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Where are the health services in BORDEAUX?

Medical services: Health services in Bordeaux - Emergencies and Pharmacies

When traveling, it’s always important to know what health services are available in the city you’re visiting. Fortunately, Bordeaux is well equipped with medical services. Here’s some information on health services in Bordeaux to help you during your Rugby World Cup stay.


In the event of a medical emergency, you can dial 15 for the SAMU (Service d’Aide Médicale Urgente), which can help you locate the nearest hospital. Bordeaux is home to several hospitals and clinics, including the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Bordeaux, one of the largest hospitals in France, and the Hôpital Saint-André, located in the city center.


There are many pharmacies in Bordeaux, generally open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm. Some pharmacies offer an on-call service for evenings and public holidays. You can find details of on-call pharmacies in local newspapers or by calling 3237.


If you need to consult a general practitioner during your stay, Bordeaux has many doctors’ surgeries. Appointments are generally required. For non-life-threatening emergencies, emergency medical centers are available on a walk-in basis.

Veterinary clinics

If you’re traveling with a pet, Bordeaux also has several veterinary clinics. Veterinary emergencies are usually handled by specific clinics, so it’s best to check in advance.

Don’t forget to bring your European Health Insurance Card if you’re from an EU country, or adequate travel insurance if you’re from elsewhere. If in doubt about the health services available in Bordeaux, don’t hesitate to ask your hotel or host for information.


In conclusion, Bordeaux is a city where you can receive quality medical care should the need arise during your Rugby World Cup stay.

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