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• Expatriate life - Medical care

◦ General

Medical care is one of the primary concerns for people who move to a foreign country.  By taking a few simple precautions and keeping informed on the available healthcare options, you can lead a healthy life in Shanghai.

There are several medical and dental clinics catering to foreigners.  In addition, many of the local hospitals have reign units. There is, however, a big difference among the various hospitals in terms of quality, expertise, and services offered.

Tour the facilities and ask about the education and experience of the physicians, the practice standards of the facility, the equipment, services and medications available (e.g. imported, joint-venture, and/or local medications), and the quality of hospital care.

- Tips

Prevention is the best medicine. Be extra careful of hygiene - Wash your hands before meals. Toilets can be primitive - carry your own tissues and moist towels. Toilet in tourist hotels are usually the best and the cleanest.

Local fruits and vegetables should be soaked in a mild bleach solution (2 tablespoons bleach to 1 Gallon water for 20 minutes) or Milton solution and thoroughly rinsed before eating.

Never drink tap water unless you certain it is safe to do so. Generally, the water is safe in foreign hotels and joint venture residential complexes but check with the management. Flasks of boiled water are indication that water is unsafe. When in doubt choose bottled mineral water which is widely available.

Happiness is another best medicine - health means living naturally with pleasure and love. 

People may feel unwell when moving new place to live, it's called "Shui Tu Bu Fu" in Chinese concept - "not fit in water & earth", means the body may not fit in new location, new whether, new food, new environment. Keep pleasant, avoid greasy food and proper exercises will do help against "Shui Tu Bu Fu".

◦ Hospitals

Parkway Health


Tomorrow Square International Medical & Surgical Center
Address: 389, Level 4 Nanjing Xi Lu, Tomorrow Square (JW Marriott Hotel)
Shanghai Centre Medical and Dental Centers
Address: Shanghai Center, Suite 203-4w, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai
Hongqiao Medical Center
Address: 2258 Hongqiao Lu, Hongqiao, Shanghai
Jinqiao Medical and Dental Center
Address: 51 Hongfeng Lu, Jinqiao area, Pudong Shanghai
Specialty and Inpatient Center
Address: 170 Danshui Lu, 3rd Floor, (Xinye Lu, near Xintiandi)
Since 1996, Parkway Health offers a high quality and full healthcare services for expatriate community in Shanghai.
Tel: +86 21 6445 5999

Shanghai United Family Hospital


Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics
Address: 1139 Xianxia Lu, Hongqiao, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5133 1900, Emergency call: 5133 1999
Shanghai United Family Clinic-Minhang-SRC
Address: Lane 555, Jinfeng Lu, Huacao Town, West Suburbs, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 2201 0995
Comprehensive international hospital in Puxi Shanghai, including dental service. Emergency room is staffed by in-house expatriate physicians.

Shanghai East Int'l Medical Center

Address: 551 Pudong Nan Lu, Lujiazui Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5879 9999, Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm
Comprehensive foreign hospital in Pudong Shanghai.

- Pregnancy healthcare

American-Sino Ob/Gyn Services

h Address: 14F, Huashan Hospital, 12 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6249 3246 (24hr)
Offer full range of woman healthcare with both inpatient and outpatient treatment.

VIP Maternity & Gyn Center

h Address: VIP 13-15F, 1961 Huashan Lu, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6407 0399
In consultation with UPMG and John Hopkins, No1 rated  hospital in Maternity for 15 years.

- Physical Therapy service

Shanghai Spinal and Sports Clinic

h Address: 9 F, 937 Yan'an Xi Lu,  Shanghai 200050, (near Jiangsu Lu)
Tel: +86 21 2281 1822
Offer Chiropractic, Osteopathic, and Physical Therapy.

SinoUnited Health

h Address: Suite 601, West Wing, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
Tel: +86 21 6279 8920

 - Chinese Medicine

Body & Soul: The TCM Clinic

h Address: 14/F, An Ji Plaza, 760 Xizang Nan Lu, (1 Jianguo Xin Lu)
Tel: +86 21 5101 9262
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 9am-6pm, Thu 1pm-10pm, Sat 10am-3pm
German Managed Body & Soul treatment, English, German, Spanish and Chinese Available.

- Emergency medical services

International SOS, Shanghai Branch (an AEA International company)

h Address: Unit E-G, 22/F Sun Tong Infoport Plaza, 55 Huaihai Xi Lu
Tel: +86 21 5298 9538
24 hours Alarm Center: 6295 0099

- Therapy Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

h Tel: +86 1370 171 5848
If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, we can help.
◦ Dentals

DDS Dental Partners


Puxi Clinic
Address: 1325 Huaihai Zhong lu / 1 BaoQing Lu, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5465 2678
Pudong Clinic
Address: B1-F POS Plaza Building, 1600 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6876 0409
Hongqiao Clinic
Address: Suite 2, 85 Jinhui Lu, Hongqiao Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 3431 7387
One of the top quality professional team providing the Western style dentistry to the expatriate communities in Shanghai, since 1994.

Cidi Dental Clinic


Puxi Clinic
Address: Rm 706-708, Bohong Bldg, 495 Jiangning Lu, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5115 4575(Eng), 5115 4550(Jap)
Pudong Clinic
Address: Rm1905, Longyu Bldg, 1036 Pudong Nan Lu, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5888 1176

Orthodontics Asia General Dental


Xujiahui Clinic
Address: 2F, 245 Tianping Lu, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6473 7733
Nanjing Lu Clinic
Address: 3F, Ciro's Plaza, 388 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6359 9359
Pudong Clinic
Address: B1F05-06, Super Band Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5047 6878
An affilicate of GenRx Healthcare.

Shanghai Shengda Dental Clinic

d Address: 1, Lane 83 Taiyuan Lu,, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6437 7987

Tokushinkai Dental Clinics


Hongqiao Clinic
Address: 3/F Maxdo Plaza, 8 Xingyi Lu, Hongqiao Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5208 0208
Jing'an Clinic
Address: 386 dagu Lu, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6340 0270
Jinqiao Clinic
Address: 160 Lan'an Lu, Jinqiao Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5030 7858
Lianyang Clinic
Address: 1198 Dingxiang Lu, Pudong Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 6856 1040



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