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Waiting Time

Waiting Time of Enrolment for Elderly Health Centres

The Department of Health has established 18 Elderly Health Centres (EHCs) in Hong Kong. Elderly persons aged 65 or above can be enrolled as members.

Note:As there has been a surge in the number of applications recently, the waiting time is expected to be lengthened.

The waiting time for membership at each EHC is listed below for reference:

Elderly Health Centre As of end of December 2017,
applications submitted in the
following months were being processed
Estimated waiting time for
applications submitted,
as of end of December 2017
Hong Kong Island
Aberdeen February 2017 20 months
Sai Ying Pun
March 2017 25 months
Shau Kei Wan
February 2017 30 months
Wan Chai
May 2017 27 months
Kowloon City March 2017 24 months
Lam Tin March 2017 23 months
Nam Shan
April 2017 20 months
San Po Kong March 2017 21 months
Yau Ma Tei February 2017 28 months
New Territories
Lek Yuen February 2017 34 months
Shek Wu Hui March 2017 23 months
Tai Po February 2017 32 months
Tseung Kwan O
February 2017 30 months
Kwai Shing June 2017 16 months
Tsuen Wan February 2017 32 months
Tuen Mun Wu Hong December 2016 42 months
Yuen Long February 2017 31 months
Outlying Island
Tung Chung
May 2017 15 months


  • Since membership turnover is not high, new applicants may have to wait for quite some time to become enrolled as members. The waiting time of different centres varies with the number of applicants. The waiting time displayed only reflects the situation during the stated period and therefore may not be predictive of how long you would need to wait for membership.
  • For elders who are interested to enroll as members, please bring along your Hong Kong identity cards to the respective EHC for application. For details, please contact our clinic staff.
  • An elder can apply for and retain membership at ONLY ONE EHC at any one time. Please note that any newly submitted application will supersede application(s) submitted previously at all other EHCs (if you had applied for membership at another EHC, that application will be cancelled automatically). Besides, if you are already a member at any EHC, your application at other EHCs will also be cancelled automatically.
  • The waiting time of the 18 EHCs will be updated monthly and displayed at EHCs as public information.