Untreated STDs can lead to problematic health issues, so it’s important that you take care of your sexual health and get regularly checked up!
Living such a hectic life in the city bouncing between work and happy hours, sometimes it’s easy to overlook the importance of your mental health and physical wellbeing (i.e. menstruation health for women) and possibly even your sexual health. For ease, and in the interest of public health, we’ve put together a list of recommended public social hygiene clinics, non-governmental centres and private sectors in Hong Kong, so you can go get your regular STD testing done at a trustworthy place.
Why it’s important to get STD testing
There’s only one downside to getting your freak on as far as we can see, and that’s disease! According to The Centre for Health Protection, the most common local sexually transmitted diseases include syphilis, gonorrhea, non-gonococcal urethritis (male), non-specific genital infection (female), genital herpes, genital wart, pubic lice, chlamydia and HIV/AIDS. No matter who you are sleeping with, people who are sexually active should receive regular check-ups to make sure they haven’t contracted any STDs. Is it the most fun thing to do with your time? No, but who wants to have to deal with the flipside? Prevention is definitely the best cure here, people.
Hong Kong has different options for every location, price bracket and preference, so there’s really no excuse. Time to schedule your STD testing, maybe…
#1 Public clinics
Social hygiene clinics that offer STD testing
The social hygiene clinics of the Department of Health offer STD testing that’s free of charge for eligible Hong Kong residents/HKID-holders, and that is pretty amazing. There are a total of six social hygiene clinics for females and males (located in Chai Wan, Wan Chai, Yau Ma Tei, Kwun Tong, Tuen Mun and Fanling), as well as treatment and counselling services available. They only accept walk-ins, so you may have to block some serious time in the diary for this one, but these clinics are definitely the most cost effective.
Chai Wan Social Hygiene Clinic, West Wing LG5, Specialist Out-patient Block, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2595 7500, 柴灣樂民道3號東區尤德夫人那打素醫院專科門診大樓地庫5樓西翼
Wan Chai Female Social Hygiene Clinic, 7/F, Tang Chi Ngong Specialist Clinic, 284 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Wan Chai Male Social Hygiene Clinic on 6/F), p. 3103 2400, 灣仔皇后大道東284號鄧志昂專科診療院7字樓 (男性社會衞生科診所設於6字樓)
Yau Ma Tei Female Social Hygiene Clinic, 3/F, Yau Ma Tei Jockey Club Polyclinic, 145 Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong (Yau Ma Tei Male Social Hygiene Clinic on 4/F), p. 2388 6634, 油麻地炮台街145號油麻地賽馬會分科診療所3字樓 (男性社會衞生科診所設於4字樓)
Yung Fung Shee Social Hygiene Clinic, 4/F, Yung Fung Shee Memorial Centre, 79 Cha Kwo Ling Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 2727 8315, 觀塘茶果嶺道79號容鳳書紀念中心4字樓
Tuen Mun Social Hygiene Clinic, 5/F, Tuen Mun Eye Centre, 4 Tuen Lee Street, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, p. 2459 2958, 新界屯門屯利街4號屯門眼科中心5樓
Fanling Integrated Treatment Centre (Social Hygiene Service), 6/F, Fanling Health Centre, 2 Pik Fung Road, Fanling, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2639 1437, 新界粉嶺璧峰路2號粉嶺健康中心6字樓
#2 Non-governmental clinics
The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong
An international organisation that you may already be familiar with, The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong offer men’s and women’s health services, including preliminary screening for a range of STDs, at their local clinics – with various locations in Wan Chai, Ma Tau Chung, Wong Tai Sin, Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan. By appointment only.
There are a number of STD testing packages charged at different rates available at FPA, including Female/Male Sexually Transmissible Diseases Screening 1 (blood test for treponemal antibody by EIA and HIV Ag/Ab combo) which costs $250, Female Sexually Transmissible Diseases Screening 2 (cervical swab for chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA by PCR, HVS for trichomonas and monilia) and Male Sexually Transmissible Diseases Screening 2 (urine for chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA by PCR) which cost $550. So pick and choose as necessary.
FPA Clinics that offer STD testing for men and women:
Tsuen Wan Clinic, Room 1621-1622, 16/F, Nan Fung Centre, 264-298 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong, p. 2742 8183, 荃灣青山道264-298號南豐中心16樓1621-1622室
Wan Chai Sexual & Reproductive Health Centre, 9/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2572 2222, 灣仔軒尼詩道130號修頓中心9樓
Ma Tau Chung Clinic, 1-2/F, 105 Ma Tau Chung Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2572 2222, 九龍馬頭涌道105號1-2樓
FPA Clinics that offer STD testing for women only:
Yuen Long Clinic, G/F & 1/F, 149-153 On Ning Road, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 2477 3201, 新界元朗安寧路149-153號地下
Wong Tai Sin Clinic, G/F, 1-2 Lung On House, Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate II, Hong Kong, p. 2326 2447, 黃大仙下邨(二區)龍安樓1-2號地下
AIDS Concern is the first NGO in Hong Kong committed to the service of AIDS-care and consultation. They offer free, anonymous and confidential STD testing for men who have sex with men or young people who are under 25 years old, including HIV antigen and antibody test, syphilis antibody tests, hepatitis C antibody test, gonorrhea and chlamydia tests. By appointment only.
AIDS Concern, Flat B, 3/F Fu Lee Commercial Building, 14-20 Pilkem Street, Jordan, Hong Kong, p. 2394 6677, 佐敦庇利金街14-20號富利商業大廈
Hong Kong AIDS Foundation
If you want to know about your HIV status, Hong Kong AIDS Foundation provides free, anonymous and confidential tests, as well as syphilis and hepatitis C antibody rapid STD testing. By appointment only.
Hong Kong AIDS Foundation, 5/F Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club Clinic, 8, Chai Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2560 8528, 筲箕灣柴灣道8號筲箕灣賽馬會診所5樓
#3 Private sectors that offer STD testing
SafeZone is a friendly private space for individuals and their partners to take STD testing in Tsim Sha Tsui. They offer a comprehensive STD and Antigen-Antibody Screening (16 types of STDs) for $2380.
SafeZone, 12/F The Lamma Tower, 12-12A Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3622 2933, 尖沙咀厚福街12-12A號藍馬商業大廈12樓全層
Neo-Health Medical Centre
Neo-Health is dedicated to providing high-quality, integrated and comprehensive health care. Their range of tests for common STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, HPV, HSV, HIB, hepatitis B and more, plus they’re conveniently located in Central, so you can nip in on your lunch break.
Neo-Health Medical Centre, 21/F Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3162 0001, 中環利源東街利東大廈21樓
MHS (Men’s Health Solution Center)
MHS is a men’s health centre that offer specialist consultation, health check up programmes and treatment for STDs. They provide different types of STD tests, such as antibody test, antigen test and DNA test, with prices ranging from a $680 STD consultation to a $5800 STD assessment package.
MHS (Men’s Health Solution Center), Room 1211, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2375 3322, 尖沙咀廣東道海港城海洋中心1211室
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