BCF First Screen Fund

What is BCF First Screen Fund?

Over the past 9 years, BCF has supported women from low household income families for their mammogram screenings. According to the National Population Health Survey, only 37.9% of Singapore women, aged 50 to 69 years have gone for mammography in the last 2 years.

In 2022, BCF set up a designated fund called the BCF First Screen Fund to support this group of women to give them free access for the 1st mammogram screening at the government polyclinics. BCF will collaborate with the Health Promotion Board as the administrator to manage and disburse the screening subsidies. This scheme is offered to women aged 50 years and above, who hold a blue or orange Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Card.

The programme is launched broadly under the guidelines of BreastScreen Singapore (BSS) and in partnership with Health Promotion Board (HPB), National Healthcare Group Diagnostics (NHGD) and SingHealth. It will be disseminated through our community partners.

Why the BCF First Screen Fund?

Women form 50% of the ageing population in Singapore. As most households are supported by dual incomes, a woman’s role is significant for the well-being of her family as well as society at large.

Women in the low-income group lack awareness and financial means to go for regular mammography. Hence, they do not view mammogram screening as a priority. With the systematic building of awareness through public education, BCF hopes to achieve the mission of saving lives and breasts.

Eligibility Criteria for BCF First Screen Fund

Nationality Singapore citizens (women only)
Age Aged 50 years and above (based on year of birth)
Screening History First screen: Have never had a mammogram
Cardholder Have a valid Community Health Assist Scheme card (either blue or orange) or

Have a valid Community Health Assist Scheme card (either blue or orange) and a valid Pioneer Generation card for those aged 65 and above

Have a valid Community Health Assist Scheme card (either blue or orange) and a valid Merdeka Generation card for those born from 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1959.
Other Information Not pregnant

How can I make an appointment to schedule a subsidised mammogram screening?

You may call any of the following BreastScreen Singapore (BSS) screening centres:

National Healthcare Group Diagnostics  SingHealth Polyclinics National University Polyclinics
Enquiry: 6275 6443  Enquiry: 6536 6000 Enquiry: 6275 6443
Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic
Geylang Polyclinic
Hougang Polyclinic
Toa Payoh Polyclinic
Woodlands Polyclinic
Yishun Polyclinic
Bedok Polyclinic
Bukit Merah Polyclinic
Outram Polyclinic
Pasir Ris Polyclinic
Sengkang Polyclinic
Tampines Polyclinic
Bukit Batok Polyclinic
Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
Clementi Polyclinic
Jurong Polyclinic
Pioneer Polyclinic
Queenstown Polyclinic

What do I need to prepare prior to a mammogram screening appointment?

Bring along your NRIC and Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) card.

What can I expect after a mammogram screening?

You should receive your results 4 weeks after your screening date.