How Does the Healthcare System Work in Hong Kong?
The healthcare system in Hong Kong is split between the public and private sector, with very high standards seen across both. According to the Hong Kong department of health, the public sector accounts for 90% of all in-patient “bed days” and treatment, and 30% of all outpatient needs, with the remainder being dealt with by the private sector.
Public healthcare is free for anyone who lives in Hong Kong. Even if you are a non-permanent resident, so long as you hold a relevant, in-date visa showing that you are entitled to be in the country, you will be able to receive public healthcare at no cost.
Due to an ageing population, the public healthcare system in Hong Kong is stretched and crowded.
Private sector healthcare in Hong Kong can be very expensive, which is why a private health and medical insurance package could be of value to you and your family.