All Singapore Citizens are eligible for CHAS. The CHAS benefits will be tiered according to household monthly income per person or the Annual Value (AV) of the home, as indicated in the table below:
^Household monthly income per person (for households with income)
$1,201 - $2,000
$1,200 and below
^^Annual Value (AV) of home (for households with no income)
$21,001 - $25,000
$21,000 and below
^^ Annual 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. Existing CHAS cardholders without household income and are eligible for a CHAS card with higher subsidies after the CHAS AV threshold is revised from 01 Jan 2024, will automatically be issued with new CHAS cards from February 2024, without having to re-apply.
The colour of the CHAS card indicates the subsidy tier that cardholders are entitled to, namely the CHAS Blue, Orange or Green tier. All Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) seniors also receive special subsidies at CHAS clinics.
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If your household was not automatically processed for renewal or did not receive the renewal letter 1 month before your cards' expiry, please submit a renewal application online or via the hardcopy form to continue receiving CHAS subsidies after your current card expires.
The online application e-service displays the Main Applicant's household members, based on Government records. The household composition should reflect all family members sharing the same NRIC address.
As a Main Applicant, you should verify that the household composition shown is correct. If it is correct, you should confirm your household composition and proceed with the online application. If the household composition shown is incorrect, you should update it by adding or removing the relevant family members, before continuing with the online application. Please note that we may contact you for further clarification and supporting documents if you have updated your household composition.
Most applications will not require additional supporting documents. However, if further supporting documents are required for your application, our officers will contact you to advise on the documents required.
CHAS is intended to enhance Singapore Citizens’ access to primary care within local neighbourhoods. Hence, if your family member is residing overseas, please exclude him/her in your application. If required, our officer will contact you for additional clarification. When your family member has returned to Singapore, you may submit another CHAS application to update your household composition.
All Singapore Citizens are eligible for CHAS and no fee is required. The enrolment onto CHAS is still on an application basis. To enjoy subsidies under CHAS, households are required to submit an application.
Annual Value (AV) is used as a proxy for wealth and family support. While it is not a perfect measure, it remains a reasonable proxy for the financial resources available to the individual, including from immediate family members that reside with this individual.
Not all GPs and/or dental clinics participate in the scheme. CHAS clinics can be easily identified by the CHAS stickers displayed.
List price of components that make up the total bill
This is the amount of CHAS subsidies you are claiming for this visit
Amount due after deduction of CHAS subsidies
Cash Co-payment (15% of Remainder)
This is the part of remainder which you will need to pay out-of-pocket
This is how much you can claim from MediSave
From 1st February 2024, Singapore Residents can use MediSave to pay for their CDMP treatment at their enrolled Healthier SG clinic without cash co-payment, up to prevailing withdrawal limits.
Illustration of subsidies under Healthier SG Chronic Tier A typical chronic visit bill at a GP consists of the following components:
A comparison of the benefits between the Healthier SG Chronic Tier and CHAS Chronic Tier:
The digital CHAS card is a feature on the Singpass app that displays your name, NRIC number, CHAS card type and validity dates.
If you are a Singapore Citizen aged 15 years and above with a valid CHAS card, who has registered for a Singpass account and set up your Singpass app on a smart device, you can view your digital CHAS card under the 'My Cards' section on your Singpass app.
Yes, you may still present your physical CHAS card with your physical NRIC during your visit to the CHAS GP or dental clinics. The physical CHAS card will still be issued to all CHAS cardholders. This will ensure all cardholders can easily access their CHAS cards in their preferred form.
You can find your digital CHAS card by swiping left on the 'My Cards' section on the Singpass app. Please present your digital CHAS card with your digital Identity Card (IC) during each visit at the CHAS GP or dental clinic.
To protect against unauthorised access, users are reminded not to capture screenshots of their digital CHAS card or share their Singpass login details, including their app passcode, with others.
You can only view your personal digital CHAS card on your Singpass app. If your child is under 15 years old and does not have a Singpass account, he/she will only have the physical CHAS card. If your child is 15 years old and above and has registered for a Singpass account and set up his/her Singpass app, he/she will be able to view his/her digital CHAS card on the Singpass app.
You can only view your digital CHAS card on your Singpass app. Like the physical card, the digital CHAS card will indicate your PG/MG status in the top left corner, and you can present the digital CHAS card to enjoy PG/MG subsidies at CHAS clinics.
Please call us at 1800-275-2427 or write to email@example.com to provide details of your clinic visit, and we will investigate accordingly.
You can log in to check your latest CHAS status here. If your latest CHAS status does not match your digital CHAS card on your Singpass app, please call the CHAS hotline at 1800-275-2427. Alternatively, you may write to firstname.lastname@example.org on the issue. Our officers will provide you with further assistance.
