Sunday, January 15, 2012

Subsidised GP scheme expanded to benefit more Singaporeans

More Singaporeans will benefit from subsidised general practitioner (GP) healthcare from Sunday with the expansion of the Community Health Assist Scheme.

The scheme formerly known as the Primary Care Partnership Scheme has been changed to better reflect its objective and reach.

From Jan 15, qualifying income for the scheme has been raised from the current $800 to $1,500 per capita monthly household income.

The age criteria for eligibility will be lowered from 65 to 40 years old. Patients under the scheme will pay subsidised rates at specialist outpatient clinics when referred by GPs under the scheme.

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