Many expats get by in China for years using only grunts and gesticulations. This mostly non-verbal communication is a surprisingly effective way to get simple tasks done, but when it comes to explaining your desperate need for a vial of insulin, or that you think your appendix has just burst, it is best to communicate using more than the old hao/bu hao combo.
Of Shenzhen’s 634 community health centres, four are recommended by the Shenzhen city government for their expat-friendly standards. While a visit to one of these five hospitals (the four recommended by the SZ government plus Shekou’s SOS clinic) won’t feel like home, it will have English speaking staff and standards that won’t scare you into neighbouring Hong Kong for care.
Shenzhen People’s Hospital 深圳人民医院View In Map
Shenzhen People’s Hospital has a complex covering 320,000 square meters that was designed by the Scandinavian architects Arkitema and Biad. The architecture is certainly nice, but most expats are concerned with what is inside the arches. Luckily, Shenzhen People’s Hospital is a first-class hospital that “possesses the latest and most advanced facilities in the Chinese hospital sector.” Visitors here will find it thoroughly modern and will be happy to know that the trade in aborted foetuses stopped sometime during the 1990s.
Add: 1017 Dongmen Beilu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 2553 3018
Beijing University Shenzhen Hospital 北京大学深圳医院View In Map
Formerly Shenzhen Central Hospital, Beijing University Shenzhen Hospital is “the clinical, teaching and research base of… the Medical Centre of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology”. It is also one of five extension hospitals of Peking University Health and Science Centre, which was founded in 1903. What this means is that some of China’s best medical minds collaborate here, making for a cutting-edge facility. It is the most frequently visited hospital by expats in Shenzhen.
Add: 1120 Lianhua Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8392 3333
Nanshan Hospital 南山医院View In Map
With over 1,200 beds and 1,000 employees, Nanshan hospital is the biggest in western Shenzhen. Each of its rooms comes with a television, a TV, and a DVD player, and while the hospital itself does not sell any bootlegged DVDs, there is almost certainly a guy within a block of the hospital who does. Nanshan hospital has a neurosurgery department staffed by 11 doctors, and the biotechnology company Beike Biotech carries out a number of different procedures here using stem cells that people have travelled from all over the world to participate in. There is also an unsubstantiated claim that Nanshan Hospital has “very good western and Chinese food,” though it remains to be seen whether they have the Usual Speculation Loofah on offer or not.
Add: 1 Taoyuan Lu, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 2656 5348
No. 2 Shenzhen People’s Hospital 深圳第二人民医院View In Map
Formerly Shenzhen Red Cross Hospital, No. 2 Shenzhen People’s Hospital has 1,100 beds and 29 ward sections. No. 2 People’s Hospital is the hospital with the largest number of specialized medical units in Shenzhen, “some of which are the most advanced in the world”. Its equipment includes MRI, DSA, spiral CT and colour ultrasound machines.
Add: 1 Zhenhua Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8336 6388
International SOS ClinicView In Map
SOS is a worldwide network of hospitals that opened its first clinic in China in 1989. Since then, it has grown to have 450 partners across the country, with the first Pearl River Delta SOS Clinic opening in 2001 in Shekou . In addition to Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, the SOS Shekou staff speaks French and German. They offer vaccination services, consultations, and after-hours clinic visits for emergencies.
Add: CMIT Building, 9 Gongye Dadao Nan, Shekou, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 2669 3667
Prices at all public hospitals are fixed by the government, with basic checkups costing between 400 and 600 RMB. If your employer sends you to a hospital, you may be eligible for a tiered “company option”. At Beijing University Hospital, the company option looks like this: A Check-up: 360 RMB; B Check-up: 590 RMB; C Check-up: 870 RMB; D Check-up: 1280 RMB. Prices rise as more tests are included, but they are described as “flexible”. At any of these hospitals, a woman’s check-up will cost between 50 and 200 RMB more than for a man.
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