The Chas (Community Health Assist Scheme) card is for all Singaporeans! Yes, that’s freebies for all Citizens but wait, what is the catch? Well, there are different cards for different segments. There are a total of 5 different segments with two other more pronounced as a benefit for the Merdeka and Pioneer Generation. Then comes the Green card which has the lowest subsidy, followed by the Orange card for lower income households and the Blue card to help out the low income households. The criteria also looks at the Annual Value (AV) of the home that you own.
CHAS cards can be used to see the doctor or dentist at participating GPs and dental clinics. For referrals to specialist outpatient clinics at public hospitals or the National Dental Centre. You will get a subsidy depending on your type of card you are eligible for.
With the new CHAS Green tier, all Singaporeans with certain chronic conditions can now receive subsidies for their treatment costs, regardless of income. Definitely a plus for all Singaporean Citizen.
From the Chas website, you can check your eligibility on their online calculator. Given the current situation, “You can apply online – It is recommended to so do in light of the current situation.”
Apply for CHAS via the online application. Singapore Citizens aged 21 and above can apply for CHAS online on behalf of their household members.
Alternatively, you may download a hardcopy application form here. Once completed, please mail the form (and supporting documents, if any) to
P.O. Box 680, Bukit Merah Central Post Office, Singapore 911536.
Your application will be be processed within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the completed application.
If you have not received the outcome after 15 working days, you can visit the CHAS online application and login using your SingPass or call the CHAS hotline at 1800-275-2427 (1800-ASK-CHAS) to check on your application status.
More of Chas FAQs can be found here: https://www.chas.sg/faq_list.aspx?id=626
Disclaimer: These are just solely opinions of mine. Taking care of your own health is also part of being financially free. Taking steps/transferring these risks to avoid those hefty medical bills is also part of financial planning. Being prepared for such events whether it happens to you or someone you know is also a harsh reality which we should be prepared for.
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