Pre-Admission COVID-19 Testing

All inpatients are required to provide a valid and negative COVID-19 test report or undergo a COVID-19 screening test before they may be admitted to the hospital.

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1. Inpatients with Scheduled Admissions

  • All inpatients are required to submit a valid and negative COVID-19 test report before Admission and Cashier Office on G/F before admission or upon registration for admission. The result is regarded as valid for 3 days, with specimen collection day to be counted as day 1.
      
  • COVID-19 test reports from one of the authorised external laboratories or institutions with patient’s full name and identity number will be accepted.
      
  • If the above report is not available, the patient is required to undergo a deep throat saliva RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at the hospital, free of charge*. The test will be performed in our 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency Department.

    (*Patients are requested to settle the testing fee (HK$1,200) first, keep the original receipt and present it to staff at admission registration. The testing fee will be refunded upon discharge.)
      
  • The pre-admission testing is required to be conducted 1 to 2 days before admission, or in early morning on the same day for evening admission. 


    • Specimen Collection Time
      • Monday to Friday:   Before 2:00pm
      • Saturday:                Before 12:00nn
      • Sunday and public holidays are excluded
         
    • Notes on Specimen Collection
      • Do NOT brush your teeth, eat or drink after getting up
      • Keep your stomach empty for least 2 hours 

  

  • For patients who are unable to provide deep throat saliva specimen, eg. infants, a nasopharyngeal swab can be taken at charge of HK$250 (self-pay). The test is to be conducted 1 to 2 days before admission, or in morning on the same day for evening admission.

2. Unplanned or Emergency Admissions

  • A self-paid rapid POCT RT-PCR nasopharyngeal swab test is required before admission at a charge of HK$2,250 plus doctor consultation fee. The test will be performed in our 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency Department. 

3. Cases Transferred or under “Discharge Against Medical Advice” from Public Hospitals

  • A valid and negative COVID-19 test report is required before admission. The result is regarded as valid for 3 days, with specimen collection day to be counted as day 1.