Complete guide to Kowloon Hospital 2023Mong Kok

Kowloon Hospital (九龍醫院) is a public hospital located at 147A Argyle Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon.
Basic Info
Network Kowloon Central
Tel 3129 7111
Address 147A Argyle Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong Map
Author Bowtie Team
Date 2023-07-25
Updated on 2023-08-01
TransportationVisiting HoursStable New Case Waiting Time for Specialist Outpatient ServicesService and ChargesPsychiatryFAQ


Transportation optionsRoute
Special Route Minibus17M

Visiting Hours

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting is not allowed in the Chest Medicine and Extended Care Units as well as the Psychiatric Wards. The visiting hours for the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Unit have been changed to 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Chest Medicine Ward12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rehabilitation and Extended Care Unit12 noon – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Psychiatric Wards8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Kowloon Psychiatric Observation and Treatment CentreMonday to Friday:2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays:10:30 a.m. – 12 noon 及 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Stable New Case Waiting Time for Specialist Outpatient Services

SpecialtyWaiting Time (Median)
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)Approximately 1 year 2 months
OphthalmologyApproximately 2 years
Gynecology Approximately 5 months
Internal MedicineApproximately 1 year 6 months
OrthopedicsAbove 1 year
Pediatrics4 months
Psychiatry4 months
SurgeryApproximately 1 year 
  • Note :The above waiting times are reference data from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

Service and Charges

Service Scope
Specialty ServicesChest Medicine (Chest Medicine Ward, Multi-Drug Resistant and Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment Center, Chest Medicine Day Care Center, Specialist Outpatient Services, Chronic Lung Disease Clinic, Asthma Clinic, Sleep Clinic, Sleep Testing Room, Pulmonary Function Testing Room, Bronchoscopy Examination, Thoracoscopy Examination, Ultrasound Examination, Percutaneous Lung Biopsy), Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Medicine
OthersExtended Care Services, Nursing Home Services, Kowloon Psychiatric Observation and Treatment Centre Wards, Psychiatric Wards, Psychiatric Consultation, Rehabilitation Psychiatry Services, Psychiatric Day Hospital, Elderly Psychiatry Day Hospital, Radiology Department, Clinical Psychology, Nutrition Department, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy Department, Physiotherapy, Prosthetic and Orthotic Services, Speech Therapy, Medical Social Work Services, Specialist Outpatient Department, Substance Abuse Clinic, Community Elderly Assessment Team, Community Health Nursing Services, Community Psychiatric Team, Community Elderly Psychiatric Team

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In October 2018, Kowloon Hospital added a new Psychiatric Emergency Ward with 40 beds, increasing the total number of beds to 220. The design of the new ward focuses on natural lighting and soft colors, allowing ample sunlight to enter the ward. Patients can experience changes in weather, and the wider spacing between beds helps improve their condition.

In addition to the improved design and lighting, the new emergency ward includes dedicated areas for the elderly or individuals with special needs, providing appropriate treatment based on different backgrounds and requirements. Furthermore, there is a “Quiet Corner” in the public area for resting, listening to music, and drawing, creating a more comfortable and free environment for patients and helping to control their emotions.

The staffing level has also been increased in response to the new ward. The nurse-to-patient ratio has improved from approximately 1 nurse to 2 patients to 1 nurse to 1.7 patients, which should help in providing better patient care.


What should I prepare before admission?

Patients should bring their personal daily necessities, such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, towels, tissues, wet wipes, soap, and slippers.

In addition, patients need to bring their Hong Kong identity card or passport and admission documents for registration. Non-local residents or government employees receiving public assistance can click here for more information.

If there are financial difficulties at home, can I apply for financial assistance?

Yes, you can. If you are already receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), you only need to inform the staff during each registration for medical consultation that you are eligible for exemption from medical fees. Provide the necessary identification documents, and upon confirmation by the staff, you will be exempted from public healthcare service charges.

If you are not receiving CSSA, you can still apply for fee reduction in public hospitals and clinics, Samaritan Fund, and Community Care Fund Medical Assistance Programs after meeting specific eligibility criteria and passing the means test.


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