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About the Scheme

Currently, the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables Singapore Citizens from lower- to middle-income households, and all Pioneers, to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioners (GP) and dental clinics near their home.

Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange CHAS card. 

Besides subsidies for care at CHAS clinics, CHAS Blue/Orange and PG cardholders will also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals, as well as subsidised referrals to the National Dental Centre (for dental referrals) when required. Patients are encouraged to check with their doctor or dentist on the likely fees that they will be charged prior to consultation as the treatment might vary according to each patient's condition. More details on the subsidy rates are available here.

For patients with chronic conditions, CHAS complements the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP), which allows for Medisave to be used for outpatient treatment (for the same set of chronic conditions) covered under CHAS. Besides enjoying CHAS subsidies for treatment of their chronic conditions, patients can also tap on their Medisave to defray part of the cost of these treatments. The Medisave withdrawal limit is $500 per Medisave account, per year.

CHAS cardholders can also enjoy subsidised rates for healthcare services provided at specified Community Health Centres (CHCs), which complement the clinical care offered by GPs for chronic conditions. CHC services include Diabetic Retinal Photography (DRP), Diabetic Foot Screening (DFS), nurse counselling, dietetics and physiotherapy. More information on the CHCs is available here.

From 1 November 2019, CHAS will be extended to cover all Singapore Citizens for chronic conditions to allow more Singaporeans to benefit from more affordable chronic care at participating CHAS GP clinics, and to enable greater anchoring of chronic care in the community. All Merdeka Generation seniors will also receive special subsidies for medical and dental care at CHAS GP and dental clinics. CHAS Green and MG cardholders will also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals.