Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

1. What is the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)?

CHAS, formerly known as Primary Care Partnership Scheme (PCPS), is a scheme that enables lower income Singaporeans aged 40 and above or who are disabled, the convenience of seeking subsidised primary care at participating GP and dental clinics near their home.


To qualify for CHAS, you must be either:

  • A Singapore citizen who is 40 years old or above, and with a per capita monthly household income of $1,500 and below; or
  • A Singapore citizen and you are unable to do any one of these six activities for yourself – washing / bathing; toileting; transferring; feeding; dressing; and/or mobility, and; with a per capita monthly household income of $1,500 and below; or
  • On the Public Assistance Scheme. 

* All related family members living at the same residential address will be considered as part of the household.

2. Can I use the Health Assist Card at the polyclinic? 

There are no further subsidies for consultation and treatment for Health Assist Cardholders at polyclinics. However, from early 2012, Health Assist Cardholders will be eligible for higher subsidies for selected higher-cost standard drugs required for their chronic conditions covered under CHAS. 

3. If I am currently being seen at the polyclinic for my chronic conditions but wish to seek treatment with my GP clinic under CHAS, what do I need to do to ensure continuity of care? 

You may wish to inform your polyclinic doctor of your request and obtain a memo from him. The memo should indicate your condition, the medications that you are taking and latest test results, if any. This memo could be presented to your GP on your first visit to the clinic. 

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2 Responses to “Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)”

  1. silver price Says:

    Members of the public can also download the forms and find out more about the scheme at or call 1800-275 2427 (1800-ASK-CHAS) to enquire.


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