Did you know Hong Kong does not have enough allergy specialists? According to the Hong Kong Medical Journal, the city is sorely underserved by allergists. Indeed, most people with allergies are managed by their general practitioner or an organ-specific doctor such as an ENT specialist. While their care is adequate, it will be viewed through the lens of that specific organ, whereas many people experience allergic diseases across multiple organs.
If you are looking for an allergy specialist in Hong Kong for yourself or your family, Healthy Matters has compiled a list for you.
Public sector medical allergy specialists in Hong Kong
You can be tested through your general practitioner in the public system and will likely be managed by them or referred to a non-allergist specialist.
Unfortunately in Hong Kong there are no allergists or allergy services in adult medicine in the public healthcare system.
As for children, there is one public laboratory and pediatric clinic located at Queen Mary Hospital, where allergy testing takes place. The Chinese University of Hong Kong also takes referrals for pediatric inpatient and outpatient services from both the public and private systems in their pediatric immunology and allergy clinic.
As with other care, there is a long wait for allergy testing in the public system.
Private sector allergists and allergy testing in Hong Kong
Below are some private options for allergy testing in Hong Kong, for instance if you experience food allergies, skin allergies, hives, eczema, allergic rhinitis or conjunctivitis.
The Allergy Centre at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
Location: 9/F, Li Shu Pui Block, 2 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2835 8430
Location: Suite 1428, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2818 0180
Paediatric and Adolescent Centre
Location: 3/F, Block B, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
Telephone: (852) 2339 8461
Quality HealthCare Medical Center (Food allergy testing)
Location: Tsim Sha Tsui-Hong Kong Pacific Centre and Central-Prince’s Building
Phone: (852) 8100 8138
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