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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 May 2019,
applications submitted in the
following months were being processed
Estimated waiting time for
applications submitted,
as of end of May 2019
Hong Kong Island
Aberdeen April 2018 16 months
Sai Ying Pun
November 2018 18 months
Shau Kei Wan
April 2018 18 months
Wan Chai
May 2018 26 months
Kowloon City March 2018 19 months
Lam Tin April 2018 20 months
Nam Shan
May 2018 14 months
San Po Kong August 2018 17 months
Yau Ma Tei January 2018 23 months
New Territories
Lek Yuen Jauuary 2018 18 months
Shek Wu Hui March 2018 22 months
Tai Po October 2017 29 months
Tseung Kwan O
July 2018 17 months
Kwai Shing June 2018 10 months
Tsuen Wan September 2018 15 months
Tuen Mun Wu Hong August 2017 39 months
Yuen Long November 2017 29 months
Outlying Island
Tung Chung
August 2018 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.