Maomi Chinese Podcast Episode 151 See a doctor mandarin

#151 How to see a doctor in China? 在中国怎么看病?

大家好!欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese!

有听众问我,能不能说一说在中国看病。我觉得这是一个很好的问题,因为我可以和大家聊一聊有用的词语和表达,也可以聊一聊在中国看病和在其他国家看病有什么不一样。

如果你在中国生病了,要去看医生,你可以怎么样做呢?非常简单,你可以马上去医院。到了医院,你需要挂号。挂号,也就是在医院拿一个号码,然后你需要等,有人会叫你的号码,这时候,你就可以去看医生了。挂号的时候,你需要告诉前台,你哪里不舒服,要挂哪一个科室的号。在很多医院,挂号需要付钱,但一般很少,可能只要一元或者两元。在很多大城市,人们也可以用手机挂号,很方便,

听到你的号码以后,你就可以进去医生的房间了。如果你有病历,最好带上你的病历,因为医生可以知道你看病的历史。如果没有,医生也会给你一个新的病历。医生会问你哪里不舒服,也可能会让你做检查,比如抽血,X光,CT扫描,等等。

看完病以后,医生会给你开处方。你有可能要打针,也有可能要吃药。你要拿着医生给你开的处方去付钱买药,或者付钱打针。你不能给医生付钱,你要去收银台付钱。收银台,也就是在医院付钱的地方。

有时候,医生也可能会跟你说,明天,一个星期后,或者一个月后回来医院,要复诊。记得要听医生的话,回医院复诊哦!

怎么样?现在你知道怎么样在中国看病了吧?在中国看病,和在其他国家看病,有什么不一样呢?我们可以聊一聊中国和英国、美国的不一样。首先,在英国看病,一般要先看GP,如果很严重,才会去医院。但是在中国,就算只是感冒,人们也可以去医院看医生。第二,在英国和美国看病需要预约,可能要等一天两天,一个星期,甚至是一个月。只有急诊可以马上看医生。在中国,人们可以马上去医院挂号,看医生。第三,因为人们可以马上挂号,所以中国的医院里常常有很多人,会比较吵。在英国和美国的医院里,人不太多,比较安静。第四,在英国看病一般是免费的,因为英国有NHS。但是NHS很慢,如果不是急诊,人们常常需要等很久。人们也可以去私立医院,但是特别贵。在中国看病一般要先自己付钱,很多人有国家医疗保险,之后可以报销一部分。我听说在美国看病特别贵,但是很多人有保险,也可以报销。美国的朋友们,你们可以告诉我,这是真的吗?

在你的国家看病是怎么样的呢?方便吗?记得给我们留言,和我们分享哦!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese!

A listener asked me if I could talk about what it's like to see a doctor in China. I think this is a great question because I can share with you some useful words and phrases, and also talk about how seeing a doctor in China is different from other countries.

If you get sick in China and need to see a doctor, what can you do? It's very simple, you can go straight to the hospital. Once you arrive at the hospital, you need to register. To register means to get a number at the hospital, and then you wait for your number to be called. When your number is called, you can go see the doctor. When registering, you need to tell the receptionist where you feel uncomfortable and which department you want to register for. In many hospitals, there is a fee for registration, but it's usually very little, maybe just one or two yuan. In many big cities, people can also register using their mobile phone, which is very convenient.

After hearing your number, you can go into the doctor's room. If you have a medical history, it's best to bring it with you, as it helps the doctor know your medical history. If not, the doctor will give you a new medical record. The doctor will ask where you feel uncomfortable and may ask you to undergo some tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, etc.

After seeing the doctor, they will give you a prescription. You may need to get an injection or take medication. You need to take the prescription given by the doctor to pay for the medication or for the injection. You can't pay the doctor directly; you have to go to the cashier. The cashier is where you pay in the hospital.

Sometimes, the doctor might also tell you to come back to the hospital for
a follow-up visit tomorrow, in a week, or in a month. Remember to listen to the doctor and return to the hospital for a follow-up!

So, how about it? Now you know how to see a doctor in China, right? How is seeing a doctor in China different from other countries? We can talk about the differences between China, the UK, and the USA. First, in the UK, you generally need to see a GP first, and you go to the hospital only if it's very serious. But in China, even for something like a cold, people can go to the hospital to see a doctor. Second, in the UK and the US, you need to make an appointment to see a doctor, which might take a day or two, a week, or even a month, unless it's only emergency where you can see a doctor immediately. In China, people can go directly to the hospital to register and see a doctor. Third, because people can register immediately, hospitals in China are often very crowded and noisy. Hospitals in the UK and US usually have fewer people and are quieter. Fourth, in the UK, medical treatment is generally free because of the NHS. However, the NHS is slow, and if it's not an emergency, people often have to wait a long time. People can also go to private hospitals, but it's especially expensive. In China, you generally have to pay first for medical treatment, and many people have national medical insurance which can reimburse some of the costs later. I heard that medical treatment in the US is particularly expensive, but many people have insurance which can also provide reimbursements. Friends in the US, can you tell me if this is true?

What is it like to see a doctor in your country? Is it convenient? Remember to leave us a message and share with us!

2 thoughts on “#151 How to see a doctor in China? 在中国怎么看病?”

  1. Hi, I would like to say thank you for the well prepared content of your podcasts and especially the transcript in both languages with an instant translation of words and phrases which even works on a mobile device. It’s so awesome, and it’s helping me a lot to learn Chinese.
    I live in Australia and the healthcare here is very good, but you have to pay for most aspects. In theory there are some GP clinics who “bulk bill” meaning your appointment is completely free but in reality, finding one of these appointments is difficult to impossible. There is a scheme called Medicare which permanent residents and citizens can use to rebate part of the cost of health appointments and treatment. In the first instance you go to a GP, unless it is an emergency. If you don’t mind which doctor you see, you can always get an appointment the same day or next day. Out of pocket costs for one appointment is about 40AUD.
    Blood tests are free. Imaging tests cost anywhere from 100 to 300AUD out of pocket cost in my experience. Emergency care is always free, however ambulances are not, and if you do not have ambulance insurance you can be charged around 20,000AUD for a call out! Apart from that the healthcare here is excellent and reasonably priced. I found it interesting that in China people will go to the hospital even for small ailments. Thank you again for your hard work.

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