Health Issue

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What health condition do I need to travel to China? Do I need to bring my medical record?TOP

Commonly, it has no special health requirements for you travel to China. But for those who are pregnant, disabled, young and elderly and poor in health, special cares should be given. Before traveling to Tibet in China, the elderly travelers and those with medical problems should make general physical checkups to make sure if you have heart attack, high blood pressure and any serious diseases that hamper your extraordinary tour.

As for medical records, we recommend you to carry them because when some emergencies happen, the immunization record, blood type, allergies, medicines you are taking now, your doctor’s name and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, your healthcare insurance company’s name and phone number, etc. recorded on the medical records can help the doctors to make a quick and positive diagnosis.

What happens if I get sick in China during my tour?TOP

Most of time, if you get sick during your tour in China , you can be cured in the local hospitals. But, for some tours in the remote places, the hospitals could be far away, requiring the help of planes. Besides, the hospitals in China are different from those in western countries. It is possible for you to pay for the medical services in advance, and receive the compensation from your health insurance company later on. The reason for this is that most healthcare insurance companies of America and Canada don’t cover healthcare in China. So we suggest that you buy the trip insurance covering healthcare in China.

Should we have vaccinations to travel to China? If yes, what kinds of vaccinations do we need?TOP

No special vaccinations are required for travel to China unless the traveler is coming from a yellow fever infected area. In general, it is advisable to follow the advice of the World Health Organization to have some vaccinations in advance. If you intend to visit those remote or rural areas in China, the following vaccinations are recommended to have before your trip: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B (It is suggested to have vaccination of Hepatitis B for those 11 to 10 years old children who did not receive it as infants.), or malaria (There is a risk of malaria in remote areas of south China). While you travel to China with us, we always carefully select hotels and restaurants that are clean and safe so as to offer you a safe and healthy environment.

What kinds of medicine do you think I should take?TOP

We recommend you carry some common medicines along while traveling China, such as the medicines for flu, coughing, sore throat, diarrhea, etc that you use at home. It is advisable to go to see your doctor and follow his or her advice on which medicines you should take.

Is there any tips for keeping healthy in China?TOP

In order to keep your body in good health, please take the following advises during a trip in China:

     Drink only boiled or bottled water as tap water in China is not safe.
     Do not take food from street vendors, as they are not clean enough to eat usually.
     Only eat the completely cooked food.                         
     Do not handle animals to prevent the risk of rabies.
     Do not swim in rivers or lakes to avoid the infection with schistosomiasis.

In a word, you should keep your body in good health and protect yourself from sudden cold and rain while traveling China, especially in the transitional period of spring and autumn. The careful preparation will make sure you have a pleasant trip.

How can I get the health service in China?TOP
The medical service in China varies immensely from region to region. In the big cities as Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, the high standard of medical care and advanced equipped medical facilities are available. Some superior hospitals even have the capability to serve foreign patients in English. Take the United Family Hospitals in Beijing for an example, the highly qualified doctors and nurses here will ensure a good medical attention and the fees are reasonable. In addition, some other quality hospitals can also serve foreign travelers well, such as Shanghai Renhe Hospital, Beijing Xiehe Hospital, Shenzhen Fuhua I.T.W.M. Hospital, and Xian Xijing Hospital.
However, in some remote regions, the health service may not be as standard as big cities’. So please ensure that you are in good health and take all the suggested precautions to avoid illness. Bring some common used medicines with you, such as aspirin, anti-histamines and etc. Remember to call 120 for ambulance or call your tour guide when an emergency occurs.
Most four and five star hotels in China have an access to a doctor. If you need the treatment, please contact the reception desk to arrange a doctor to visit you or transport you to a quality hospital. We suggest you go to a superior hospital if think the illness is serious.
International hospitals in major cities of China
Beijing:
   Global Doctor
Website:http://www.globalpeace.com
   United Family Hospital and Clinics
Website: http://www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com/en
   Bethune International Peace Hospital
Website: http://www.peacehospital.com
   Beijing University International hospital
Website: http://www.pkcare.com/cn
   Beijing New Century International Hospital for Children
Website: http://ncich.com.cn
Shanghai:
   Shanghai Renai International patient Center
http://en.renai.cn/index.shtml
   Shanghai International Peace Maternal and Child Health Hospital
    Website: http://www.ipmch.com.cn
Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province:
   Sir. Run Run Show Hospital
Website: http://www.srrsh.com/english/
Nanchang, Jiangxi province:
   Jiangxi Zhonghuan International Hospital
Website: http://www.zhhospital.com/
Hengshui, Hebei Province:
   Halixun International Hospital
Website: http://www.halixun.com/
Chongqing:
   Chongqing Jinshan International hospital
Website: http://www.hospitalcqmu.com
Hong Kong:
   Mingde International Hospital
Website: http://www.matilda.org/chi/indes.php
Changsha, Hunan Province:
   Xiangya International hospital
Website: http://www.xiangya.com.cn
Kunming, Yunnan province:
   Yunnan Richland International Hospital
Website: http://www.intrh.com

 

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