|Health Care in China|
Currently there are no required immunizations for travel to China, but check with your local consulate to make sure this policy has not changed. Depending on how long you are staying in China and whether you will be spending your time in urban or rural areas, there are different vaccinations that are recommended by travel health specialists. Discuss your travel needs with a doctor that specializes in travel medicine. Universities often have travel clinics that provide a less expensive way of getting your vaccinations. The most useful vaccinations for China are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus/diptheria, Japanese encephalitis, and typhoid fever. Some doctors also recommend getting a rabies shot and taking malaria pills.
Most hospitals in China do not have English-speaking staff on hand, so if you are in need of medical attention, remember your phrase book or bring a Chinese friend along.
Beijing AEA International Clinic
AEA International Clinic has foreign doctors available 24 hours a day, and stocks over-the-counter and prescription medications. This clinic also has dental service.
Friendship Hospital Foreigners' Service has established hours for regular care, but will provide emergency medical attention 24 hours a day.
The IMC clinic has English-speaking doctors available around the clock and also stocks over-the-counter and prescription medications. It is best to make an appointment at this clinic rather than to drop in.
Beijing Union Medical College
Xiehe Hospital (also known as Capital Hospital or as PUMC)
Although English-speaking personnel may not be available, the following pharmacies stock some Western medicines:
Dongdan Drug Store
Watson's Drug Store
Wangfujing Drug Store
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:28|
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