Private Hospitals in Hong Kong - Overview of Outpatient and Inpatient Charges

Hong Kong has long been known for its high quality and efficient healthcare system. Despite this, many who move to Hong Kong from abroad are often confused about the differences in public and private hospitals and how to navigate through such a system.  This article provides a comprehensive overview of the Private Healthcare System in Hong Kong as well as the costs of Outpatients and Inpatients in different Private Medical Providers.
Author Bowtie Team
Date 2020-05-27
Updated on 2022-09-29
OutpatientsInpatients Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS)


Public Hospitals in Hong Kong provides healthcare at virtually no cost to Hong Kong citizens, permanent residents and non permanent residents with valid visa and HKID card.

Currently public hospitals account for about 90% of hospital medical service and 29% outpatient medical service in HK. 

It has been a well regarded fact that public hospitals in Hong Kong are often crowded with long wait times. For example, the average outpatient waiting time in private hospitals is 15 minutes compared to 4 hours at public hospitals. 

Although private hospitals do provide shorter waiting times and more privacy, outpatient costs are significantly steeper than that of public hospitals which typically charge a flat rate of HKD $100 for outpatient consultation regardless of treatment. Below is a list of the 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong and their respective outpatient costs.

Hospital NameAverage Outpatient Cost (HKD) Specialist Outpatient (HKD)
Canossa Hospital$320 – $800 $1,200 – $2,000
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road$450 – $1,000$500 – 3,500
Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital$320 – $560N/A
Matilda International Hospital$590 – $800N/A
St Paul’s Hospital$180- $370N/A
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital$270 – $480N/A
Evangel Hospital$230 – $330$480 – $800
Precious Blood Hospital$230 – $330$480 – $2,000
St. Teresa’s Hospital$180 – $370N/A
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan$220 – $500$450 – $1,500
Union Hospital$330 – $1,300$700 – $2,000 


In addition to outpatient costs, below is a detailed breakdown of the respective costs of private rooms, semi-private rooms and wards of each private hospital in Hong Kong. 

Hospital NamePrivate Room (HKD) Semi-Private Room (HKD)Ward (HKD)
Canossa Hospital$3,800$2,600 – $2,8004 Beds: $1,000 – $1,200 

6 Beds: $900 – $1,100

8 Beds: $800 – $1,000

Gleneagles Hospital HK $3,600Single: $2,000 

2 Beds: $1,450

2 Beds: $900
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road$3,200 – $3,300Single: $2,000 – $2,200

2 Beds :$2,000 

3 Beds: $900 

5 Beds: $750

Hong Kong Sanatorium and HospitalType A: $5,800 – $6,700

Type B: $4,200 – $4,400

Single: $2,500 – $3,5003-6 Beds: $1,180 – $1,800
Matilda International Hospital$3,3002 Beds: $1,6953-6 Beds 900
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital$3,250 – $3,980Single: $2,100 

2 Beds: $1,700 – $1,820

2 Beds: $1,180- $1,260

3-5 Beds: $920 – $9905 Beds: $800 – $8204-6 Beds: $860

7-9 Beds: $800 – $820

12 Beds: $800 – $820

Evangel Hospital$1,850Single: $1,400

2 Beds: $1,000

3-5 Beds: $680 – $830
Precious Blood Hospital$1,820$1,1204-5 Beds: $750-$850
St. Teresa’s Hospital$1,900 – $3,900Single: $1,600

2 Beds: $850 – $1,030

3-4 Beds: $680 – $750

5-7 Beds: $600 – $680

8-11 Beds: $560 – $680

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan$2,500 – $3,5002 Bed : $1,100

3 Beds: $950

5 Beds: $550

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS)

In order to deal with the perceived high costs of private hospital services, the Hong Kong government in April 2019 introduced the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS), a government endorsed scheme to regulate indemnity hospital insurance plans offered to individuals by registered VHIS providers across Hong Kong.

The overall goals of VHIS as stated by the Food and Health Bureau is to enhance protection level of hospital products, provide public with an additional choice of using private healthcare services through hospital insurance and to relieve the pressure on the public healthcare system in the long run. 

Many HK residents may prefer VHIS over ordinary medical insurance for several reasons. Firstly, one unique feature about VHIS is that policyholders are entitled to tax deductions of up to $8000 per insured person each year.

In addition, unlike other forms of health insurance, VHIS includes outpatient CT/MRI/PET scans that can be critical for detection of certain diseases.

Furthermore, premium details of VHIS products are all fully displayed online, ensuring that details of products are transparent as possible. 

Bowtie is Hong Kong’s first authorised virtual insurer that offers commission free Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) Plans. The Bowtie VHIS Standard Plan allows for an annual limit of up to $420,000 that covers hospitalization expenses, surgery and doctor’s fee.

With a monthly premium from only $100, individuals can get insured in as fast as 10 minutes under Bowtie’s proprietary underwriting engine all on Bowtie’s web platform. By having a commission free structure, Bowtie premium rates are significantly lower than many other providers in the market. For example, Bowtie VHIS Standard premium rates are the lowest among all providers for both males and females aged 0 to 75.*


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