Healthcare in Hong Kong
Healthcare in Hong Kong has been world class ever since the Hong Kong Hospital Authority took over the administration of its public hospitals in 1990.
Both public and private hospitals in Hong Kong are equipped with the latest medical technology operated by highly trained doctors. The region also carries some of the world’s highest healthcare costs, however, just behind the US and China.
Public hospitals charge higher fees for non-residents, although most expats in Hong Kong only use private hospitals. It is important for expatriates to have insurance with an overseas insurance company, and to make sure a chosen hospital is included in the coverage (almost all Hong Kong hospitals are included).
Doctors in Hong Kong regularly speak English, and many have received training from Western universities. Individuals who do receive accreditation from abroad are, however, likely to charge higher rates than those with similar local degrees
Public healthcare in Hong Kong