Personal

Health cover in China - how it works

1.3

Billion

people covered by the national health system

50x

Higher

air pollution levels than World Health Organisation (WHO) safe limits

$682

(US Dollars)

for an overnight stay in a private hospital

Here’s how our International Health Plan can help you in China

Whether you’re going to China to teach, moving for family reasons or just looking for a new adventure - whatever your reason for moving, we can help you to get fast access to expert medical care when you need it.

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Need treatment? The choice is yours

If you need treatment in China, it can be difficult to know where to start. Usually patients will go straight to a hospital, rather than going to see a family doctor or local clinic first. 

If you need to access healthcare, just call our friendly team and we’ll get things moving, whether that’s helping you find the right specialist or speaking to the hospital to help arrange your treatment.  We’ll also send you the details you need to take to your appointment and explain how everything works.

And with our International Health Plan, you’ll have access to our extensive hospital network in China, including popular private facilities such as Parkway Hospital and United Family Healthcare.  By letting us know about your treatment in advance we can often arrange to pay the hospital directly so you won’t need to pay anything out of your own pocket.

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With you wherever you go

Not all health insurers are recognised by private hospitals in China.  And this can lead to delays when looking for treatment or claiming.     

As part of the world’s number one insurance brand, AXA is recognised around the globe. That means hospitals will trust your cover, and can start your treatment sooner.

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Count on us when it matters

Whether you’re in China or travelling elsewhere, if you have a medical emergency and can’t get the care you need close by, our own AXA team will arrange for you to be evacuated to the nearest medical facility – whether that’s a short drive or an international flight away. And then when you’re ready, we’ll get you back again.  

An evacuation from China to Singapore can cost around $108,000 which is why we include evacuation and repatriation cover as standard in all our plans. We can take care of the costs and you can concentrate on getting back on your feet.

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Extra support when you need it the most

With an overnight stay in hospital costing around $682 and treatment for more serious illness’ or emergency care reaching $10,000 or more, if you have a local health plan, it’s always worth checking what’s included so you’re not left with an unexpected bill to pay.   

Take away some of the uncertainty with our International Health Plan. You can have cover for everyday costs like a quick blood test or trip in an ambulance as well as extensive cover for conditions like cancer. And with our dedicated case managers to support you throughout your cancer treatment, you’ll have extra support. Whether that’s speaking to the hospital, gathering your medical information or just answering questions about your cover. 

Plus, if you’ve received a diagnosis for any condition and you’re just not sure, you’ll have access to an independent second opinion over the phone.

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Faster care, extra support

If you need to visit a doctor or specialist, you don’t want to wait. With our International Health Plan you’ll have faster access to the medical care you need. Our teams are here to answer your questions and help you to arrange your treatment. Or if you’d prefer to manage everything online, your secure online portal lets you access the AXA Select network of hospitals where we can pay bills directly. Just send us a message and we can get everything moving for you.

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Individual Health Plan

Find out more about our health plans

Interested in finding out more about how our global health plans can support you and your family? Whether you’re moving abroad, working overseas or travelling regularly, find out more about what’s covered on our plans and follow our four simple steps to choose the cover you need.


Short term cover

Need cover for 3 to 11 months?

If you’re living or working internationally for less than a year, take a look at our short term International Health Plan. It gives you all the benefits of our Standard cover level, but for a shorter time. So whether you’re only away for a few months, still weighing up your options or you want cover while you apply for your local state healthcare system, our short term plan could be ideal.

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