Though we may feel super healthy and invincible now, there will come a time in all of our lives where a visit to the doctor is inevitable. A stint in hospital is one of those things we always have to take into consideration, and knowing where to go during times of illness is especially important when living in a foreign country whose language and culture we may not necessarily fully understand. In general, China’s healthcare system is starkly different from the welfare states in Europe and other Western countries and Chinese hospital standards often leave a lot to be desired. Even basic registration procedures in Chinese hospitals leave the best of us baffled and confused. The last thing one wants to deal with when delivered into the emergency unit is endless beurocracy and being dragged from one window to the next in a semi-conscious state. To avoid this reality and an additional headache on top of other symptoms Western hospitals offer the most comfort and piece of mind (as well as the biggest price tag). This article lists some of Guangzhou’s top expat friendly hospitals.
Guangzhou United Family Clinic广州和睦家诊所View In Map
Guangzhou United Family Clinic is one of the best choices for Western style healthcare in Guangzhou. Staffed by a team of internationally qualified physicians and nurses, the clinic offers services in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, integrative medicine and urgent care. It also provides health checks for immigration purposes. United Family Hospitals and Clinics are also found in Beijing and Shanghai and claims to be the first foreign invested hospital to operate in China. The hospital accepts cash payments, credit card and direct billing to relevant insurance companies. Members also enjoy discounts on services and more info on this can be found by calling 020 8710 6000.
Add: 1F, Annex Building, PICC Building, 301 Guangzhou Ave Middle
Tel: 020 8710 6000, 020 8710 6060 (24 hour urgent care hotline)
Appointment times: Mon – Sun 08:30-17:30
Can-Am International Medical Center 广州加美医疗中心View In Map
Another top choice for international standard healthcare services is Can-Am International Medical Center. The centre is an overseas invested western medical clinic that specialises in primary care and also offers a full range of other professional medical services such as women’s health services, family medicine, child health services, immunization and travel advice, psychological counseling, annual medical check-ups, minor out-patient surgery and dental services. This medical centre is also staffed by an international team of physicians and dentists. Languages spoken at the hospital include English, Japanese and various Chinese dialects. The hospital also offers cross border ambulance services to Hong Kong or further a field if needed. Another of the hospital’s perks is that it offers direct billing services with many major international insurance companies and has links with other medical centers in Shanghai and Beijing. For more info visit their website (info below).
Add: 5F Garden Tower, Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Donglu, Guangzhou
Hours: Mon – Sun 24 hours
International SOS Clinic SOS国际救援中心诊所View In Map
SOS clinic is an extensive network of hospitals with over 450 partners across the country. Present in China since 1989, SOS offers western-standard healthcare staffed by a team of international family physicians, specialists and national doctors. Medical services offered include family practice services, emergency medical services as well as a range of clinical services.
Add: 17th Floor, Unit 07, Guangzhou International Electronic Tower, 403 Huanshi Donglu, Yue Xiu District, Guangzhou
Global Doctor Clinic Guangzhou 环球远程医疗网广州办事处View In Map
Global Doctor is an Australian based medical company situated on the 7th floor of No.1 People’s Hospital. The Guangzhou clinic provides family medical services for expatriates, with Western doctors and English speaking staff. The clinic’s hygiene conditions adhere to strict western standards and is equipped with modern medical equipment and highly qualified doctors. The clinic offers the following health services: general medicine for adults and children, immunization and vaccination, minor surgery, antenatal care and post natal follow-up, emergency house calls and pre-employment check-ups.
Add: Guangzhou No.1 People's Hospital, Outpatient Department, 7th Floor, 1 Panfu Lu, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8104 5173
Hours: Mon – Fri 9: 00am -12: 00pm/ 13:00pm – 17:30pm (sat by appointment only)
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Guangzhou Elizabeth Women's Hospital :
Guangzhou Elizabeth Women's Hospital is a British-style, international maternity and child health care hospital under the co-operation between Shanghai Baijia Women and Children’s Hospital Investment Management Co., Ltd and British Royal Medicine College.
Guangzhou Elizabeth Women’s Hospital
NO. 484 Kang Wang Zhong Road
Liwan District, Guangzhou, 510010
Tel: 400 8869 268
online link http://en.eliza.hk/lxwm/ContactUs.html
(Line 1 , Chen Clan Academy Metro Station, Exit-C)
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