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Public & Private Health Services


Learn more about Hong Kong's public and private health services. Your healthcare options and what to expect.
  • Your Expert Guide to Allergy Specialists in Hong Kong

    Toddler boy sneezing

    Did you know Hong Kong does not have enough allergy specialists? According to the Hong Kong Medical Journal, the city is sorely underserved by allergists. Indeed, most people with allergies are managed by their general practitioner or an organ-specific doctor ...

  • How to Prepare For Flu Season in Hong Kong

    Sick, ill dog

    It is finally cooler in Hong Kong and it is the time of the year to get your flu shot. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu in Hong Kong, reducing doctor ...

  • Maternity in Hong Kong: The “Half-Half” Route

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    Giving birth at a private hospital in Hong Kong can easily cost more than HK$100,000 and very few insurance policies nowadays fully cover the expenses. In fact, most policies impose maternity specific limits, which can include both prenatal/postnatal care as ...

  • Your Complete Guide to Egg Freezing in Hong Kong

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    Not 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 ...

  • The Complete Guide to Flu Vaccines in Hong Kong

    Woman with the flu

    In Hong Kong, the flu is most common from January to March and from July to August. It is recommended by the Department of Health that flu vaccines should be received every year in autumn. Getting a flu vaccine early ...

  • The Regulation of Doctors and Health Professionals in Hong Kong: Are You in Safe Hands?

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    Did you know that in Hong Kong there are 12 health professions that are subject to regulation and registration? We at Healthy Matters think patient safety is an imperative and our mission is to deliver you trusted health information so you ...

  • The Complete 2019 Guide to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital 香港浸信會醫院

    Baptist Hospital Hong Kong

    Looking to visit a private hospital in Hong Kong for shorter wait lines and more personalised options? Here is your comprehensive guide to the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital 香港浸信會醫院.   What is Hong Kong Baptist Hospital? Hong Kong Baptist Hospital was established ...

  • The Complete Guide to Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas) 寶血醫院 in Hong Kong

    Precious Blood Hospital Hong Kong

    Looking to visit a private hospital in Hong Kong for shorter wait lines and more personalised options? Here is a comprehensive guide to Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas) 寶血醫院 in Hong Kong.    What is Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas)? In 1937, the Precious ...

  • Health Initiatives You Need to Know About from Carrie Lam’s 2018 Policy Address

    Hong Kong Policy Address 2018

    The Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address touches on many healthcare aspects affecting the community of Hong Kong with Carrie Lam stating that “healthcare services are livelihood issues of greatest public concern just after housing”. Below is a complete summary of ...

  • Your Guide to IVF and 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 ...



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