Medical Service

Private and Public Hospitals

There are a number of private and public hospitals in Beijing, some with dedicated clinics for non-Mainland patients. It is worthy to note that the medical system or service process between the Mainland and Hong Kong are quite different. Thus, Hong Kong residents need to consider the medical service provided by the hospitals and form your own assessment based on your own medical records and medical needs before visiting the clinics / hospitals.

In addition, hospitals in the Mainland usually do not accept electronic payments, e.g., credit card, Union Pay etc. Therefore, Hong Kong residents should bring sufficient cash or membership card provided by insurance company or medical insurance provider before receiving any medical treatments. You should also confirm whether the medical insurance card is accepted by the clinic / hospital.

It is worthy to note that the reimbursement of medical fees on direct basis under schemes by foreign insurance providers is applicable only to a number of hospitals jointly established by local PRC and foreign investors, and / or international medical department in public hospitals. Most hospitals in the Mainland do not accept settlement via foreign medical insurance as yet, hence Hong Kong residents may be required to apply for claims with respect to expenses incurred with their overseas insurance companies.

For more information on public hospitals in Beijing, please visit the website of the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau:
http://english.bjhb.gov.cn/

In addition, Hong Kong residents can make appointments with most public hospitals in Beijing via on-line or telephone booking. For more information, please visit http://www.bjguahao.gov.cn/comm/index.html (Chinese Version Only), or dial relevant hotlines: 8610-114、116114

Contact information of private and public hospitals in Beijing(Updated version)

The information about the private and public hospitals listed below is primarily collected from the websites of various embassies and should be used as reference only. BJO makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, content, and timelines of the information contained herein, nor will it be liable for any damages which may arise from the use of the information. You are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, content, and timelines of all information, and seek professional advice as necessary. Likewise, information listed below is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation of business. BJO does not endorse any of the products, services or information referenced therein. For detailed information on medical institutions, please refer to the website of Beijing Municipal Health Bureau: http://english.bjhb.gov.cn/

Guide on Emergency Aid

Emergency Hotline 120/999

120 and 999 Emergency Hotlines have set up quite a number of Emergency Aid Spots / Stations in the city. While fees are generally charged to services provided, rates may vary. For more information, please refer to the website of the emergency center: http://www.beijing120.com/index_en.asp or http://www.beijing999.com.cn/index_en.html

Hospital hotlines

In addition to the 120 and 999 Emergency Hotlines, most hospitals in Beijing also offer emergency hotline for their patients. Please visit the official websites of the hospitals for more details.

International SOS Center

Beijing International SOS Center operates modern medical and dental clinics and provides medical evacuation and medical escort services, as well as 24-hour emergency hotline (+86-10 -6462-9100) to those in need.

BJO

For Hong Kong residents who are injured or suffer from illness in the Mainland, you should first seek medical treatments from a nearby hospital. Generally speaking, you should consult a doctor to ensure that the patient is fit for travel before making any arrangements for returning to Hong Kong.

Cross-border patient transfer or ambulance booking services do not fall within the service scope of BJO. If you, your companions, friends or relatives are injured or are suffering from illness in the Mainland, and require ambulance service upon arrival in Hong Kong, you may call the Immigration Department Hotline at (852) 1868 for enquiries, or seek assistance from duty officers in Hong Kong upon arrival. Under current arrangements, an ambulance will convey the patient to a nearby hospital in Hong Kong for medical treatment after they have entered into Hong Kong territory. For further assistance, please contact the Hong Kong Immigration Division's support team, which is dedicated in providing services to Hong Kong residents abroad, via the 24-hour hotline: (852)1868.

Difference between the Mainland and Hong Kong legal systems

The Mainland adopts a civil law system, while Hong Kong adopts a common law system. The two legal systems differ on many aspects including legislative base, authority / judicial power of the judges, proceedings arrangements etc. Hong Kong residents should ensure that they have a clear understanding of relevant provisions and observe the laws of the Mainland when visiting or living in the Mainland. In the event of any violation of the laws in the Mainland, the Hong Kong resident concerned should bear the corresponding legal responsibilities. Hong Kong residents are recommended to consult legal advisers or institutions when encountering legal problems in working, living or doing business in the Mainland.

Information with respect to notary service providers / organizations and legal firms listed below are collected from the websites of the Beijing Notary Association legal rating agencies, the Beijing Municipal Justice Bureau etc., and should be used as reference only. BJO makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, content, and timelines of the information contained herein, nor will it be liable for any damages which may arise from the use of the information. You are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, content, and timelines of all information, and seek professional advice as necessary. Likewise, information listed below is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation of business. BJO does not endorse any of the products, services or information referenced therein.

Notary service providers / organization in Beijing

According to the provisions in Notarization Law of the People's Republic of China, notary service providers / organizations' offer services ranging from notary of contract, division of property, bidding and tendering, auction, marriage status, kindred relationship, adoption relationship, birth, existence, death, identity, experience, education background, academic degree, job title, professional title, illegal and criminal record check, article of association, any matter that may be notarized under laws or administrative regulations, to drafting of notarization-related legal documents for others.
For more information on notary organizations in Beijing, please visit the website of the Beijing Notary Association (Chinese Version Only): http://www.chinabjnotary.org.cn/index.asp

List of legal firms in Beijing

According to the statistics from the Beijing Lawyers Association, currently, there are over 1,000 legal firms in Beijing. Many foreign legal firms have also set up representative offices in Beijing. According to the law in the Mainland, however, lawyers housed by the representative office may only engage in non-China related legal services, and that they should have completed the relevant registrations in the local Justice Bureau at which the representative office is registered. Moreover, the lawyers and supporting staff (e.g., financial and administrative personnel) employed by the representative office are strictly prohibited from providing legal services directly related to the Mainland to client under the name or status of "Chinese legal adviser".
For more information on the list of the legal firms and lawyers, please visit the website of the Beijing Lawyers Association and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (Chinese Version Only):

http://www.beijinglawyers.org.cn/qtmodel/lxgg.htm

http://www.bjsf.gov.cn

List of legal firms

Representative Office of Foreign Legal Firm

List of Identification Institution in Beijing