Health services
Health Insurance
The country's health services, especially in rural areas, remain precarious, with great disparity between regions and most physicians do not speak foreign languages. In big cities there are often international Chinese hospitals with doctors who speak English. Moreover, there are international clinics that offer Western-style medical care, but are much more expensive than Chinese hospitals.
 
Generally, payment is required in advance for any immediate medical treatment and medication (by local currency cash or sometimes credit card). Moreover, it is strongly recommended hiring a full health insurance covering sickness, accidents, evacuation and repatriation during the entire stay. In its basic version, the cost is usually minimal compared to the advantages it can bring in the event of any incident. The Consulate has no budget to cover such contingencies that are in the private sphere of responsibility.
 
Also there are many centers that practice traditional Chinese medicine and to which some Western people go who, by the way, praise the results of it.
 
You can check the main Canton clinics and hospitals on the following link.
 
Medications
Consider whether you need to take any further action regarding your health. Pollution levels are high, so people with respiratory problems should take appropriate action.
Some international hospitals have their own pharmacies where imported medicines are dispensed.
However, not all western medicines are available in the Chinese market and usually have very high prices, so it is recommended to bring enough regular medications you may need.
You can take drugs made in China and / or the West. International clinics and hospitals have their own pharmacy services that supply medicines previously prescribed by their doctors. The quality of pharmaceutical products in these establishments is good and the supply is assured.
If you are bringing special medication with you, make sure you have the appropriate prescription that may be required for entry into China. Not all western medicines are available in the Chinese market. For any drug entry ban on Chinese territory or any restrictions on the check of drugs in your luggage, please consult the Customs China or the Chinese Embassy and check with your airline.

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