Government

Nuffield Medical Siglap is a licensed and accredited participating GP clinic for the following medical schemes and subsidies.

Medical benefit schemes

  • MEDISAVE for Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP)
  • MEDISAVE for Vaccinations against Pneumonia, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) – participating clinic
  • Pioneer Generation (PG) – participating clinic
  • MBS@GOV
  • Children Development Co-Savings (BABY BONUS) Scheme under Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS)
  • Accredited certificate issuer for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) under Office of the Public Guardian (OPA)
  • Advanced Medical Directive

Chronic Disease Management Programme

The Medisave for Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) aims to improve care for patients with chronic diseases, resulting in better health outcomes and lower long term healthcare costs.

You can use your Medisave for the following chronic conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Major Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Osteoarthritis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Anxiety, Parkinson’s Disease and Nephrosis/Nephritis (from January 2014)
These are the steps for using your Medisave for Chronic Disease at our clinic: We will need to certify in the Medisave Authorisation form that you suffer from one of the chronic conditions in the above list. For each bill, patients will only need to pay copayment of 15% of the bill. Medisave can be used to pay for the remaining amount. This is regardless of whether the bill is for a one-off visit or a package. Annual withdrawal limit: Withdrawals will be subject to an annual outpatient withdrawal limit of $400 per Medisave account with effect from 1 Jan 2012. Patients can also use the Medisave of their immediate family member(s)* to pay for their treatment, up to a limit of $400 per year per account. A maximum of up to 10 accounts may be used. * Immediate family member refers to a member’s spouse; child; parent. Grandparents who are citizens or permanent residents of Singapore may use the Medisave of their grandchildren as well.

Medisave for Vaccination

You may use your Medisave for the following approved vaccinations: 1. Outpatient Vaccinations (under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule)
  • Pneumococcal vaccinations (for children under 6 years of age)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (for females aged between 9 – 26 years of age)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Tuberculosis (BCG), Diptheria, Pertussis & Tetanus (DTaP/Tdap), Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)
2. Outpatient Vaccinations
  • Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations (for persons with higher risk of developing influenza-related complications and severe pneumococcal disease respectively)
These are the steps for using your Medisave for Vaccination at our clinic: We will need you to sign a Medisave Authorisation form for yourself or your family member. There is no deductible or co-insurance. Medisave can be used to pay for the full cost of the vaccination up to the Annual Withdrawal limit. Annual withdrawal limit: Withdrawals will be subject to an annual outpatient withdrawal limit of $400 per Medisave account with effect from 1 Jan 2012. Patients can also use the Medisave of their immediate family member(s)* to pay for their treatment, up to a limit of $400 per year per account. A maximum of up to 10 accounts may be used. * Immediate family member refers to a member’s spouse; child; parent. Grandparents who are citizens or permanent residents of Singapore may use the Medisave of their grandchildren as well.

Pioneer Generation

The Pioneer Generation Package provides healthcare benefits for all Pioneers, for life. All Pioneers will receive special subsidies at CHAS General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics. Nuffield Medical Siglap is a participating CHAS outpatient GP clinic. The benefits are as follows:

Subsidy Coverage

Subsidy Amount

Common Illnesses

$28.50

Chronic Conditions under CDMP1

Simple2

$90 per visit, capped at $360 per year

Complex2

$135 per visit, capped at $540 per year

Selected dental services

$21 to $266.50 per procedure (dependent on procedure)

Health screening under HPB's ISP3

Screening tests: Free with HPB's invitation letter; and Doctor's consultation: $28.50 per visit (up to 2 times per year)

2 “Simple” refers to visits for a single chronic condition. “Complex” refers to visits for multiple chronic conditions, or a single chronic condition with complication(s). 3 This includes screening for hypertension, diabetes, lipid disorders, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.

