All participants who are not citizens of the Mainland China are required to pay the International SOS Medical Access Fee. This gives all subscribers access to western medical care at the Beijing hospital of International SOS. It guarantees evacuation by airplane if necessary. This is an access fee only, it is not health insurance and does not cover the cost of medical care.

All participants from outside the Mainland China must provide proof of health insurance and/or check the appropriate box on the application form that they will be responsible for the cost of treatment. International SOS offers optional health insurance for a one month stay in China for US and Canadian citizens.