The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) was introduced on 1 Jan 2014 to provide accessible and affordable primary healthcare services to Singapore citizens. CHAS covers selected common illnesses, dental treatments and 15 chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP).
Bethesda Medical Centre provides subsidised medical care to Singaporeans at under CHAS. We can also assist with CHAS applications.
For more information on CHAS, please click here.
Table 1: CHAS/Merdeka Generation/Pioneer Generation Subsidy Tiers
Table 2: Common Illness and Chronic Conditions covered under CHAS/Merdeka Generation/Pioneer Generation
(including but not limited to) :
(List is not exhaustive)
Health Assist Cards will continue to be valid until the expiry date stated on the card.
Eligibility criteria, and terms and conditions apply for the various healthcare schemes.
Coverage for acute illnesses is applicable for patients on the CHAS Subsidy Blue Tier, CHAS Subsidy Orange Tier, CHAS Subsidy Green Tier, Pioneer Generation, and Merdeka Generation.
Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) – The programme covers: Anxiety, Asthma, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Dementia, Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Major Depression, Nephritis/Nephrosia, Osteoarthritis (OA), Parkinson’s Disease, Schizophrenia, and Stroke.
Healthcare needs are defined as basic dental treatments and acute conditions covered under CHAS and the 15 chronic diseases covered under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP).
Medisave claims are applicable for out-patient treatment of conditions under CDMP. Patients can utilise their own, or their immediate family member’s Medisave. Different Medisave limits and eligibility criteria apply for different healthcare programmes.