MediFund is an endowment fund set up by the Government to help needy Singapore citizens who have difficulty in paying for their heavily subsidised medical care at restructured hospitals. It is a safety net for patients who face financial difficulties with their remaining bills after receiving Government subsidies and drawing on other means of payments including MediShield Life/Integrated Plans, MediSave and cash.
Eligibility for MediFund Assistance: - Singapore citizen (does not apply to Permanent residents)- Subsidised patient- Received treatment from a MedFund approved institution- Patient and family have difficulties affording the medical bill despite heavy government subsidies
Application for MediFund:- Fix an appointment to see a Medical Social Worker (MSW) via a doctor’s referral - Approach Department of Psychosocial Oncology to obtain a list of documents required for assessment after referral is made- Documents are compulsory. Please bring the completed set of documents to the appointment with MSW in order for the application to be timely
Note: The amount of help from Medifund depends on your financial circumstances and the charges incurred.
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