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Find a Hospital in Tibet

Major towns in Tibet have hospitals with basic facilities. Western pharmaceutical treatment, Tibetan herbal remedies and Chinese herbal remedies are also accessible. The medical and sanitary conditions of most hospitals are not as satisfactory as those in developed areas. However, in an emergency, they can still give basic medical treatments and be of great value in saving a life when necessary.

Whenever you suffer from altitude sickness or serious altitude disease, do not hesitate to let our tour guides know. Our guides have rich experience in recognizing the level of your symptom and making use of our existing facilities such as oxygen cylinder to relieve your suffering. What’s more, with the assistance from our professional customer service manager in Tibet office, they can help to find a hospital for your as soon as possible.

Hospitals in Lhasa

TAR People's Hospital
The biggest and best hospital in Tibet. This is the main hospital recommended
for foreigners, it has an emergency room as well as an alien clinic with a doctor
generally on duty from 9am to 5pm.
Add: No. 18, Linkuo Beilu, Lhasa
Tel: 86-891-6322200 (Emergency Department), 86-891-6322177

Tibet Emergency Treatment Center
The Tibet Emergency Treatment Center is next to TAR People's Hospital. It has English speaking doctors and their service can be reached by emergency call 120.
Add: No. 16, Linkuo Beilu, Lhasa

People's Hospital Lhasa
Although the recommended hours for visitation are 9 a.m to 5 p.m, the doctor who sees foreigners is generally available in the evening from 7 am to 9 pm.
Add: No. 1, Beijing Donglu (where Beijing Dong Lu meets Linkuo Donglu), Lhasa
Tel: 86-891-6323811 (Emergency Department)

Traditional Tibetan Hospital (Mentsikhang)
Diagnosis of an illness is done by traditional Tibetan medicinal techniques, such as feeling the pulse and examining the urine, and the medicinal prescribed are mostly traditional Tibetan herbal preparations. It also has English speaking doctors and the staff is kind
Add: Yutuo Lu (opposite the Barkhor Square), Lhasa
Tel: 86-891-6324211 (Emergency Department), 86-891-6323244
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat, 9:3am - 1:30pm and 3:30pm - 6pm.

The Military Hospital Dental Clinic
This is the only proper dental facility (by Western standards) in Central Tibet.
Add: Beijing Xi Lu and near Holiday Inn, Lhasa

Hospitals in Shigatse

Tibetan Medicine Hospital of Shigatse Prefecture
Add: No. 03 Middle Jiefang Road, Shigatse
Tel: 0892-8822858

Hospitals in Shannan

Tibetan Medicine Hospital of Shannan Prefecture
Add: No. 3, Gesang Road, Naidong District, Shannan City
Tel: 0893-7828757

Hospitals in Nagchu

Tibetan Medicine Hospital of Nagqu Prefecture
Add: No. 53, Lingguo, Nagqu Town, Nagqu County, Nagqu District, Tibet
Tel: 0896-3820725

Hospitals in Nyingchi

Tibetan Medicine Hospital of Nyingchi Prefecture
Add: No. 26 Deji Road, Bayi Town, Bayi District, Nyingchi
Tel: 0894-5887808


Hospital and health clinics in Central Tibet are primarily located in Lhasa, Shigatse, and Tsethang. The language barrier can be a problem, but our guide will assist you. Better hospital service and facilities can only be accessed in Chengdu and other major cities.

Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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