What's New
Date: 05-06-2019
An additional $1,000 worth of vouchers will be provided, on a one-off basis, to each eligible elder on 26 June 2019. The accumulation limit of the vouchers will also be increased to $8,000 on the same day as a regular measure.

Besides, several other enhancement measures as below will also take effect on the same day: (a) setting a cap of $2,000 every two years on the voucher amount that can be spent by each eligible elder on optometry services; (b) improving the enquiry system for checking voucher balances; and (c) regularising the Pilot Scheme at the University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Hospital.

For details, please refer to the press release on the enhancement measures. For the measure about the cap on the voucher amount that can be spent on optometry services, please refer to the leaflet.

Date: 28-05-2018
An additional $1,000 worth of vouchers will be provided, on a one-off basis, to each eligible elder on 8 June 2018. The accumulation limit of the vouchers will also be increased to $5,000 on the same day as a regular measure. Please click here to read the press release.

Date: 18-04-2018
Key statistics on the Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme have been posted on this website for public information. Please click here for details.

Date: 15-06-2017
The present eligibility age for the Scheme will be lowered from 70 to 65 with effect from 1 July 2017. Elders aged 65 to 69 in 2017 and holding a valid Hong Kong Identity Card or Certificate of Exemption issued by the Immigration Department can make use of the vouchers starting from 1 July 2017 to settle the fees of primary care services provided by participating healthcare service providers. Please click here to read the press release.

Date: 06-10-2015
To provide one more service point for Hong Kong elders to use health care vouchers and facilitate those who reside in the Mainland to seek medical treatment in Shenzhen, the HKSARG has launched the Pilot Scheme at the HKU-SZ Hospital. Eligible Hong Kong elders can use health care vouchers to pay for the fees of outpatient services provided by designated clinics/departments of the HKU-SZ Hospital. For details, please refer to "The Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - Pilot Scheme at the University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital".

Date: 01-07-2014
To give elders greater flexibility in using the vouchers and to reduce the administrative burden on enrolled healthcare service providers, the face value of each voucher has been lowered from $50 to $1 with effect from 1 July 2014.

Date: 06-06-2014
The annual voucher amount has been doubled to $2,000 for each eligible elder. The additional voucher amount of $1,000 for the year 2014 will be released to elders’ eHealth (Subsidies) Accounts starting from 7 June 2014. The financial ceiling on unspent vouchers will also be adjusted to $4,000. Please click here to read the Press Release.

Date: 01-01-2013
Health Care voucher amount has been increased to $1,000 per year (text version)

Date: 07-12-2012
As approved in Legislative Council's Finance Committee Meeting, Health Care Voucher Scheme will be converted from pilot project into a recurrent support programme for the elderly

Date: 01-01-2012
Health Care Voucher Scheme has been extended until 2014

Date: 27-11-2008
The powerpoint of 'Proper use of health care voucher' presented in the briefing sessions for the NGO of elderly services is now available.

Properly Use Of Health Care Vouchers (text version) (Chinese version only)

Date: 14-4-2008
The Food and Health Bureau briefs the Panel on Health Services of the Legislative Council regarding the Elderly Health Care Voucher Pilot Scheme and collects their feedback on 14 April, 2008.

Date: 6-3-2008
Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health) Ms Sandra LEE briefs the Elderly Commission regarding the Elderly Health Care Voucher Pilot Scheme and collects their feedback on 6 March, 2008.