Provide Health Education
Health Care and Medical Consultation Services
Our Council believes that the concept of “health” is a state of complete physical, psychological, mental and social well-being perceived by an individual. We focused on prevention and education in the early stage such as health education, health advice, exhibition and health check. Our Council set up the Health Care Service Sub-committee in 2000 to develop health care services. Three Chinese Medicine projects have been developed and two community clinics have been set up for the elderly.
Assisted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and funded by Mr. and Mrs. W.N. CHIEN and ACCA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION LIMITED, our Council established C.C. Chien Memorial Chinese Medicine Clinic in 2000 to provide affordable and good quality Chinese medical services to the general public, including General Medical Treatment, Acupuncture Therapy, Bone-setting Treatment, Tui-na, dispensary of Chinese herbal medicine and concentrated Chinese medicine granules. Free Chinese medical services are provided to the poor and sick elders with a purpose to promote the Chinese healthcare concept in the community.
Our Council set up Tung Chung Chinese Medicine Mobile Service in 2005 to provide free Chinese medical consultation to elder villagers living in remoted areas in Tung Chung, Tai O and Mui Wo. Health education is also held on a regular basis.
New Territories West Community Rehabilitation Day Centre has adopted a multi-disciplinary approach to offer holistic treatment based on integrated Chinese and Western medicine. An integral and comprehensive service is provided to patients suffering from stroke, neurological disorders, severe pain or amputation. Acupuncture treatment is also provided at the centre.
Islands DHC Express
The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) awarded the 3-year operation service contract of Islands DHC Express to The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council.
Islands DHC Express, has commenced the service on 18 October 2021, provides district-based primary healthcare services to residents or working individuals of Islands district.
To promote and enhance the awareness of self-management of health and support the chronic diseases client (e.g. Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Low Back Pain and Osteoarthritis Knee pain) through three level of preventive program. Primary prevention services provide health promotion, diseases prevention, health assessment and consultation. Secondary prevention evaluates and understand personal health risks through health Risk Assessment to identify chronic diseases such as Hypertension or Diabetes Mellitus. Territory prevention provides patient Empowerment Programme for user with Hypertension / Diabetes Mellitus/ Low Back pain and Osteoarthritic Knee.
Islands DHC Express helps liaise and network service providers including Medical practitioners, Chinses Medicine Practitioners and allied health professional to form DHC Network. To enhance the accessibility of clients to DHC services, healthcare practitioners from nearby districts provide continuity health care to take prevent chronic diseases.