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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.

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

Elderly Health Centre As of end of August 2018,
applications submitted in the
following months were being processed
Estimated waiting time for
applications submitted,
as of end of August 2018
Hong Kong Island
Aberdeen September 2017 16 months
Sai Ying Pun
March 2017 6 months
Shau Kei Wan
May 2017 24 months
Wan Chai
December 2017 17 months
Kowloon City October 2017 20 months
Lam Tin August 2017 19 months
Nam Shan
October 2017 15 months
San Po Kong October 2017 13 months
Yau Ma Tei July 2017 23 months
New Territories
Lek Yuen June 2017 22 months
Shek Wu Hui August 2017 20 months
Tai Po May 2017 27 months
Tseung Kwan O
June 2017 25 months
Kwai Shing October 2017 12 months
Tsuen Wan May 2017 26 months
Tuen Mun Wu Hong March 2017 36 months
Yuen Long June 2017 27 months
Outlying Island
Tung Chung
December 2017 11 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.