Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)
In 2000, the Ministry of Health (MOH) established the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) to subsidize medical and dental care. All Singaporeans, including Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) cardholders, were eligible to receive these benefits from General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics that participated in the program.
We remain committed to providing all of our patients with accessible, affordable, and high-quality medical care. Benefit from CHAS, Merdeka, and Pioneer Generation subsidies at our Healthcare United Toa Payoh Clinic.
Fully subsidised HPV vaccination for women who are blue or orange CHAS cardholders
To encourage more women to complete their HPV vaccination, the Singapore Cancer Society has collaborated with the Temasek Foundation to implement a program covering the co-payment amount required for HPV vaccination.
From now until 30 October 2022, individuals who meet the following criteria will receive free HPV vaccinations.
1) Only Singapore Citizens;
2) a) Females between the ages of 18 and 26 who are unvaccinated; OR
b) Females aged 27 to 45
Subsidies for health screenings under Screen for Life (SFL)
Healthcare united Toa Payoh clinics are participating providers in the Screen for Life (SFL) programme by the Health Promotion Board Singapore. The purpose of this programme is to encourage Singaporeans to go for regular health screenings. Under this programme, eligible Singaporeans can go for subsidised health screenings at Healthcare united Toa Payoh clinics. Call your nearest Healthcare united GP Toa Payoh clinic to learn more and find out which health screening tests are suitable for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the CHAS Subsidies Available?
The colour of the CHAS card indicates the subsidy tier that cardholders are entitled to. Blue, orange and green cards represent different levels of subsidies for elderly people. The table below is a comprehensive guide that shows the range of subsidies available. Learn more about the enhanced CHAS subsidies here.
years who received their first HPV vaccination dose by 26 years of age; and
3) Holders of valid Orange or Blue Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) cards
This initiative provides three free doses of the Cervarix HPV vaccination to eligible females who have never been vaccinated before. Cervarix will be administered to females aged 27 to 45 who have previously received a dose.
Am I Qualified for the CHAS Scheme?
The CHAS scheme is a government initiative designed to assist low-income Singaporeans and senior citizens with their medical expenses.
This card is available to all Singaporean citizens, but applicants must meet certain requirements.
For Singaporeans to qualify for the CHAS scheme, their monthly household income per person or their home’s Annual Value (AV) must be evaluated, as shown in the table above.
What Kinds of Medical Services Are Covered by CHAS at Healthcare United CHAS General Practitioner Clinics?
CHAS subsidies can be used to reduce the costs associated with common illnesses, certain chronic conditions, and certain dental services.
Common ailments are acute conditions that are treatable with medication and rest. Short-term or minor health issues that do not require long-term care are included. Chronic diseases, on the other hand, are progressive conditions requiring long-term treatment and medication.
Healthcare United Toa Payoh clinics are CHAS participants.
1)Can I use MediSave to help pay my medical bill after CHAS subsidies have been deducted?
MediSave can be used to pay the remaining balance after CHAS subsidies have been deducted. After deducting CHAS subsidies, you will be responsible for 15% of the remaining medical costs in cash, while MediSave will cover the remainder.
For outpatient treatment of chronic conditions, patients can use their own or their immediate family members’ MediSave accounts, up to the annual withdrawal limit of $500 per account.
MediSave covers outpatient care at Healthcare United Toa Payoh clinics in accordance with the following schemes:
1) MediSave500 or MediSave700
From 1 January 2021, patients with complex chronic conditions will be able to use up to $700 per patient per year, while other patients will be able to use up to $500 per patient per year for selected outpatient treatments under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP), recommended vaccinations under the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS), National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS), mammogram screenings for women aged 50 and older, and approved neonatal screenings.
Flexi-Medisave allows patients aged 60 and older to reduce their out-of-pocket costs for outpatient medical care. Each patient will be able to use up to $300 per year of Medisave for outpatient treatment at all CHAS-accredited Healthcare United Toa Payoh clinics.
Payments for outpatient medical treatment can be deducted from your own or your spouse’s MediSave account, up to $300 per patient per year. To access your spouse’s MediSave account, both you and your spouse must be at least 60 years of age.
Flexi-MediSave is compatible with other outpatient MediSave limits, including the MediSave500/700 limit.
Healthcare United Toa Payoh clinics are accredited by Medisave.