Here's where to go for STD testing in Hong Kong. Take good care of yourself (and others) by getting regularly checked up!
From scouting out the best sex shops, to learning about contraceptives like Fair Squared vegan condoms and plan Bs, it seems that discussions regarding sexual health are often kept on the backburner in Hong Kong – but it’s essential to educate yourself. 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 where you can get your regular STD testing in Hong Kong done at a trustworthy place.
Why it’s important to get STD testing in Hong Kong
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’re 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.
The city has different options for every location, price bracket and preference, so there’s really no excuse. Time to schedule your STD testing in Hong Kong, maybe…
Where to get STD tests in Hong Kong
i) 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’s pretty amazing. There are a total of four social hygiene clinics in servicce for females and males (located in Wan Chai, Kwun Tong, Tuen Mun, and Fanling), as well as treatment and counselling services available.
While the good thing is these clinics don’t require doctor’s referral, they do only accept walk-ins. This means you may have to block some serious time in the diary for this one, but these clinics are definitely the most cost-effective way to get STD testing in Hong Kong done. Note that they are closed on weekends and public holidays.
1. Wan Chai Female Social Hygiene Clinic
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
2. Yung Fung Shee Social Hygiene Clinic
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
3. Tuen Mun Social Hygiene Clinic
Tuen Mun Social Hygiene Clinic, 5/F, Tuen Mun Eye Centre, 4 Tuen Lee Street, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, p. 2459 2958
4. Fanling Social Hygiene Centre
Fanling Social Hygiene Centre, 6/F, Fanling Health Centre, 2 Pik Fung Road, Fanling, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2639 1437
5. Chai Wan Social Hygiene Clinic
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
6. Yau Ma Tei Male Social Hygiene Clinic
Yau Ma Tei Male Social Hygiene Clinic, 4/F, Yau Ma Tei Jockey Club Polyclinic, 145 Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong (Yau Ma Tei Female Social Hygiene Clinic on 3/F), p. 2388 6634
ii) Non-governmental clinics
The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong
An organisation that you may already be familiar with, The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong offers 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. The FPA operates by appointment only and it tends to get especially busy during holiday season, so make sure you book ahead.
There are a number of STD testing packages charged at different rates available at FPA. These include Female/Male Sexually Transmissible Diseases Screening 1 (blood test for treponemal antibody by EIA and HIV Ag/Ab combo) from $250; Female Sexually Transmissible Diseases Screening 2 (cervical swab for chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA by PCR, HVS for trichomonas and monilia) from $550; and Male Sexually Transmissible Diseases Screening 2 (urine for chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA by PCR) from $550. So pick and choose as necessary.
If you’re an unmarried female below the age of 26, make use of the FPA’s Youth Health Care services. Not only does the organisation provide the same STD screening packages for women (as mentioned above), you can also be assured that it’s strictly confidential.
FPA Clinics that offer STD testing for men and women:
7. Tsuen Wan Clinic
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
8. Wan Chai Sexual & Reproductive Health Centre
Wan Chai Sexual & Reproductive Health Centre, 9/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2572 2222
9. Ma Tau Chung Clinic
Ma Tau Chung Clinic, 1-2/F, 105 Ma Tau Chung Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2572 2222
FPA Clinics that offer STD testing for women only:
10. Yuen Long Clinic
Yuen Long Clinic, G/F & 1/F, 149-153 On Ning Road, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 2477 3201
11. Wong Tai Sin Clinic
Wong Tai Sin Clinic, G/F, 1-2 Lung On House, Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate II, Hong Kong, p. 2326 2447
FPA Youth Health Care clinics (for females under 26):
12. Wan Chai Youth Health Care Centre
Wan Chai Youth Health Care Centre, FPA Jockey Club Youth Zone, 8/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2575 4799
13. Mong Kok Youth Health Care Centre
Mong Kok Youth Health Care Centre, Room A, 13/F, Full Win Commercial Centre, 573 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, p. 2770 4994
14. Kwai Fong Youth Health Care Centre
Kwai Fong Youth Health Care Centre, Unit 702-705, Level 7, Tower II, Metroplaza, 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, p. 2443 2773
15. Aids Concern
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, gonorrhoea, 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
16. Hong Kong AIDS Foundation
As a non-profit organisation established in 1991 to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS and promote understanding, the Hong Kong Aids Foundation provides free, anonymous, and confidential HIV testing, along with rapid syphilis and hepatitis C antibody tests. No judgement or assumptions here – just caring and accessible services to help the community know their status and stay healthy. Testing is available by appointment.
Hong Kong AIDS Foundation, 5/F, Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club Clinic, 8, Chai Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2560 8528
iii) Private sectors that offer STD testing
17. Pulse Clinic
Founded in Thailand and now having expanded to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia, Pulse Clinic has been helping patients all across the continent with sexual health and wellbeing. Being LGBTIQ-friendly, inclusive, and non-judgemental, Pulse Clinic is one of the most reliable private clinics we recommend.
Pulse Clinic, 2/F, 83 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2389 8250, 中環威靈頓街83號2樓
18. AttoHealth Exigent Medical Care
Get rapid results and comprehensive care at Attohealth’s sexual health clinic. It offers same-day STD testing with a report and treatment all within one working day – how efficient! Consultations are done by registered doctors and all services are completely confidential. Tests cover a wide range including syphilis, herpes, HIV, hepatitis B, and more. No matter your concerns about sexual health, Attohealth’s clinics provide a comfortable, respectful, and private environment to facilitate open communication.
AttoHealth Exigent Medical Care has clinics in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.
19. Neo-Health Medical Centre
The convenient Central location and dedication to high-quality care makes Neo-Health a great option for integrated STD testing in Hong Kong. Its range covers tests for common STDs including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, HPV, HSV, HIB, hepatitis B, and more. You can even nip in on your lunch break to get checked out!
Neo-Health Medical Centre, Unit 1106, 11/F, World-Wide House, 19 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3160 4886
20. MHS (Men’s Health Solution Center)
This men’s health centre offers specialist consultation, health check-up programmes, and STD testing and treatment. MHS provides various STD tests like antibody tests, antigen tests, and DNA tests. They have STD assessment packages ranging from $300 to $3,000 to suit different needs and budgets.
MHS (Men’s Health Solution Center) has locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Central.
21. OT&P Healthcare
It’s safe to say OT&P Healthcare is one of the city’s most reputable clinics. Testing is done in a comfortable environment where your privacy is the top priority. The entire process is overseen by knowledgeable GPs who are there to answer any questions, address any concerns, and provide excellent clinical care. You can trust you’ll be in good hands with OT&P Healthcare’s professional yet compassionate approach to STD testing.
OT&P Healthcare has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
22. Medtimes Medical Group
This pioneering medical group leverages industry-leading technology and extensive expertise to provide comprehensive STD testing in Hong Kong. With almost two decades of experience, and having served over 200,000 clients and processing a million samples over the years, Medtimes is capable of reliable services when it comes to STD testing in Hong Kong.
Medtimes Medical Group has locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Sheung Shui.
23. Hong Kong Emergency Medicine Centre
Whether you’re feeling anxious or prefer discretion when getting an STD test, the Hong Kong Emergency Medicine Centre has you covered 24/7. Its unique house call service ensures utmost privacy and convenience for walk-in STD check-ups wherever you’re most comfortable, whether it be your home, office, or hotel. Tests are swiftly conducted for same-day results and treatment. Specialists are also on-call around the clock to address any questions or concerns, putting your mind at ease.
Hong Kong Emergency Medicine Centre has locations in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.
[This article was originally published in January 2019 and updated in 2023 by Catherine Pun.]