Health in Paris

Hospitals, chemists, emergency numbers: health-related information.

Coronavirus: hygiene measures and recommended precautions

To avoid spreading the Covid-19 virus, it is recommended that a few basic, easy-to-apply protective measures be followed:

  • maintain a social distance (avoid greeting people with a kiss or shaking hands);
  • wash your hands frequently with soap or disinfect them with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • cough or sneeze into a paper handkerchief and throw it away after use (then wash or disinfect your hands afterwards) or into the crook of your elbow if you don’t have a tissue.

More information on the website of the Agence Nationale de Santé Publique, on the website of the Ministère de la Santé, of the government or WHO.


If you have had an accident and your state of health requires that you seek immediate treatment, here are the emergency numbers to ring:

Emergency European number 112
Fire Brigade18
Police emergency services17
SAMU (ambulance emergency service)15
SMS or fax emergency number (for people with hearing and speaking difficulties)114
SOS Médecins (doctor, house calls)36 24 or 01 47 07 77 77
SOS Dentaire (dentist)01 43 37 51 00 or 01 43 36 36 00
Drogues Info Service (7 jours/7, 8h-2h)0 800 23 13 13
Sida Info Service (Aids)0 800 840 800
Centre antipoison de Paris01 40 05 48 48
Centre de dépistage IST de l’Institut Alfred Fournier01 40 78 26 00 or 01 40 78 26 71
Centre de traitement des brûlés « adultes » (Hôpital Saint-Louis)01 42 38 51 61

See the list of the capital's police stations by arrondissement.


There are no vaccination requirements for travelling to France.

Regarding the entry of pets into France, it is obligatory to declare and present them to the customs authorities for documentary control and identity. European regulations also necessitate an anti-rabies vaccination and identification of the animal by means of an electronic chip. See the website of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance for full information.

As a general rule, check the conditions and formalities of entry for your pet with the French Embassy in your country of residence.


The 39 hospitals of the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, located in various parts of Paris and the Île-de-France, provide a service for all the public, 24 hours/24 and 7 days/7. They account for 25 general emergency departments.

Each hospital also has its own specialist consultations. A doctor will direct you to the one that is most appropriate to your needs. During the hospitalization of a child or loved one, some hospitals may also offer you accommodation or give you information about a specialist agency.

Some of the major Parisian hospitals are: La Pitié Salpêtrière, the Hôtel-Dieu, Lariboisière, Necker and Bichat.

For urgent consultations in English

Many practitioners at the American Hospital, the Institut Franco-Britannique and the Hôpital Foch are perfectly bilingual. It is also possible to contact SOS Médecins France on +33 (0) 1 47 07 77 77: operators will direct you, when possible, to an English-speaking doctor.

The bakup app connects tourists with local health professionnals when the need to consult in their own language.


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Chemists are usually open all day from 8am to 8pm. They close on a rota basis on Sunday and sometimes on Monday. But when one chemist is closed, the addresses of the nearest open chemists are listed on the door.

Plus, many chemists in Paris stay open late or even all night.


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Pharmacie Internationale de Paris

Chemists open late or at night
17 bis boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris, 75009

Located between Barbès and the Butte Montmartre, the Pharmacie Internationale de Paris is open every day from 9am to 9pm.

Pharmacie Européenne

Chemists open late or at night
6 place de Clichy, Paris, 75009

On Place de Clichy, a lively place day and night, the Pharmacie Européene is open 24/7. Ideal in case of a health problem......

Pharmacie Internationale

Chemists open late or at night
5 place Pigalle, Paris, 75009

Located in Pigalle, lively district for night life, the Pharmacie Internationale is open 24/7.

Pharmacie de l'Opéra

Chemists open late or at night
1 rue Auber, Paris, 75009

Close to the Garnier opera house and famous department stores, the pharmacie de l'Opéra is open 7 days a week from 8am to 9pm.

Grande Pharmacie de la Nation

Chemists open late or at night
13 place de la Nation, Paris, 75011

In the east of Paris, on Place de la Nation, the Grande Pharmacie de la Nation is open every day from 8am to 9pm.

Pharmacie J. Rico

Chemists open late or at night
6 place Félix Eboué, Paris, 75012

In the heart of the 12th arrondissement, at the exit of the Daumesnil metro station (lines 6 and 8), the Pharmacie J. Rico is......

Pharmacie Italie Tolbiac

Chemists open late or at night
61 avenue d'Italie, Paris, 75013

A stone's throw from Place d'Italie, in the 13th arrondissement, this pharmacy Italie Tolbiac is open every day from 8am to 9pm.......

Pharmacie des Arts

Chemists open late or at night
106 boulevard Montparnasse, Paris, 75014

On one of the liveliest boulevards in the city (night and day), the Pharmacie des Arts is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to......

Aprium Pharmacie centrale Paris 15

Chemists open late or at night
52 rue du Commerce, Paris, 75015

Located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris (between the Eiffel Tower, Invalides and Paris Expo Porte de Versailles) Pharmacie......

Pharmacie Exelmans

Chemists open late or at night
77 boulevard Exelmans, Paris, 75016

Pharmacie Exelmans, located close to the Parc des Princes, is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 9.30pm and Saturday from 8.30am......