Like Tree21Likes

Clinic / GP in Yau Ma Tei

Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2023
    Posts
    4

    Clinic / GP in Yau Ma Tei

    Hi All,

    I just moved to HK 1 month ago and yesterday I experienced stomachache. So i google and found OT&P in central have good and english speaking doctors. They took my blood pressure and check my stomach and give me salt and panadol with sick note. And all this cost me a whopping of 1320HKD. I was shocked! Didn't expect the medical here are very damn pricey.

    any clinics/Gp recommendation near Yau Ma Tei with good english speaking doctors that didnt cost a fortune?

    newhkpr likes this.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    West of the sun
    Posts
    2,595

    Why not go to a public health clinic? The one in Central is small, never busy, and you'll walk out with meds included for < $100. Their English is fluent.

    MABinPengChau, RobRoy and emx like this.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    薄扶林
    Posts
    48,142
    Quote Originally Posted by SirNotAppearing:
    Why not go to a public health clinic? The one in Central is small, never busy, and you'll walk out with meds included for < $100. Their English is fluent.
    Do you need an appointment?
    newhkpr likes this.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    West of the sun
    Posts
    2,595

    Yes, just use the automated call line.

    Fifth one down on this list. Call at either 10a or 3p. If it's a busy signal, they're booked for the day and don't take bookings for anything past a 24 hr window.

    https://www.ha.org.hk/visitor/ha_isf_result_gopc.asp

    Probably get next day, if calling in the pm.

    ETA: There appear to be two public outpatient clinics in Yau Ma Tei (no experience with them, though).

    Last edited by SirNotAppearing; 30-11-2023 at 12:54 PM.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    薄扶林
    Posts
    48,142
    Quote Originally Posted by SirNotAppearing:

    Probably get next day, if calling in the pm.
    If its anything like the Aberdeen clinic - took about a month worth of refreshing on the HAGO app to get an appt.

    Was offered Wanchai and a few other places... never Central.

    Anyways... worth a try.

    Best bets are for normal medical issues to just go to a storefront GP in your area - they all speak English and you don't need to go to a posh brand clinic. Also try Quality Health.

    A reasonable GP appointment should not cost more than 300-500.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    West of the sun
    Posts
    2,595

    Quality Health is fine (we use them for regular dental checkups, too). Good to have options.

    JAherbert likes this.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    7,531

    All the doctors I have seen in HK have excellent English - whether public or private. A doctor who qualified in Hong Kong would have needed very good English to get into the medical school. Those who qualified overseas should have good English.

    I don't have a particular recommendation in Yau Ma Tei but I suggest you look for a clinic who also has an English name. Agree about the cost - $300-500. Central you pay more for plush offices and polite receptionists.

    hin23leung likes this.

  8. #8

    OT&P charged me $1600 for some cough syrup, panadol etc. I will say you picked the most expensive one even for Central prices.
    Luckily, my work insurance covers all of it but feel your pain!

    diana_ and newhkpr like this.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Taiwan and HK
    Posts
    6,169

    Or, do it the American way (since we're used to not being able to afford the doctor or get an appointment). Head to Fanda (or your personal favorite pharmacy) buy a bunch of stuff. Since you can even get prescription stuff in HK without a prescription, we check out Dr. Google followed by the nearest pharmacy.


  10. #10

    Join Date
    Nov 2023
    Posts
    4

    Yes! I was lucky my work insurance cover it but I was taken aback with the price and thought if this is normal for clinics in HK. I guess its not


Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast