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Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

CHAS aims to provide accessible and affordable medical and dental care to Singaporeans

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is one of the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s programmes to help provide accessible and affordable medical and dental care to Singaporeans. Beneficiaries receive subsidies for outpatient treatments for chronic and/or acute conditions as well as selected dental services at participating CHAS General Practitioners and dental clinics. In addition, they also receive subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics, if required. From 1 January 2014, more Singaporeans will benefit from enhancements made to CHAS.  These include:

 

  • Removal of the current qualifying age (40 years old) to benefit all Singaporeans in lower- and middle-income households;
  • Extension of CHAS subsidies to include coverage of five more chronic conditions (osteoarthritis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, nephritis/nephrosis) under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) at up to $480 per year;
  • Subsidies for health screening consultation (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, colorectal and cervical cancer) under the HPB's Integrated Screening Programme; and
  • Changes to the income criteria:

 

  Before From 1 Jan 2014
Blue CHAS Qualifying Age 40 years and above All ages will qualify
Qualifying Income

$900 or less household monthly income per person

Annual Value of $13,000 or less for households with no income

$1,100 or less household monthly income per person

Annual Value of $13,000 or less for households with no income

Orange CHAS Qualifying Age 40 years and above All ages will qualify
Qualifying Income More than $900 but $1,500 or less household monthly income per person

More than $1,100 but $1,800 or less household monthly income per person

Annual value of more than $13,000 but $21,000 or less for households with no income

 

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