香港醫藥援助會 Project Concern Hong Kong


Our History

 

Floating Clinic of Project Concern

Dr. James W. Turpin, the founder of Project Concern, learnt the desperate need for medical service from the influx of Chinese refugees in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  He started his medical service in Hong Kong in 1961 and “Project Concern International” was found.  The first medical clinic was begun operation in the Walled City in 1962.


Medical clinic



In 1970's, a dental clinic was opened in Tsz Wan Shan and a general clinic in Sau Mau Ping.  In late 1970's, the innovative mode of dental service - mobile dental service was launched out.






In 1980's, dental clinics were established in Yuen Long, Hing Man Estate in Chai Wan, Shuen Wan, Pak Tin, Choi Wan and Lei Cheng Uk respectively.  In 1985, Project Concern was registered as a non-profit charitable organization and named as Project Concern Hong Kong.  The dental clinics and mobile dental buses were approved as “designated clinic” to provide dental service to the recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme of Social Welfare Department.
 

Dental Clinic    Mobile dental service    Mobile dental service

Mobile eye service



Mobile eye service was launched in 1992 in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Mobile Eye Service was launched in 1992 in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, aimed to provide accessible and affordable eye service to the public.

    






Fitness Centre

 

From 1998 to 2005, a fitness service was provided in Tsz Wan Shan to promote healthy lifestyle by operating a fitness centre and organizing exercises classes.







During 2001 and 2007, some dental clinics have been renovated to meet the demand of the community. The Dental Clinic in Tung Chung was also operated.  The third mobile dental service was launched in 2011 with the sponsorship of S K Yee Medical Foundation.

The new mobile dental vehicle                 Surgery room in the new mobile dental vehicle

Computerization of clinic operation

In order to facilitate the registration and payment procedures in dental clinics, and in line with the advocacy of electronic health record measures by the government, a computerization program of dental service was launched by phases from 2012 onwardUntil 2015, five dental clinics were implemented the program.