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Where are the health services in PARIS?

Medical services: Health services in Paris - Emergency and Pharmacies

Paris, like any major metropolis, has a robust medical infrastructure and a wide range of healthcare services to meet all types of medical needs. Whether you need an appointment with a GP or are looking for a pharmacy to buy medicines, here’s what you need to know about health services in Paris.

Medical emergencies

In the event of a medical emergency in Paris, the number to dial is 15 (SAMU – Service d’Aide Médicale Urgente). This is France’s national medical emergency number, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Paris is home to several public and private hospitals, many of which have emergency departments open around the clock. Among the most notable are Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière and Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades.


Paris has a multitude of pharmacies, easily recognized by their green cross-shaped signs. These pharmacies stock a wide range of medicines, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

Note that some pharmacies are open 24 hours a day, including the Pharmacie Internationale near the Opéra Garnier and the Pharmacie de la Place de la République.

General practitioners and specialists

To consult a GP or specialist in Paris, you can use online platforms like Doctolib to find a doctor and book an appointment. These platforms offer a wide variety of medical specialties and enable you to choose a doctor according to location, availability and languages spoken.

Veterinary services

If you’re traveling with your pet, there are also a large number of veterinary clinics in Paris. For veterinary emergencies, there are 24-hour emergency services such as Vetalia.


In short, whatever your medical needs during your stay in Paris, you’ll have access to a range of quality healthcare services, so you can enjoy your visit in complete peace of mind.

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