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    In Shanghai medical fees are set by the Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau and apply to all non-expat hospitals. Like American hospitals, each and every element of an examination is broken down and assigned a fee. Included here are some of the more common items. Medication is not included nor are surgical procedures.

    Hospitals are assigned a rank based on their capability:

    Level III: Large university-affiliated teaching hospitals.

    Level II: District area hospitals with one or two specialized areas.

    Level I: Local or rural health centers providing more basic care.

    Expats are advised to seek treatment at Level II facilities for common ailments (colds, food poisoning, cuts and scrapes, etc) and Level III for anything else. Level III hospitals include Dongfang, Ruijin, Renji, Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital.

    Registration Fees

    Hospital Card: 1.5 RMB

    Hospital Book: 1.5 RMB

    General Outpatient Consultation Fees

    Level III: 14 RMB

    Level II: 10 RMB

    Level I: 7 RMB

    Expert Outpatient Consultation Fees

    Level III

    Deputy Director: 17 RMB

    Chief Physician: 20 RMB

    Level II

    Deputy Director: 14 RMB

    Chief Physician: 17 RMB

    (In China most physicians are specialists. For example, if you have a rash you will see a Dermatologist directly and pay according to the “General” fee schedule (above). “Expert” refers to physicians holding senior titles in their respective departments. Expert consultations normally require an appointment.)


    General Check-up and cleaning

    Scaling (Plaque removal): 100 RMB

    Polishing: 200 RMB

    Fluoride treatment: 2 RMB/tooth

    Dental X-ray: See X-ray section


    Composite resin filling: 40 RMB

    Glass ionomer filling: 30 RMB

    Amalgam filling: 20 RMB

    Pulp capping: 15 RMB

    Pulpectomy: 40 RMB

    Pulp plasticizing therapy: 30 RMB

    Root canal preparation: 20 RMB

    Root canal filling: 50 RMB

    Advanced Micro root canal therapy (w/ surgical microscope): 100 RMB

    Tooth fracture repair: 50 RMB

    Abscess incision and drainage: 25 RMB

    Teeth whitening: 1500 RMB

    Front veneers: 200 RMB/each


    Appliances (i.e. Braces): 3000-6000 RMB depending on type of correction necessary

    Basic Wound Care

    Debridement (Cleaning and suturing)

    Large (8 sutures or more): 100 RMB

    Medium (5-7 sutures): 50 RMB

    Small (0-4 sutures): 20 RMB

    Dressing (Bandaging)

    Very large: 15 RMB

    Large: 10 RMB

    Medium: 6 RMB

    Small: 4 RMB

    Laboratory Tests

    Complete Blood Count: 16-20 RMB

    C-reactive protein: 20-40 RMB

    Sedimentation Rate: 3-10 RMB

    Prothrombin Time: 10-15 RMB

    Blood glucose: 5-15 RMB

    HbA1c: 20-50 RMB

    Basic Urine Examination: 4 RMB

    Basic CSF Examination: 15 RMB

    Urea: 5-15 RMB

    Uric acid: 5-15 RMB

    Creatinine clearance: 15 RMB

    H. pylori rapid detection breath test: 130 RMB

    Thyroid function

    T4: 30 RMB

    T3: 30 RMB

    FT4: 40 RMB

    FT3: 40 RMB

    TSH: 40 RMB

    Liver function

    ALT: 15 RMB

    AST: 15 RMB

    GGT: 15 RMB

    ALP: 15 RMB

    Albumin: 12 RMB

    Bilirubin: 15 RMB

    Bile acids: 15 RMB

    Ammonia: 10 RMB


    Cholesterol: 15 RMB

    Triglycerides: 15 RMB

    HDL: 15 RMB

    LDL: 15 RMB

    Lipoprotein(a): 60 RMB

    Tumor markers

    CEA, AFP, PSA, CA-27, CA-29, CA-50, CA-125, CA15-3, CA130, CA19-9, CA24-2, CA72-4, etc.: 30-80 RMB/each

    Inorganic elements

    Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Chloride, Lead: 5-30 RMB/each

    Trace elements

    Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Strontium, Cadmium, Mercury, Aluminum, Manganese, Molybdenum, Lithium, Arsenic, Iodine: 30 RMB/each

    Therapeutic drug concentrations

    Digoxin, phenytoin, theophylline, digitalis, gentamicin, lidocaine, valproic acid, ephedrine, methotrexate, vancomycin, carbamazepine, barbital: 70 RMB/each

    Electrocardiogram (EKG)

    Standard 12 lead EKG: 20 RMB

    Esophageal EKG: 25 RMB


    Single organ: 10 RMB

    Single organ w/ color Doppler: 20 RMB

    Routine Examinations (i.e.: Abdominal, Obstetric, Chest, etc): 30 RMB

    Routine Examinations w/ color Doppler: 60 RMB

    X-ray (per film)

    Plain films

    5×7: 10 RMB

    8×10: 15 RMB

    10×12: 21 RMB

    11×14: 24 RMB

    12×15: 26 RMB

    14×14: 29 RMB

    14×17: 32 RMB


    Standard: 10 RMB

    Occlusal: 15 RMB

    Panoramic: 40 RMB


    Each side: 90 RMB


    General (Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis, Limbs): 4 RMB

    Esophageal barium meal examination: 15 RMB

    Digital X-ray supplement

    Digital X-ray (per study): 80 RMB

    Computed Radiography (per study): 80 RMB


    Basic fee (per area)

    <0.5T: 350 RMB

    0.5T – 1.5T: 450 RMB

    >1.5T: 550 RMB

    (“T” refers to the strength of the magnet. 1.5T is the most common.)


    Functional Brain Imaging: 80 RMB

    Cardiac Function: 80 RMB

    Angiography: 80 RMB

    Spectroscopy: 80 RMB


    Basic fee (per area)

    <64 slice: 170 RMB

    64 slice: 200 RMB

    (“Slice” refers to the level of detail the machine can provide. 64 slice is the most common.)


    Contrast Enhancement: 100 RMB


    Full body: 7500 RMB

    Area: 4500 RMB


    Systemic: 6500 RMB

    Local: 3500 RMB

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