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How Much Do Private Hospitals Charge in Hong Kong?

Check the costs at Hong Kong's 13 private hospitals: private & semi-private rooms, ward, deposits & more!
Last Update:
September 3, 2021
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Check the costs at Hong Kong's 13 private hospitals: private & semi-private rooms, ward, deposits & more!
Last Update: September 3, 2021

If you want to budget medical costs or simply wonder how much a private hospital room costs in Hong Kong, here is the most complete guide on the market.

Before we get into the gritty-nitty details, it is important for you to know that in Hong Kong doctor fees are correlated to your room type. In other words, the more expensive the room, the more expensive the doctor and this for the exact same services.

When budgeting for medical treatment, your room type will directly impact all other fees. It is crucial that you ask your doctor what his/her medical fees are for a private room, a semi-private room and a ward.

Plus, a good way to reduce your health insurance premiums on certain products is to opt for the “semi-private restriction” which generally gives a 5% to 20% discount.


What are the differences between private, semi-private and ward-level rooms?


(1) Private room

A private room is a room in which you are alone. The room has its own private restroom and special perks depending on the price you pay. Plus, private rooms always offer companion beds — which are either in the room fees or come at an extra cost.


(2) Semi-private room

A semi-private room is a room that you share with one other person. The two beds are usually separated by a curtain to maintain privacy. Restrooms are therefore shared. For some hospitals, a companion may stay the night at an extra fee.

➜ Insider knowledge: the new Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital, that Alea recently toured, categorizes inpatient rooms differently. They provide semi-private single rooms (i.e. one patient) and semi-private double rooms (i.e. 2 patients). This allows Gleneagles Hospital to charge for semi-private room rates while providing an actual private room.


(3) The ward

The ward is a large shared room where a number of patients require similar treatment. In Hong Kong private hospitals, the ward may include 3 to 14 patients. Beds are usually separated by a curtain for privacy. These rooms are the least expensive. Restrooms are shared and there is no companion bed.

➜ Insider knowledge: Gleneagles Hospital’s wards are limited to two beds only — therefore allowing patients to pay less (ward level) while providing an actual semi-private room.

What type of room does my insurance cover?

Be extremely careful when being admitted to a private hospital as your cover may limit you to a semi-private room or ward level. If you opt for a private room while being covered for semi-private or ward level, you will not be fully reimbursed and may be financially penalized.

In the event that you are involuntarily upgraded, your insurance provider may cover all costs but will ask for a written explanation from the hospital that no other room was available.

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What’s excluded from hospital room fees?

All room rates provided by private hospitals are for stays only. They generally do not include: doctor consultation fees, surgical operation fees, anesthesia fees, nursing procedures, laboratory tests, diagnostic procedures, physical therapy, medicines, meals, medical supplies, use of equipment, accommodation for a guardian, etc.

Be sure to take that into consideration when assessing the costs of your inpatient stay especially so since all medical costs are correlated to your room type.

➜ Insider knowledge: Since the end of 2016, a Pilot Programme for Enhancing Price Transparency for Private Hospitals was launched in Hong Kong. The 13 private hospitals in Hong Kong are part of it. Among other things, this program acts on encouraging doctors and hospitals to provide an estimated budget for planned operations or procedures (such as colonoscopy, thyroidectomy, LASIK, delivery, knee arthroscopy). That is why some hospitals are now providing packages. For instance Union Hospital and Gleneagles hospital have more than 120 packages.

Check out the room rates at Hong Kong’s 13 Private Hospitals:


Canossa Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Canossa Hospital$3,800$2,600 (window +$200)4 beds: $1,000 (window +$200)
6 beds: $900 (window +$200)
Depositresident: $70,000
non-resident: $100,000
resident: $50,000
non-resident: $80,000
resident: 15,000
non-resident: $30,000
Lodger accommodation$800$400$200
Special care unit$6,600

deposit: $100,000 (resident);
$150,000 (non-resident)
$6,600

deposit: $100,000 (resident);
$150,000 (non-resident)
$6,600

deposit: $100,000 (resident);
$150,000 (non-resident)

CUHK Medical Centre

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
CUHK Medical Centre$2,400-4,000$1,4404 beds: $800
Depositresident: $20,000
non-resident: $20,000 or 50% of Budget Estimate, whichever is higher
resident: $6,000
non-resident: $20,000 or 50% of Budget Estimate, whichever is higher
resident: $6,000
non-resident: $20,000 or 50% of Budget Estimate, whichever is higher
Daily companion bed charge$300$200$200
Intensive care unit$8,000
deposit: $20,000 (resident); $50,000 (non-resident)
$8,000
deposit: $20,000 (resident); $50,000 (non-resident)
$8,000
deposit: $20,000 (resident); $50,000 (non-resident)

Evangel Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Evangel Hospital$1,900$1,000 (semi-private double room)
$1,500 (semi-private single room)
3 to 5 beds: $680-830
Depositresident:$15,000
non-resident: $30,000
resident:$10,000
non-resident: $30,000
resident:$6,000
non-resident: $30,000

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital$3,800$2,300 (semi-priate single)
$1,600 / 1,700 (semi-private double)
2 beds: $900 / 980
Depositresident: $30,000 or 50% of the fee advisory, whichever is higher;
non-resident:$60,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher
residents: $20,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher;
non-resident:$40,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher
residents: $20,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher;
non-resident:$40,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher
Lodger accommodation$500$400$300
Intensive care unit$6,500

deposit:
$50,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher (resident);
$80,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher
$6,500

deposit:
$50,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher (resident);
$80,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher (non-resident)
$6,500

deposit:
$50,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher (resident);
$80,000 or 50% of Fee Advisory, whichever is higher (non-resident)