Screen for Life (SFL) is the national screening programme by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) that encourages Singaporean residents (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) to go for regular health screening and follow-up. Subsidised screening tests offered under SFL include those that screen for cardiovascular risk factors (obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes) as well as selected cancers namely cervical cancer, colorectal cancer and breast cancer1.
(1 offered at selected polyclinics and Singapore Cancer Society.)
If you are a Singapore Citizen, you can access subsidised screening for cardiovascular risk, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer at a low, fixed fee, as long as you fulfil the eligibility criteria. These screening services are only available at CHAS GP clinics.
This fee covers the screening test(s) done within the same screening visit, screening visit consultation, repeat screening test(s) if needed, and the first post-screening consultation (if required). Individuals who undergo their screening test(s) on a separate visit will be charged a separate fixed fee.
Permanent Residents who meet the screening criteria do not receive enhanced SFL subsidies, but they can enjoy HPB's standardised screening test rate(s)2 at CHAS GP clinics. The prevailing doctors' consultation rates will be charged accordingly by the respective CHAS GP clinics.
2 Please check with your preferred CHAS GP clinics for the rates.
If you are a Singapore Citizen, you can access subsidised screening at CHAS GP clinics for cardiovascular disease, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer at a low, fixed fee, as long as you are eligible.
Subsidised rates1 for breast cancer screening are also offered at selected polyclinics. The rates are $50 for Singapore Citizens, $37.50 and $25 for Merdeka Generation and Pioneer Generation cardholders respectively.
1 This subsidy is offered only for SFL screening mammography services at participating polyclinics only.
Your eligibility depends on:
(i) Your age and gender as below:
(ii) The date of your last screening:
(iii) Whether you have been diagnosed with chronic diseases, selected cancers (cervical or colorectal) or any of the pre-existing breast conditions and/or symptoms.
You can log in to HealthHub (HH) via Singpass to check the recommended screening test(s) and co-payment amount (if any). You are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with your preferred CHAS GP clinic. On the screening date, please present your NRIC, and CHAS/MG/PG/PA* card, to qualify for the subsidised rate. The SFL invitation letter is generally not needed for screening although some clinics may request that you present one for clinic's administrative purpose. The CHAS GP clinic can check your eligibility via their clinical system or alternatively you can show your screening eligibility from your HH app.
For breast cancer, screening is only available at selected polyclinics and the Singapore Cancer Society Clinic.
*Eligible Public Assistance (PA) cardholders will receive the same subsidies as PG cardholders.
If you are between 18 and 39 years old, and are identified to be 'at-risk' after taking the Diabetes Risk Assessment (DRA), you are eligible for the subsidised health screening for cardiovascular risk screening under SFL (please refer to the FAQs on DRA here for more information).
If you are a female Singapore Citizen aged 25 or above, ever had any sexual activity and have not had a Pap test within the last three years or HPV test in the last five years, will be eligible for cervical cancer screening under SFL.
If you have gone to a CHAS GP clinic for your recommended health screening under the Screen for Life (SFL) programme, the CHAS GP clinic will be able to provide you with a subsidised referral to the Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) at the public hospitals, in the event of an abnormal screening result that warrants further investigation and/or treatment.For abnormal mammograms, you are recommended to call and make an appointment at one of the Assessment Centres within two weeks of receiving your results (i.e. no medical report given). Details can be found in the letter.
National Cancer Centre – 6436 8415
National University Hospital – 6772 2263
Tan Tock Seng Hospital – 6357 8177
Changi General Hospital – 8127 7900
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital – 6602 1665
Sengkang General Hospital – 6930 3990
If you meet the eligibility criteria, a valid CHAS Blue/Orange card is required for the subsidised fixed fee of $2 for the recommended health screening(s) at CHAS GP clinics under the Screen for Life (SFL) programme. These screenings are free for eligible Pioneers and $2 for MG Seniors.
If your CHAS Blue/Orange card has expired, we would encourage you to reapply for CHAS as soon as possible. Eligible Singapore citizens without a valid CHAS Blue or CHAS Orange card, and who are not Pioneers or MG Seniors, would need to pay a subsidised fixed fee of $5 for the recommended health screening(s) under SFL.
Patients may use their CHAS subsidies and MediSave for video consultations of all 23 chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) until the deactivation of the Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) scheme, or otherwise determined by MOH.
With effect from 9 October 2020, all 20 chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) will be included. They are:
If you require any further assistance on CHAS, please click here or call the CHAS hotline at 1800-275-2427 (1800-ASK-CHAS) between 8.30am and 6.00pm, Monday through Friday (excluding Public Holidays).
If you are a Singapore citizen aged 21 and above, simply log in to our online application system using Singpass and submit an application for yourself and your loved ones at home.