Mechanical Heart Device

Patients receive a 65-80% subsidy for the implantation of mechanical heart devices, using the Health Science Development Fund from the Ministry of Health. However, the balance cannot be paid using the patient’s existing Medifund.

Patients with financial constraints can apply to the SHF for help in paying for their mechanical heart devices. Examples of implantable devices for which financial assistance are given are ECMO, ABIOMED, THORATEC and HEARTMATE.

The SHF provides a subsidy of up to $20,000 to defray the cost of each patient’s mechanical heart device.

For more details or to apply for financial assistance under the Heart Support Fund, please call 6354 9348 / 6354 9370 or email rehab@heart.org.sg.