An emergency is a situation in which help is needed urgently. Most of Lucerne’s hospitals have emergency rooms that are open 24 hours a day. If there is a serious emergency, you should call the emergency service number 144 and be ready to give the following information:
- your name,
- where you are calling from (the location),
- what has happened,
- how many people are involved / injured,
- what has been done so far?
(Cantonal Hospital) has provided instructions on what to do in an emergency under this link
Here you can find an overview of the hospitals
in Switzerland as well as addresses of institutions specialized in fields such as ophthalmology, obstetrics, lung disorders, or dentistry.
For urgent doctors’ consultations without an appointment, Lucerne also has private medical facilities
such as the “Permanance
” in the main train station.
If someone near you has an emergency, such as an accident, the most important immediate measure is first aid
. A first-aid course
must also be completed in order to qualify for a driver’s license in Switzerland.
Further information on first-aid courses in Lucerne can be found on the website of the Cantonal Association of First-aid Clubs (Kantonalverband Luzerner Samaritervereine
). Important emergency telephone numbers:
- Ambulace 144
- Police 117
- Fire Department 118
is suspected, for example, from mushrooms or chemicals, the emergency number 145 for the Toxicological Information Center can assist you: you can call at any time 24 hours a day and obtain advice from a doctor free of charge.
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