Eligible HK elderly may use voucher for outpatient service fees
The voucher may be used to pay for services at Huawei CHC.
Health Bureau declared that qualified elderly in Hong Kong can use the elderly health care voucher to pay for outpatient healthcare service fees at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital Huawei Li Zhi Yuan Community Health Center (Huawei CHC) starting April 17.
The Huawei CHC is an offsite medical centre set up by the HKU-SZH. The new arrangement will allow Hong Kong elderly living in Shenzhen to better use local outpatient services.
"Given that the vouchers are issued and for use on an electronic platform, eligible elderly need not pre-register, collect or bring along the voucher," read the government statement.
They only need to visit the Huawei CHC in person and will use the voucher to settle the fees of outpatient services they received at the designated clinics, departments or health centre upon presentation of a valid Hong Kong Identity Card or Certificate of Exemption.
The Huawei CHC will help the elderly make a claim and instantly update the user's record in their voucher account.
The Health Bureau also reminded people that relevant arrangements are not applicable to inpatient services, pre-paid healthcare services, and day surgery procedures.