As a bustling global financial centre and one of the more topical cities in the world right now, there is a large variety of Shanghai international hospitals and clinics.
What Exactly is an International Medical Facility?
Luckily in Shanghai you have access to a large number of different types of medical facility, everything from public hospitals to public VIP wards and private medical hospitals and clinics.
International medical facilities are hospitals or clinics which use international-standard management practices and service standards. To put it another way international clinics resemble the GP or family doctor services you would find in North America or Europe. As an added bonus they usually have better service and accessing treatment is very prompt.
What are the Disadvantages of International Hospitals & Clinics in Shanghai?
- Sometimes the best doctors for rare or serious medical conditions can only be found in public hospitals and their VIP wards.
- As the clinics are run for profit they sometimes recommend more intervention or medication than is necessarily in your best interests.
- International clinics are expensive, a typical doctors consultation fee is between CNY 1,000 and CNY 3,000 – so make sure you’ve got good medical insurance.
- Not all insurance plans cover all international clinics. Some clinics, such as United Family Health, are designated as ‘high-cost providers’ by insurance companies and most plans do not cover them or only partially cover these medical facilities.
Popular International Clinics in Shanghai
United Family Hospital is arguably Shanghai’s best-known international facility and it is located in the west of the city. It classified as a high-cost provider for medical insurance. The main site is on Xianxia Road in Changning district and within walking distance of line 2 metro station Beixinjing.
The main hospital itself was purpose built and is joint venture between Chindex International and Shanghai Changning Central Hospital. It offers treatment in a comprehensive range of fields, including orthopedics, internal medicine and surgery to name a few, and is able to take care of a range of other medical needs.
You can check out our Shanghai hospital map which has a full list of popular clinics amongst expatriates.
Some other popular international clinics amongst our clients and even amongst our staff are: Parkway Health, Global Health Care (GHC), Jiahui Medical, Sino United, American Sino, Worldpath Medical Center and many more.