first thing you ought to know about the local medical service is the
emergency call number. You can dial 120 (Chinese service only at the
moment) from anywhere. An ambulance car will arrive in a few minutes,
which depends on the traffic conditions.
ambulance car will carry you to one of the emergency centers in the
city, or the particular hospital you designated, such as the one on your
medical insurance list.
will be charged for the service, but the fare won't be very high, which
depends on the emergency treatment you received and the distance from
the emergency center to your location. The city has a total of 39 first
aid stations with 19 in downtown area and 20 in suburbs. In general, you
will get the service from the nearest station which you can find from
the map on the official Website of Shanghai Medical Emergency Center.
In an emergency, you should call 110 (police), 119 (fire) or 120 (ambulance). For such situations, it will come in handy to have an emergency form with Chinese translations of important phrases such as xuyào y liàngjiùhùche (we need an ambulance) or xinzàngbìng (heart attack). If you are unable to communicate in Chinese, you can also phone the 24/7 Shanghai Call Center (962288). Its staff can help as an interpreter over the phone.