Government Healthcare Subsidies

CHAS, Pioneer Generation and Merdeka 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 dental treatments, common illnesses1, and 20 chronic conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP)2.

Patients who qualify for CHAS , Pioneer Generation and Merdeka Generation will receive subsidies when visiting a CHAS-clinic for healthcare needs3.

*All Raffles Medical clinics are participatory clinics under the CHAS scheme.

Common and Chronic Diseases

Government Healthcare Subsidies for acute conditions - Raffles Medical clinics

GP Consultation Subsidies

Screen For Life

Government Healthcare Subsidies for screening for different age range at Raffles Medical clinics

Recommended screening subsidies

Treatment of common and chronic disease management

Raffles Medical clinics# are participatory clinics under the CHAS scheme. Please present your CHAS/Pioneer Generation or Merdeka Generation card with your NRIC upon registration to receive subsidies for your medical treatment.

As you may need to co-pay for your treatment, please check with your doctor on the fees before you proceed with the treatment.

Common IllnessesUp to $18.50
subsidy per visit
Up to $10
subsidy per visit
N/AUp to $28.50
subsidy per visit
Up to $23.50
subsidy per visit
Chronic Conditions under CDMP#
Medisave claims applicable
SimpleUp to $80 subsidy
and capped at $320 per year
Up to $50 subsidy
and capped at $200 per year
Up to $28 subsidy and capped at $112 per yearUp to $90 subsidy
and capped at $360 per year
Up to $85 subsidy and capped at $340 per year
ComplexUp to $125 subsidy and capped at $500 per yearUp to $80 subsidy and capped at $320 per yearUp to $40 subsidy and capped at $160 per yearUp to $135 subsidy and capped at $540 per yearUp to $130 subsidy and capped at $520 per year

Common Illness and Chronic Conditions covered under CHAS, Pioneer Generation / Merdeka 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*

Find a Clinic

Raffles Medical brings to you a comprehensive range of primary healthcare services through our network of clinics located conveniently island-wide.

Services include minor surgeries, health checks, vaccinations, travel health, legal services, treatment of acute/chronic conditions and home care services.

Information updated on June 2020.

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.

Prices listed are inclusive of GST. Applicable at Raffles Medical clinics in Singapore.

CHAS subsidies are not applicable at 24 Hour Accident & Emergency @ Raffles Hospital.
^ This refers to screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.
* Chronic conditions covered at Raffles Medical clinics.


Coverage for acute illnesses is applicable for patients on the CHAS Subsidy Blue Tier and Pioneer Generation. From 1 November 2019, it is applicable for Merdeka Generation, CHAS Subsidy Orange Tier, and CHAS Subsidy Green Tier (from 1 November 2019).

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.