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General out-patient clinic services for Chung Yeung Festival
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority spokesperson today (October 12) said that 14 general out-patient clinics (GOPCs) (see table below) will provide services on the Chung Yeung Festival (October 14). Members of the public can make advance bookings for appointments either through the telephone appointment system or the "Book GOPC" function in the "HA Go" mobile application as usual.

     The spokesperson remarked that the Accident and Emergency Departments in public hospitals will also operate as usual during the holiday to serve patients with urgent medical needs. Non-urgent patients are advised to consider seeking consultation at general out-patient clinics, private doctors or the 24-hour clinics of private hospitals. As the Emergency Response Level has been activated in public hospitals in light of the COVID-19 epidemic, infection control measures have been enhanced with universal masking for all persons entering public hospitals and clinics.

     In addition, the spokesperson urged the public to continue to stay vigilant when hiking or grave sweeping during the holiday. They should maintain personal and environmental hygiene to prevent infection and spreading the virus in the community. The public should seek medical advice early if they experience respiratory symptoms. Moreover, members of the public should also receive COVID-19 vaccination and seasonal influenza vaccination as early as possible.

     To choose a suitable family doctor and related clinic service, members of the public are welcome to browse the Primary Care Directory of the Food and Health Bureau at www.pcdirectory.gov.hk. In addition, members of the public can obtain specimen collection packs for COVID-19 tests during the holiday or submit specimens at nine GOPCs (see table below) within the specified time. The public can also obtain specimen collection packs at the selected MTR stations. For details, please visit the website: www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/early-testing.html.
District List of GOPCs Telephone number for booking General enquiries
Hong Kong Island Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic* 3157 0077 2560 0211
Violet Peel General Out-patient Clinic* 3157 0000 3553 3116
Aberdeen Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic* 3543 5011 2555 0381
Kowloon Kwun Tong Community Health Centre 3157 0687 2389 0331
Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital
Family Medicine Clinic
3157 0118 2354 2267
Robert Black General Out-patient Clinic* 3157 0113 2383 3311
Yau Ma Tei Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0880 2272 2400
New Territories Lady Trench General Out-patient Clinic 3157 0107 2614 4789
Yuen Chau Kok General Out-patient Clinic
(Services of Lek Yuen General Out-patient Clinic are temporarily relocated to Yuen Chau Kok General Out-patient Clinic due to clinic renovation.)
3157 0995 2647 3383
Shek Wu Hui Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic* 3157 0965 2670 0211
Tai Po Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic* 3157 0906 2664 2039
Tseung Kwan O (Po Ning Road) General
Out-patient Clinic*
3157 0660 2191 1083
Tuen Mun Clinic* 3543 0886 2452 9111
Yuen Long Jockey Club Health Centre* 3543 5007 2443 8511

Service hours:
9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

* General out-patient clinics to distribute specimen collection packs and collect specimens for COVID-19 tests
Specimen collection packs distribution time: from 9am (while stocks last)
Specimen collection time: 9am to 11am
Ends/Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:40
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