Health insurance in HK

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  1. #1

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    Health insurance in HK

    Hi,

    i am german and plan to move to HK.
    Do you have any recommendations for a private health insurance with unlimited time frame/new health check after few years?

    If i stay over 7 years in HK, i become permanent resident, right? Do i have the right to use the public hospital etc. free of charge?

    Thanks !

    Wish you a happy and successfull new year 2007!

    Cheers,
    Martin


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    As an ordinary resident on a visa you have access to the public hospital system for "free" (there are nominal charges).

    We tend to recommend William Russell ( www.william-russell.com ) to our new expat members, as they're both, our insurance provider and an advertiser here.


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    As an ordinary resident on a visa you have access to the public hospital system for "free" (there are nominal charges).

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    Do i have this access also with an investor visa?
    Where can i get closer informations about the public hospital system (which health sectors do belong to it (dentist?) ) and the nominal charges?



    We tend to recommend William Russell ( www.william-russell.com ) to our new expat members, as they're both, our insurance provider and an advertiser here.

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    I contact them and wait for their reply.
    Thanks for your help!
    Have a nice day!
    Cheers,
    Martin


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    For things like dentists and routine care, you'd be better of using the private system, as the waits in the govt hospital are usually 30+ days.

    Check the HA Website here.

    (Yes, anyone who is legally in Hong Kong on an employment, investment, student visa .. etc ... is considered a resident.


  5. #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1456M:
    As an ordinary resident on a visa you have access to the public hospital system for "free" (there are nominal charges).

    -------------------

    Do i have this access also with an investor visa?
    Where can i get closer informations about the public hospital system (which health sectors do belong to it (dentist?) ) and the nominal charges?



    We tend to recommend William Russell ( www.william-russell.com ) to our new expat members, as they're both, our insurance provider and an advertiser here.

    --------------------
    I contact them and wait for their reply.
    Thanks for your help!
    Have a nice day!
    Cheers,
    Martin
    Normal illness you can easily visit your local GP, would only cost u between 15 and 25 euro including prescription. For dential treatment u definitely should go private. come to big things when u need to go to hospital, i would rather use private health insurance - quicker, althought publiic health service is available to all resident