Health Center to Treat More Expatriate Patients this Year
Peking University Shenzhen Hospital International and VIP Health Center is now treating more expatriate patients as of last year. Patients include foreign residents from Japan, India, France, Germany and other nations. The center started in 2000 and saw more than 400 expatriate patients in its first year of operations mostly Japanese citizens and for the past 12 years its foreign patient volume has increased by 350 percent.
The health center is designed to be a designated medical institution for Japanese companies found in Shenzhen and the center is also cooperating with Wellbe and international insurance provider that serve mostly Japanese clientele. The increase in the number of expatriate patients that are coming to Shenzhen came to work, study or go for tours and as of August of last year there were 20,000 expatriates holding permanent residency in Shenzhen and around a million expatriates living in Shenzhen temporarily.
The health center is devoting substantial resources to become a more expatriate friendly center as half of the center’s staff speaks English and signs are written in both English and in Chinese language. The health center also cooperates with other international insurance companies as these insurance providers are allowing their patients to see a doctor and obtain medical treatment without making a direct payment. Expatriates can make appointments at the center’s 24 departments and must be made at least a day in advance. Registration fee is around 100 yuan and is also offering advanced checkups for expatriates ranging from 1,000 yuan to 3,000 yuan.
The health center is also in cooperation with the Cancer Institute Hospital of the JFCR a specialized cancer hospital in Japan where doctors in both institutions are regularly consulting with cancer patients that will be transferred to Japan for further treatment.