Expats tend to avoid the often inconsistent public healthcare in Shanghai and rather opt for the city's private hospitals and clinics. Fortunately, there are many of these and they provide high standards of care.

Doctors in private hospitals often speak English and many are expats themselves. There are also medical clinics that combine both Western and Eastern practices.

It's important to have medical insurance while in Shanghai to cover the costs of the pricier private clinics. This is often included in employee relocation packages, but expats should carefully check what their policy covers, including dental and optical procedures.

Although we recommend that expats utilise private medical services where possible, most of the local population uses public services and still have an incredibly high life expectancy.


Hospitals in Shanghai

American Medical Center 

Websitewww.amc-shanghai.cn
Address: Building 1 East, 888 Tianlin Road, Minhang

Global Healthcare Medical and Dental

Website: www.ghcchina.com
Address: 1788 NanJing West Road, Jing An

Parkway Health

Website: www.parkwayhealth.cn
Address: 997 Bi Yun Road, Jinqiao

Shanghai East International Medical Center

Website: www.seimc.com.cn
Address: 551 South Pudong Road 

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