Hello, How do you get medical treatment in Shanghai when you need it? Is care similar, or very different from where you are from? Do you need to register with a local doctor (GP)? Can you make an appointment quickly? How long before you can see a doctor? What is the cost (drugs, treatment, reimbursement…)? Where do you buy your medicine in Shanghai? Are pharmacies all the same? Are most drugs over-the-counter, or prescription? Are there some prescriptions that hard to find? How does the hospital system work? What are the main differences between private and public care? Do you need/recommend private health insurance in Shanghai? Please share your experiences so new/future expats can prepare. Thanks in advance for you tips and advice!