You can access this programme at more than 700 GP clinics and GP groups around Singapore and use your or your family members’ MediSave (up to 10 accounts) to pay for out-patient treatment for these diseases up to $500 per account per year. Each claim is subject to a 15% co-payment in cash. This is applicable for 20 medical conditions currently, including some autoimmune diseases.

Healthcare financing schemes & subsidies available in Singapore such as MediShield Life, CareShield Life, MediSave, CHAS and ElderShield.

The CHAS enables Singapore citizens from lower to middle income households, as well as all Pioneers, to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics.

Medifund is an endowment fund set up by the Government to help needy Singaporeans who need further help with their remaining bills after receiving Government subsidies and drawing on other means of payments including MediShield Life, private Integrated Shield Plans (IPs), Medisave and cash. Usually applied through a medical social worker.

Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) is a non-profit organisation initiated by parents of children with LSD (Lysosomal Storage Disorder). Established in 2011, it aims to create awareness about various life-threatening rare diseases (RD).

The CTG supports caregivers of seniors and those with disability, including family members and Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW), to attend caregiver training courses so that they can equip themselves with the necessary skills in caring for the physical and emotional needs of their care recipients. The CTG provides subsidies of up to $200 per eligible care recipient per financial year.