Under this scheme, the government is providing healthcare benefits to the officers, Government employees, and pensioners in the state. The scheme promises healthcare benefits to all such people to up to One Lakh Rupees and other treatment-based compensation. Therefore, in this article, we will provide the readers with information on the West Bengal Health Scheme. Readers will get all essential information on the scheme like Scheme benefits, eligibility criteria for the scheme, application process for pensioners, application for government employees, and much more information about the scheme. Also, readers can check the list of all the empanelled hospitals covered under the scheme.
Thus, readers are advised to read the article till the end and get some exclusive pieces of information as we share it here.
Latest Updates: The officials have extended the last date for registration to 31st January 2023.
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West Bengal Health Scheme 2023
This health scheme has been forwarded by the Department of Finance functioning under the Government of West Bengal. The scheme is forwarded under the Government of Ms Mamata Banerjee, who is the Chief Minister of the state. With this scheme, the government is giving out health-related benefit covers to all the government working employees, officers, and even government pensioners. It will also provide benefits to the Beneficiaries of Grant-in-aid universities and colleges.
Medical facilities will be provided under the scheme to all the citizens of the state who become beneficiaries of the scheme. The benefit will be extended in the form of compensation for various degrees of treatment under the listed/ non-listed hospitals. It will cover all the treatment of the beneficiaries under
- Government Hospital
- State-aided Hospital
- Local Body Hospitals
- Private Hospitals
- Diagnostic Centres
The scheme has already covered more than 8 lakh beneficiaries under the scheme and has about 600 ongoing treatments under the scheme.
Overview Of WBHS
|Article Category||West Bengal Govt Schemes|
|Name of the Scheme||West Bengal Health Scheme (WBHS)|
|Level||State Level Scheme|
|Department||Finance Department, Govt. of West Bengal|
|Launched by||CM Mamata Banerjee|
|Scheme Objective||Provide health benefits to the employees|
|Beneficiaries||Govt employees, officers, pensioners, and Beneficiaries of Grant-in-aid universities and colleges.|
|West Bengal Health Scheme Helpline||Number- 033-2254-4123/ 4034 (10:30 am – 5:30 pm)|
Hospitals Under The West Bengal Health Scheme
The scheme aims to cover all types of clinics, laboratories, government hospitals, and diagnostic centres. It will also cover hospitals, clinics, and laboratories under the municipality. Some of these hospitals are given below.
|Islamia Hospital, Kolkata||J.N. Roy Sishu Seva Bhavan, Kolkata|
|Institute of Child Health, Kolkata||Chartoris Hospital, Kalimpong, Darjeeling|
|Marwari Relief Society Hospital, Kolkata||Sri Balaram Seva Mandir, Khardah|
|Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, Kolkata||Kalimpong Leprosy Hospital, Kalimpong|
|Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital, Kolkata||Dr. M. N. Chatterjee Memorial Eye Hospital, Kolkata|
|Balananda Brahmachari Hospital, Behala||Ramkrishna Matri Mangal Pratisthan and B.C. Roy Sishu Sadan|
|Chartoris Hospital, Kalimpong|
Apart from all the listed government hospitals, the scheme also has about 148 private hospitals as well impaneled under the scheme.
List Of Speciality Empanelled Hospitals Out Of The State
|-AIIMS New Delhi|
-Christian Medical College, Vellore
-Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
-Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad
-Apollo Hospital, Chennai
-Sankara Netralaya, Chennai
-Metro Hospital & Cancer Institute, New Delhi
-National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bengaluru
-L.V. Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad
Benefits Under The West Bengal Health Scheme
This special health scheme by the government covers all health-related costs incurred by the beneficiary for any type of treatment. We are listing out all of the benefits under the scheme in the table below. Applicants can check all these benefits and apply accordingly thereafter.
|Cashless Indoor Treatment in impaneled hospitals||Up to Rs. 1 Lakh|
|Treatment in non-empanelled hospital||-60% of the actual amount or approval cost (whichever is less)|
-80% of the actual amount or approval cost (whichever is less) in hospitals with more than 80 beds.
|Other Compensation Costs Covered||-Cost is borne for OPD within 1 month of the Indoor Treatment.|
-OPD for any other specific disease.
-Compensation for other special follow-up treatment.
-Compensation for treatment under any specialized hospital out of the state.
The compensation amount for indoor treatment may even exceed more than 1 Lakh as per the claim made to the PSA/ DDO.
List Of Treatments Covered Under The West Bengal Health Scheme
|Diseases covered under OPD Treatment||Follow-up/ Post Treatment Diseases covered|
Thallasaemia and blood-related disorders
Root Canal Treatment
Type-1 Diabetes insipidus (Insulin-dependent)
Liver related diseases
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Knee Replacement Surgery
Eligibility Criteria For The West Bengal Health Scheme
Anyone who wants to avail of the benefits of this scheme will also have to fall under the criteria set up by the authority. The scheme-related benefits will only be available to the beneficiaries if they fulfil the eligibility criteria. We are listing the criteria below.
