Other Financial Assistance
Community Health Assist Scheme
This scheme enables needy elderly and / or persons with disabilities to gain better access to basic healthcare. Under this scheme, residents can receive healthcare from participating private general practitioners and dental clinics in their community at subsidised rates.
Learn more about the Community Health Assist Scheme
Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)
This scheme provides financial assistance to needy and elderly with disabilities who do not qualify for ElderShield due to age or pre-existing disabilities. This scheme is managed by NTUC Income.
Learn more about the Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly
Medifund provides subsidies to patients who are unable to pay for their medical treatment at approved hospitals, medical institutions and care facilities. It serves as a last resort for patients who, despite Medisave and MediShield, are unable to pay for their medical expenses.
Learn more about Medifund
Medisave is a national medical savings scheme. It helps individuals put aside part of their income to meet their future personal or immediate family’s medical fees.
Learn more about Medisave
MediShield is a low-cost catastrophic illness insurance scheme. It is designed to enable members to pay for medical bills arising from major illnesses that cannot be sufficiently covered by the balance in their Medisave Account.
Learn more about MediShield
Subsidies for intermediate and long-term care
As the costs of intermediate and long-term care (ILTC) can be high, the government provides financial assistance to needy patients who need ILTC services. These subsidies are given directly to ILTC service providers who will use it to offset the bill incurred by patients who qualify.
Examples of ILTC service providers are community hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, day rehabilitation centres, and home care service providers.
Learn more about subsidies for intermediate and long-term care