Cancer is the number one cause of death in Hong Kong, and there is a growing need for specialised doctors (oncologists). Healthy Matters brings you a practical and expert guide to finding oncologists in Hong Kong, including costs and insurance cover.
An oncologist is a doctor who treats and gives medical care to patients with cancer. Oncologists conduct necessary exams, tests, and diagnosis, inform patients about the different types of cancers, treatments and their implications, treat patients and help them manage side effects.
There are generally four major types of oncologists in Hong Kong:
A cancer care team usually consists of the following people:
There are more than 200 registered oncologists in Hong Kong, working both in the private and public sectors. Here is the official list of registered oncologists in Hong Kong according to their specialities from the Medical Council here.
According to the Hospital Authority, it takes 9 years to be fully registered as a clinical oncologist. The training is separated into 3 parts, basic specialist training of 4 years, 3 years of full-time training in an accredited oncology training centre, and another 2 years of higher specialist training.
PRIVATE SECTOR – Private Market Rates
In Hong Kong and as is the case with other doctors, the cost of a consultation with an oncologist varies greatly, depending on the location and facilities needed. Our research shows that consultations in the private sector range from $800 to $2,500 for the initial consultation.
PUBLIC SECTOR – HA fees and charges
For eligible HKID-holders, a day procedure and treatment cost $96 per attendance
For non-eligible people, the price of a day procedure and treatment at a public oncologist clinic is $895 per attendance.
Beware of waiting times which can be very long in the public sector.
Please enquire at your clinic of choice for the specific costs.
* All amounts are in HKD. 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.
To make it easier for you, here is a list of Hong Kong oncology clinics and oncologists:
Here is the list of public centers providing Oncologist services throughout Hong Kong.
Address: Room 1212-13, 12/F, Argyle Centre Phase 1,
Address: Room 811-12, 8/F, Phase 1, Argyle Centre,
Address: 4/F, Champion Tower,
Address: Unit No. 1908-09, 19/F, Mira Place Tower A,
Address: Room 801-803, 26 Nathan Road,
Address: Room 1705, 17/F, One Grand Tower,
Address: Suite 504-505, 5/F, Admiralty Centre Tower 1,
Address: Unit 2102-03, 21/F, 26 Nathan Road,
You can search for Oncologists according to their locations here.
You can search for Clinical Oncologists according to their locations here.
You can search for Gynaecological Oncologists according to their locations here.
You can search for Haematological Oncologists according to their locations and languages here.
According to Alea, oncologists consultations are reimbursed under doctor specialist fees. Generally, high-end medical plans will reimburse oncologist consultation and surgical fees in full without any sub-limit whereas local plans usually have surgical and doctor specialist limits.
If you have any health insurance questions, contact an expert at Alea at [email protected].
This article was independently written by Healthy Matters. It is informative only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be relied upon for specific medical advice.
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