Last updated on August 31, 2021.
Here is your comprehensive, must-have guide to Yan Chai Hospital 仁濟醫院 in Hong Kong, covering its 24-hour A&E services, chinese medicine, inpatient services, outpatient services, costs and more!
Public hospital doctors are required to assess inpatients regularly according to their symptoms, clinical conditions and order tests as appropriate to produce the best treatment.
Due to the activation of the Emergency Response Level, the Hospital Authority has announced a special visiting arrangement. Please note that some new measures have been taken for special outpatient clinic appointments in light of the pandemic. Important notes for visitors going to General outpatient clinics can be found here, as for specialist outpatient clinics, information can be found here.
Overview of Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan
Yan Chai Hospital (YCH) was put into service as early as 1973 with the aim to provide Tsuen Wan and its neighboring areas with acute and extended care service. It officially became one of the major public hospitals under the Kowloon West Cluster of the Hospital Authority in 1991. Over the years, the hospital has advanced into a strong capacity with 4 blocks, more than 700 inpatient beds and 2,000 staff members.
What are the main areas of expertise?
While catering 24-hour accident & emergency services, Yan Chai Hospital is notable for its referral specialty services in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, in addition to total joint replacement.
Chinese medicine services of Yan Chai Hospital
Chinese medicine is part of the all-encompassing range of medicine services provided by Yan Chai Hospital.
Since March 2020, some YCH Chinese medicine clinics have been providing subsidized Chinese medicine general consultation and acupuncture services in the hospital, Kwai Tsing district and Sham Shui Po district respectively.
One of them is located within the hospital and has 9 consultation rooms, 1 assessment room and Chinese medicine pharmacy. Apart from Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment, acupuncture and moxibustion services, there are also internal medicine and dermatology departments as well as other expert outpatient services.
|Yan Chai Hospital – Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Clinic cum Training and Research Centre (Tsuen Wan District)|
Tel: 2416 0303
Location: 4th Floor, Block C, Yan Chai Hospital, 7-11 Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
YCH Chinese medicine services have also further expanded to Sai Kung, Sai Ying Pun and Cheung Sha Wan in recent years. All of their respective addresses and contacts can be viewed here.
Dental services of Yan Chai Hospital
There are a total of 10 Yan Chai dental clinics across Tsuen Wan, To Kwa Wan, Shau Kei Wan, Kwun Tong, Fanling, Tai Po, Sham Shui Po, North Point, Tai Wai and Yuen Long to make quality, affordable dental services accessible.
|Yan Chai Hospital – Yan Chai Hospital Board So Kai Sing Dental Clinic offers in-hospital dental services. |
Tel: 2411 3630
Address: 6/F, Block C, Yan Chai Hospital, 7-11 Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, NT
For the respective addresses and contacts of other clinics, view here for more information.
To further assist those in need, YCH dental clinics have joined the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme and “Elderly Dental Services Subsidy Scheme“. Eligible recipients can apply for subsidies for dental treatments to reduce financial burden.
Outpatient & inpatient services
There is so much more to what this public hospital offers in terms of multi-disciplinary specialty & clinical services, ambulatory & allied health services at various established clinical centres.
Specialities & Clinical Services:
- 24-hour Accident and Emergency Service,
- Medicine (including Medical Rehabilitation, Convalescent and Infirmary Services)
- Paediatrics (Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
- Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
- Orthopaedics & Traumatology
- Intensive Care
- Coronary Care
- Haemodialysis Unit
- Special Diagnostic Centre
- Wellness Centre for Breast Disease
- Endocrine Surgery Clinic
- ENT Ambulatory Centre
- Total Joint Replacement Centre
- Acute Cerebro-Vascular Treatment Centre
- Endoscopy Centre
Ambulatory & Allied Health Services
- General Practice Clinic
- Family Medicine Specialist Clinic
- Specialist Out-Patient Service
- Chinese Medicine Clinic
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Medical Social Services
- Health Resource Centre
- Paediatrics and Adolescent Ambulatory Centre
- Integrated Diabetes Mellitus / Endocrine and Renal Ambulatory Care Services
- Geriatric Day Hospital
To bring multi-dimensional and affordable medical services to the society, Yan Chai Hospital general and specialist outpatient services are stretched across different districts.
Yan Chai Hospital Integrated Medical Centre is a case in point. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and apparatus, the center serves to provide one-stop dental, Chinese medicine and western medicine services to the public.
