table 1 above.

PA Card