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                      Health Care in China

                      Vaccination Requirements

                      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.
                      For up-to-the-minute information on vaccination requirements and disease information, call the International Traveler's Hotline in Atlanta at (404) 332-4559, which is sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This service regularly updates its recorded message for each country.


                      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
                      Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Building 2-1-1
                      14 Liangmahe South Road, 1/F
                      Chaoyang District
                      Beijing 100600, China
                      (010) 6462-9112 or (010) 6462-9100 (24-hour number)
                      Fax: (010) 6462-9111

                      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
                      95 Yongan Lu, Xuanwuqu
                      Beijing, China
                      (010) 6301-4411, ext. 441 or 442

                      Friendship Hospital Foreigners' Service has established hours for regular care, but will provide emergency medical attention 24 hours a day.

                      International Medical Center (IMC)

                      Lufthansa Center, Suite 106
                      Number 50, Liangmaqiao Road
                      Beijing 100016, China
                      (010) 6465-1561 or (010) 6465-1563 (24-hour number)
                      Fax: (010) 6465-1984

                      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.

                      Other reputable hospitals include the following:

                      Beijing Union Medical College
                      1 Shifuyuan, Wangfujing
                      Beijing, China
                      (010) 512-7733, ext. 217

                      Sino-German Policlinic
                      Landmark Tower B-1
                      Beijing, China
                      (010) 6501-1983

                      Xiehe Hospital (also known as Capital Hospital or as PUMC)
                      53 Dongdanbei Dajie, 6th Floor
                      Beijing, China
                      (010) 6529-5296 or (010) 6513-5002

                      No. 3 Hospital

                      Shihui Jie
                      Chengdu, China

                      No. 1 People's Hospital

                      602 Renmin Beilu
                      Guangzhou, China
                      (020) 333-3090

                      Changzhen Hospital

                      415 Fengyang Road
                      Shanghai, China
                      (021) 6327-5997

                      Huashan Hospital
                      12, Wulumuqi Road (M)
                      Shanghai, China
                      (021) 6248-9999

                      Ruijin Hospital
                      192, Ruijing Road (the 2nd)
                      Shanghai, China
                      (021) 6437-0045

                      Zhongshan Hospital
                      180, Fengling Road
                      Shanghai, China
                      (021) 6471-3400


                      Although English-speaking personnel may not be available, the following pharmacies stock some Western medicines:

                      Dongdan Drug Store
                      97 Dongdan Beidajie
                      Beijing, China
                      (010) 6525-1904

                      Watson's Drug Store
                      Holiday Inn Lido Hotel
                      Beijing, China
                      (010) 6436-7651

                      Wangfujing Drug Store
                      267 Wangfujing Street
                      Beijing, China
                      (010) 6525-2322


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