Close to 1,000 clinics will remain open during CNY public holidays

Different clinics will be open on each day of the public holiday period.

Charlotte Chang

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Published: 31 January 2022, 11:09 AM

During the Chinese New Year public holidays from Jan 31 to Feb 2, 988 general practitioner (GP) clinics will remain open islandwide at various timings, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Jan 29.

There will be 523 Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) that remain open. Out of which, 324 selected PHPCs will continue to provide COVID-19 swab tests.

There will also be 11 Combined Test Centres (CTCs) continuing operations and taking in patients who have been referred for a swab by their doctor.

The locations of the clinics can be accessed via MOH’s corporate website, the Agency of Integrated Care’s (AIC) website, the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) webpage, the Healthhub mobile application and the PHPCs website.

Members of the public are to first call the clinic to confirm the availability and timing of services and make the necessary appointments before heading down.

Individuals cared for by telemedicine providers, such as those on the Home Recovery Programme, will also have access to these services.

Earlier this year, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced that household gatherings will remain capped at five visitors per day for Chinese New Year.

MOH seeks full cooperation from the public to comply with the Safe Management Measures (SMMs) and exercise social responsibility during this period, and to seek medical treatment at a hospital’s Accident & Emergency (A&E) department only in serious for life-threatening emergencies.

We encourage members of the public, including children, who feel unwell during the festivities to visit their GP or a 24-hour clinic for minor conditions,” said MOH. 

The full list of clinics can be found here.

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