HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme – FAQs

1. When was the HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme launched?

The HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme was launched on 1st January 2019.

2. Who is eligible for the Extended HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme?

Patients who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents seeking treatment in Singapore are eligible for the subsidy scheme. With effect from 1st January 2020, the HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme will be extended to legally wedded spouse of Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, who are not eligible for government support schemes.

3. How can I apply for the HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme?

For Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, please approach your medical team for assistance. Your medical team will send your application to the BMDP on your behalf.

For legally wedded spouse of Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, the recommendation for subsidy must be made by an accredited Medical Social Worker to the BMDP.

4. What if I am not eligible?

Those who are not eligible to apply for the subsidy scheme may approach their Medical Social Worker for alternative options.

5. I am a Singaporean / Permanent Resident or legally wedded spouse of Singaporean or Permanent Resident seeking treatment in a Private Hospital. Am I entitled to the HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme?

You will only be eligible for Tier 1 HPC Procurement Subsidy.

6. How long does it take to know the outcome of my application?

For applications relating to Tier 1 and Tier 2 HPC Procurement Subsidies, you will be informed of the outcome within 3 working days. For Tier 3 (Supplementary HPC Procurement Subsidy), it may take slightly longer as you will need to approach the Medical Social Worker who will assess your financial status before putting up a recommendation to the BMDP.

7. Who is funding the HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme?

The funding comes from the financial donations from members of the public and corporate partners of the BMDP.

8. Can the difference in cost be covered by Medisave?

Unfortunately, this option is unavailable at the moment. You may consult your hospital for more information about Medisave coverage.

(Last Updated: 16 January 2020)