There’s no medical test required for residency in Hong Kong, and you’ll find the medical system very easy to work out. General Practitioners (GPs) are your first port of call for basic illnesses (a system introduced by the British, meaning you’ll have a specific family doctor), and both public and private hospitals are excellent. You’ll probably have health insurance through your company, and their insurer of choice will have a list of hospitals and clinics that they have a relationship with. Check out the one nearest you and register yourself and your family to save time in the future.

Health insurance in Hong Kong is not mandatory, and if you’re not insured, standard illnesses or even broken bones and the like won’t bankrupt you, as long as you use the public system; however, private hospitals are expensive and if you’re going to be here long term you should consider private insurance. Some international brokers are Expatriate Insurance Services, Medibroker and International Medical Group.

Public Hospitals

The majority of Hong Kong’s 50 or so hospitals are public. These are four of the most well considered public hospitals in Hong Kong, and are all used to treating foreigners. All are open 24 hours to outpatients. They’re overseen by the Hong Kong Health Authority, and a full list of public hospitals can be found on their website.

Queen Mary Hospital

Large institution (1,400 beds, and Asia’s tallest hospital building) covering the Southern and Western districts; also a teaching hospital.

102 Pok Fu Lam Rd, Pok Fu Lam
2855 3838

Ruttonjee Hospital

General hospital with 600 beds and an impressive surgical department – note it does not cover paediatrics.

266 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
2291 2000

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

Wide range of clinical departments including paediatrics and obstetrics, in a large, modern facility with 1,800 beds.

3 Lok Man Rd, Wan Chai
2595 6205

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Major acute teaching hospital covering all kinds of primary care, with a range of clinics and particular experience with cancer, chest and heart diseases.

30 Gascoigne Rd, Kowloon
2958 8888

Private Hospitals

Below are all 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong. Many are religiously founded and affiliated, but accept all patients and you’ll find them little different to other hospitals. Times refer to outpatient services; all receive emergency patients 24 hours and visiting hours are usually 9am-9pm. For more information, see

Canossa Hospital

Non-profit Catholic general hospital with 150 beds and a range of clinics including child care and maternity.

24 hours
1 Old Peak Rd, Mid-Levels
2522 2181

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

Christian non-profit hospital with high quality of care and a high-tech approach, with both Hong Kong Island and New Territories locations.

Mon-Thu 9am-8:30pm; Fri, Sun 9am-12:30pm, 2-4:30pm

Hong Kong Island
40 Stubbs Rd, Mid-Levels
2547 6211

Tsuen Wan
199 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
2276 7676

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

Over 400 beds in a well-considered hospital with a wide range of clinics and a School of Nursing; also a center of Family Medicine training.

24 hours
2 Village Rd, Happy Valley
2572 0211

Matilda International Hospital

Beautiful and pricy exclusive hospital on the Peak, with core services of maternity, orthopaedic, surgical and health assessment. Has affiliated medical services in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.

41 Mount Kellett Rd, The Peak
2849 0111

St. Paul’s Hospital

Catholic hospital with over 400 beds and a good reputation for personalized care.

24 hours
2 Eastern Hospital Rd, Causeway Bay
2830 8888

St. Teresa’s Hospital

Affiliated with St. Paul’s above, they have 600 beds and a wide range of specialties, as well as a nursing school.

24 hours
327 Prince Edward Rd, Kowloon
2200 3434

Evangel Hospital

Evangelical-founded hospital specialising in diagnostic and preventative medicine.

222 Argyle St, Kowloon
2711 5221

Hong Kong Baptist Hospital

Hong Kong’s first private hospital, this facility has 800 beds and is affiliated with the local Baptist Church. Note that it does not provide emergency services.

24 hours
222 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong
2339 8888

Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas)

Catholic hospital specialising in general medicine, surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics and ophthalmology.

113 Castle Peak Rd, Sham Shui Po, West Kowloon
3971 9900

Union Hospital

The newest of the city’s private hospitals with over 300 beds, this covers the New Territories area and has a wide range of clinics.
24 hours

Tai Wai, Shatin, New Territories
2608 3388

General Practitioners

Your first port of call will usually be your GP; below are some practices where English is spoken, either by native speakers or doctors with overseas training. For a full list, see


Somewhere between a GP and an emergency responder, this service has a clinic but specialises in emergency house calls. A useful back-up to your normal GP.

