All Singapore citizens, including holders of Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) cards, are eligible for subsidies for medical and/or dental care* at General Practitioner (GP) and dentistry clinics that participate in the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS). Additionally, some members are qualified for CHAS health screening for some common diseases.
Anywhere in the belly area, between your ribs and pelvis, can experience abdominal pain. We frequently refer to abdominal discomfort as “stomach pain” or a “stomachache,” although other organs outside the stomach can also cause abdominal pain.
Cold, Flu, and Cough
Although a cough might be a sign of the flu or a cold, the kind of cough you have is completely different. The dry cough that the virus brings on will not generate any mucus. But since mucus is frequently produced by a cold, a wet phlegm cough is typical.
The influenza virus, which causes the flu, is a common respiratory ailment that can occasionally spread to the lungs as well as the nose and throat. Mild to severe illness and occasionally even death might result from it. The best way to prevent the virus is to have an annual flu vaccination.
It is a regular issue to have loose, watery, and potentially more frequent bowel movements. It could be the only symptom or coexist with others like nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, or weight loss. Fortunately, diarrhea typically lasts no longer than a few days.
Fever is a brief rise in body temperature brought on by a sickness or illness. When the temperature is at or higher than one of these thresholds, a child has a fever: The lowest temperature was 100.4°F (38°C) (rectally) 99.5°F (37.5°C) mouth-sized measurement (orally) 99°F (37.2°C) beneath the arm, measured (axillary)
Any area of the head can experience a headache. One or both sides of the head may experience headaches, as well as headaches that are localized, radiate throughout the head from a single site, or feel like a vice. A headache may feel like a dull ache, a sharp pain, or a throbbing agony.
Rashes and skin infections
Skin rashes might be dry, itchy, painful, or red, inflamed, bumpy skin. Dermatitis, or when your skin reacts to allergens or irritants, is the primary cause of this condition. Skin rashes can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies, and diseases including eczema, psoriasis, and hives.
Conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the thin layer of tissue covering the front of the eye, is more commonly known as “sore eyes” (the conjunctiva).
Redness, itching, mild pain, moist eyes, a feeling of having sand in your eye, and a sticky coating on the eyelashes are among the symptoms (usually when you first wake up).
Infection of the Urinary Tract
UTIs are frequent illnesses that develop when bacteria enter the urethra and infect the urinary tract. These germs are frequently from the skin or rectum. Although the infections can affect different regions of the urinary tract, a bladder infection is the most prevalent kind (cystitis). Another type of UTI is kidney infection, often known as pyelonephritis.
At participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics, CHAS, Pioneer Generation (PG), and Merdeka Generation (MG) cardholders may get CHAS subsidies for common illnesses*, specified chronic conditions, and selected dentistry services*.
CHAS GP clinics offer discounted health exams to eligible cardholders who get invitation letters for the Screen for Life (SFL) program from the Health Promotion Board (HPB). To make sure your health is in tip-top shape, don’t wait to obtain a CHAS health screening if you qualify.