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CHAS/Pioneer Generation

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  

CHAS Subsidies
Common Illnesses Up to $28.50
subsidy per visit
Up to $18.50
subsidy per visit
Up to $10
subsidy per visit
Chronic Conditions under CDMP
Medisave claims
Simple Up to $90 subsidy and
capped at $360 per year
Up to $80 subsidy and
capped at $320 per year
Up to $50 subsidy and
capped at $200 per year
Complex Up to $135 subsidy and
capped at $540 per year
Up to $125 subsidy and
capped at $500 per year
Up to $80 subsidy and
capped at $320 per year
Screening under Screen for Life programme $0 with Screen for Life Invitation Letter for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required. A fixed fee of $2 with Screen for Life Invitation Letter for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.
CHAS Subsidies
Common Illnesses Up to $23.50
subsidy per visit
N/A
Chronic Conditions under CDMP
Medisave claims
Simple Up to $85 subsidy and
capped at $340 per year
Up to $28 subsidy and
capped at $112 per year
Complex Up to $130 subsidy and
capped at $520 per year
Up to $40 subsidy and
capped at $160 per year
Screening under Screen for Life programme A fixed fee of $2 with Screen for Life Invitation Letter for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required. A fixed fee of $5 with Screen for Life Invitation Letter for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required.


Table 2: Common Illness and Chronic Conditions covered under CHAS/Merdeka Generation/Pioneer Generation

Common Illnesses
(including but not limited to) :
Chronic Conditions
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough, cold and flu
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Skin infection and rashes
  • Sore eyes
  • Urinary tract infection

(List is not exhaustive)

 

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma*
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)*
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)*
  • Dementia*
  • Diabetes*
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)*
  • Lipid Disorders (e.g. High cholesterol)*
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Major Depression
  • Nephritis/Nephrosis*
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)*
  • Parkinson’s Disease*
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Artritis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stroke*

Source: CHAS

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.