Many International Hospitals in China are very expensive even with a deductible. For emergency situations, I would recommend that you go to the China Japan Friendship Hospital. They have an international ward and you will be treated well. I have never been to the emergency room in China but I will talk about two health issues that you may face while in China. These two types of problems are really common. You do not need to spend thousands of RMB on these issues. These are stomach problems and the flu/cold。
There are three places that you need to know when going to a Chinese hospital: registration desk, cashier, and the pharmacy.
1. Flu/Severe Cold
After a few days of rest and hydration(补水), it may be time to go to the doctor if your health has not improved. The doctor will ask you your symptoms. Many of these symptoms are described in this Sinology blog. If you have flu symptoms, you most likely want to see an ENT doctor. The ENT will be able to diagnose your illness. The doctors will check your blood(血) for infections and you will have to go to the blood testing counter. This is sometimes on a completely different floor.
- Where is the blood test counter?
2. Stomach problems
- How many times did you throw up?
The instructions will say:
- Each day take 2 pills twice a day