CGHS Complete Guide on Cashless Health Insurance Scheme

Here is the new CGHS introduced by Central Government of India, Find the eligibility for employees / Pensioners and CGHS online appointment, how to check card status, How to pay the subscription online, what the cities covered for Central Government Health Scheme and different services offered to employee / pensioner towards medical insurance…

Central Government of India has initiated a lot of schemes over the decade and many of those have helped for the wellness of the Citizens and the employees who reside in the Central government positions. In many sectors, Employees who work hard which subjugate them to different illness and as life goes on medical assistance is something every human being requires.

After seeing how fatal illness can be and how employees working under Central government can overlook their health, they have created the Central Government Health Scheme which is commonly called CGHS and is widely popular when it comes to the employees under Central government.

Central government employees can benefit under this scheme and also the pensioners across the country who have self-enrolled under the scheme avail the benefits even after their age of retirement. In this manner, the government has made sure that the employees can get a chance to avail the medical services and benefits even after their retire from their positions through the use of pension.

What is CGHS – Central Government Health Scheme?

As we already told you, CGHS stands for Central Government Health Scheme which is one of the largest Medical health schemes all across Indian and it is one of the largest in the world when it comes to employee’s base. Take into consideration that the Indian central government employee base is over 100 lakhs and out of the given number more than 35 lakhs employees are registered as beneficiaries under the Central government health scheme.

The Central government health scheme is really one of a kind health schemes which is immensely supportive of the employees who are registered and can use this service in order avail benefits for any medical emergencies or medical necessities that may arise in their lives.

CGHS Eligibility – Who can Avail Central Government Health Scheme Benefits?

If you are an employee of the Central government of India, then you might have this question that who can avail health scheme. To be frank that is something every Central government employee should be asking because not everyone is eligible and those who are eligible needs to enrol under this scheme which can only be done if you are eligible.

  1. Only central government employees are allowed to take part in this scheme
  2. Central government pensioners employees can also take part in this scheme
  3. Family members of the employees can also avail benefits from this scheme
  4. Family members of the Pensioner employees can take part in this scheme

Note: If pensioners or employees from Central government want to enrol in this scheme then they will be deducted a certain amount from their basic salary on which they can avail benefits from this scheme. At the same time if family members and child health care services are to be added along with employee or pensioners, then a varied or prorated amount from the basic salary or pension amount will be deducted.

What are CGHS Online Services & Uses?

Central Government Health scheme is a wide scheme structure for all the 35 lakhs registered central government employees which has a robust framework of rules, regulations and amendments that make sure that every employee can take help from the government in their times of need. There are a lot of benefits, services and facilities that are given out by this scheme and some of them are.

  • OPD Treatment: Outpatient Department Treatment, is a popular department in hospitals where patients who do not have any serious wounds or illness can be admitted. If you are a central government employee who has minor injuries or health issues then you can get benefit of taking OPD treatment.
  • Government Hospital Treatment: If you have any medical problem, then you can make sure to have the problem checked at any of the government hospital and also take their help of any measure to restore your health to perfection. All the money liable for the operation or medical treatment will be provided under the Central Government Health Scheme directly.
  • Medical Specialist Consultation: Central government employees both of women and men might need special consultation which is nothing more than help of a specialised doctor. In such cases, under the scheme you can will be reimbursed for the fees but at the same time the appointments can also be booked under this scheme.
  • More Health Services: Maternity fees and medical billings can be reimbursed under this scheme and the mothers can take the benefit of maternity leaves at the same time. While Family welfare and child health services can be booked or consulate via the scheme which can also be reimbursed at the end.
  • Reimbursements for All: Reimbursements is a term which means, the employer will pay the fees or money for the cost of medical billings and equipment that you have accounted while taking health measures.
  • Cashless Facilities: If you are going through a medical emergency then you do not have to carry cash or be worried because you can avail cashless and direct treatment under this scheme at esteemed hospitals and government hospitals as well.

Central Government Health Scheme Uses and Process – CGHS Process Structure

We have talked a lot about how beneficial this scheme can be for employees but there are a lot of uses of this scheme and ways you can avail this. At the same time when trying to avail this scheme you will be requested for a lot of processing which is instructed as below:

  • Subscription Payment Online
  • KYC Update – Update Aadhaar, PAN, Mobile, Email ID
  • Central Government Health Scheme Online Appointment Booking
  • CGHS Rate List
  • Covered Cities
  • Central Government Health Scheme Online Appointment Facility for All Doctors:
  • CGHS Card Services
    • Card Self-Printing
    • Renew Card
    • Duplicate CGHS Card
    • Transfer Card
    • Add/Delete Names in CGHS Card:
    • Surrender Card
  • Complaints
  • Toll Free Helpline

This is the brief information on Central Government Health Scheme introduced by Union Government, and thank you for reading this article about CGHS health service which is a necessary scheme for the central government employees and is growing rapidly.

4 thoughts on “CGHS Complete Guide on Cashless Health Insurance Scheme”

  1. Mai kanpur uttar Pradesh ka rahne wala hu and mai central government employee hu mai kanpur me under CGHS hospital Dhanvantari and madhulok hospital me gaya aur waha reception me punchha ki CGHS se cash less me treatment hota hai ki nahi to waha mana kar diya gaya to Maine bola ki Aap hospital ki taraf se writen me de sakte hai ki under CGHS me cash less me treatment nahi ho sakta to hospital staff ne writen me dene se mana kar diya. Mai ye Janna chahta hu ki Kya inko Aise hospital ko Kyo na CGHS se hata diya jaye Ya under cghs hospital me government employee ka and family ka cash less me treatment hona chahiye

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  2. Respected Madam/Sir,

    I am a central govt female employee working in Kolkata. I am availing myself the CGHS facility of my mother-in-law for 15 years, as she is dependent on me. She was undergoing treatment from CGHS Kolkata. I have applied for the renewal of the CGHS card for myself and my mother-in-law(Widow & too old) . While generation of plastic card in 2013, I have already submitted no objection from my husband’s office. I have already given declaration that she is not getting a pension or has no source of income. I have also given the certificate from councilor of my locality that she is staying with me. As in-law’s house is in Puruliya. Her Aadhar card is having the address of Puruliya and my Aadhar card is that of Kolkata. My office has raised an issue regarding the mismatch of Aadhar card . They have with held my previous CGHS card since two months, without giving any clarification or office note. I am facing problem regarding the the renewal of my previous CGHS card.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Rita Chowdhury,
    Scientific Officer (S.O.)
    Kolkata.

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    Dear Sir,
    I am Paresh Chandra Hazra, a pensioner and CGHS cardholder, My beneficiary Id is 6314594 and my wife’s number is 6314596, I applied for a permanent CGHS card and deposited Rs. 70165.28 (Rupees seventy thousand one hundred sixty-five and twenty-eight paise only) to Bharatkosh through NEFT from SBI, Bangalore on 15.10. 20. UTR number is SBIN220289183099 and is verified by CGHS office Bangalore. One and a half months is over, My file is still laying with the CGHS Bangalore office.
    I am requesting you to help me to get my CGHS card as early as possible.
    Thanking you,
    Yours sincerely
    Paresh Chandra Hazra

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  4. I have health insurance as well as I have also covered CGHS beneficiary scheme, So I request may I get both beneficiary Systems or health insurance should have to be surrendered or not.

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