General Out-patient Clinics
Introduction of General Out-patient Clinic Services
The Hospital Authority (HA) is committed to providing community-based primary care services. Our target patients include the elders, low-income individuals, and patients with chronic diseases.
Patients under the care of GOPCs can be broadly divided into two main categories, namely chronic disease patients with stable conditions (e.g. diabetes mellitus, hypertension) and episodic disease patients with relatively mild symptoms (e.g. influenza, colds). For chronic disease patients who require follow up, the next appointment would be arranged by clinic staff after consultation based on clinical needs. Episodic disease patients may reserve consultation timeslots available in the next 24 hours through the Telephone Appointment System.
GOPCs also provide nursing services such as drug injection and dressing. Furthermore, GOPCs provide health risk assessments and follow-up care for patients with diabetes mellitus or hypertension etc. by multi-disciplinary teams, and targeted treatment services including continence care, wound care, etc. for high-risk chronic patients by nurses and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacists. To facilitate smokers to quit smoking, GOPCs provide smoking counselling and cessation programme.
GOPCs are located in various districts all over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Some of them provide evenings, Sundays and public holidays’ clinic service. In general, the clinics open at half past eight o’clock in the morning. In case of adverse weather conditions, for example, while the black rainstorm warning or the tropical cyclone signal No.8 or above is in force, please refer to the public announcements on radio or television for service arrangements. Patients attending an appointment should bring their identity document and handheld medical record, if any, for registration at clinics. If you cannot attend an appointment on time, please make a cancellation as soon as possible so that the quota could be released for booking by other patients in need. For more details on the services of GOPCs and appointment booking for patients with episodic diseases, please refer to the following information.
List of General Out-patient Clinics
Appointment Booking for Episodic Disease Patients
- General Out-patient Clinic Telephone Appointment System
- General Out-patient Clinic SMS Booking Service (Only for Patients with Hearing Impairment)