Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS Mumbai)


The Central Government Health Scheme was started in 1954 with the objective of providing comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees, both serving and pensioners and their dependent family members. The scheme is also providing service to members and former members of parliament, judges of Supreme Court and High Court, freedom fighters, former Governors and former Vice-Presidents of India.

Central Government Health Scheme was introduced in Mumbai in the year 1963 with seven dispensaries. Over the years the scheme has expanded considerably and presently there are 26 Dispensaries, 2 Polyclinics, 3 Dental units, 4 Homoeopathic units and 2 Ayurvedic dispensaries. 

CGHS Mumbai provides health care through following

  • Allopathy
  • Dental
  • Homeopathy
  • Ayurveda

Suggestions and complaints on various aspects of the functioning at this scheme are used as feedback for the initiatives to be taken to improve the functioning of CGHS, which have yielded positive results.

Facilities available under CGHS

  1. OPD Treatment including issue of medicines.
  2. Specialist Consultation at Polyclinic/Govt. Hospitals.
  3. Indoor Treatment at Government and Empanelled Hospitals.
  4. Investigations at Government and Empanelled Diagnostic centers.
  5. Cashless facility is available for treatment in empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centers for Pensioners and other identified beneficiaries.
  6. Reimbursement of expenses for treatment availed in Govt. /Private Hospitals under emergency.
  7. Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of hearing aids, artificial limbs, appliances etc. as specified.
  8. Family Welfare, Maternity and Child Health Services.
  9. Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda & Homeopathy system of medicines (AYUSH)
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