Department of Health (Hong Kong)

Main article: Health in Hong Kong
Department of Health
Agency overview
Headquarters 21/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East Wan Chai Hong Kong Island
Employees 4,669
Annual budget HK$$5.3012 billion (2012–13)
Agency executive
  • Dr PY Lam, JP, Director of Health
Parent agency Food and Health Bureau

Hong Kong's Department of Health (Chinese: 衞生署) is responsible for healthcare policies and the provision of basic healthcare services and established in 1939. The public hospitals are managed by the Department's Hospital Authority in 1991 to 1994. The Department reports to the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.

The top official in this department is the Director of Health, and is now held by Dr Hon Yee Chan.


The Department of Health provides its board range and diverse services to Hongkongers through different divisions, offices, and centres. The following is a list of them:

Centre for Health Protection
Child Assessment Service
Chinese Medicine
Clinical Genetic Service
Dental Service
Elderly Health Service
Family Health Service
Forensic Pathology Service
Medical Device Control Office
Methadone Clinics
Office for Registration of Healthcare Institutions
Pharmaceutical Service
Port Health
Professional Development and Quality Assurance
Radiation Health Unit
Registration of Health Professionals
Student Health Service
Tobacco Control Office

Hong Kong Drug Registration

The Department of Health's Drug Office is responsible for drug registration in Hong Kong under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (Chapter 138). All drugs sold in Hong Kong are required to be registered with a number to be sold in Hong Kong.[1] The number consists of a prefix HK followed by 5 numbers (e.g. HK-05628).

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