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Comprehensive Guide to Hong Kong’s Private Hospitals

When opting for private hospitals as opposed to public hospitals you are most likely to experience shorter wait times and more choice as far as treatment and physicians are concerned. Furthermore, private hospitals focus and pride themselves on patient comfort and strive for quality of care, often boasting state-of-the-art technology and systems. Many of the… Read More

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Your IVF Guide in Hong Kong | Public Versus Private Options and Costs

According to The Council on Human Reproductive Technology, in Hong Kong an estimated one in six couples have difficulty conceiving. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive treatment and it is the most well-known for infertility related issues.   If you are currently exploring In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) services in Hong Kong or just… Read More

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A Complete Guide to Abortion in Hong Kong

Terminating a pregnancy is a very personal and difficult decision, if you are considering this procedure Healthy Matters is here to help guide you along the way. We have all the information you need on getting an abortion in Hong Kong including your options, what to expect, what it costs, and where to go.  … Read More

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What You Need to Know About Medical Care During a Typhoon

As much as the Hong Kong government tries their best to keep everyone safe and sound, life doesn’t stop when a typhoon hits. What if you have a scheduled surgery or facing a medical emergency? We bring you clarity on medical care in a typhoon or black rain signal.     PRIVATE HEALTH SECTOR MEDICAL… Read More

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Post-Partum Mental Health Providers in Hong Kong

Overcoming the challenges of new motherhood is not easy. Mental health challenges are common in the first few weeks and months of the post-partum period. In Hong Kong, 40% to 80% of women will experience the ‘baby blues’ and 10% will experience post-partum depression (PPD). This is a guide to public and private providers of… Read More

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Ambulances in Hong Kong | Who Are You Going To Call In Case of Emergency?

Ambulances have paramedics on board and are able to stabilize patients in a serious condition prior to arriving at a hospital. In Hong Kong, there are two emergency ambulance providers: 999 and St John’s Ambulance.   Call 999 for an ambulance to drive you to a public hospital A&E Calling 999 will give you access… Read More

Your Guide to Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong

The first thing to know about assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Hong Kong is that only legally married couples – not same sex couples – are able to access these services. Consent from both partners is required. The great divide between the public and private providers when looking at accessing fertility services is costs, waiting… Read More

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Medical Emergency Services in Hong Kong | Where to Go and How to Get There

Unless you’re a medical professional, it’s not easy to determine what type of emergency you’re facing and where you should go to find help. This is the Healthy Matters’ guide to finding help in a medical emergency in Hong Kong. We’ve organized this article based on the level of emergency you might be facing.  … Read More

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Eye Tests for Children | When and Where to Go in Hong Kong

Vision is a crucial part of learning and developing as children grow and explore their world. A child’s visual system grows and develops from being able to see in fuzzy black and white as a newborn to fully mature at the age of eight. So, at what age should children first visit an eye expert… Read More

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Your Guide to Egg Freezing in Hong Kong | What Women Need to Know About Preserving Their Fertility

No quite ready to have children yet but worried about your future fertility? Whether you are focused on your career or haven’t found the right partner, egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation – preserves a woman’s eggs so she can try to conceive at a later date. Healthy Matters brings you a complete guide to egg… Read More

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