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    Extremely cheap clinic, GP, health screening packages

    Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions Workers' Medical Clinics

    GP consult: $90 (incl 2 days medication)
    Specialist consult: $120 (incl 2 days medication)

    So they have 3 clinics:

    3/F, Siu Tung Commercial Building
    151-153 Queen's Road Central, HK
    Tel: 2543-2243

    2/F Silver Commercial Building
    719 Nathan Road, Mongkok, HK
    Tel: 2394-8337/2394-8189

    Union A2, Fou Wah Centre
    210 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, HK
    Tel: 2402-9022

    They also have a very comprehensive offering of health screening packages. Refer to scans below.

    This place is cheap. Not glamour.

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    Last edited by shri; 15-11-2021 at 12:20 PM.

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    Never thought I'd say this .. may be time to become a union member.

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    Thanks

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    , that is a most useful post.

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    GP consult: $90 (incl 2 days medication)
    Wow that is CHEAP, I bet the clinic was FULL of people and long wait times but it probably will be faster than waiting at the hospital A&E dept lol

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    Brilliant, thanks

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    ! Can appointments be made or is it only walk-in? Need a full body check and was dreading the option of long queues in public health system or high price if private.

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    I'm not sure what to think about this.

    This genuinely seems like something that exists for the benefit of HKFTU's members. Competing with trade union members who probably don't have a choice when it comes to healthcare and have to rely services like this for medical care just doesn't sit right with me. I'm no Scrooge McDuck, but I'd rather shell out the money at a private hospital and leave my spot open to someone that likely needs it more than I do.

    I'm not telling people what to do with their money or their health, but this is something that shouldn't be an option for those on expat packages or above-average salaries. For everyone else, the general Hong Kong medical system is pretty good and generally affordable. Seeing those who don't need to join the Union just to reap the benefits, but who have no real financial initiative to, is quite disappointing.

    That being said, health is more important than anything else, so...do what you need to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyross:
    I'm not sure what to think about this.

    This genuinely seems like something that exists for the benefit of HKFTU's members. Competing with trade union members who probably don't have a choice when it comes to healthcare and have to rely services like this for medical care just doesn't sit right with me. I'm no Scrooge McDuck, but I'd rather shell out the money at a private hospital and leave my spot open to someone that likely needs it more than I do.

    I'm not telling people what to do with their money or their health, but this is something that shouldn't be an option for those on expat packages or above-average salaries. For everyone else, the general Hong Kong medical system is pretty good and generally affordable. Seeing those who don't need to join the Union just to reap the benefits, but who have no real financial initiative to, is quite disappointing.

    That being said, health is more important than anything else, so...do what you need to do.
    Then you can't brag to your mates about how cheaply you got something and "bet the system" while mocking the poor.

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    Aren't the government outpatient clinics even cheaper than this?

    Hospital Authority


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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyross:
    I'm not sure what to think about this.

    This genuinely seems like something that exists for the benefit of HKFTU's members. Competing with trade union members who probably don't have a choice when it comes to healthcare and have to rely services like this for medical care just doesn't sit right with me. I'm no Scrooge McDuck, but I'd rather shell out the money at a private hospital and leave my spot open to someone that likely needs it more than I do.

    I'm not telling people what to do with their money or their health, but this is something that shouldn't be an option for those on expat packages or above-average salaries. For everyone else, the general Hong Kong medical system is pretty good and generally affordable. Seeing those who don't need to join the Union just to reap the benefits, but who have no real financial initiative to, is quite disappointing.

    That being said, health is more important than anything else, so...do what you need to do.
    Well rich people don't become rich by spending their money...everyone, including the rich and the poor, the fortunate and the pathetic, all try their best to maximise their own gains.

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    FTU clinics

    Yes, it's lower price and it's probably good for basic or straight forward health issues!
    Waiting time is pretty much same as any other - private or public.

    BUT.....I reckon if you can afford it and know good trustworthy doctors who won't get you to do unnecessary tests or give you unnecessary medication (don't you hate those docs that would give you several different pills all colours of the rainbow just for a basic cold or flu, including antibiotics every time), then it may not be as money or time saving to go with cheaper clinics like FCU as you think.

    I've found from experience that having full body check-ups at cheaper clinics, or those offering discounts, end up advising further unnecessary testing (more costs) and worry. I luckily avoided invasive costly further testing that FTU insisted I needed a few years back, by seeing a private specialist for a 2nd opinion.

    I had a separate routine test by FTU once and they sent results (v personal details) days later in the post surprisingly on a piece of folded A4, taped on sides (I guess they are trying to save money by not using envelopes?).

    I've preferred not to go to FTU since.

    I'm not saying all pricier health clinics are more reliable than cheaper health clinics, but possibly may be good to be more cautious about the reliability of testing and advice. In complex cases with need of a second opinion or repeat testing, the cost could actually be higher than you anticipated.

    So if you can afford it, choosing a "good" doctor at a clinic that has higher prices, can sometimes actually save you worry and money overall.


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