The best place to head in a medical emergency is the Beijing United Family Health Center, which has 24-hour emergency services. SOS is another international clinic with a good reputation; they also arrange Medivac.

Beijing has different numbers for each emergency service, though staff often don't speak English. If in doubt, call the U.S. embassy first: staff members are available 24 hours a day to help handle emergencies and facilitate communication with local agencies.

Doctors and Dentists

Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (No. 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100015. 010/5927–7000; 010/5927–7120 for emergencies. www.ufh.com.cn/en.)

International SOS (Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027. 010/6462-9112 Clinic; 010/6462-9100 24-hour hotline. www.internationalsos.com.)


U.S. Embassy (55 Anjialou Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100600. 010/8531–4000. 010/8531–3300. beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn.)

General Emergency Contacts

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Medical Emergency (120.)

Traffic Accident (122.)

Hospitals and Clinics

Beijing United Family Health and Wellness Centre (B1,The St. Regis Residence, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100016. 010/8532–1221; 010/5927–7120 for emergencies. www.ufh.com.cn/en/.)

China Academy of Medical Science (Peking Union Hospital) (1 Shui Fu Yuan, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100730. 010/6529–5284. english.pumch.cn.)

Hong Kong International Medical Clinic (private Office Tower, 9th fl., Hong Kong Macau Center–Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Da Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100730. 010/6553–2288. www.hkclinic.com.)

Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital (public Ying Hua Dong Lu, Heping Li, Beijing, 100029. 010/6422–2952.)

SOS International (private Building C, BITIC Leasing Center, 1 North Road, Xing Fu San Cun, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027. 010/6462–9199. www.internationalsos.com.)


Beijing United Family Health Center (private, 2 Jiangtai Lu, near Lido Hotel, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100016. 010/5927–7000; 010/5927–7120 for emergencies. www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com.)

International Medical Center (IMC) (private Beijing Lufthansa Center, Room 106, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100025. 010/6465–1561. www.imcclinics.com.)

Watsons. Watsons can also be found in most large shopping centers. Holiday Inn Lido Hotel, Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100015. Sanlitun Village South, No. 19 Sanlitun Lu. www.watsons.com.cn.

Watsons (Sanlitun Village South, No. 19 Sanlitun Lu. www.watsons.com.cn.)

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