$5 Health Screening for Singaporean aged 40 and above

Health screening for $5? Why not

From 1 September 2017, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above can get tested for diabetes, high blood and cholesterol levels and cervical for $5 at most, at the 950 Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas) clinics across the island.

Health Screening
Senior Citizen his blood pressure checked at the Jurong Medical Centre

Those older than 50 can also get tested for colorectal cancer at no extra cost.

Without the subsidy, these tests would cost between $70 and $100.

Pioneers can get tested for free, while Chas card holders will pay $2.

Younger Singaporeans, aged between 18 and 39, are also eligible for testing if they are at risk of these chronic diseases.

Health Screening
Screen Grab from HealthHub

Subsidised tests can be done every three years, and the rates cover both the screening and a consultation if required.

This was announced by Minister of State for Health Chee Hong Tat in Parliament on Thursday (March 9) during the debate on the ministry’s Budget.

Many people here are not aware that they have chronic ailments until complications set in.

Said Mr Chee: “Early detection and intervention are important in preventing diabetes and managing the disease.”

Source: https://goo.gl/ZvPgku

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4 Replies to “$5 Health Screening for Singaporean aged 40 and above

  1. Dear Sir
    Thanks for our PAP government for taking good care for our health programme especially our Pioneer Generation with pioneer card special privileges for Health Screening and for free this coming 1st at Jurong medical centre.
    Being a Senior of 81 years of age , citizen of Singapore I’m grateful for this Health Screening .
    I remain ,
    Yours faithfully ,
    Raymond Wee ex Mindef staff retiree.

  2. Me and my Wife both age 62 and above would like to know how to apply for for such health screening card for future use. Thks

  3. Me and my Wife both age 62 and above would like to know how to apply for for such health screening card for future use. Thks

  4. I did my Pioneer Generation Ambassador training two years ago and the programme is progressively evolving. At this juncture, S$0 is when pioneer generations such as my parents present their PG cards during the healthcheck. S$2 is when CHAS cards are presented in the case of the needy, such as those aged above 40 that come from households with low income (like mine). The S$5 is a preferential rate differentiating Singaporean citizens i.e. pink NRIC like most of my elders from permanent residents and foreigners who pay S$10 or more.

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