Chas patient not subsidised for polyclinic X-rays after GP referral

Part-time taxi driver Charlie Lim with his wife's polyclinic bill.
Part-time taxi driver Charlie Lim with his wife's polyclinic bill.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Left: Part-time taxi driver Charlie Lim with his wife's polyclinic bill. Above: Madam Yeo Saw Hua went to a Chas-approved clinic after treatment at Pasir Ris Polyclinic did not ease her condition.
Madam Yeo Saw Hua went to a Chas-approved clinic after treatment at Pasir Ris Polyclinic did not ease her condition.

She also could not use Medisave as her referral was from a private family doctor

Coughing for months, 73-year-old Yeo Saw Hua visited the nearby Pasir Ris Polyclinic. The cough mixture she was prescribed did not ease her condition.

So she went to see a general practitioner (GP) at a Chas-registered private clinic, which charges government-subsidised fees to holders of a Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas) card or Pioneer Generation card. She has both.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2019, with the headline 'Chas patient not subsidised for polyclinic X-rays'. Print Edition | Subscribe