Health resources

Accessing a GP

You are entitled to access health care services provided by the National Health Service (NHS) for free, including GPs (local doctors), hospitals, and maternity services. You need to register with a GP as soon as you can. You have the right to an interpreter if you need one. Ask for an interpreter when booking an appointment by telephone or online. You do not need proof of address or immigration status. You can search for your local GP online.

Doctors of the World has produced a video in Cantonese about accessing the NHS.

COVID-19 vaccines

You can now book an appointment at one of a limited number of vaccination centres to record your COVID-19 vaccination from outside of the UK.

This service is only available to people who have had the following jabs, it does not cover other vaccines:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • Moderna (Spikevax)

UKHK

UKHK has produced a video in Cantonese about the UK health system and the Immigrant Health Surcharge.

HK Brits

HK Brits has provided a variety of resources and advice on UK healthcare on its website.

Mental health and wellbeing

Thrive LDN has developed a set of culturally-aware and trauma-informed resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of Hongkongers settling in London. Some of these resources are now live on the website, offering:

  • guidance and support on the wellbeing of children, young people, and adults from Hong Kong
  • guidance on accessing urgent mental health support
  • support to professions working with the Hong Kong community

Some of the information on available services will be London-specific, but the materials are valuable to Hongkongers across the country. Please click the link below to access the website.

Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support has provided translated information about cancer in the UK, including treatment and support.

Health and wellbeing resources for adults and young people

UKHK has produced a series of videos talking about the challenges that may be encountered and how to seek help. The videos cover the below topics:

  • what wellbeing, mental health conditions, and needs someone might have after moving to the UK
  • how someone’s past experiences can influence their current state of wellbeing
  • ways to improve someone’s wellbeing and mental health, and information about local support and organiations

To access the whole series and for more wellbeing information and resources about mental health support in Cantonese, visit the UKHK website.

There are also wellbeing resources available for young people.