Hong Kong – A special dental program

To read on Department of Health website:

 Hong Kong

Government Dental Care Programmes managed by the Dental Service

Healthy Teeth Collaboration (i.e. Project on Dental Services for Persons with Intellectual Disability)

Objective

To provide free oral check-ups, dental treatments and oral health education for adults with intellectual disability

This link will open in a new windowdownload Application Form (Chinese Version Only)

Target Beneficiaries

  • Aged 18 or above holding the Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by the Labour and Welfare Bureau (under the category of « intellectual disability » or « mental handicap »);
  • Receiving either Comprehensive Social Security Assistance or Disability Allowance of the Social Welfare Department or medical fee waiver of the Hospital Authority; and
  • Have not benefited from the dental services of Healthy Teeth Collaboration

How to Apply

 

  • Please call one of the following non-governmental organisation dental clinics for registration and booking of first appointment:

 

Name of dental clinic Phone number Address
Christian Family Service Centre Tokwawan Dental Clinic 3590 9449 Shop 144, Block G, Lok Man Sun Chuen, Kowloon
Haven of Hope S K Yee Hang Hau Clinic 2706 0522 G/F, 8 Pui Shing Lane, Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O, N.T.
Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre 2370 2669
5406 3928
(WhatsApp)
Shop E13-15, G/F, Cho Yiu Centre, Cho Yiu Chuen, Kwai Chung, N.T.
The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Rusy M. Shroff Oral Health Services Limited 3553 3535 5/F, Tang Shiu Kin Hospital Community Ambulatory Care Centre, 282 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, H.K.
TWGHs Ho Yuk Ching Community Dental Clinic 2581 0221 8/F, Tung Lee Commercial Building, 95 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, H.K.

Upon booking of first appointment, the application form can be obtained from the selected dental clinic at which the appointment is made, or downloaded This link will open in a new windowhere(Chinese Version Only). Application form should preferably be filled in and signed before attending the first appointment at the selected dental clinic. Alternatively, the form can also be filled in and signed at the dental clinic during the first appointment.

At the first appointment, the original copy of the following documents should be presented:

  1. Applicant’s Hong Kong Identity Card
  2. Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by the Labour and Welfare Bureau (under the category of « intellectual disability » or « mental handicap »)
  3. Documentary proof on eligibility criteria:
    • Valid Certificate of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients (for Medical Waivers) issued by the Social Welfare Department; or
    • Valid Notification of Successful Application of Disability Allowance issued by the Social Welfare Department; or
    • Valid Certificate for Waiver of Medical Charges issued by the Hospital Authority

Applicant should attend the first appointment with a legal guardian appointed by the Guardianship Board under the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap.136), and present the following original documents:

  • Documentary proof of the legal guardianship; and
  • Legal guardian’s identity proof

If the applicant does not have a legal guardian, applicant’s parent, grandparent, brother, sister, spouse or rehabilitation service unit may submit application and attend the first appointment with the applicant. The accompanying person should present original of his/her identity proof and documentary proof of his/her relationship with the applicant.

(Note : the participating non-governmental organisation dental clinic will make copy of the relevant documents and such copies will be submitted to the Department of Health for processing of fees reimbursement.)

Scope of Services

Non-governmental organisations dental clinics will provide:

  • Oral check-ups
  • Preventive and curative dental treatments
  • Education for caregivers on daily oral care

Scope of dental services include radiographs, preventive treatment, treatment of gum diseases, fillings, extractions (including wisdom teeth), and/or pulp treatment.

If dental treatments cannot be provided under behavioural management at clinic, arrangements will be made for applicant to receive dental treatments under sedation or general anaesthesia at a designated collaborating private hospital.

Collaborating Private Hospitals

  • Evangel Hospital
  • Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
  • Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas)

Other information requiring attention

  • Apply with one non-governmental organisation dental clinic only. Once an appointment is made, request for change of dental clinic will not be entertained.
  • Provide accurate and true information to the non-governmental organisation dental clinic.
  • Arrange the person with intellectual disability to attend appointment at the non-governmental organisation dental clinic or designated collaborating private hospital as scheduled.
  • Inform the related dental clinic as soon as possible if it is found that the person with intellectual disability is unable to attend an appointment as scheduled.

This Programme starts from 16 July 2018 for a duration of 3 years.

 

Harrow Mencap celebrated Intellectual Disability Week 2018

Note: In the UK, the term of ‘Learning disability’ is used instead of ‘Intellectual disability’.

Harrow Mencap activities week sees pedal-powered smoothies the order of the day

Harrow Mencap

left to right: Yvonne Lee – Head of Campaigns and Community Services; Kayleigh Thornton – Children and Young Persons Services Manager surrounding by Harrow Mencap members and clients

Pedal-powered fruit smoothies were the order of the day when volunteers took part in a week-long event for a charity for the disabled.

Harrow Mencap celebrated Learning Disability Week 2018 with a series of Treat Me Well events to raise awareness of the issues faced by people with learning disabilities when they visit hospitals.

From June 18 -24 a week of activities included blending fruit smoothies using “smoothie bicycles”, a fashion show at Pinner Green and Harrow Activity Centre, a health and well-being forum and a football tournament at Cedars Youth and Community Centre.

Harrow Mencap Fashion Show with Noel King as Elvis and Joanne Paine – Mamma Mia

Harrow Times:

The theme of the week was health where the Treat Me Well campaign seeks to highlight simple changes hospitals can implement to make life a little easier for those affected by disability.

The smoothie bikes saw Harrow Mencap colleagues, clients and members of the public peddling to create healthy drinks outside St George’s shopping centre with over 100 smoothies made throughout the day.

Harrow shoppers taking part on a smoothie bike

Harrow Times:

There was also a Treat Me Well forum held at Harrow Baptist Church offering health advice to the community from various organisations and featured the face of the National Treat Me Well Campaign and 2018 National Learning Disability Week, Brendan Chivasa.  Brendan lives in Harrow and sits on the Harrow Mencap National Steering Committee.

Deven Pillay, chief executive officer of Harrow Mencap, said: “We would like to thank everyone who supported us during Learning Disability Week and our Treat Me Well events.

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