The clever robot can be used to perform tasks such as doing ultrasounds, listening to a patient's organs as well as take mouth swabs.
Professor Zheng Gangtie, the robot's chief designer from Tsinghua University, said: "Doctors are all very brave. But this virus is just too contagious - we can use robots to perform the most dangerous tasks."
It was initially designed to be fully autonomous but on feedback, doctors said people would prefer a friendly face.
Professor Gangtie added: "But the feedback from doctors was that it would be better for there to be less automation, as a personal presence would comfort and calm the patient."
Two versions of the robot are being tested in China.