Getting a Health Check-up in Hong Kong: What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere’s a saying that goes “prevention is better than cure”, and we couldn’t agree more! Regular health check-ups or screenings are important for disease prevention and maintaining good health. Here’s what you need to know about getting a health check-up in Hong Kong.

Annual health check-up in Hong Kong
If you’re young and healthy, you probably don’t need an annual check-up. Every 2-3 years should suffice. Beyond 45, however, it’s recommended that you go every year.

When it comes to your physical health status, nothing beats a comprehensive battery of medical screening tests to shed some light on all aspects of your body. Even if you feel quite healthy, it’s worthwhile evaluating any hidden risks to your health. The information gathered may direct you to do some preventive care which goes a long way towards avoiding intervention in the future.

There are a variety of hospitals and clinics throughout Hong Kong offering medical screening packages. It’s as easy as booking an appointment and spending some time having the tests performed. Some results are available immediately while the rest of your report will reach you within a short period of time via email or post. If there any anomalies or questionable results, you can discuss these with your doctor at the end of the tests or with an appointment when all results are in.

How much does a health check-up in Hong Kong cost?

The cost of these tests vary depending on where you have them done as well as how many tests you opt for. The general range for health checks in Hong Kong is $900 – $18,000.

Some people prefer to save a bit of money and instead opt to travel to places like Bangkok or Phuket for a health check-up and possibly enjoy a short holiday at the same time. It’s fairly easy to find hospitals online, compare services and prices, and make an appointment in just a few minutes.

See also: Affordable healthcare in Hong Kong

What does a health check-up include?

Basic Health Assessment

    • Blood Pressure, Health History Assessment, Height, Weight, Pulse

Physical Examination

      • Breast & Pelvis exam by doctor

Liver Cancer Assessment

        • AFP

Prostate

          • PSA

Blood Analysis

            • Haemoglobin , WBC, Platelet, PCV/HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RBC, Monocytes, Eosinophils, Basophils, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes

Lipid

              • Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL

Liver Function

                • AST/SGOT

Hepatitis B Screening

                  • HBsAg, HBsAb

Kidney Function

                    • Creatinine, Urea, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride

Renal Condition

                      • Urine SG, pH, Protein, Bilirubin, Urobilinogen, Nitrite, Ketone, RBC, WBC, EP Cells, Casts, Crystals

Gout

                        • Uric acid

Diabetes

                          • Blood Sugar

Cervical Lesions Test

                            • Pap Smear

Eye

                              • Visual Acuity

Hearing

                                • Hearing test

Report

                                  • Report Interpretation and Conclusive Advice, Medical Report with Comments

Read more: Breast cancer screening in Hong Kong

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start, improving your chances of a successful treatment. So even if you feel like you are in good health, remember to schedule in those all important health check ups. 

Where can I get health check-ups in Hong Kong?

Quality HealthCare operates over 20 Physical Check-up centres throughout Hong Kong island, Kowloon and the New Territories. They provide health screening and diagnostic services including blood analysis, X-ray, Mammogram, Electrocardiogram, Ultrasound Scan and CT scan, etc. Health screening services include health check, report review, referral, diagnosis and treatment support and recommendations.

Quality Health offers a variety of basic to comprehensive and specialty health check-up packages ranging from $980 – $10,680 HKD.

Enquiry Hotline (852) 3151 2281

https://www.qhms.com/service/health-screening-vaccination.aspx?lang=en

Central Health Medical Practice has 3 clinics across Hong Kong and offers several comprehensive health screening packages for men and women. Prices range from $5,500 – $6,950 HKD. An explanation of all tests done will be provided to you ahead of time as well as a detailed questionnaire to complete ahead of your visit.

https://www.centralhealth.com.hk/

OT&P offers 4 Preventative Screening Packages from a basic check-up for patients under 30, covering key health indicators, coronary profile, and general infections; Advanced medical check-up for patients over 30, looking for signs of underlying issues and assessing sensitivity to heart disease; to an Executive medical check-up for patients over 40 which looks into risk factors, vital organs, and nutritional deficiencies.

Prices range from $5,900 – $14,900 HKD

https://www.otandp.com/body-check/

Adventist Hospital offers a comprehensive physical exam that covers a broad range of tests, including blood pressure test, body mass index, diagnostic imaging, exercise stress test, health screening lab tests, blood count tests and more. The package costs $10,080 for females and $8,920 for males. A meal is included in the price. The Adventist Hospital Hong Kong also offers Mature Health Assessments for older populations, customised Corporate Health Assessment Programs, a Well Woman Package and a Men’s Health Examination.

https://www.hkah.org.hk/en/health-assessment

Optimal Family Health, an integrative medical practice combining both traditional medicine with complementary where indicated to enhance wellness and treat illness, offers health check-ups designed to address wellness and anti-ageing as well as to look for signs of illness. They will also look at early risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, keeping in mind preventative medicine and optimal wellness.

https://optimalfamilyhealth.com.hk/comprehensive-health-and-wellness-checks/

Medi-Fast, established in 1995, is the largest pre-insurance check-up organization in Asia. MediFast rapidly expanded its service scope to include health check for the general public in Hong Kong, with health check centres located in Mongkok and Causeway Bay. Their full service facilities include digital X-ray screening, mammography, treadmill ECG, ultrasound screening and bone densitometry. In addition, “VIP Lounges” were set up in both of our health check centres to provide privacy for our privileged clients.

They offer general health check-ups , comprehensive plans as well as Women’s and specialized health check-up plans.

Prices range from $998 – $17,998 HKD.

http://www.medifast.com/en-us/ServicePackage/

The Matilda

Matilda International Hospital offers a range of health assessment programmes – the most comprehensive being Diamond Premium, which costs $25,300, and the less intensive check being Junior, which costs $7,600. The hospital boasts newly developed facilities complete withstate-of-the-art equipment. You’ll also get breakfast provided! Medical checks are also available at the Matilda Medical Health Centre in Central with prices ranging from $2,700 to $8,300.

www.matilda.org/en/health-wellness/health-assessment-packages

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