About CHAS

CHAS Subsidy for Pioneers

The Government has introduced the Pioneer Generation Package to honour and thank our Pioneers for their hard work and dedication. About 450,000 Singapore Citizens will benefit from the Pioneer Generation Package, which will help our Pioneers with their healthcare costs for life.

One key component of the Pioneer Generation Package is to help our Pioneers receive quality primary care at a network of more than 1,000 CHAS GP and dental clinics near their home. This way, long-term relationships can be built between our Pioneers and their trusted doctors in their neighbourhoods.

From 1 September 2014, all Pioneers will be able to benefit from special CHAS subsidies for common illnesses, chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP), selected dental services, and recommended health screening under the Screen for Life programme by Health Promotion Board (HPB). Refer to Table 1 for further information on CHAS subsidies for the Pioneer Generation, vis-à-vis the Blue and Orange subsidy tiers.

Table 1: Special CHAS Subsidies for the Pioneer Generation 
  

  


 CHAS Blue 


 Blue Health Assist card 2017 new  

  


 CHAS Orange 

 

   Orange Health Assist card 2017 new 

  


 CHAS for Pioneer Generation    

PG card  

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 residence (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 Letterfor recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required. 

 Free with Screen for Life Invitation Letter4 for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.    

1 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 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* 


    * Not applicable for CHAS Orange Tier.  

 

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. 

As with all CHAS beneficiaries, Pioneers who are assessed to require specialist care can be referred by the CHAS clinics to subsidised Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) at public hospitals. They can be referred as subsidised patients.

To receive the above benefits, Pioneers are required to present their Pioneer Generation card and NRIC during their visits to CHAS clinics, and we encourage clinics to check with their patients at the point of registration.  

 

For more information on the Pioneer Generation Package, please call 1800-650 6060 or click here.