CHAS

Nuffield Medical Siglap is a participating CHAS outpatient GP clinic. 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 medical and dental care at participating General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics near their homes. Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange Health Assist card. Health Assist cardholders will also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required. For patients with chronic conditions, CHAS complements the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP), which allows for Medisave to be used for outpatient treatment (for the same set of chronic conditions) covered under CHAS. Besides enjoying CHAS subsidies for treatment of their chronic conditions, patients can also tap on their Medisave to defray part of the cost of these treatments. The Medisave withdrawal limit is $400 per Medisave account, per year. From 1 January 2014, all Singapore Citizens (regardless of age) who meet the household monthly income per person of $1,800 and below can qualify for CHAS. 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 Citizens. The subsidies are: The colour of the Health Assist card indicates the subsidy tier that you are entitled for, either CHAS Subsidy Blue or Orange tier. Table 1: CHAS Subsidy Tiers
 

CHAS Blue

 

CHAS Orange

 

CHAS for Pioneer
Generation

 

CHAS Subsidies

Common illnesses

(e.g. cough and cold)

$18.50 per visit

Not applicable

$28.50 per visit

Chronic conditions under CDMP2

Simple3

$80 per visit,

capped at $320 per year

$50 per visit,

capped at $200 per year

$90 per visit, capped at $360 per year

Complex3

$120 per visit,

capped at $480 per year

$75 per visit,

capped at $300 per year

$135 per visit, capped at $540 per year

Selected dental services

$11 to $256.50 per procedure (dependent on procedure)

$65.50 to $170.50 per procedure

(for crowning, denture & root canal treatments only)

$21 to $266.50 per procedure

(dependent on procedure)

Health screening under HPB’s ISP4

Screening test: Free with HPB’s invitation letter; and

Doctor’s consultation: $18.50 per visit

(up to 2 times per year)

Screening tests: Free with HPB’s invitation letter; and

Doctor’s consultation

CHAS Blue

Common illnesses (e.g. cough and cold) $18.50 per visit Chronic conditions under CDMP2 Simple3 $80 per visit, capped at $320 per year Complex3 $120 per visit, capped at $480 per year Selected dental services $11 to $256.50 per procedure (dependent on procedure) Health screening under HPB’s ISP4 Screening test: Free with HPB’s invitation letter; and Doctor’s consultation: $18.50 per visit (up to 2 times per year)

CHAS Orange

Common illnesses (e.g. cough and cold) Not applicable Chronic conditions under CDMP2 Simple3 $50 per visit, capped at $200 per year Complex3 $75 per visit, capped at $300 per year Selected dental services $65.50 to $170.50 per procedure (for crowning, denture & root canal treatments only) Health screening under HPB’s ISP4 Screening test: Free with HPB’s invitation letter; and Doctor’s consultation: $18.50 per visit (up to 2 times per year)

CHAS for Pioneer Generation

Common illnesses (e.g. cough and cold) $28.50 per visit Chronic conditions under CDMP2 Simple3 $90 per visit, capped at $360 per year Complex3 $135 per visit, capped at $540 per year Selected dental services $21 to $266.50 per procedure (dependent on procedure) Health screening under HPB’s ISP4 Screening tests: Free with HPB’s invitation letter; and Doctor’s consultation
2 These are Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Stroke, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Anxiety, Parkinson’s Disease, and Nephritis/Nephrosis. 3 “Simple” refers to visits for a single chronic condition. “Complex” refers to visits for multiple chronic conditions, or a single chronic condition with complication(s). 4 Cardholders will receive HPB’s invitation, subject to HPB’s ISP screening eligibility criteria, when it is time for them to go for screening. This includes screening for hypertension, diabetes, lipid disorders, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.

Conditions Covered:

CHAS patients will receive subsidies for treatment of chronic conditions and/or common illnesses and selected dental services at participating CHAS clinics. The following are covered under CHAS: Common Illnesses
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough, cold and flu
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Skin infection and rashes
  • Sore eyes
  • Urinary tract infection
The list above is not exhaustive. Chronic Conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Lipid Disorders (e.g. High cholesterol)
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Major Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Anxiety
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Nephritis/Nephrosis