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Basic Essentials: Subsidised Public Healthcare Charges
Affordable Healthcare: Primary Healthcare Charges
Subsidised healthcare services
Last updated: March 2, 2018
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General Out-patient Treatment Charges
Primary care out-patient treatment is the most common medical service provided at public healthcare facilities. They are available at community, health and policlinics clinics and also at the out-patient department of hospitals. These primary care services cover a very broad range of basic medical treatments. The government has standardised the treatment fee at RM1, regardless of the type of treatment or public healthcare facility where the patient is treated. The RM1 charged by all general out-patient care at all government hospitals and clinics covers consultation, diagnosis, treatment and medication.
Emergency Department Charges
The charges for using Emergency Services at public healthcare facilities are minimal.
Emergency RM 1.00
Observation ward RM 3.00
Payment is waived for:
Government employees with an employment confirmation letter from the employer
Students with confirmation letter from the school
Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) registered from the Social Welfare Department and an OKU cardholder.
In cases where further investigation, tests and procedures are required, the patient only needs to pay for the Observation Ward bed charges. No other fees will be charged.
Assistance: Subsidised healthcare services
Income group: All income segments
Target group: All MalaysiansGroup
Subsidy: Fully or partially subsidised healthcare services
Ministry/Agency: Ministry of Health (MOH)
Block E1, E3 , E6 , E7 & E10, Parcel E,
Federal Government Administration Centre,
62590, Putrajaya Malaysia
Fax: 03- 8886187
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Out-patient Specialist Charges
Patients are charged according to the source of referral for out-patient services
Other Out-patient Charges
Patients are charged according to the services provided, regardless of the source of referral.
Charges for Out-patient Dental Treatments
Secondary & Tertiary In-patient Care
When a patient is admitted or hospitalised, there are 3 separate charges and a deposit that the patient needs to pay.
The patient is charged:
(1) Daily bed charges
(2) A refundable deposit
(3) Daily basic in-patient treatment charges
(4) Required additional investigation, treatment or surgery
Hospitalisation Bed/Room Charges
The daily bed rates are charged according to the choice of the ward which is defined by the number of beds per room and whether it is with or without air-conditioning. At admission, all patients are automatically assigned to class 3, the lowest grade multi-bed ward. However, patients can always choose to upgrade to a higher grade room with fewer patients per room.
Patients who are initially admitted to a lower class then transfer to a higher class at his/her request are required to pay ward charges at the rate of the higher class.
Pensioner and government employees who request to transfer to a higher class than their entitlement will be charged the same rate as the public.
A Government Employee will be admitted to a third class ward if without guarantee letter from his/her department.
Pensioners will be admitted to a third class ward if without pensioner card or other supporting documents.
Patients from private firms that are registered with the Ministry of Health will be asked to pay the deposit if they do not have a guarantee letter from the firm.
Deposit for Hospitalisation and In-patient Treatment
The required amount of ward deposit differs for each patient. It depends on the type of illness, treatment and choice of the ward. In cases of prolonged treatment and hospitalisation, the deposit must be added when it is less than the interim bill.
The patient must pay the security deposit as specified during registration.
The following patients that are exempted from paying the deposit must submit letters issued by the respective employer/school or special privilege cards.
Staffs of MOH registered private companies
Room Upgrade for Pensioners and Civil Servants
Pensioner and government employees who request to be transferred to a higher class than their entitlement is required to pay a deposit.
First Class - 1 bed RM 300
First Class - 2 bed RM 200
First Class - 4 bed RM 150
Basic In-patient Treatment Charges
The daily charges for basic in-patient medical treatment are standardised according to the type of room chosen by the patient. The quality of basic in-patient treatment provided, regardless of the choice of the room, is the same for all patients.
Ward Class Basic In-patient
First Class RM 15
Second Class RM 5.00
Third Class Free
* All charges are not inclusive of laboratory tests, x-ray, surgical and clinical procedures performed which are charged separately
In-patient fee waiver for some groups of Malaysians
Treatment fees are waived for the following groups of Malaysians but they must produce the required documents at the point of admission.
All Malaysians who are admitted for any type of infectious diseases or illnesses
Earning less than RM300/month
Holding a Social Welfare or National Islamic Council (MAIK) card
Civil servants who hold certain positions in the government, such as those who are serving in the army and special officials of the government are automatically admitted to first class wards and have their treatments paid for by the government.
Other In-patient Charges
There are other hospitalisation charges, such as laboratory tests, x-ray, surgical and clinical procedures, that the patient needs to pay for if further investigation, tests are required. In-patient patients also need to pay for more elaborate and specialised treatments. The investigation procedures, specialised treatments and surgeries are charged according to the class of ward that the patient chooses. Patients boarding in the more expensive first class ward need to pay more in comparison to second-class ward patients. As for the third class ward patients, many of these services are for free because the charges are waived and fully subsidised for using tax-revenue collected by the government. Even if they are not for free, the charges are very heavily subsidised and are very minimal and affordable.
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