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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. As the service of Elderly Health Centres would be adjusted according to the latest development of “coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)”, the actual waiting time for new applications might be longer than the estimated waiting time.

Elderly Health Centres As of end of Nov 2021,
applications submitted in the
following months were being processed
Estimated waiting time for
applications submitted,
as of end of Nov 2021
Hong Kong Island
Sai Ying Pun December 2019 20 months
Shau Kei Wan
September 2020 18 months
Aberdeen May 2020 16 months
Wan Chai June 2019 24 months
Kowloon City October 2020 16 months
Lam Tin January 2020 20 months
Nam Shan
January 2021 10 months
San Po Kong June 2020 18 months
Yau Ma Tei August 2019 19 months
New Territories
Tung Chung
July 2020 13 months
Kwai Shing October 2020 10 months
Shek Wu Hui July 2020 18 months
Tseung Kwan O July 2020 21 months
Lek Yuen
August 2019 28 months
Tai Po October 2018 33 months
Tsuen Wan July 2020 22 months
Tuen Mun Wu Hong August 2018 43 months
Yuen Long January 2019 28 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 elderly persons 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 elderly person 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 membership at other EHCs will also be cancelled automatically.