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Outline and details of arranging Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) in Hong Kong

If you have a valid Hong Kong Identity Card (Public Charges – Eligible Persons), you will be subsidized by the government on GID assessment as well as SRS in the Public Hospital System and the overall cost is very low. The only problem is the period of time is much longer. It might take 1 to 4 years from beginning to SRS depends on your situation. Yet we do not recommend you should rush for the surgery as during the period of assessment, doctors will help you in the preparation and let you have time to understand your needs on the transitioning. That's very important for your future life. If you have enough preparation already and can bear a high private clinic cost, you can use the information below to connect to some of the private psychiatrists to move on the transitioning process.

1. A summary on Public GID Clinic vs Private Clinic

Public GID Clinic Private Clinic
Required a referral letter for booking of the first appointment Book directly
A one-stop service until all follow up after SRS. No need to arrange each of the clinics by yourself Not to arrange each of the clinics like psychiatrist, psychologist, endocrinology (hormonal treatment), etc
Slow scheduling (including first and future appointments) Fast scheduling (almost immediately)
The fee is usually low (for example, the first consultation in the psychiatric department is HK$135, and the subsequent consultation is HK$80) High fees (ranging from $1000-2000 each time)
Temporarily only serve Hong Kong residents Service for all people
After receiving the SRS letters from Psychiatrist and Psychologist, you can still choose to go abroad for surgery. After receiving the SRS letter from Psychiatrist and Psychologist, if you choose to go to the government hospital for SRS, you need to schedule from the beginning with the surgical department.
The SRS fee is under HK$2,000 (Breast implant will be paid by the patient. Usually under HK$10,000) SRS costs range from HK$80,000 to HK$2xx,000
The assessment process may take from 1 to 4 years Can be very fast (but not recommended to skip)
There are not many choices on hormone There may be better medicines to choose from
Follow up after SRS Follow-up after SRS needs to be re-scheduled with the GID clinic


2. The process of Sex Reassignment

*the information provided below only attended to the procedures relevant to the Surgery itself. If you do have a need for sex reassignment and are confident and prepared to face the new challenges of a new life, these are roughly the steps you have to walk through

  1. Acquire a letter of referral from a general practitioner or a family doctor for the referral to GID Clinic. (Check with 3. Detail Description)
  2. Submit the letter to Gender Identity Disorder Clinic, Department of Psychiatry in Prince of Wales Hospital for an appointment. (On the left of the entrance, 3/F Li Ka Shing Specialist Outpatient Clinics North Wing)
    or recognized psychiatrists and psychologists (contact us for more info)
  3. Informed by the Psychiatric Unit/Sex Clinic of the first appointment (may take 6-18 months *).
  4. Referred by the psychiatric unit to the psychologist and other specialties including the endocrinologist, speech therapist and social worker, etc.
  5. For a certain time of period, the doctor will discuss with the client of undergoing the “Real Life Experience” (RLE). The client will receive a supporting letter from the doctor for him/her to live more easy as another gender.
  6. Receive “Hormone Replacement Therapy” (HRT) prescribed by the psychiatric unit or endocrinology.
  7. Confirmation of client’s need and applicability for Sex Reassignment Surgery from the psychiatric unit and psychological unit separately.
  8. With the 2 referral letters of surgery from the two units mentioned above, head for Prince of Wales Hospital to book an appointment in the surgical out-patient unit.
  9. Informed by the surgical unit of the first appointment.
  10. Client makes pre-operative preparation upon doctor’s request.
  11. One or more Sex Reassignment Surgeries are commenced.
  12. The client will receive a testimonial letter of SRS from the hospital after he/she has completed the full SRS procedures according to the government administrative guideline.
  13. A deed poll should be drafted by a legally qualified person to change the name if there is a need.
  14. Go to the Immigration Department to apply for the change of sex and/or name with the testimonial letter of SRS.
  15. Amend the relevant entry/entries in other credentials and service accounts upon the reception of the updated identity documents. In general, the patient’s record kept by the Hospital Authority will be updated automatically after the surgery.
  16. Prescription of after-surgery hormone supplements from the doctor according to client’s need.
  17. Further consultations by the psychiatric unit and surgical unit until satisfactory.

* Note:

  1. The sequence of steps varies slightly according to the client’s condition and the hospital’s arrangement.
  2. To amend the gender marker on ID card in Hong Kong, one should complete the SRS procedure described in the administrative guideline of Immigration Departure. For more information, please check with Q22 of the link here
  3. Service charges for medical services provided by HA hospitals/clinics:
  4. GID Clinic provides one-stop cross-specialized assessments and medical services for patients across the territory, with no territory restrictions.
  5. GID respect the privacy of their patients in which all letters can be collected from the clinic on request. The clinic will contact each patient when there is letter ready for collection.

Waiting Time for New Case Booking at GID Clinic: 4-6 months

For information such as the arrangements under the epidemic situation and new case booking wait time, please contact the Prince of Wales Hospital (Psychiatric Unit) directly as it will be updated from time to time. Below is the contact information:

Location: 3/F, Block B, Staff Quarters, Prince of Wales Hospital, No. 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Sha Tin, N.T.
Phone number: 3505-3415
Service Hours: Monday to Friday 8:45am to 5:30pm


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3. Detail Description

If you seek to arrange a sexual reassignment surgery in Hong Kong or are experiencing severe anxiety of gender identity, you can book an appointment with the GID clinic under the psychiatric unit of Prince Wales Hospital. The client needs to acquire a letter of referral from a registered doctor in Hong Kong by stating during the consultation, his will to be referred to a particular psychiatric specialty due to gender identity disorder. The ID card no. and the name of the client must be indicated in the letter. If there is any occasion of discourtesy of discrimination from the practitioner of doctor, you hold the right to declare the service unprofessional and request suspension of service. In general, it is very unlikely to happen in the government general out-patient clinic.