Tel: 2151 0559
Location: Shop C, Ground Floor, Kam Yuen Mansion, Nos.223-229 Un Chau Street, Kowloon.
Yan Chai Hospital social services
Yan Chai Hospital Social Services Department proactively responds to the dynamic needs of the society, with 5 main types of focuses, namely elderly, rehabilitation, youth and child care, training and volunteering services.
Costs at Yan Chai Hospital
Costs at Yan Chai Hospital are determined by the Hospital Authority, and categorized into 3 groups: eligible persons, non-eligible persons and private charges.
As a reference, below are the costs for eligible persons*:
|Service||Fee / HK Dollar|
|Accident & Emergency||$180 per attendance|
|Inpatient (acute general beds)||$75 admission fee, $120 per day|
|Inpatient (convalescent / rehabilitation, infirmary & psychiatric beds)||$100 per day|
|Specialist outpatient (including allied health clinic)||$135 for the 1st attendance, $80 per subsequent attendance, $15 per drug item|
|General outpatient||$50 per attendance|
|Dressing or injection||$19 per attendance|
|Psychiatric day hospital||$60 per attendance|
|Geriatric day hospital||$60 per attendance|
|Rehabilitation day hospital||$55 per attendance|
|Day procedure and treatment at Clinical Oncology Clinic or Renal Clinic||$96 per attendance|
|Day procedure and treatment in ambulatory facility||$195 per attendance|
|Community nursing service (general)||$80 per visit|
|Community nursing service (psychiatric)||Free|
|Community allied health service||$80 per visit|
* Eligible Persons refer to holders of Hong Kong identity cards, or Hong Kong residents under the age of 11, or those approved by Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority. As for non-eligible persons, private charges and full information can be accessed in our full cost guide here.
* All amounts are in HKD and were last updated in July 2021. 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.
Please note that the pricings of certain outpatient clinic services of Yan Chai Hospital differ from the above list. For example, the general eye clinic consultation (including 1 medication) costs HK$420 and the extra charges for other operations can be found here. It is highly recommended that you do your research before visiting the doctor.
Medical insurance coverage at Yan Chai Hospital
If you are an eligible person (i.e. holder of a HKID) and have medical insurance, public hospital costs can be reimbursed. Considering how low public fees are, most patients pay out-of-pocket.
If you are not an eligible person (visiting / tourist), public hospital costs will be much higher and it is important to ensure you are well covered.
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How to get to Yan Chai Hospital in Tuen Muen?
Address: 7-11 Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
How to get there: MTR, bus, minibus, car or taxi.
MTR: Tai Wo Hau Exit B or Tsuen Wan Exit A, walk for about 10-15 minutes
Bus: 30, 31, 34, 36, 38A, 235, 43, 43B: Get off at Sha Tsui Road
43X, 48X, 49X, 73X, 278X: Get off at Castle Peak Road – Ting Kau
34M, 39M, 41M, 42M, 59M, 60M, 66M, 68M, 238M, 243M: Get off at Tsuen Wan MTR Station
Minibus: 87, 91, 93, 98: Get off at Ham Tin Street
If you wish to learn more about Yan Chai Hospital, visit its website here!
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What services does the hospital provide?
Yan Chai Hospital boasts a full range of general and specialist medical care, e.g. Endoscopy, physiotherapy therapy, dental services, geriatrics, etc., to name just a few.
What are the visiting hours?
The opening hours of the hospital are 9am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm, from Monday to Friday. However, due to COVID-19 arrangement, external visitors are forbidden in all wards.
How long is the waiting time for emergency services?
The general practice is that upon patients’ arrival in the accident & emergency ward, trained nurses would make a preliminary assessment. The triage nurse will then categorize the patient into 5 groups based on their conditions:
- In danger
Patients who are triaged as critical or in dire conditions will be treated by medical staff immediately. Non-urgent patients may have to wait for a longer time.
Any available financial assistance?
Yes. Recipients of CSSA shall notify the staff to be exempted from medical expenses every time they register for medical treatment and present identity documents. After the staff’s confirmation, they can be exempted from public medical service charges.
If you aren’t eligible for CSSA, you can also apply for the public hospital waiving of medical charges, Samaritan Fund, Community Care Fund Medical Assistance Programmes on the condition that you meet the requirements and pass the income vetting.