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About CHAS & Pioneer Generation
About CHAS & Pioneer Generation
What is CHAS?
The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is a scheme by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that enables Singapore Citizens from lower- and middle-income households to receive subsidies for dental care at participating dental clinics near their homes. Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange Health Assist card.
Who is eligible?
Singapore Citizens of all ages are eligible for CHAS if they meet the following criteria:
  • Household monthly income per person of $1,800 and below; OR
For instance, a family of four living at the same address with a total gross household monthly income of $7,200 (household monthly income per person is $7,200 ÷ 4 = $1,800) will qualify for CHAS, provided that they are all Singapore Citizen.
  • Annual Value (AV) of residence as reflected on NRIC of $21,000 and below for households with no income.
Family members (related by blood, marriage and/or legal adoption) living at the same address, as reflected on their NRICs, will need to apply together on one application form. All the family members’ income will contribute towards the household monthly income per person.

Members of the public who are on Public Assistance (PA) scheme do not need to apply as they are already eligible for CHAS.

To find out more about CHAS and how you can apply, please visit www.CHAS.sg or download the application form HERE.
Pioneer Generation Package
CHAS subsidies for the Pioneer Generation (‘PG’) take effects from 1 September 2014. The Pioneer Generation Package is for Singapore Citizens who:
  • were aged 16 and above in 1965 (i.e. born on or before 31 December 1949) and
  • obtained citizenship on or before 31 December 1986.
The conditions covered for the Pioneer Generation are the same as those for the Blue Health Assist card holders. However, the subsidy rates for Pioneers are higher. Pioneers are required to bring their Pioneer Generation card and NRIC when visiting a CHAS clinic. Every Pioneer will be issued an individual Pioneer Generation card, which is automatically sent to his/her NRIC-registered address by September 2014. The PG card is valid for life.

Those who are eligible for the Pioneer Generation Package would have received a notification letter in June 2014. You can check your eligibility online at the Eligibility page. You can also call the Pioneer Generation hotline at 1800-2222-888.
CHAS Subsidies
HOW MUCH SUBSIDIES WILL I RECEIVE?
The colour of the Health Assist card indicates the subsidy tier that you are entitled for, either CHAS Subsidy Blue, Orange or Pioneer Generation tier. As you may need to co-pay for your treatment, please check with your dentist on the fees before you proceed with the treatment.
CHAS Subsidy Tiers
Blue Tier
Blue Health Assist Card

Eligibility Dental Services
(Subsidy by CHAS)
For those with household monthly income per person of $1,100 and below;

OR

Annual Value (AV)** of residence of $13,000 and below for households with no income
Up to $256.50 per procedure
Orange Tier
Orange Health Assist Card
Eligibility Dental Services
(Subsidy by CHAS)
For those with household monthly income per person of between $1,100 and $1,800;

OR

Annual Value (AV)** of residence of between $13,000 and $21,000 for households with no income
Up to $170.50 per procedure for selected dental procedures (dentures, crowns, root canal treatment only)
Pioneer Generation Card
Eligibility Dental Services
(Subsidy by CHAS)
Aged 16 and above in 1965 (i.e. born on or before 31 December 1949) and obtained citizenship on or before 31 December 1986 Up to $266.50 per procedure
Explanatory Notes:
** AV is the estimated annual rent of your residence if it is rented out. An AV of up to $21,000 will cover all HDB flats and some lower-value private properties. To check the current AV of one’s property, one will need to log in to myTax Portal with his SingPass > e-Services for Property Tax> View Property Portfolio.
CONDITIONS COVERED (SELECTED DENTAL SERVICES):
Type of Dental Services Remarks
Crowning
Denture
Denture Reline
Root Canal Treatment
Cementation Not applicable for CHAS Orange Tier
Curettage, infected socket
Denture Repair
Extraction
Filling
Polishing
Scaling
Topical Fluoride
X-ray
WITH CHAS, HOW CAN I RECEIVE TREATMENT?
You can visit any participating CHAS clinic of your choice. Please call your preferred clinic for details on the range of services available. For the list of Q & M dental clinics, please CLICK HERE.

To receive subsidies for your treatment, you need to produce your valid Health Assist, Public Assistance or Pioneer Generation card and NRIC upon registration.

For cardholders below 15 years old, you have to present your valid Health Assist card with birth certificate (in lieu of NRIC). For cardholders below 21 years old, you need to be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian on your first visit to any CHAS clinic in order for the Patient Consent Form to be signed.
WHAT IF I AM A PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CARD (PA) CARDHOLDER?
Singapore Citizens who are on Public Assistance (PA) will receive full subsidies for treatment of conditions covered under CHAS Blue Tier. To receive subsidies at participating CHAS dental clinics, PA cardholders need to produce their PA card and NRIC upon registration.
FAQs
  1. Why should I join CHAS? How will I benefit from it?
    The benefits of joining CHAS:
    • You can receive subsidies for selected dental treatment at any Q & M Dental clinic.
  2. How can I apply for the scheme?
    The forms can be downloaded from HERE.

    For more information on application procedures, please click HERE.
  3. What are the likely fees that I have to pay at the participating clinic using my Health Assist or Pioneer Generation card?
    Patients are expected to co-pay for their treatment under CHAS. Patients are encouraged to check with the dentist on the likely fees that they will be charged as the treatment required may vary according to each patient’s condition. The dentist/clinic would subtract the amount of CHAS subsidy applicable for the visit, and charge the remaining amount to the patient.
  4. Is there a limit on the number of visits I can make?
    • Crown: Up to 4 per calendar year
    • Denture: Up to 1 upper and 1 lower per 3 calendar years
    • Extraction: Up to 4 per calendar year
    • Filling: Up to 6 per calendar year
    • Polishing: Up to 2 per calendar year
    • Root canal treatment: Up to 2 per calendar year
    • Scaling: Up to 2 per calendar year
    • Topical Fluoride: Up to 2 per calendar year
    • X-ray: Up to 6 per calendar year
  5. Who should I contact if I have further queries on CHAS?
    If you require any further assistance on CHAS, please call the CHAS hotline at 1800-ASK-CHAS (1800-275-2427) between 8.30am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).