What to do in an emergency

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General emergency service: 112
(English speaking operators guaranteed)

• Ambulance (mentő): 104 
  or 1 350-0388  from a landline
• Police (rendőrség): 107
• Fire Brigade (tűzoltóság): 105

The operator should speak English at the emergency numbers listed above. If not, dial 112.

For non-emergency (but still urgent) medical care at home you may call a Doctor on Call („Orvosi Ügyelet”). There is a fee for this service even if you are insured. Call centers are available 7/24. Calls are charged at local rates, all calls are recorded. You can call these centres:

Budapest Central Emergency Centre ("Központi Baleseti Ambulancia")
1081 Budapest, Fiumei út 17, Phone: (+36-1) 299-77-00

District medical centres:
1st and 12th districts
: Beethoven u. 8 / Phone: (+36-1) 212-6636
2nd district: Rét u. 3 / Phone: (+36-1) 202-1370
3rd district: Vihar u. 29  / Phone: (+36-1) 388-8501
4th district: Görgey utca 43 / Phone: (+36-1) 369-2600
5th district: Semmelweis u. 14/b / Phone: (+36-1) 311-6816
6th and 7th districts: Dob u. 86 / Phone: (+36-1) 321-0440
8th and 9th districts: Haller u. 29/A / Phone: (+36-1) 215-1644
10th district: Pongrác út. 19 / Phone: (+36-1) 261-5834
11th district: Tétényi úti Szent Imre Hospital, Tétényi út 12-16 / Phone: (+36-1) 203-3615
13th district: Révész u 10-12 / Phone: (+36-1) 349-8500
14th district: Hermina u. 7 / Phone: (+36-1) 220-6693
16th district: Beno utca 3 / Phone: (+36-1) 407-4045
17th district: Egészségház u. 3 / Phone: (+36-1) 256-6272
19th district: Petőfi u. 49 / Phone: (+36-1) 282-9692
20th and 23rd districts: Dél Pesti Hospital, Köves utca 2-4 / Phone: (+36-1) 283-8763, (+36-1)285-6574
21st district: Áruház ter 8 / Phone: (+36-1) 427-5120
22nd district: Kaldor u. 5-9 / Phone: (+36-1) 229-1758

Dr Info is an internet and call centre based service developed by the Ministry of Health of Hungary providing health care information for citizens. Dr.Info also includes an e-mail based inquiry service supported by the call center.

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