Ambulance Service d'Aide Médicale d'Urgence is the national medical emergency service. In a life threatening emergency such as a heart attack, poisoning or serious accident, dial 15 for your nearest SAMU unit.
Chemist For minor illnesses pharmacists in France can dispense free advice and prescribe a wide range of medicines. They are also equipped to provide first aid although they may charge for this service
Dentist Lets hope you don’t need it but if you have a dental emergency then click here for details of local dentists. Pick up a statement of treatment to make a claim for a reimbursement of costs through a private insurance policy or though the social security system
Doctor If you need to see a doctor then click here for a list. Remember to pick up a statement of treatment (a Feuille de Soins) to make a claim for the reimbursement of costs through a private insurance policy or though the social security system
Fire Brigade Fire brigade and public ambulance services are combined. The fire brigade is equipped to deal with accidents and emergency medical cases and operates its own ambulances.
Hospital In the case of a serious accident or emergency you will be admitted to a nearby hospital (hôpital). An ambulance can be called by dialling 18
Police For all police matters and if you are not sure who to call in an emergency. Should you need to report a theft then it is likely that you will need to complete a 'constat du vol'. Make sure that you take a copy for your insurance company
Mountain Rescue There to provide mountain rescue services and guidance they can be contacted by dialling 17