Nothing is more important to a parent than their children’s’ health. That is why regular Children’s Wellness Checks, from infancy to adolescence, are a must. As a parent, however, you can feel like you are going in blind, so you want to know that you are in good hands. Having had Dr. Marina looking after my daughter from birth, to a now lively four-year-old, we can certainly vouch that at SinoUnited Health you are.
The foremost reason for Children’s Wellness Checks is to keep up to date with the vaccine schedule – vital in disease prevention. Checkups also allow doctors to do important examinations to evaluate how your child is growing – both physically and mentally – which can both be reassuring, and also an opportunity to draw attention to any issues that may have been missed, or not obvious to those without medical knowledge.
Important examinations like checking your child's weight and height, calculating their body mass index (BMI) and plotting the measurements on the growth charts; checking your child's blood pressure, vision and hearing using standard testing equipment; and asking questions, addressing concerns and offering advice.
Laboratory tests are also done, with (depending on age) blood and urine samples taken, giving further clues on how the child is doing. The doctor, parent and child talk also develops an exchange of ideas, and parents can take home nuggets of information on how best to take care of a child.
SinoUnited Health’s service on all of the above is impeccable from start to finish, from putting children at ease in an unfamiliar setting, to follow up consultations with parents once the results have been accessed.
Small touches make all the difference in these situations, and SinoUnited get it right, with fun kid-inspired décor and the child’s perspective always being considered – symbols on the eye chart, for example, mean you can turn it into a fun game rather than a scary test.
The standout, and arguably most important thing of all, however, is the pediatric personnel. Everyone from the reception to the nurses and doctors are welcoming, with a warm manner that puts parents and children alike at ease.
After a seamless set of tests, and a talk with the doctor, a comprehensive list of results is presented to you within an hour of entering the clinic. The doctor will then explain them to you, making what could be indecipherable or intimidating, into something invaluably useful. Friendly feedback is then given, with relevant advice on everything from diet to hygiene, and any follow up requirements.
Doctors recommend Wellness Checks once a month up to six months of age, once every two months from six to 12 months of age, once every three months over the age of 12 months, and every year after that.
As a first time father who was looking for reassurance, sound advice and the warmth of people who genuinely care for you and your family, the SinoUnited team have been exactly that for me. Let SinoUnited Health look after you on every step of your journey.
Children's Wellness Checks Package Includes:
Pediatrician consultation: physical examination and health assessments, growth guidance, etc.
Laboratory tests: complete blood count and urinalysis-automated with microscopic and blood lead (optional).
That's Shanghai readers can enjoy the package price: RMB688-988 until the end of June (usual price: RMB1088-1388).
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SinoUnited Health is a leading medical service provider based in Shanghai. Their team of medical specialists is selected from both China and abroad and are renowned for their excellence and rich experience in their respective fields of medical expertise. Their vision is to provide patient-oriented care by strictly adhering to medical practice guidelines, incorporating the latest technologies and respecting patient’s individual needs.
For enquiries, please call 400 186 2116.
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Children’s Wellness Checks are offered at the following four clinics:
Shanghai Centre Clinic
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-6pm
Address: Suite 301, 3/F; Suite 601, 6/F, West Offices, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040.
Huangpu Riverside Clinic
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm, Sat & Sun, 9am-6pm
Address: Gefei Center, 757 Mengzi Lu, 3/F, Suite 304-307, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200023.
New Bund Clinic
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-6pm
Address: The New Bund World Trade Center (Phase I), Lane 255, Dongyu Lu, Building S7, Suite 101B, 2/F and 3/F, Pudong District, Shanghai 200126.
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Sat, 9am-6pm
Address: U-Plus Building, 268 Xiangke Lu, Suite 101-102/105-108, 1/F, Pudong District, Shanghai 201210.
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