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Cost of getting a live-in maid

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    peainpod is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by motherOF2 View Post
    Did any of u send your helper for a medical checkup? The reason I'm asking is that since we have a very young toddler and a baby on the way, I would feel better if she gets an all clear for her health.
    Could someone recommend me a clinic which you have sent your helper to and how much is the checkup package?
    Thank you very much for your input.
    I just finished arranging our helper to do a check-up here.
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    Their pre-employment pckg for DH (WE5A) includes all the routine stuff: HIV, Hep B, Pregnancy test, Xray etc.
    Cost is HK$555

    (Ideally you should send the DH to this checkup before signing the contract with her. We didn't think about doing this till after we hired her but at least even then, it'll - hopefully - give you some peace of mind.)

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    I meant $550 a year! I just got it online with HSBC.

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    Whilst totaling up your costs, don't you have to provide a flight home every year? (Not expensive, but neither is the insurance.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth View Post
    Whilst totaling up your costs, don't you have to provide a flight home every year? (Not expensive, but neither is the insurance.)
    Ticket home every 2 years. A lot of Expats who go home during the summer and xmas send their helpers home too. Its entirely up to you.

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    Thanks for the info Peainthepod. I've just called them and got my helper an appointment for tomorrow. I'm just like u as I've already had her working with me for 2 days before I got around to doing this. It wasn't compulsory for her to do one as she did one just before she arrived in HK to work for her previous employer about 1.5 yrs ago. The maid agency I used told me it would cost about 1,000HKD for the full checkup which I found to be too expensive.

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