Last updated on May 10, 2021.
What is pediatrician | Pediatricians in HK | When to see a pediatrician | Reasons to see a pediatrician | Costs | Pediatricians list | Pediatricians on Hong Kong Island | Pediatricians in Kowloon | Pediatricians in New Territories | Insurance coverage
Looking for a Pediatrician in Hong Kong? Having questions about your little one’s growth and development? Healthy Matters brings you an expert, comprehensive guide with all the details you need.
Methodology: This guide does not aim to be exhaustive. It is informative only and based on our independent research. No practitioner or clinic paid any fees or rendered any services in exchange of inclusion in this article.
What is a Pediatrician?
Pediatricians are doctors who specialize in child healthcare. They are doctors who treat physical, behavior and mental health issues in children and young teenagers until the age of 18. They are trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases. They can help prevent unexpected diseases and keep track of your child’s health from time to time.
There are many types of pediatricians, each with their own sub-specialties. General pediatricians can usually answer all your questions and treat common illnesses, but when it gets more serious, you might want to seek an expert in:
- Pediatric Cardiology: a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart problems in children
- Pediatric Nephrology: a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the kidney and urinary tract in children
- Pediatric Neurology: a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting children’s nervous system
- Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics: a doctor who specializes in physical, language, socio-emotional and cognitive development in childhood and adolescence
- Paediatric Endocrinology: a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone disorders in children
- Paediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases: a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating children’s immune system and preventing it from infectious diseases
- Paediatric Respiratory Medicine: a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting children’s respiratory system
What to know about Pediatricians in Hong Kong
There are over 565 registered pediatricians in Hong Kong, working both in the private and public sectors. You can find the official list of registered pediatricians in Hong Kong from the Medical Council here.
Of the 44 public hospitals in Hong Kong, there are 16 Hospital Authority (public) hospitals in Hong Kong with pediatricians.
In Hong Kong, it takes a minimum of 6 years to be a pediatrician. The training program for a prospective paediatrician consists of 3 years of basic training, an intermediate examination, followed by 3 years of higher training and an exit assessment. When all these have been completed, subject to approval by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, the trainee will become a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. He or she will then be eligible for recommendation to be a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and will be eligible for listing in the Specialist Register.
When should you see a Pediatrician?
After delivery, your child will have to see a pediatrician frequently from birth to the age of 2, and at least once a year after that for annual checkups. If your child shows symptoms of a specific condition, your pediatrician may refer him or her to a pediatric specialist for further evaluation. Also, if your child is sick, you should call a pediatrician.
If your child does not experience any symptoms or sickness, seeing a pediatrician for preventive care services is still be beneficial. Preventive care services that pediatricians commonly conduct in relation to development tracking. Pediatricians monitor the growth and development of your child by measuring their height, weight and body mass index (BMI). Pediatricians may also ask about your child’s behavior at home and observe things like vision focus, sensory reaction, language, walking, reflexes and muscle tone. This allows pediatricians to see if there are any developmental delays in your child.
Most common reasons to see a Pediatrician
It is recommended to see a pediatrician if your child is experiencing:
- Allergies (asthma)
- Respiratory problems (cough, cold)
- Skin problems (rash)
- Mental problems (autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy)
- ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
- Brain problems (Epilepsy)
- Digestion problem (Constipation, Diarrhea)
- Muscle or bone problem (Skoliosis, Developmental dysplasia of the hip)
Common treatments performed by pediatricians include:
- Immunisation / Vaccination
- General examinations
- Prescribe medications
- Therapy for mental issues
- Generally diagnose and treat your child’s illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems
How much does it cost to see a Pediatrician in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong the cost of a consultation with a pediatrician varies greatly, depending among others on the location and facilities. Our research shows that consultations in the private sector range from $600 to $1,800.
For eligible HKID-holders, attending a public specialist clinic costs $135 for first attendance and $80 for subsequent attendance.
For non-eligible people, the price of attending a public general clinic is $1,190 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 and were last updated in May 2020. 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.
List of Pediatricians in Hong Kong
To make it easier for you, here is a list of Hong Kong pediatricians and specialised clinics.
