The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) was launched by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to enable all Singapore Citizens from lower- and middle- income households to receive subsidies for medical treatment at participating General Practitioner (GP) clinics. This scheme also allows Pioneer Generation (PG), Merdeka Generation (MG) and Public Assistance (PA) cardholders to enjoy these subsidies.
All Keystone Clinic & Surgery branches are CHAS-accredited. Please bring along your CHAS card and NRIC when registering so as to be able to enjoy the medical subsidies for acute and chronic illnesses as well as nationally recommended health screenings.
Common acute illnesses that can be claimed are cough, cold sore throat, fever and headaches. Common chronic conditions that are covered are hypertension, stroke, lipid disorders and Parkinson’s Disease.
The Vaccination and Childhood Development Screening Subsidies (VCDSS) enable all eligible Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) to receive subsidies for nationally-recommended vaccinations and Childhood Development Screenings (CDS) at CHAS GP clinics.
You can apply for a CHAS card online at https://www.chas.sg/apply.
You can refer to the chart above for more information or read more at https://www.chas.sg/.
Keystone Clinic & Surgery allows our patients the option to use their Medisave (Medisave 500/Medisave 700) for their treatments under the Chronic Disease Management Program (CDMP). Medisave can also be used for recommended vaccinations under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) and the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) as well as approved screenings.
Flexi-MediSave allows patients aged 60 years old and above to use their MediSave or their spouse’s MediSave (if the spouse is also aged 60 and above), up to $300 a year, for outpatient medical treatments. The $300 is applied on a per patient basis, regardless of whose MediSave you are using. Flexi-MediSave can cover consultation fees, selected tests and drugs, and other services if ordered by your doctor for diagnosis or treatment of your medical condition. However, it cannot be used for non-medical treatments, such as those for cosmetic or lifestyle purposes.
MBS@Gov is a new scheme launched by the Accountant-General’s Department (AGD) which allows accredited clinics to directly bill the government’s share of the medical expenses incurred by civil servants and their dependents. Civil servants and their dependents will only pay their share of the medical bills up front. Our clinic will collect the government’s share of the medical bills directly from them, hence saving you the hassle of making the claims.
The GPFirst programme was launched to encourage people with mild to moderate medical conditions to visit their General Practitioners (GPs) first, rather than going directly to a hospital’s Emergency Department (ED).
Going to the GP first allows you to receive timely medical treatment and advice for your condition, and enables EDs to focus on more urgent cases requiring immediate medical attention.
If the GP doctor deems that you require urgent medical care after assessing your condition and refers you to the emergency department (ED) via the GPFirst Programme, you will receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing ED attendance fee of the hospital that you are referred to. You will also have greater priority over non-emergency cases at the ED.
Keystone Clinic & Surgery is proud to be onboard Paeds ENGAGE, a pilot programme organised by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and supported by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Through this programme, we will increase our competencies to manage non-emergency paediatric conditions to relieve some of the load from the hospitals. Our doctors will undergo e-learning modules in addition to practical sessions during their clinical attachments to the Children’s Emergency. This aims to train our doctors to be able to adequately treat a child for simple medical conditions or more complex conditions such as a breathless or a vomiting child.
However, if our doctors assess that the child requires a referral to KKH Children’s Emergency, there will be a reduced charge of $50 from the prevailing attendance fee along with a greater priority to the non-emergency cases there, similar to the GP First Programme.