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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
Address: Building 1 East, 888 Tianlin Road, Minhang
Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital
Address: 288 Qinjiang Rd, Xuhui District
Address: 997 Bi Yun Road, Jinqiao
Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital
Address: 551 South Pudong Road