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Post-Partum Mental Health Providers in Hong Kong

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 post-partum mental health care in Hong Kong.

Public or free-of-charge post-partum mental health providers

In the public system, you will be assessed for PPD using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) by your Maternal Health and Child Centre (MCHC) nurse. After initial counselling by the MCHC nurse, if you are assessed as requiring additional support you will be referred to a social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist trained in PPD.
Hospital Authority Mental Health Direct2466 7350
Social Welfare Department 24-Hour Hotline2343 2255
The Samaritan Befrienders 24-hour Hotline2896 0000
Suicide Prevention Services 24-hour Hotline2382 0000

Private post-partum mental health providers

You will be assessed for PPD using either the EPDS or the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale by your doctor. In the private system, you can either get a referral from your obstetrician or general practitioner or you can self-refer to psychological services.
All amounts are in HKD. The information in this directory was compiled over several months ended on September 30, 2017. Healthy Matters is under no obligation to update this information published. While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this directory, no responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. It is always best to call ahead to make sure the information is still up-to-date.
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