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Where are the health services in MARSEILLE?

Medical services: Health services in Marseille - Emergencies and Pharmacies

When traveling abroad, it’s crucial to have information about available health services, in case you need urgent medical care or simple pharmacy supplies. Here’s an overview of health services in Marseille during your Rugby World Cup stay.


Marseille has several hospitals and clinics equipped to deal with medical emergencies. One of the most important is the Hôpital de la Timone, located in the center of the city. Another important hospital is the Hôpital Nord, close to the Stade Vélodrome, where the rugby matches will take place.

In the event of a medical emergency, the number to dial is 15 (SAMU, Service d’Aide Médicale Urgente). This is the national number for medical emergencies in France. Don’t forget that emergency personnel are there to treat emergencies, so for minor problems, it’s best to consult a general practitioner or pharmacy.


In Marseille, you’ll find a large number of pharmacies, marked with a green cross. French pharmacies sell not only medicines, but also a wide range of products, including skin care products, vitamins and natural health products.

Most pharmacies are open from 9am to 7pm, but there are also on-call pharmacies open 24 hours a day. To find an on-call pharmacy, consult the Ordre National des Pharmaciens website or ask at your hotel.

Veterinary clinics

If you’re traveling with pets, it’s important to know what veterinary services are available. Marseille has several veterinary clinics throughout the city. In the event of a veterinary emergency, you can contact the nearest on-call veterinary clinic.

Whether you need urgent medical care or simple pharmacy supplies, Marseille has a range of healthcare services to meet your needs. In the next article, we’ll give you some practical tips for a safe and enjoyable stay in Marseille during the Rugby World Cup.

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