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Where are the health services in LYON?

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Medical services: Health services in Lyon - Emergencies, Pharmacies, and Veterinary services

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to Lyon, it’s important to know where to find medical care when you need it. Whether you need a doctor, a pharmacy or even a veterinary clinic, here’s what you need to know.

Doctors and Emergencies

Lyon is home to numerous doctors’ surgeries and hospitals, offering a full range of healthcare services. In an emergency, you can call 15 for emergency medical assistance.

The best-known hospitals include Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse and Hôpital Lyon Sud. These hospitals all have emergency services open 24 hours a day.


Pharmacies in Lyon are generally open from 9am to 7pm on weekdays, and some are open on Saturdays. If you need urgent medication outside these hours, there are 24-hour on-call pharmacies.

To find your nearest on-call pharmacy, visit the Ordre National des Pharmaciens website or call 3237. Please note that on-call pharmacies may charge extra for out-of-hours services.

Veterinary clinics

If you’re traveling with your pet, it’s also useful to know the location of veterinary clinics. Lyon is home to several veterinary clinics offering emergency services for pets.

Among the best-known veterinary clinics are Clinique Vétérinaire du Parc, Clinique Vétérinaire République and Clinique Vétérinaire de la Croix-Rousse. It’s advisable to check their opening hours and book appointments in advance if possible.


In short, Lyon offers a full range of health services for people and animals. Make sure you have this information at hand when you need it.

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