16/F, Hing Wai Building, 36 Queens Rd, Central
6017 1281

Island Health Family Practice

Experienced and friendly clinic offering house calls and 24-hour emergency service. Part of the same group as the next two listings.

Mon-Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm
Shop 109A, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay
2987 7575

Central Health Medical Practice

Friendly family service specialising in obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, family health and psychiatry.

Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
3/F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell St, Central
2824 0822

Southside Family Health Centre

Family specialists, including child psychology, speech therapy and counselling.

Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-1pm
1/F, 2H South Bay Rd, Repulse Bay
2592 9000

Ken Lee Medical Centre

The Ken Lee Medical Centre offers Orthopedic, general surgery , OB/GYN services along with psychotherapy services.

Mon-Fri 10am-1pm, 3-7pm; Sat 10am-1pm, 3-5pm
Rooms 1825-27 Argyle Centre Phase, 1688 Nathan Rd, Mongkok, Kowloon
2787 0222


A chain of four practices around the territory, specialising in family medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology.

Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-12:30pm

5/F, Century Square, D’Aguilar St, Central
2521 3181

1501 Shui On Centre, 8 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
2824 9112

G205 The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Rd, Repulse Bay
2813 1978

Razor Hill Dairy Farm Shopping Centre, Clearwater Bay Rd, Pik Uk, New Territories
2719 6366

Raffles Medical

This Singaporean medical practice chain offers health screening packages, diagnostic testing and dental services. There’s also an airport branch.

Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat 8:30am-1pm

29/F, Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central
3168 2102

Suites 906-7 Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Rd, Quarry Bay
2525 1730


Many of the hospitals and clinics above also provide dental services; below are some English-speaking specialists. For a full list, go to

Bayley & Jackson Dental Surgeons

Founded over 50 years ago, this practice’s five clinics offer a wide range of dental procedures, as well as a 24-hour emergency service.

Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
Podium Level, 210-218 Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
2526 1061

Repulse Bay
Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 2-6pm; Sat 9am-1pm
Shop G207 Repulse Bay Shopping Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Rd, Repulse Bay
2812 2358

Tsim Sha Tsui
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
Room 1401 Ocean Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
2730 3585

Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm
Room 701-2 Wai Fung Plaza, 664 Nathan Rd, Mongkok, Kowloon
2396 3263

Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
Unit 1301, Tower 1, Grand Central Plaza, 138 Shatin Rural Committee Rd, Shatin, New Territories
2634 1282

Tam, Hulac & Partners Dental

Aiming for “stress-free dentistry”, this practice’s two clinics offer pleasant environments with children-friendly facilities and expert care.

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm

Room 1506 World-Wide House, 19 Des Voeux Rd, Central
2868 1775

Shop G208 Repulse Bay Shopping Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Rd, Repulse Bay
2812 6337

Dr Raymond Li

Dentistry and orthodontics provided by UK- and Australia-trained doctors.

Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Room 1709 East Point Centre, 555 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay
2566 5866

Dr James Woo & Associates

US-trained dentists specialising in family dentistry, including emergency treatment.

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
908 Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Rd, Central
2869 6986

A J Smith & Jain

Long-established clinic in Central with general, cosmetic and emergency services.

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-1pm
Room 703 Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central
2526 2383

Dr Gregory Taylor

Friendly American doctor specialising in dental surgery.

Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm
1501 Tak Shing House, 20 Des Voeux Rd, Central
2526 6866

iOrtho Dental

Australian-trained orthodontic specialist in the heart of the city.

Mon, Thu-Fri 10am-1:30pm, 2:30-6:30pm; Tue 10am-1:30pm; Wed 2:30-6:30pm; Sat 10am-2pm
Room 1002 Manning House, 48 Queen’s Rd, Central
3586 9710

Hong Kong Japanese Dental Clinic

English- and Japanese-language services with standard dental treatments as well as whitening and orthodontics.

Mon-Sat 10-7pm
Room 1503 World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay
2808 4768

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