Zhongshan Hospital has a 24/7 ER for acute trauma and other urgent medical needs, but they don't promise any English. The 96-bed facility has an ICU broken into four rooms: two comprehensive intensive care units and two with specializations, dealing with liver trauma and cardiac surgery.
Shanghai United Family (Hongqiao) is a private hospital with two branches in Shanghai. For many years, it was one of the very few private emergency rooms in Shanghai. Its Hongqiao branch has a 24/7 emergency room that can handle acute surgical emergencies, neonatal intensive care and adult intensive care and provide MRIs, ultrasounds, and X-rays. They also specialize in prenatal care and child delivery. Many a Shanghai kid was born here. Their lab and pharmacy are open 24/7, with English-speaking staff.
Jiahui Health is a relatively new series of private clinics providing family medicine and specialist medical services. There is one opposite Charlie's on Changshu Lu. But those clinics, while perfectly nice, pale in comparison to the massive, 500-bed international hospital Jiahui has built in Xuhui. It looks like something picked up and transplanted from, I don't know, a wealthy east coast American city, which makes sense — it's a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital. You never want to end up in the emergency room but if you do, and your insurance covers it, this 24/7 English-speaking ER is among the best in Shanghai.
This is Shanghai United Family's Pudong branch. Like its Hongqiao branch, it has an emergency room that can handle acute surgical emergencies, neonatal intensive care, adult intensive care, and provide services like, MRIs, Ultrasounds, and X-rays. However, it's not 24/7, operating daily from 5pm-9am. Their lab and pharmacy is open 24/7. They also specializes in prenatal care and child delivery.
Yosemite Clinic provides individualized and caring services from general practice, internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, medical cosmetology, dentistry, ophthalmology, gynecology, pediatrics, radiology, anesthesiology, sports medicine and rehabilitation with on-site diagnostic services. 24/7 emergency service is available on-site, and they accept major international and domestic insurance and direct billing.
Huadong Hospital is right around the corner from Huashan Hospital and is nearly as well-known. It's still one of the biggest hospitals in Shanghai, with 44 specialized departments, a 24/7 emergency room and full ICU. No English in the ER though. Enter from Yan'an Xi Lu.
A few blocks away from Sinan Mansions, Ruijin Hospital is open 24/7 and has a full ER and ICU. In addition to standard inpatient and outpatient care, they specialize in trauma, cardiac emergencies, burns and acute intoxication. The emergency room has English-speaking staff.
One of Shanghai's biggest hospitals, Huashan is located in the center of the city on Wulumuqi Lu. They have 24/7 emergency services, specializing in neurological conditions, and English speaking staff. Anyone with emergencies should proceed directly to the local ER department, as its foreign clinic is not equipped to handle those. Some important notes: they do not have pediatric or OB/GYN services, and direct pay is only available in the VIP or international unit.
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