Looking to visit a public hospital in Hong Kong? Here is your comprehensive, independent guide to United Christian Hospital 基督教聯合醫院.
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United Christian Hospital is one of Hong Kong’s large public hospitals, under the Hospital Authority’s Management. It is located in Kwun Tong (Kowloon East). United Christian was established in 1973 and as of writing this article, it has 1,403 beds.
It is a major acute general hospital and one of the tertiary referral hospitals in the Kowloon East Cluster. It has 24 hour A&E service with a wide range of other services including in-patient, day-patient, out-patient and community care services for the population of East Kowloon.
United Christian is one of the teaching hospitals of the Nethersole School of Nursing of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which in 2020 ranks 1st in Hong Kong, 1st in Asia and 21st in the world according to QS World University Rankings. This hospital emphasizes on community-oriented services promoting the concept of “hospital without walls”.
United Christian Hospital has eight Specialist Outpatient Clinics. These are:
United Christian Hospital has many specialty centres and Ambulatory Services, including:
United Christian Hospital has a 24-hour accident and emergency service with a full range of acute specialist and ambulatory services.
Costs at United Christian Hospital are determined by the Hospital Authority. Costs are categorized into 3 groups: eligible persons, non-eligible persons, and private charges.
Eligible persons are defined as:
As a reference, here 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|
If you are an eligible person (i.e. holder of 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.
Address: 130 Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Phone: 2379 9611
How to get there: Public shuttle bus or green minibus, hospital shuttle bus, car or taxi. For more information, click here under public transport.
If you wish to learn more about United Christian Hospital, visit its website here!
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