|Q1:||What is Primary Care?|
|Q2:||What is the Primary Care Directory?|
Primary Care Directory ("the Directory") is a web-based electronic database containing
practice information and professional qualification of primary care providers in
the community to facilitate the public to search for their own doctors, dentists
and Chinese medicine practitioners.
The Directory was first launched in April 2011 with sub-directories for doctors and dentists; followed by the sub-directory for Chinese medicine practitioners which was launched in October 2012.
|Q3:||Who are eligible for enrolment in the Directory?|
|A3:||Registered doctors, dentists and practising Chinese medicine practitioners (CMPs) in Hong Kong who commit to provide directly accessible, comprehensive, continuing, co-ordinated and person-centred primary care services are eligible for enrolment in the Directory.|
|Q4:||How can I use the Directory?|
You may use either the "Quick search" or "Advanced search" function in the Directory
and base on your selection criteria, such as clinic location, clinic opening hours,
etc. to find a primary care doctor, dentist or Chinese medicine practitioner (CMP)
who suits you. If you cannot find a suitable search field in the Quick Search function,
you may use the Advanced Search function with more search fields.
If you already have your family doctors, dentists or CMP, you may also search their updated information in the Directory.
|Q5:||How often is the Directory being updated?|
|A5:||Enrolled primary care providers can update their information online anytime. You can check the "Date of Last Update" shown at the bottom of the webpage of individual primary care provider in the Directory.|
|Q6:||Why is there another name in bracket behind the name of some primary care providers?|
|A6:||For doctors and dentists, the name shown in bracket is the commonly used name or Christian name; while for Chinese medicine practitioners, the name in bracket is the name "Also Known As" which is contained in the List of Chinese Medicine Practitioners maintained by the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong.|
|Q7:||Whom may I contact if I need more information?|