Aviation Medicals

Pilots are required to pass comprehensive annual medical examination. An Aircrew License can only be renewed once a medical has been successfully passed.

In Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) issues all medicals for Hong Kong Aircrew Licenses. Relevant local regulatory bodies will issue medical certificates for licenses held in other countries, ie CASA for Australia, FAA for USA etc.

We are able to offer Annual Medical Examinations at both Central Health Medical Practice, and Island Health Family Practice.

Dr Kwan at Central Health Medical Practice is an approved medical examiner by CASA in Australia and the Hong Kong CAD. Hence, he is able to conduct Hong Kong and Australian aircrew medicals.

Dr Oliver at Island Health Family Practice is an approved Medical examiner by CASA, EASA, FAA and Transport Canada. He can conduct medicals for: AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BULGARIA, CANADA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ITALY, LATVIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM, USA.

A valid medical certificate will advise which tests will be required when, should you be in any doubt please e-mail Dr Oliver for clarification at droliver@islandhealth.com.hk, or Dr Kwan drkwan@centralhealth.com.hk.

Test

Physical Examination – includes urine check
Annually

Visual Acuity
Annually

Electrocardiogram (ECG)
At initial issue - Every 2 years
30 – 49 years - Annually
50 years or over - Annually

Audiogram
At initial issue - Every 5 years
Under 40 years - Every 2 years
40 years or over - Every 2 years

Blood cholesterol test
Australian Medical fasting – no carbohydrates for 8 hours prior to test. Usually every 5 years.

Please note:
HKCAD requires pilots with high myopias (6/60 or worse) to submit an ophthalmic report every 5 years. This must be done by an ophthalmologist.

Please allow around 90 minutes for a Hong Kong medical to be completed. If you wish to have medical examination for another country at the same time, please inform our reception when booking, and allow an extra 30 minutes.