Pediatricians in the Public Sector:
Here is the list of public centers providing pediatric services throughout Hong Kong.
Pediatricians in the Private Sector:
Here is a list of pediatricians practicing in private sector:
Pediatricians on Hong Kong Island:
AppleTree Children’s Clinic
Dr. Steve Wong
Address: Suite 1121, 11/F, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: 2526 7633
Blue Sky Children’s Clinic
Dr. Sergio Koo
Dr. Joseph Pang
Dr. Steve Wong
Dr. Clement Yu
Address: 13/F, 1 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL, HONG KONG
Phone: 2526 7633
Chan Sin Hang June Clinic – Dr. June Chan
Address: Room 2007, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road Central
Phone: 2882 9200
Dr. Alfred Tam
Dr. Aurelius Fung
Dr. Alvin Chan
Dr. VK Sugunan
Dr. Cheng Pik Shun
Dr. Oliver Tang
Dr. Ng Yin Ming
Dr. Louisa Poon
Dr. Cheung Pik To
Dr. Patrick Chong
Dr. Chow Chung Mo
Dr. Marco Ho (Specialist in Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Disease)
Address: 318 & 322, Central Building, 1 Pedder Street, Central
Phone: 2526 6332
Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre – Dr. Fanny Lam
Address: Bank of America Tower, Room 1006, 10/F, 12 Harcourt Rd, Central
Phone: 2243 0000
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
Dr. Yen Chow Tsao
Dr. Lee Yuen Ko
Dr. Natalie Ngar Yee Lee
Dr. Louis Chung Kai Low
Dr. Daniel Kwok Keung Ng (Specialist in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine)
Dr. Kar Yin Wong
Dr. Chap Yung Yeung
Dr. Iris Kin Chun Lau (Specialist in Developmental – Behavioural Paediatrics)
Dr. Lai Yin Wong (Specialist in Developmental – Behavioural Paediatrics)
Address: 4/F, Li Shu Fan Block, 2 Village Road, Happy Valley
Phone: 2835 8890
Hui Hon Lam, Stephen Clinic – Dr. Stephen Hui
Address: Unit 602-603, Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
Phone: 2526 5556
OT&P Clinic (Family Clinic) – Dr. Mark Chan & Dr. Niki Tracy
Address: LG/F, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central, HK
Phone: 2537 7281
Wong Chi On, Simon Clinic – Dr. Simon Wong
Address: Room 1007, Capitol Centre Tower 1, 5-19 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay
Phone: 2890 3316
VIRTUS MEDICAL GROUP
Dr. Patrick Chong
Dr. Chung Mo Chow
Dr. Marco Ho
Dr. Shirley Leung
Dr. Louisa Poon
Dr. Pik To Cheung
Dr. Jennifer Sihoe Dart Yin
Dr. Alfred Tam
Dr. Oliver Tang
Address: 5/F, Virtus Medical Tower, 122, Queen’s Road Central, Central
Phone: 3893 6200
Pediatricians in Kowloon:
Pediatricians in New Territories:
Dr. Ng Pak Cheung
Dr. Steve Lau Shing Chi
Dr. Reann Chu Wai Po
Dr. Chan Pak Hong
Dr. Chan Shu Yan
Dr. Choi Mui Sum
Dr. Wilfred Leung Cheuk Wa
Dr. Tony Lau Ka Fai
Dr. Kitty Law Yuen Ki
Dr. Tim Liu Kam
Dr. Jennifer Tsang Wing Yan
Dr. Wallace Wan Ching Yu
Dr. Patrick Yim Tak Man
Dr. Ada Yip Yuen Fong
Address: 18 Fu Kin Street, Tai Wai, Shatin
Phone: 2608 3388
Does insurance cover consultations and treatments with Pediatricians in Hong Kong?
According to AD MediLink, pediatric care is reimbursed under doctor specialist fees. Generally, high-end medical plans will reimburse pediatrician fees in full without any sub-limit whereas local plans will have a doctor specialist limit. In regards to vaccinations and preventive care such as development tracking, there may be sub-limits. Beware of any waiting periods for baby check-ups. If you have any child health insurance questions or looking to maximize your child’s health insurance protection, contact an expert at AD MediLink at [email protected]