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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. 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 February 2021,
applications submitted in the
following months were being processed
Estimated waiting time for
applications submitted,
as of end of February 2021
Hong Kong Island
Sai Ying Pun April 2019 19 months
Shau Kei Wan
March 2020 15 months
Aberdeen May 2019 15 months
Wan Chai March 2019 21 months
Kowloon City April 2020 17 months
Lam Tin March 2019 18 months
Nam Shan
September 2019 11 months
San Po Kong June 2019 16 months
Yau Ma Tei November 2018 18 months
New Territories
Tung Chung
August 2019 12 months
Kwai Shing October 2019 8 months
Shek Wu Hui September 2019 16 months
Tseung Kwan O November 2019 16 months
Lek Yuen
October 2018 18 months
Tai Po June 2018 31 months
Tsuen Wan July 2019 20 months
Tuen Mun Wu Hong March 2018 41 months
Yuen Long July 2018 27 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.