Living in the Mainland

Medical Service

Private and Public Hospitals

There are a number of private and public hospitals in Chengdu, some with dedicated clinics for non-Mainland patients. It is worth noting that the medical system or service process between the Mainland and Hong Kong are quite different. Hong Kong residents need to consider the medical service provided by the hospitals.

It is worth noting 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 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 hospitals in Chengdu, please visit the website of Chengdu Municipal Health Commission (Chinese Version Only).

Chengdu Municipal Health Commission

In addition, Hong Kong residents can make appointments with some public hospitals in Chengdu via on-line or telephone booking. For more information, please visit Sichuan medical appointment registration platform website "Tianfu Health" (Chinese Version Only), or 114 appointment and registration platform(Chinese Version Only).

Sichuan medical appointment and registration platform "Tianfu Health" 114 online appointment and registration platform

Guide on Emergency Aid

1Emergency Hotline 120

Chengdu emergency command center was establised in June 1997, undertaking the mission of organization and coordination the emergency case and first aid training for Chengdu. For more information, please refer to the website of the emergency center (Chinese Version Only):

Emergency Center
2Hospital hotlines

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


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 CDETO. 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.

Legal Service

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 provided below are collected from the websites of the Sichuan Notary Association, the Chengdu Municipal Justice Bureau, etc., and should be used as reference only. CDETO 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 provided below is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation of business. CDETO does not endorse any of the products, services or information referenced therein.

Notary service providers / organization in Chengdu

According to the provisions in Notarization Law of the People's Republic of China, notary service providers / organizations' services range 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 Chengdu, please visit the website of the Sichuan Notary Association (Chinese Version Only).

Sichuan Notary Association

Legal firms in Chengdu

Legal firms in the mainland are organizations providing the legal services to the public.

For more information on the lists of legal firms and lawyers, please visit the website of the Sichuan Provincial Lawyers Association (Chinese Version Only) or Chengdu Lawyers Association (Chinese Version Only):

Sichuan Provincial Lawyers Association Chengdu Lawyers Association