Whether you need a check-up for work purposes or just because you want to see what’s going on with your body, there are a variety of different options for your wallet and your needs. This is our list of some of the best, recommended by expats themselves!
Whilst the medical checks offered by Raffles primarily focus on age-related issues, their screening is quite comprehensive and will detect the presence of early onset cardiovascular disease, as well as certain cancers including cervical and prostate. They will go over your medical background, including family and environmental factors that may affect your overall health. Then you will be given a visual test, an ear, nose and throat assessment, a hearing test and cardiovascular assessments. You will also be examined by a doctor (a female if you prefer), undergo a series of X-rays as well as blood and urine tests. The comprehensive package costs around HKD $3,800.
Whilst medical check-ups at Blue Cross are only available for people with Blue Cross affiliated insurance, you can choose your tests depending on the level of thoroughness that you require. From the Ruby Checkup, which is a general assessement, to Supreme Checkup Plan, which is a thorough examination, specifically tailored for those who are 40 and includes a glaucoma test and a physical stress test, using a treadmill.
At Gleneagles, you can choose from three packages including Executive, Privilege and Platinum. All of these include a review of your medical history in detail and a general health assessment, including blood pressure, BMI, waist circumference, weight and height. A visual acuity test, ECG, blood analysis, blood grouping, urine test and diabetes testing is also included in all packages. Prices start from HKD $2,640 and go up to HKD$12, 710.
With basic health check-ups from HKD$850 and Supreme packages at HKD$9,300, this is one of the most cost-effective medical checks in Hong Kong. They also run specific health screening packages for men and women, as well as heart check-ups and curiously, pre-marital checks. The hospital also liaises with workplaces to provide the correct certification that you will need if your employer requests a health check. Prices here start at HKD$660, so it is an extremely affordable option. They also offer a 20% discount if you book extra tests with your package, to be performed on the same day.
MediFast has a variety of check-ups, depending on your needs. These even include a home sleep apnea test, as well as health checks for domestic workers and vaccination programmes. You can also get a free specialist referral if necessary. There are several different types of packages available, with prices starting from HKD$998 for x-rays, urine and blood tests, as well as an examination. You can amplify this with a premier health check, which will determine if cancer markers are present in your body.
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