Main Facilities and Practitioners Guide

Hong Kong’s health care system is of a high standard and many of the territory’s medical professionals were trained or have undergone postgraduate training overseas. Hospitals are well-equipped and offer a wide range of specialist services. There are more than 50 hospitals in Hong Kong that all offer in-patient and 24-hour emergency services. Of these, 12 are private hospitals; the remaining are run by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

Public Hospitals

Subsidized medical services are available to all eligible residents holding a Hong Kong Identity Card, including expatriates on a valid working visa and their dependent family members. Government hospitals and specialist and general outpatient clinics are very inexpensive, with a day’s stay including treatment and medication at about HK$100. However, the crowded waiting rooms and longer waiting lists for appointments and outpatient treatments, combined with language difficulties, make public hospitals a less attractive option.

English-speaking doctors are not guaranteed in these hospitals, although you will find that those hospitals located in the Central district, Mid-Levels and South Island areas of Hong Kong will have a higher percentage of staff with English-language skills.

Some of the public hospitals favored by expatriates are listed below:

Queen Mary Hospital
102 Pokfulam Road
Tel: 2855 3838

Ruttonjee Hospital
266 Queen’s Road East
Wan Chai
Tel: 2291 2000

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
3 Lok Man Road
Chai Wan
Tel: 2595 6205

A full list of public hospitals can be found at the Hospital Authority’s website:

Private Hospitals

Most expats favor private medical care because of the considerably better English skills of the medical staff and the more personal attention they offer. Consultation fees in private hospitals do not include drugs, treatments, tests and procedures. You can pay by check, credit card or by presenting an accepted health insurance card.

As far as possible, make an appointment in advance as hospitals are often busy and with the exception of emergency cases, you have to be prepared to wait to see a doctor. All private hospitals require a deposit or a letter of guarantee from an accepted insurance company or an employer. Charges for hospital fees start from HK$640 a day for a bed in a general ward to over HK$3,000 for a private ward. English-speaking doctors and nurses are available at all private hospitals.

Some of the private hospitals favored by expatriates are listed below:

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital
40 Stubbs Road
Tel: 2547 6211

Canossa Hospital
1 Old Peak Road
Tel: 2522 2181

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
2 Village Road
Happy Valley
Tel: 2572 0211

Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
222 Waterloo Road
Kowloon Tong
Tel: 2339 8888

Matilda International Hospital
41 Mount Kellett Road
The Peak
Tel: 2849 0111


A full list of private hospitals can be found at

General Practitioners

Listed below is a list of medical practioners in Hong Kong who provide English speaking services.

Island Health Family Practice
Mon-Thu 08:00-19:00
Fri 08:00-18:00
Sat 09:00-14:00
House calls and 24-hour emergency service available
Shop 109A Discovery Bay Plaza
Discovery Bay
Tel: 2987 7575

Ken Lee Medical Centre
The Ken Lee Medical Centre offers Orthopedic, general surgery , OB/GYN services along with psychotherapy services.
Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00,15:00-19:00
Sat 10:00-13:00, 15:00-17:00
Rooms 1825-27 Argyle Centre Phase
1,688 Nathan Road, Mongkok
Tel: 2787 0222

Quality HealthCare Medical Centre
Quality Healthcare offers optical care, dental care, physiotherapy, specialist services and whole bouquet of other services at various locations in Hong Kong.
Tel: 2975 3200

Raffles Medical
This medical practice offers health screening packages, diagnostic testing and dental services.
Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00
Sat 08:30-13:00
Suites 906-7, Lincoln House
Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road
Tel: 2525 1730

Central Health Medical Practice
This practice offers services in obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, family health and psychiatry.
Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00
Sat 09:00-13:00
After-hours service available
3/F Baskerville House
13 Duddell Street, Central
Tel: 2824 0822

08:00-midnight daily
Overnight emergency service and doctor on call services available
16/F Hing Wai Building
36 Queens Road Central
Tel: 6017 1281 / 6506 0250

Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00
Sat 09:00-12:30
Various locations

Southside Family Health Centre
Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00
Sat 08:00-13:00
After-hours service available
1/F, 2H South Bay Road
Repulse Bay
Tel: 2592 9000

Holistic Central
Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00
Sat 09:00-13:00
16/F, Hing Wai Building
36 Queen’s Road, Central
Tel: 2975 2385

List of all registered doctors:
Medical Council of Hong Kong

Dental Care

Listed below is a list of dentists in Hong Kong who provide English speaking services.

Dr James Woo & Associates
Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00
Sat 09:00-13:00
908 Crawford House
70 Queen’s Road Central
Tel: 2869 6986

A J Smith & Jain 
Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00
Sat 08:00-13:00
Emergency services available
Room 703, Century Square
1 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Tel: 2526 2383 / 2526 2384

Dr Raymond Li
Mon-Fri 09:00-19:00
Sat 09:00-17:00
Room 1709, 17/F East Point Centre
555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2566 5866

Dr Titania Tong & Associates (holistic dental services)
Mon-Fri 09:30-13:00, 14:30-18:30
Sat 09:30-13:00
Room 1503, Winway Building
50 Wellington St, Central
Tel: 2810 1801

iOrtho Dental ( multi-lingual services)
Mon, Thu-Fri 10:00-13:30, 14:30-18:30
Tue 10:00-13:30
Wed 14:30-18:30
Sat 10:00-13:30, 14:30-17:00
Room 1002, 10/F Manning House
48 Queens Road Central
Tel: 3586 9710

Dr Gregory Taylor
Mon-Fri 09:30-17:30
1501 Tak Shing House
20 Des Voeux Road Central
Tel: 2526 6866

Tam, Hulac & Partners Dental 
Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00
Sat 09:00-13:00
Room 1506 World-Wide House
19 Des Voeux Road, Central
Tel: 2868 1775

Hong Kong Japanese Dental Clinic (multilingual services)
Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00
Room 1503, 15/F World Trade Centre
280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2808 4768

American Dental Group 
After-hours emergency services available
513-518 Prince’s Building
10 Chater Road, Central
Tel: 2526 2288

Bayley & Jackson Dental Surgeons
24-hour emergency service available
Various locations
Tel: 2525 2239

List of all registered dentists:

Optical Care

Listed below is a list of opticians and optometrists in Hong Kong who provide English speaking services.

Dr Ada Cheng 
Room 1407, 14/F Melbourne Plaza
33 Queen’s Road, Central
Tel: 2521 5100

Hong Kong Optometric Services 
Suite 1003, Wing On Central Building,
26 Des Voeux Road Central
Tel: 2537 9219

Tina Kwan Optometry Clinic
Room 404, New World Tower I
18 Queen’s Road Central
Tel: 2868 3883

Dr Gary S. Kots
1702 On Hong Commercial Bldg
145 Hennessy Road
Wan Chai
Tel: 2866 2030

Suzan Salnikow
Room 104-105, 1/F Shui On Centre
6-8 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Tel: 2824 9112

List of all registered optometrists: