Top International Hospitals for Expats in Shanghai

As a bustling global financial centre and one of the more topical cities in the world right now, Shanghai has the best selection of international standard hospitals in China.

Whilst these facilities may not be the cheapest, you can expect treatment of a high standard. And if you are insured with the right package, using these top level facilities need not be as expensive as you think.

For expats living in Pudong, Shanghai East International Medical Center (SEIMC) is a good option due to its central location nestled amongst the towering skyscrapers of Lujiazui financial district. The hospital itself is found inside Shanghai East Hospital and offers a very comprehensive range of services in many fields including orthopedics, ear-nose-and-throat, sports medicine, urology, cardiology and Chinese Traditional Medicine.

SEIMC is aimed squarely at the local expat population and all doctors, staff and nurses speak English fluently – indeed some professionals working at this establishments are expats themselves hailing from Singapore and Australia amongst other places.

Our clients tell us they find SEIMC to remind them of home when it comes to going to the hospital and we receive good reports of their levels of service and professionalism.

SEIMC also allows direct billing with a large list of health insurers – and they also remind patients that they may still be liable for some or all of the bill even if they are insured – so their information policy is clear and straightforward – nothing is hidden.

United Family Hospital is arguably Shanghai’s best-known international facility and it is located in the west of the city. The main site is on Xianxia Road in Changning district and within walking distance of line 2 metro station Beixinjing. The United Family Quankou clinic is also located close by on Quankou Road.

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.

A 24-hour emergency room can be found at the hospital, along with radiology facilities and a pediatric division. United Family Hospital also offers direct billing to around 30 insurance companies, and a simple fee structure to make payment easy to understand if you want to see the details.

ParkwayHealth is another international standard clinic well worth considering offering similar scope of medical facilities and service to the previous two establishments. Its main base is in Hongqiao in west Shanghai and it also has a smaller downtown facility for minor treatment.

Our clients regularly give good feedback on all of the above hospitals which are generally seen as highly professional establishments offering first-rate medical care.

So don’t delay and call us now to see how you can be covered for treatment at these high quality professional medical establishments.