Crisis and Emergency

HKU provides physical and mental health services and financial assistance to students who are in urgent need:

University Health Service (UHS)

Emergency Medical Services

2/F and 3/F, Meng Wah Complex
Mon to Fri: 8:40am – 5pm; Sat: 8:25am – 12:45pm

Emergency: 3917 1999*
Dental Emergencies: 2859 2511*
(* Support is only available during office hours)


When the clinic is closed, please go to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department at Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

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Room 301-323, 3/F, Main Building

Mon to Thu: 9am – 5:45pm; Fri: 9am – 6pm

To make an appointment, please call 3917 8388, email or visit Room 301-323, 3/F, Main Building.

During after-office hours, please go to the nearest medical doctor or Accident and Emergency Department at the hospital for immediate support.

CEDARS-Campus Life Section
University Financial Assistance - Emergency Assistance 

3/F, Meng Wah Complex
Call CEDARS at 3917 2305 for an appointment to meet a Student Advising Officer for assessment of your needs.

Estates Office

24-hour Security Control Centre

Room 310, 3/F, Pao Siu Loong Building
Tel: 3917 2882

You may also find the following useful:

Insurance Coverage

The University has a standard insurance coverage for students. Information on the insurance coverage can be found in the undergraduate and postgraduate handbooks. For details on the insurance coverage, please contact the Finance and Enterprises Office through email at or login to your HKU Portal account to find out more information about HKU’s Travel Insurance by following the path: SIS Menu -> Financial Services -> FEO Info and Hotlines
-> Finance and Enterprises Office -> Insurance Information for Students

You should note that the University would only provide standard travel insurance coverage, and would not insure any personal cash or property of students in any circumstances. If additional or special insurance coverage is required, it is entirely up to the student concerned to make personal arrangement at own expense.

Emergency Assistance When Travel Overseas

HKU has engaged the International SOS (Intl.SOS) to provide general assistance, local information such as nearby clinic/pharmacy, police station, translation services, etc., or travel advice to all HKU students. The Intl.SOS 24/7 Assistance Center hotline is +852 2528 9900. Students are required to retrieve HKU membership number for using the hotline at (HKU Portal Login is required). Students who contact International SOS for advice and assistance are strongly encouraged to give consent to International SOS to release their information to HKU, so that the University would be able to provide necessary, timely and comprehensive support to the students concerned. Intl.SOS is NOT an insurance company to provide compensations or financial support under the insurance terms.

Subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of HKU's Group Travel Insurance Policy, for request of urgent/emergency assistance such as deposit guarantee for hospital admission, immediate medical care and/or hospitalisation for bodily injury or sickness, or emergency rescue (medical related), etc., students should contact Zurich (the insurer)'s 24-hour Emergency Assistance Service Hotline at +852 2886 3977 and quote HKU policy number for assistance.

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