SHP constantly engages and collaborates with private practitioners in the community so as to achieve greater integration at the primary healthcare level. This is so to ensure continuity of care for patients in the community.
Community Health Assist Scheme (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 to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics near their homes.
Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive 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 they visit any participating CHAS GP clinic.
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.
CHAS Subsidy for Pioneers
The Government has introduced the Pioneer Generation Package to honour and thank our Pioneers for their hard work and dedication. About 450,000 Singapore Citizens will benefit from the Pioneer Generation Package, which will help our Pioneers with their healthcare costs for life.
From 1 September 2014, all Pioneers will be able to benefit from special CHAS subsidies for common illnesses, chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP), selected dental services, and health screening recommended by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) under its Integrated Screening Programme (ISP).
For more information on the Pioneer Generation Package, visit www.pioneers.sg