Government employees and pensioners can take advantage of this government health scheme, they will get free treatment!


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Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is a health scheme provided by the Central Government exclusively for its employees, pensioners, and their dependents. Under this scheme, government employees and pensioners are entitled to cashless treatment in hospitals, eliminating the need to pay hospital bills or purchase expensive medicines out of pocket. CGHS facilities are available in 72 cities across the country. Let us know how you can benefit from this scheme and get the Central Government Health Card.

Who is eligible for this scheme:

  • Central Government employees and their dependent family members
  • Current and former Members of Parliament
  • Former Governor and Lieutenant Governor
  • Central Government pensioners and their eligible family members
  • freedom fighter
  • former vice president
  • Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, both sitting and retired
  • Central government-accredited journalist
  • Delhi Police personnel
  • Railway Board employees
  • Employees of Central Government Undertakings receiving pension from Central Public Sector Undertakings
  • postal department employees

Facilities available under CGHS:

Expenses of treatment and medicines in out-patient departments

Consultation of specialists in government hospitals

Treatment in government hospitals

Expenses of treatment in private and recognized hospitals in case of emergency

Reimbursement of expenses of artificial devices

Family Welfare and MCH Services

How to avail benefits:

To avail of CGHS services, eligible persons must have a CGHS card. Benefits under the scheme can be availed by using this card. CGHS cards can be obtained by filling out a form and submitting the required documents on the official CGHS website. Health cards can be obtained both offline and online.

How to apply:

Go to

Click on “Non-Registered User”.

Select 'Individual' in the depositor's category.

Click on the search icon in the form and select “Health and Family Welfare”.

Type “Pensioner” in the form and click on search. Then select "Receipt from Pensioner (Lady Hardinge Medical College)".

Select "021721 PO (LHMC & Hospital) New Delhi". - Fill the requested information and proceed.

Your health card will be available online. You can also choose to print it or apply for home delivery.