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Health and Wellbeing

The standard of healthcare available in Hong Kong is comparable to that of most European countries. However it should be noted that it runs a close second to the United States in terms of cost when it comes to private medical treatment, therefore a private health insurance policy is highly recommended.

In recent years the public hospital system has caught up with the rest of the highly developed world in terms of both quality of healthcare and technology employed and many expatriates use the public system for more serious issues such as childbirth and surgery. 14 Hospitals have accident and emergency units and are supported by the Fire Services Department Ambulance Service, which aims to respond to emergency calls (the number is 999) within 12 minutes – they achieved this in 92.2% of cases in 2008.

Most expatriates are happy to consult with local GPs as the majority are educated in the West, however there are also a number of practices that cater specifically to expats and their families.

Beyond the realms of what might be deemed as “necessary” healthcare, Hong Kong is a pamperer’s playground with almost limitless choices of treatments and manipulations on offer.

Dr Christie Chan  
2H South Bay Road, Repulse Bay
T: 2592 9000
GP who deals with women’s issues.

Dr Lauren Bramley  
901 Pacific House, 20 Queen’s Road, Central
T: 2877 6068
Highly recommended Canadian GP. Laser treatments, botox, skin peels, dental services, general practitioner and osteopathy services available.

Dr Lindsey McDonald  
Matilda Hospital, 41 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak
T: 2849 1500
Total women’s health check, including breast exams and pap smears.

Family Planning Association  
T: 2575 4477

Hong Kong Medical Association  
A good resource for finding a GP.

Integrated Medicine Institute  
17/F Kailey Tower, 16 Stanley Street, Central
T: 2523 7121
Graeme Bradshaw is a recommended naturopath.

La Leche League  
Provides free antenatal and postnatal advice, particularly in regard to breastfeeding.

Physio Central  
Unit 2104, 21/F Universal Trade Centre, 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Central
T: 2801 4801
Physiotherapy and also other services such as sports massage, Pilates and Buteyko
breathing technique.

Vitality Center  
801 Commercial House, 35 Queen's Road, Central
T: 2537 1118
Body, mind, spirit. Various treatments including homeopathy, osteopathy, Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, reflexology and more.

Well Women Clinic  
Matilda Hospital, 41 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak
T: 2849 0338
Total women's health check.

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