- Service Officers at All India Level
- Employees working under state government including their family members
- State Government Pensioners and their family member
- Non-Governmental Employees who have opted for the scheme under the medical allowance.
Family members will include the beneficiary, Parents, Spouse, and Dependent Children/Siblings (if any).
Online Enrollment of Employer & Pensioner
The portal of the West Bengal Health Scheme allows Employers and Pensioners to do the enrollment online on the portal. All Government employees can enrol themselves under the scheme through the official website of the government. The portal also has a wide range of options/ services under this portal. We will discuss all these in the subsequent sections below.
Registration Of Employees Under The West Bengal Health Scheme
Any employee working under the state government can easily apply for this scheme. The application process is online. Thus, anyone can apply for it even in the comfort of their home. To enrol, the employees can follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the official website of the West Bengal Health Scheme. As the users land on the home page of the website, users will be able to see an option of ‘Online Enrollment‘ on the top menu bar.
Step 2: Moving the cursor on the options, a drop-down list will open up on your device. Among the list of options, click on the option of ‘Govt Employee‘.
Step 3: A new page will open up, where the employees will have to fill in the date of his/ her entry into their current employment under the state government. The employee will also have to click on Yes and enter his/ her G.P.F. No. or PRAN if the employee possesses such a number. Otherwise, he/ she can click on ‘No‘.
Step 4: After making the choices mentioned above, the users will have to click on the ‘OK‘ button and proceed.
Step 5: Clicking on the OK button an application form will open up. Insert all the details mentioned in the application form. It will include details on Name, DOB, Gender, Contact information, Identity Proofs, Office details, Department details, marital status, etc.
Step 6: On completing the filling up of forms, upload essential documents required in the application form like Photograph (50 KB/ JPEG) and Signature (10KB/ JPEG format). Also, any other essential document as per the requirement in the application form.
Step 7: Review the complete application and click on Submit.
Registration For Govt. Pensioners In West Bengal Health Scheme
Residents who are currently pensioners under the state government of West Bengal are also eligible to apply for the benefits of this scheme. Any Pensioner who wants to enrol themselves under the scheme can follow these steps:
Step 1: Go Visit the official website of the West Bengal Health Scheme. Click on the ‘Online Enrollment‘ option on the home page of the web portal.
Step 2: A drop-down list will be available under the option. From the list, click on the option of ‘Govt Pensioner‘. Clicking on the option, the applicants will be directed to another page.
Step 3: On this new page, Applicants will have to click on Yes, if they possess the PPO Number. Otherwise, click on NO. In case you click on YES, the applicant will have to enter this number. If you click on NO, a new PPO number will be auto-generated for you which will act as your PPO number in the future. Click on the OK button and proceed further.
Step 4: On the next page, an application form will open up. The applicants will have to enter all the details asked in the form. Upload Photograph and Signature as per the specifications.
Step 5: Upload all the essential documents, review the details and submit the application.
How To Register Under WBHS Grant In Aid (GIA) Colleges?
The portal of WBHS also consists of registration for the Grant in aid colleges and universities. To register, applicants can follow these steps:
- Visit the official web portal of the scheme.
- On the homepage, click on the option of ‘Beneficiaries of Grant-in-Aid College‘, under the Online Enrollment tab.
- Clicking on the option another page will open up.
- On the next directed page, the applicants will have to enter his/ her HRMS ID. Click on the OK button and Proceed.
How To Register Online For WBHS Grant In Aid (GIA) Universities?
- Go to the official web portal for the scheme.
- On the directed homepage, click on the option of ‘Beneficiaries of Grant-in-Aid University‘, under the Online Enrollment tab.
- Clicking on the tab, another page will open up where the beneficiaries will have to insert his/ her PAN ID 10-digit number. After that, click on the OK button and proceed as per the instructions.
Login To The West Bengal Health Scheme Portal
If you’re a registered beneficiary of the scheme or any applicant who has finished the Registration Process can also log in to the portal. To log in, candidates can follow these steps:
- Open the Official Web page portal of the West Bengal Health Scheme.
- On the open page, users will be able to see a Login tab available in the menu bar. Click on the LOGIN tab.
- Users will now be directed to the Login page of the Scheme.
- Registered Applicants must enter their User ID, Password and the given Captcha code.
- After inserting all these details click on the OK button located on the page.
You will be Logged in to your profile!
Check West Bengal Health Scheme Status- Cashless Admissible Reimbursement Certificate(CARC)
Applicants who have already applied for health benefits under the scheme can check the status of the issue of their certificate. To check the status, applicants can follow these steps.
Step 1: Visit the official web portal of the West Bengal Health Scheme. On the homepage, click on the option of CARC Status on the Right Menu of the page.
Step 2: Clicking on the option, a new page will open where you can search for your certification by Beneficiary ID or by Employee ID or HRMS No. and click on the Search button located below.
Step 3: If you select Beneficiary ID, another tab will open up to insert the beneficiary ID (as on the enrollment certificate).
If you select the search as the Employee ID or HRMS No., another tab will open up to enter the Employee ID/ HRMS No.
Hospital/ Doctor Details Under WBHS
Other than the already impaneled hospitals, other hospitals can also do registration on this web portal. Residents will also be able to view the details of the Doctor and the hospitals under the scheme. To view details of any hospital or doctor, follow the steps listed below.
- Visit the official website of the WBHS portal.
- Click on the option of ‘Hospital/ Doctor detail‘ under the Hospital tab.
- Clicking on the option, a new page will open up with the list of all the doctors along with their degree, specialization, hospital and registration number.
Users can also search for details about any hospital/ doctor by the Hospital name or the Doctor’s name. Insert the name and search by using the Search button located on the portal page.
How To View The List Of All The Empaneled Hospitals Under The WBHS?
On the West Bengal Health Scheme Portal, the Government has also put up a list of all the hospitals empaneled under the scheme. It has listed all the Places where the beneficiary can get his treatment and thereby avail of the benefits offered by the West Bengal Health Scheme. As this list gets updated from time to time, users can check the list by themselves time and again. To view this list, applicants can follow these steps:
- For viewing the list, users will first have to visit the official portal of the scheme.
- As you land on the homepage of the screen, there will be a tab titled ‘Hospital‘.
- The tab will consist of a drop-down list of options/ actions one can perform.
- Among the list of options, click on the option of ‘Empaneled Hospitals‘.
- Clicking on the options, applicants will be directed to another page where the list of all hospitals under the scheme will be available. It will consist of all the Government Hospitals, Hospitals under local bodies, State Hospitals and more.
How To Register Any Grievance Under The West Bengal Health Scheme Portal?
Lodging any Grievance under the portal has been made very easy and accessible to all. Applicants who are facing any type of problem regarding the scheme, portal, or any aspect related to the scheme can file their feedback. Users can even post questions through the means of this portal. To register any grievance/complaint, users can follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the official homepage of the West Bengal Health Scheme (WBHS) portal. Click on the tab titled, ‘May I Assist you on the right side menu. Click on the option.
Step 2: On the next directed page, a Feedback page will open titled, ‘Feedback of Queries/ Questions‘. You will see an option to write your queries/ questions. Click on the Icon, as depicted below.
Step 3: Another page will open up where the user will have to fill in the form with enrollment no., certificate no, name of the state, district, etc. Submit all the details and proceed as specified.
How To View Online Claim For A Government Beneficiary?
To view the online claim from a Government Beneficiary, applicants can follow these steps:
- On the homepage of the West Bengal Health Scheme website portal, click on the Online Claim tab located on the menu bar.
- Under the tab, a drop-down list will open up. Among the list click on the option of ‘Government Beneficiary‘.
- Clicking on the option, the Login page will open up.
- After that, the applicant will have to log in using his/ her User ID and Password.
- Inserting all the details, the applicants will have to click on the OK button located on the page.
- Your Online Claim will be available on your device screen.
How To View The Online Claim For A Grant-in-Aid (GIA) Beneficiary?
To view the online claim from a GIA beneficiary under the West Bengal Health Scheme (WBHS), the applicants can follow these steps:
- Visit the official portal of the WBHS.
- On the homepage of the portal, click on the Online Claim tab in the menu bar located on the page.
- Under the tab, a list of options will drop down. On the open list, tap on the option of ‘GIA Beneficiary‘.
- Clicking on the option, the Login page will open up.
- All the registered beneficiaries under the scheme can then log In to the portal using the User ID and Password.
- After that, the users will have to enter all the details and click on the OK button on the page.
- The Online Claim will be visible on your devices.
|Apply Now||Employee Registration Application Form|
Pensioner Registration Application Form
Family Pensioner Application Form
Frequently Asked Questions
WBHS is the West Bengal Health Scheme for all government employees, pensioners, and other officers working in the state.
Employees under the state can register on the official portal of the scheme. To register, applicants can follow the steps mentioned in this article.
All the state government employees, state government pensioners, non-government employees, and other service officers in the state.
Applicants who want to download the certificate can do so by logging in to their profile using the User ID and Password on the web portal of the West Bengal Health Scheme.
The Government has impaneled numerous state/ government/ municipality hospital clinics and laboratories under this scheme. The name of the hospitals has been given in this article. Applicants can find similar information through the official portal of the scheme.
Yes, Cancer Post treatments are also covered in the WBHS scheme including the Chemotherapy costs incurred in the follow-up treatments.
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