Emergency Numbers in South Korea

Find out who to call in an emergency: numbers for the police, ambulance, fire and coastguard services, plus helplines in South Korea...

National Emergency Numbers

Emergency Contact
Fire, Emergency and Ambulance Tel: 119
Police Tel: 112
Website
Medical Emergency: Medical information centre specifically aimed at foreigners in Seoul Tel: 1339
National Intelligence Service Tel: 111
Website (in Korean)
Tourism and Translation Service Tel: 1330
Coast Guard Tel: 122
Website
International Emergency Rescue Tel: 02 790 7561

Medical Emergencies

In a medical emergency, Tel: 119. The caller's location is automatically detected. Emergency responses are rapid; ambulances are quickly dispatched to take people to a hospital. When a foreigner makes a 119 call they are directed to a translator from the Korea National Tourist Organisation via a three-way call; this allows a foreigner to clearly communicate their situation and needs. Available languages include English, Japanese and Chinese. Ambulance services are provided free of charge.

There is an emergency medical information centre which is available 24 hours a day by dialling 1339. English-speaking doctors are available to provide medical information in an emergency, as well as advice on finding an open pharmacy (yakguk), some of which are open 24 hours a day, or hospital. To reach this service from a mobile telephone or from outside Seoul, Tel: 02 1339.

Helplines

Service Contact
Government Call Centre Tel: 110
Website (in Korean)
Seoul Dasan Call Centre: Information related to services provided by the City of Seoul Tel: 120 (press 9 for English)
Human Rights Helpline Tel: 1331
Website
Legal Service Helpline Tel: 02 3482 0132
Website
Health and Welfare Call Centre Tel: 129
Website (in Korean)
Women's Helpline Tel: 1366
Website (in Korean)
Consumer Service Centre Tel: 1365
Lost and Found Information - Register online to report a lost object or to search for a lost item
Website
Immigration Contact Centre Tel: 1345
Website
Missing Person
Tel: 182
Website
Volunteer Service for Translation Tel: 1588 5644
Website
Migrant Workers Counselling Centre Tel: 1577 0071 (ext 5)
Website