The Complete 2020 Guide to United Christian Hospital 基督教聯合醫院

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.

Special COVID-19 Measures

Due to the activation of the Emergency Response Level, the Hospital Authority has announced the suspension of visiting arrangements, unless on compassionate grounds. Please note, some new measures have been taken for general outpatient clinic appointments in light of quarantine measures. General outpatient clinics have taken measures that can be found here, as for specialist outpatient clinics, information can be found here.

As the situation in Hong Kong continues to evolve, it is always best to call ahead of time if you have any questions or concerns.

Overview of United Christian Hospital

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”.

Outpatient Services

United Christian Hospital has eight Specialist Outpatient Clinics. These are:

  • Medicine & Geriatrics
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
  • Orthopaedics & Traumatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Family Medicine & Primary Health Care
  • Treatment Room

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Speciality Centers 

United Christian Hospital has many specialty centers and Ambulatory Services, including:

  • Kowloon East Pain Management Centre
  • Integrated ENT Centre
  • Geriatric Day Hospital
  • Hong Kong Poison Information Centre
  • Renal Ambulatory Care Centre
  • Kowloon East Cluster United Christian Hospital Hospice Centre
  • Kowloon East Cluster Breast Centre
  • Psychiatric Day Hospital
  • Toxicology Training Centre
  • Day Surgery Centre
  • United Ambulatory Care Centre

A&E services and Costs

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:

  • Holders of Hong Kong Identity Card
  • Children who are Hong Kong residents and under 11 years of age
  • Approved by the Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority

As a reference, here are the costs for eligible persons:

ServiceFee / 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

How is medical insurance coverage at United Christian 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.

Do I have the right medical insurance in Hong Kong?

Looking for health insurance? Contact the experts at our partner AD MediLink today at [email protected] or +852 2606 2668 for a quote with expert and unbiased advice. The AD MediLink team specialises in medical insurance and is uniquely trained on the Hong Kong healthcare system (public and private) to answer all your questions.

How to get to United Christian Hospital?

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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This article was independently written by Healthy Matters and is not sponsored. 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.