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 2019. 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:
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
CENTRAL HEALTH MEDICAL PRACTICE
Dr. Yvonne Ou
Dr. Carmen Tam
Dr. Rowena Chua
Address: 3/F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central
Phone: 2824 0822
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. Linda Ho
Dr. Louisa Poon
Dr. Cheung Pik To
Dr. Patrick Chong
Dr. Marco Ho (Specialist in Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Disease)
Address: 318 & 322, Central Building, 1 Pedder Street, Central
Phone: 2526 6332
Dr. Mark Chan Clinic – Dr. Mark Chan
Address: 818 Central Building, 1 Pedder Street, Central
Phone: 2525 6266
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Dr. Eddie Cheung
Address: 40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong
Phone: 3651 8986
Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre – Dr. Fanny Lam
Address: 9/F, Glassview Commercial Building, 65-67 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long
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
Little Angel Paediatric Clinic – Dr. Angela Lau
Address: Unit 1401, 14/F, Dominion Centre, 43-59 Queen’s Road East
Phone: 2613 0030 / 2613 0962
The Kinder Clinic – Dr. Tanpa Thondup
Address: 3503 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central
Phone: 3902 3988
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. Marco Ho
Dr. Shirley Leung
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 6300
Pediatricians in Kowloon:
CHILDREN 818 (Due to open by the end of 2019)
Dr. Oliver Tang
Address: Hong Kong Pacific Centre, 28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone: 6513 3000
Dr Chris Woo’s Clinic – Dr. Chris Lap Fai Woo
Address: Unit 1302, 13/F, 26 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone: 2868 2000
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
Dr. Kam Lau Cheung
Dr. Johnny Yick Chun Chan
Dr. Ivy Miu Sze Tang
Address: 222 Waterloo Road
Phone: 2339 8611
Pediatricians in New Territories:
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan
Dr. Hui Yim Wo
Dr. Anthony Wing Keung Ng
Dr. Tse Wing Yee
Address: 199 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan
Phone: 2275 6688
Dr. Ng Pak Cheung
Dr. Steve Lau Shing Chi
Dr. Reann Chu Wai Po
Dr. Chan Shu Yan
Dr. Choi Mui Sum
Dr. Wilfred Leung Cheuk Wa
Dr. Catherine Lam Ka Yi
Dr. Tony Lau Ka Fai
Dr. Kitty Law Yuen Ki
Dr. Wallace Wan Ching Yu
Dr. Patrick Yim Tak Man
Dr. Ada Yip Yuen Fong
Address: 218 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 maximise your child’s health insurance protection, contact an expert at AD MediLink at [email protected]