As the letter of referral is valid for 3 months only, please accompany a relative or go by yourself within three months, to the GID clinic of Prince Wales Hospital to book for an appointment with the letter of referral, identity documents and address proof (such as water, electric bill). The waiting time for a new case is around 6 to 18 months. 

Prince of Wales Hospital Psychiatric Unit- Gender Identity Disorder Clinic
Address: Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories.

* If the patient is under age of 18, his parents must approve and accompany him on the first appointment in a sex clinic.
* The Government GID Clinic and SRS service now only provided to Hong Kong permanent citizens. Non-citizens should go to a private psychiatrist and private hospital.


Fees: (Please refer to Public Hospital Website for the exact fee)

Referral Letter for GID Clinic: A general practitioner or family doctor will not charge an extra fee for referral letter and we are not able to provide information of different doctor's fee. 
GID Clinic Assessment Fee:Including the psychiatric department, the first visit charge is HK$135, followed by HK$80 each time. Each drug charges HK$15.
Surgery (SRS) Fee: Hospital Admission fee HK$75. Daily charge HK$120 with a small amount of misc. charges. Variant Surgery Selective materials such as breast implants are required to pay, depending on the price chosen, ranging from about HK$8000.


* TGR does not benefit from disseminating the medical practitioners' information. It is for user's reference only. Please call before visiting doctor to confirm the cost, service time, address and the kind of treatment and hormone they can provide.

4. Gender Assessment and SRS Private Clinic


Doctor Mak Kai Lok, Gregory (Psychiatrist)
Tel: 26876777 / 98028680
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Address: Room 1201A, Hing Wai Building, 36 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Doctor Au Yeung Kwok Leung (Psychiatrist)
Tel: 35763576
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ddress: Room 1119, 11/F, One Grand Tower, 639 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon (Mong Kok Exit E1)

Doctor Gordon Wong
Tel: 57265860
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Address: Unit 1807, East Point Centre, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Doctor Cheung Ngo
813 Medical Centre
Tel: 28133700
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Address: Room 813, 8/F., H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, TST, Kowloon
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Dr. Wong Chung Hin, Willy
Specialist in Psychiatry/Certified Sex Therapist 
Tel: 37096034
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Hong Kong Psychiatry And Integrated Medical Centre
Unit A, 18/F, Lokville Commercial Building, 27 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Certified Sex Therapist at centre

Dr. Wong Chung Hin Willy 
Tang Wing Kam Cannis 
Ho Ming Hei Hugo
Chang Yuen Wai Virginia 
Leung Kai Man


Sex Reassignment Surgeon

Dr. Yuen Wai Cheung, Albert
Ethics First Medical Practice (Central)
Suite 2804, 28/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong (Central MTR Exit L)
Tel: 2110 2151/2110 2152
Info on FindDoc:


Dr. Pauline Wong Shiu Yuen
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital - Plastic Surgery & Skin Centre
2/F., Block B, 222 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2339 8666
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Family Doctor who can issue GID referral letter for transgender people

Dr. Ng Wing Ying Angela
Family Doctor & Sex Therapist
Tel: ‭31677040
Address: Room 1106, 11/F, No. 19 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, HK


5. Precaution on Hormone Replacement Therapy

So transgender people wish to purchase and apply self-medication of hormone to alter their body condition towards the opposite sex. TGR do not encourage self-medication of hormone without doctor’s prescription or follow-up, but please have a regular body check if this is the only way. Hormone supplement affects the function of liver and kidney, and due to physique or other problems, unnatural obesity, headache, fatigue, emotional fluctuation or other serious effects may happen after dosage. Therefore, take great care of the changes of your body.

The hormone applied on FTM and MTF is entirely different, FTM uses injected testosterone in most cases, which has the least effect on liver and kidney, with the highest absorption rate. MTF in most cases takes oral Estrogen and Anti-Androgen simultaneously, while some choose injection, adhesives or rub on cream on skin. There are also some people who prefer natural foods or Chinese medicines to adjust their bodies, of which the effect is not strong, yet safe.

* TGR does not benefit from disseminating the medical practitioners' information. It is for user's reference only. Please call before visiting doctor to confirm the cost, service time, address and the kind of treatment and hormone they can provide.

List of Private Endocrinologists (Prescribe Hormonal Treatment)

Dr. Annie Kung
Tel: 2525 3331 / 2525 3335
Address: Suite 709, 7/F, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Dr. Ting Zhao Wei Rose
Tel: 2997 6328
Mobile+WhatsApp: 9317 1882
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: Room 1408, 14/F, Argyle Centre Phase 1, 688 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
By Appointment

Dr. Lau Wing Yan
Tel: 25364368 (Consultation By Appointment)
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: Suite1428, 14/F, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 5 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong
Reference Charge (excluding prescription):
First appointment HK$800-1200
After that HK$500-800


6. MTF Voice Surgery

Dr. Su Voice Beauty Clinic(Business closed)


Far Eastern Voice Clinic


Kamol Cosmetic Hospital

Open Feminization Laryngoplasty

MTF Voice Feminization Training


 7. Thailand SRS Information

Kamol Cosmetic Hospital


WIH International Hospital (Chettawut Plastic Surgery Center)



Dr. Suporn's Clinic


Dr. Pichet Rodchareon M.D.



8. Useful Information

(The following information is provided by others and edited by TGR. Only for reference.)