Restrictions in Using Health Care Vouchers
Health care vouchers can be used for:
services provided by medical practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, dentists, chiropractors, registered nurses and enrolled nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiographers, medical laboratory technologists (the use of services provided by allied health professionals and laboratory test services is subject to the current referral arrangement) and optometrists (in Part I of the register); and
preventive care, curative and rehabilitative services.

Health care vouchers cannot be used:
for solely purchasing products such as medication, spectacles, dried seafood or medical equipment;
for public healthcare services subsidised by the Government, including healthcare services which the Hospital Authority purchases from the private sector (e.g. the General Outpatient Clinic Public-Private Partnership Programme);
for inpatient services, pre-paid healthcare services and day surgery procedures, such as cataract surgery or endoscopy services; and
to settle the fees of healthcare services provided by service providers who have not enrolled in the Scheme.

The unspent voucher amount can be carried forward and accumulated by an eligible elder. There is no restriction on the number of years that an elder may carry forward the unspent voucher amount but it cannot exceed the accumulation limit*.
(* With effect from 8 June 2018, the accumulation limit has been increased to $5,000.)

No advance of voucher amount which is yet to be issued is allowed and it cannot be redeemed for cash or transferred to another person.

The Government has no plan to impose a limit on the voucher amount that can be used each time, but will further review the matter in the light of actual operation.

The total voucher amount used by a voucher recipient to settle the fee for healthcare service received should not exceed the amount of fee for that service.