Shanghai's Most Expat-Friendly Hospitals

Shanghai's Most Expat-Friendly Hospitals
By Andrea Scarlatelli ,

Having to go to the hospital is always a scary experience. That said, going to the hospital in a foreign country where your native language is not spoken can be downright terrifying. Luckily, Shanghai is more than well-equipped when it comes to expat-friendly hospitals. While many facilities will have staff who speak at least a little English, below are some hospitals that really go above and beyond for the expat community.

The Shanghai East International Medical Center opened in 2003 and has been going strong ever since. The first foreign joint-venture hospital in Shanghai, it presents a long list of firsts for this city: the first to receive a comprehensive hospital operating license, the first to implement 24-hour in-patient and out-patient treatment, and the first to offer digital x-ray and mammography services. Their multi-lingual staff and medical professionals are specifically trained and specialized in working with the expat community, making them among the top healthcare providers for various international schools, corporations, and consulates.

Shanghai East International Medical Center 上海东方国际医院View In Map
Add: 551 Pudong Nan Lu, near Pudong Da Dao Lu 浦东南路551号
Tel: 021 5879 9999

In 2004, the Shanghai United Family Hospital opened alongside their various clinics in a range of locations. All of their locations adhere to international standards of healthcare services and represent a joint venture between Chindex International Inc. and the Shanghai Changning Central District Hospital. This means that expat families get the benefit of shared knowledge and experience between these two institutions, which allows for increased quality and availability. Their international medical team makes communication and understanding a priority.

Shanghai United Family Hospital 上海和睦家医院View In Map
Add: 1139 Xianxia Lu, near Lingquan Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 2216 3900; Emergencies 021 2216 3999

Renai Hospital specializes in serving the expat community. In addition to employing highly trained and experienced expatriate doctors, the staff is also well-versed in English. Renai Hospital also recognizes the fact that there are expats out there who can speak neither Chinese nor English. As a result, they provide communication assistance during consultation in the patient’s language of choice, including Russian, Spanish, Hindi, Korean, and Japanese. This dedication to providing the expat community with affordable healthcare in a comfortable environment results in more well-informed patients.

Renai Hospital 仁爱医院View In Map
Add: 133 Caoxi Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 5489 3781 or 6468 8888

For those in need of bone and joint care, the Shanghai Chenxin Hospital offers the best of both worlds through a combination of Western and Chinese technology. Their services include chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, orthotics, orthopedics, psychology, spinal screenings, and sports medicine. The hospital has been certified by the International Standardization Organization, and its medical team consists of doctors from all over the world (including the U.S., Australia, and China). This means that the expat community can rest assured of Shanghai Chenxin Hospital’s high quality services.

Shanghai Chenxin Hospital 上海辰新医院View In Map
Add: 7/F, 937 Yan'an Xilu, near Jiangsu Lu
Tel: 021 5213 0383

Expectant parents, or parents of younger children, can find assistance at the Shanghai No. 1 Maternity and Child’s Health Hospital. For over 60 years, this facility has been one of China’s premiere maternity and infant health hospitals. In addition, they specialize in testing and treating infertility issues in women. Equipped with some of the most modern technology available, this hospital’s extensive facilities provide world-class care for some of the world’s most vulnerable population.

Shanghai No. 1 Maternity and Child’s Health Hospital 上海市第一妇婴保健院View In Map
Add: 536 Changle Lu, near Xiangyang Beilu
Tel: 021 5403 5206

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I don't care if they speak good English, I want them to be good at medicine.

Nov 27, 2011 16:16 Report Abuse