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital - Stubbs Road

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital - Stubbs Road$3,200 / 3,300$2,000-$2,2003 beds: $900
5 beds: $750
Depositresident: $30,000
non-resident: $50,000
resident: $20,000
non-resident: $40,000
resident: $10,000
non-resident: $30,000
Special care unit$6,500-$7,000

deposit:
$50,000 (resident);
$80,000 (non-resident)
$6,500-$7,000

deposit:
$50,000 (resident);
$80,000 (non-resident)
$6,500-$7,000

deposit:
$50,000 (resident);
$80,000 (non-resident)
Intensive care unit$10,000

deposit:
$50,000 (resident);
$80,000 (non-resident)
$10,000

deposit:
$50,000 (resident);
$80,000 (non-resident)
$10,000

deposit:
$50,000 (resident);
$80,000 (non-resident)

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital - Tsuen Wan

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital - Tsuen Wan$1,600 (Old Wing)
$2,500 (Main Tower)
$1,000 (Old Wing)
$1,200 (Main Tower)
3 beds: $650 (Old Wing)
$950 (Main Tower)
5 beds: $550 (Old Wing)
Deposit$10,000 (Old Wing); $20,000 (Main Tower)$10,000 (Old Wing); $15,000 (Main Tower)$10,000 (Old Wing); $30,000 (Main Tower)

Hong Kong Baptist Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital$3,250-3,980$1,700-2,1002 beds: $1,180-1,260
3 to 5 beds: $920-$990
4 to 6 beds: $860
7 to 9 beds: $800-820
Depositresident: $20,000
non-resident: $70,000
resident: $12,000
non-resident: $70,000
resident: $6,000
non-resident: $50,000
Intensive care unit$11,200

deposit: $50,000 (resident); $100,000 (non-resident)
$11,200

deposit: $50,000 (resident); $100,000 (non-resident)
$11,200

deposit: $50,000 (resident); $100,000 (non-resident)

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Hong Kong Sanatorium & HospitalType A: $5,800-6,700
Type B: $4,200-4,400
$2,500-3,500 (single room)3 to 6 beds: $1,180-1,800
Depositresident: $20,000
non-resident: $50,000
resident: $6,000
non-resident: $50,000
resident: $4,000
non-resident: $50,000
Lodger accommodationType A: $700
Type B: $480
$340$220
Intensive care unit$13,000

deposit: $20,000
$9,000

deposit: $20,000

Matilda International Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomTwin roomStandard room
Matilda International Hospital$3,300$1,990$900
Deposit$20,000 or 50% of the estimated total charges, whichever is higher$20,000 or 50% of the estimated total charges, whichever is higher$20,000 or 50% of the estimated total charges, whichever is higher
Lodger accommodationComplimentaryNot includedNot included
High dependency unit$9,000$9,000$9,000

Precious Blood Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Precious Blood Hospital$1,820$1,1204 to 5 beds: $750-850
Depositresident: $10,000
non-resident: $30,000
resident: $8,000
non-resident: $30,000
resident: $6,000
non-resident: $30,000
Companion charges$320$260$190

St. Paul's Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
St. Paul's Hospital$3,080-4,880$1,380-1,4803 to 4 beds: $760-900
Depositresident: $30,000
non-resident: $90,000
resident: $15,000
non-resident: $90,000
resident: $10,000
non-resident: $70,000
Deposit for receiving treatment for cardiac, brain and vascular diseasesHK resident: $120,000
non-HK resident: $120,000
HK resident: $90,000
non-HK resident: $90,000
HK resident: $60,000
non-HK resident: $70,000
Lodger accommodation$300$300$300
Intensive care unit$5,800

deposit:
$50,000 (resident);
$100,000 (non-resident)
Not in serviceNot in service

St. Teresa's Hospital (French Hospital)

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
St. Teresa's Hospital$1,900-3,900$850-1,030 (standard semi-private)
$1,600 (semi-private single room)
3 to 4 beds: $680-750
5 to 7 beds: $600-680
8 to 11 beds: $560-680
Depositresident: $20,000
non-resident: $40,000
resident: $12,000
non-resident: $40,000
resident: $7,000
non-resident: $40,000
Special care unit$5,000

deposit: $30,000 (resident); $40,000 (non-resident)
$4,000

deposit: $25,000 (resident); $40,000 (non-resident)
$3,000

deposit: $20,000 (resident); $40,000 (non-resident)
Lodger accommodation$380$280$180

Union Hospital

HospitalPrivate roomSemi-private roomThe ward
Union Hospital$2,500-8,0001 to 3 beds: $900-1,200 / $1,8004 to 6 beds: $600-800
14 beds: $500
Depositresident: $20,000
non-resident: $30,000
holder of travel document: $100,000
resident: $6,000
non-resident: $30,000
holder of travel document: $80,000
resident: $6,000
non-resident: $30,000
holder of travel document: $60,000
Intensive care unit$2,500

deposit:
$20,000 (resident); $30,000 (non-resident); $100,000 (holder of travel document)
$2,500

deposit:
$20,000 (resident); $30,000 (non-resident); $100,000 (holder of travel document)
$2,500

deposit:
$20,000 (resident); $30,000 (non-resident); $100,000 (holder of travel document)
Lodger accommodation$350$200$200

All amounts are in HKD and were last updated in September 2021. No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. It is always best to call ahead to make sure the information is still up-to-date.

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