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Administration of CHAS

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is a scheme by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that enables Singapore Citizens from lower- and middle- income households, and all Pioneers, to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating CHAS General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics near their homes.                  

Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive either an individual blue or orange Health Assist card. Health Assist cardholders will also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required. 

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. 

 

 Final subsidy table 

Accreditation and Registration for Medical Clinics and Doctors

To be eligible for government subsidies under CHAS, both the medical clinic and the GP providing medical treatment must be accredited under the Medisave for Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) framework.

Clinics that are not CDMP accredited yet can jointly register for CDMP and CHAS.

Clinics that are already CDMP accredited can sign up for CHAS whenever they are ready.

Medisave accreditation for GPs needs to be renewed every two years


Accreditation and Registration for Dental Clinics

Dental clinics and dentists are not required to be CDMP accredited. As such, dental clinics can sign up for CHAS whenever they are ready.