From 15 January 2012, Ministry of Health (MOH) started the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) so that needy patients can receive subsidised treatment at General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics near their homes.
Clinics registered under the scheme have partnered with MOH to provide common outpatient medical treatments and basic dental services for this group of patients. The scheme will also cover treatment for the 10 chronic diseases currently covered under the Chronic Disease Management Programme. The 10 diseases are Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Hypertension (High blood pressure), Lipid Disorders (e.g. High cholesterol), stroke, asthma, COPD, schizophrenia, major depression, dementia and bipolar disorder.
The qualifying criterias are for
1) Singaporean who are 40 years old and above, and the per capita monthly household income is $1500 and below; OR
2) Singaporean who is disabled i.e. unable to perform at least one of the 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) such as washing/bathing; feeding; toileting; transferring; dressing; and mobility and with a per capita monthly household income of $1500 and below; OR
3) Singaporean who is on the Public Assistance Scheme.
Per capita monthly household income is derived by taking the total household income divided by the number of persons in the household.
You can obtain the application form at any Restructured Hospital, Polyclinic, Community Centre and Club (CC) or Community Development Council (CDC).