Vaccine Subsidy Scheme (VSS) and Elderly Healthcare Voucher


    The Vaccine Subsidy Scheme, also known as the VSS, and the Elderly Healthcare Voucher Scheme are created by the Hong Kong Government to subsidise the costs of annual vaccinations and private primary healthcare. At OT&P Healthcare, our central GP front office staff will help navigate these schemes to make the process as painless as possible for you. 

     

    What is the Vaccine Subsidy Scheme (VSS)?

    The Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS) is a public-private scheme arranged to encourage influenza vaccination and pneumococcal vaccination to eligible Hong Kong residents. The Hong Kong government subsidises the cost of vaccinations to eligible persons.

    OT&P Healthcare encourages all eligible persons to take advantage of this scheme to prevent the chances of catching or developing severe forms of Flu and pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia, bacteremia, sinusitis, meningitis, and otitis media.

     

    What Vaccines Does the Vaccine Subsidy Scheme Cover and How Much Is Subsidised?

    Vaccine OT&P Regular Walk In Patient Price Patient Price After Subsidy Applied

    Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIV)

    390 HKD 130 HKD
    Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) 540 HKD

    280 HKD

    23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (23vPPV)

    400 HKD

    0 HKD

    13-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (13vPPV)

    *Only for patients with high risk conditions

    1415 HKD

    615 HK

     

    Who Is Eligible For the Vaccine Subsidy Scheme?

    Seasonal Influenza Vaccination (SIV)

    • Pregnant Women
    • Persons of age 50 years or above (count by year of birth)
    • Children aged 6 months to less than 18 years (or persons aged 18 years or above but studying secondary schools in Hong Kong)
    • Persons with intellectual disability
    • Recipients of Disability Allowance; or
    • Recipients of standard rate of "100% disabled" or "requiring constant attendance" under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme

    Pneumococcal Vaccination (PV)

    • Hong Kong residents of age 65 years or above (count by year of birth)

     

    Which OT&P Clinics Are a Part of the Vaccine Subsidy Scheme?

    OT&P General Practice 5/F, Century Square,
    1 D’Aguilar Street, Central, HK

    Not all doctors will be on the scheme at present, so please ensure you tell appointment hotline you wish to utilize your vouchers or Vaccine Subsidy Scheme so they can organise an appointment with one of the doctors on the scheme. More clinics will be added as and when doctors are added to the scheme. 

     

    How Do I Sign Up for The Vaccine Subsidy Scheme At OT&P?

    No need to sign up, make an appointment through our appointment hotline, inform the them you wish to utilize your vouchers or Vaccine Subsidy Scheme so they can ensure an appointment is made with one of the doctors on the scheme. Appointments can be made through the below number or email and our appointment hotline concierge will let you know what you need to bring with you.

    Phone: 2155 9055
    Email: appointment@otandp.com

     

    Elderly Person's Healthcare Voucher Scheme

    What is the Elderly Person's Healthcare Voucher Scheme?

    The Hong Kong Government provides vouchers to pay for private primary healthcare services to eligible persons. They can get $2,000 worth of healthcare vouchers per year which can be rolled over until they meet the accumulation limit of $8,000. The annual amount is deposited in their voucher account on 1 January from the year in which they become eligible under the Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme.

     

    What Can I Get With My Elderly Person's Healthcare Voucher?

    The vouchers can be spent on services provided by medical practitioners including preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare services. 

    Vouchers Can Be Used For at OT&P Vouchers Cannot Be Used For
    • Services provided by medical practitioners including preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare services. E.g:
      • Vaccinations 
      • Lab tests
      • Consultations
      • Medications (Repeat medications not included)
    • OT&P specialists, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals will be added to the scheme in due course but cannot presently be used under this scheme.
    • Inpatient services, pre-paid healthcare services and day surgery procedures, such as cataract surgery or endoscopy services
    • Repeat medications

     

    Who Is Eligible for the Elderly Person's Healthcare Voucher Scheme?

    Elderly persons aged 65 or above and holding a valid Hong Kong Identity Card or Certificate of Exemption issued by the Immigration Department, except for those who obtained a Hong Kong Identity Card by virtue of a previous permission to land or remain in Hong Kong granted to him/ her and such permission has expired or ceased to be valid, are eligible to receive and use the vouchers to pay for private primary healthcare services.

     

    Which OT&P Clinics Can I use the Elderly Person's Subsidy Scheme at?

    OT&P General Practice 5/F, Century Square,
    1 D’Aguilar Street, Central, HK

    More clinics will be added as and when doctors are added to the scheme. 

     

    How Do I Claim my Elderly Person's Healthcare Voucher?

    No need to sign up, make an appointment through our appointment hotline, inform the them you wish to utilize your vouchers or Vaccine Subsidy Scheme so they can ensure an appointment is made with one of the doctors on the scheme. Appointments can be made through the below number or email and our appointment hotline concierge will let you know what you need to bring with you.

    Phone: 2155 9055
    Email: appointment@otandp.com

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    OT&P Healthcare is a Premium Private Healthcare Practice in Hong Kong. Our priority is to help individuals to enhance and optimise their health by providing easy access to a wide range of excellent practitioners and information, supported by management systems and technology that ensure quality of service and value. Our Mission is to provide pre-eminent private healthcare in Hong Kong. We aim to be the best in class fully integrated healthcare service, providing a circle of care for all our patients' needs.

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