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In Shenzhen, medical institutions can be reached in a 10- to 15-minute walk for any resident, with 613 community health centers located throughout the city.

Shenzhen has set up a comprehensive public health network, with city, district and community public health institutions. By the end of 2016, the city had a total of 2,948 medical institutions (not including 613 community health centers), with 38,132 beds and 92,682 personnel.


Shenzhen People's Hospital Built in 1946, this largest hospital in Shenzhen originated from Bao'an County People's Hospital and has developed into a modern comprehensive hospital combining medical services, teaching, scientific research and health care. It is the largest 3A-rated hospital (the highest ranking in hospital classification by the Ministry of Health) in Shenzhen and features complete functions, advanced equipment, rational talent structure and strong technical power.

Shenzhen Second People's Hospital Established in 1979, Shenzhen Second People's Hospital is now a modern comprehensive 3A-rated hospital providing clinical services, disease prevention and rehabilitation services as well as serving as a teaching and research base. In the past five years the hospital has conducted 636 national and provincial scientific research projects. It has the first postdoctoral research station among Shenzhen hospitals.

Peking University Shenzhen Hospital This modern, comprehensive 3A-rated hospital was built by the Shenzhen Municipal Government in cooperation with Peking University with an investment of 450 million yuan. It has become one of the most influential medical institutions, featuring complete functions, advanced equipment, rational talent structure and strong technical power. In 2016, the hospital won the Construction of Smart Hospital Award.

Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital A large, comprehensive hospital for traditional Chinese medicine built in 1975, the hospital provides medical services, disease prevention service care, health care and medical rehabilitation services as well as serving as a teaching and scientific research center. It is a 3A-rated hospital for traditional Chinese medicine.

The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital Located at the Shenzhen Bay, The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital is a comprehensive public hospital invested fully by the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The hospital utilizes the modern management mode introduced by The University of Hong Kong and undertakes duties of medical services, research and teaching. The hospital began a trial operation in July 2012 and now offers services provided by departments of general practice, medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and traumatology, etc.

Shenzhen Kangning Psychiatric Hospital It is a 3A-rated psychiatric hospital built in 1980. The hospital offers psychiatric therapy, education, research and prevention. It is engaged in exploring a prevention-treatment-rehabilitation-management service mode.


Shenzhen CDC Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a government-sponsored public health institution set up in 2002. Operations began in May 2003. In August 2015, the Luohu medical community mode was implemented. It aims to integrate medical resources in Luohu District and provide better medical services to residents in the area.

Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Control A government-sponsored institution established in 1989, Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Control is mainly responsible for the prevention and control of chronic diseases.

Shenzhen Health Education and Promotion Center The center promotes healthy lifestyles by regularly organizing health awareness activities.


In recent years, the Shenzhen Municipal Government has upgraded food safety monitoring and became the first to adopt a long-chain monitoring mechanism, ensuring quality food production from farmlands to tables.

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