What is Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)?

Set up in 2000 by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is designed to provide Singaporean Citizens subsidies for medical and dental care at participating clinics. This initiative ensures that healthcare remains accessible and affordable for all, including the Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG).

CHAS aligns with the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) for those managing chronic conditions, allowing the use of your MediSave for outpatient treatment related to these conditions covered under CHAS. This integration covers part of the treatment costs using your MediSave. 

Additional healthcare services, such as Diabetic Foot Screening (DFS), Diabetic Retinal Photography (DRP), and nurse counselling, are also available at subsidised rates when seeking treatment for chronic conditions at CHAS GP clinics, Community Health Centres (CHCs), and Primary Care Network (PCN) clinics. Discussing likely fees with your doctor or dentist before consultation is essential, as costs may vary based on your specific condition. Detailed information on CHAS subsidy rates can be found here.

How does Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) work?

All Singaporeans qualify for CHAS benefits. These benefits are tiered according to your household’s monthly income per person or the Annual Value (AV) of your home (outlined in the table below). This approach ensures the level of assistance provided aligns with your specific financial needs.

Although all Singaporeans are eligible for CHAS, your household(s) must submit an application. However, Singaporeans with a Public Assistance (PA) card are exempted from applying as they already receive full CHAS subsidies.

You can calculate your household monthly income per person here.

After applying, your application should be processed within 15 working days. Successful applicants will receive a valid 2-year period CHAS card and a welcome pack.

Benefits of Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

  • Subsidies for medical and dental care
  • Tiered benefits based on household income per person
  • Accessible application process
  • Personalised holistic care
  • Integration with Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP)
  • Subsidised rates for additional healthcare services
  • Can be used for preventive healthcare
  • Available for all Singaporeans (application basis)

What does Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) cover?

Common Illnesses*Chronic ConditionsDental Services
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough, cold, flu
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Skin-related infections and rashes
  • Sore eyes
  • Urinary tract infection(s)
  • And more
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Chronic hepatitis B
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Diabetes mellitus (DM) (including pre-diabetes)
  • Epilepsy
  • Gout
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Lipid disorders (such as high cholesterol)
  • Chronic kidney disease (nephritis/nephrosis)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Anxiety**
  • Bipolar disorder**
  • Major depression
  • Schizophrenia** 
  • Consultation***
  • Extraction***
  • Fillings***
  • Removable dentures
  • Dentures reline/repair
  • Permanent crown
  • Re-cementation***
  • Root canal treatments
  • Polishing***
  • Scaling***
  • Topical fluoride***
  • X-ray***

* Not applicable for CHAS Green Tier

** Only at selected clinics

*** Not applicable for CHAS Orange Tier

Assure Family Clinic is a participatory clinic for CHAS cardholders. Make an appointment with us today and get treated for your medical needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

If you have chronic conditions, CHAS works alongside CDMP, which allows you to use your MediSave for outpatient treatment related to the same chronic conditions covered by CHAS. This integration offers added financial support, making healthcare more accessible and affordable for Singaporeans.
No, health screenings are not covered under CHAS. You are encouraged to undergo regular check-ups for preventive healthcare and early detection of potential health issues before they arise or worsen.
While you can visit any doctor or clinic with CHAS, you are encouraged to visit the same family doctor consistently. This ensures you receive the proper medical care from a doctor familiar with your family history and any conditions you may have.
Yes, if you are a Singaporean citizen aged 21 and above, you can apply for CHAS online on behalf of your household members.
A CHAS card is valid for 2 years. You must renew it after your validity period to continue enjoying CHAS benefits.

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