In a dedicated effort to make healthcare and dental care more affordable for its citizens, the Singaporean government has implemented a range of subsidies. These are channelled through the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS), the Merdeka Generation package, and the Pioneer Generation package.
The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is a government healthcare subsidy scheme in Singapore that helps lower-income individuals and families afford essential healthcare services. Among its offerings, CHAS also provides dental subsidies to eligible Singaporeans. CHAS dental subsidies aims to make dental care more accessible and affordable for those who need it the most.
Under the CHAS Dental Subsidy Scheme, eligible individuals can receive subsidies for selected dental services at participating dental clinics. The subsidies cover a portion of the dental fees, reducing the financial burden for patients. This encourages regular dental visits and promotes better oral health among the community. From routine check-ups and cleaning to more complex procedures like fillings, extractions, and denture services, the scheme ensures that cost isn’t a prohibitive factor for anyone seeking dental care.
To enjoy the CHAS Dental Subsidy, individuals need to present a valid CHAS card at the participating dental clinic. The subsidy amount depends on the CHAS card tier the individual qualifies for.
CHAS cardholders are divided into three categories, each with different subsidy rates – Blue, Orange, and Green. The tier an individual belongs to depends on their household income and the Annual Value (AV) of their residence.
|CHAS Criteria||CHAS Green Card||CHAS Orange Card||CHAS Blue Card|
|Household Monthly Income per Person||Above $2,000||$1,201 - $2,000||$1,200 and Below|
|Annual Value (AV) of Home||Above $21,000||$13,001 - $21,000||$13,000 and Below|
The Merdeka Generation (MG) refers to Singaporeans born between 1950 and 1959. Members of this generation receive additional healthcare benefits, including dental subsidies, under the MG Package. Under this package, they receive a higher subsidy rate than regular CHAS cardholders, which translates to more affordable dental care.
The Pioneer Generation (PG) package is for those born in or before 1949 and became citizens before 1987. Like the Merdeka Generation, the Pioneer Generation enjoys enhanced healthcare benefits, including dental subsidies. Pioneer Generation seniors are eligible for even higher subsidies for dental treatments at participating CHAS dental clinics.
Family Dental Centre (FDC) is proud to be a CHAS accredited dental clinic, extending a warm welcome to all CHAS cardholders. We offer a broad range of dental services that are covered under the CHAS Dental Subsidy scheme. Additionally, we recognise the Merdeka and Pioneer Generations, providing the enhanced dental subsidies they’re eligible for under their respective packages.
Yes, wisdom tooth extraction is generally covered under the CHAS Dental Subsidy scheme. However, it is important to note that the coverage and subsidy amounts may vary depending on the specific treatment required and the participating dental clinic.
At Family Dental Centre (FDC), we accept CHAS cardholders and offer a variety of dental services, including wisdom tooth extraction, under the CHAS Dental Subsidy scheme. We recommend contacting our team at FDC to understand the specific details about the subsidy coverage for this procedure at our clinics.
To claim the subsidies for dental services under the CHAS Dental Subsidy scheme, you need to present your valid CHAS card at the participating dental clinic. The subsidy amount will be deducted from the total cost of the dental treatment. Any remaining balance not covered by the subsidy will be your responsibility to pay.
To apply for a CHAS dental subsidy, you need to first check if you meet the eligibility criteria for a CHAS card. If eligible, you can apply for a CHAS card online or at selected CHAS Community Centres. Once you have your CHAS card, you can then proceed to avail the dental subsidies at participating CHAS dental clinics, like Family Dental Centre (FDC). Visit one of our clinics to learn more.
To find out whether you are a good candidate, schedule an appointment with our dentist for an initial consultation. Once the assessment of your dental health is done, our clinician will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Family Dental Centre “FDC” is a leading Singaporean chain of dental clinics with the core mission of delivering quality and affordable dental care across the entire community.
With many years treating our patients like family, our team at Family Dental Centre continuously pursues excellent customer experience, taking the time to understand the unique needs of our patients. This is complemented through continuing training and education of staff and clinicians to ensure the high standards of dental care.
Our dental teams come from a variety of backgrounds and with spoken languages covering English, Mandarin, Malay, we are can be sure to accommodate your needs and make visiting the dentist a pleasant and memorable experience. Read more about FDC here.