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.

    *The testing fee (HKD $1,200) will be applied if the admission is cancelled or amended by the patient under any circumstances. In addition, any additional charges incurred during the test will be on patient’s own account.
      
  • 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.