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🏥 Beijing Foreigner Hospitals

Beijing United Family Hospital
Biggest in Beijing. Emergency room & urgent care facilities located in the Lido area.
Tel: +86-10-6433 3960
Emergency Hotline: +86-10-6433 2345
2 Jiang Tai Lu,
Chao Yang District, Beijing 100016
TAXI: 北京和睦家医院 – 北京市朝阳区将台路2号
Beijing Friendship Hospital / GlobalDoctor Clinic
The International Medical Center provides check-ups, clinic & full hospital services. 
Tel: +86-10-8456 9191 or +86-10-8315 1915
95 Yong An Lu,
Xuan Wu District, Beijing 100050
TAXI: 首都医科大学附属北京友谊医院 -北京市西城区永安路95号国际医疗中心(西区北门内科楼后)

🏥 Shanghai Foreigner Hospitals

HuaShan Hospital
Shanghai’s biggest, 24/7 emergency services, English speaking staff.
Tel: +86-21-6248 3986 or +86-21-6248 9999 (ext. 2531)
15th Floor, Foreigner’s Clinic, Zong He Lou,
12 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, Shanghai
TAXI: 华山医院 – 上海市徐汇区乌鲁木齐中路12号
HuaDong Hospital
Their international clinic is one of the longest serving in Shanghai.
Tel: +86-21-6248 4867 or +86-21-6248 3180 (ext.3106)
2nd Floor, Foreigner’s Clinic,
221 Yanan Xi Road, Shanghai
TAXI: 延安西路221号, 近乌鲁木齐北路

⚠️ In Chinese hospitals and emergency rooms you usually have to pay first before receiving any tests or treatment. In International hospitals you pay when you are checking out.  Hospitals in China usually don’t accept medical insurance. The people are asked to post a deposit prior to admission which would cover the expected cost of treatment. The costs could be later recovered by the insurance. In Beijing & Shanghai, many hospitals will accept use of credit cards for payment. However, credit cards will not work in smaller cities. Foreigners could face difficulties in Chinese hospitals due to cultural, language, and regulatory differences. Sometimes, the hospitals could refuse to give the foreign patients complete copies of their hospital medical records. The medication could also be different from the medication used in your own country.  Emergency rooms are by law required to admit anyone who is critically injured, even without pre-payment. Depending on the circumstances, it may be quicker to get to a hospital by taxi than calling for an ambulance. You might want to call the emergency number of your hospital first to get medical advice on the condition. This way you can also let them know that you are coming and what the condition is.

Guideline estimates of hospital costs, all amounts in Chinese ¥ RMB
Private Public in
Foreigner ward
Visit Dr. for
minor ailment
¥ 1,000 to
¥ 4,000
¥ 600 to
¥ 1,000
¥ 20 to
¥ 150
1 night hospital stay ¥ 4,000 to
¥ 10,000
¥ 2,000 to
¥ 4,000
¥ 50
Surgery ¥ 60,000 to
¥ 700,000
¥ 30,000 to
¥ 250,000
¥ 15,000 to
¥ 18,000

Embassy & Consulates

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21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie,
San Li Tun, Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100600


Tel: +86-10-5140-4111