Hospitals and Pharmacies

Find out how to find your nearest hospital or 24 hour pharmacy in Switzerland...


Hospitals Worldwide provides a comprehensive list of the hospitals available in Switzerland, with links to further information and contact details.

The BAG website has a search tool to find local hospitals (only available on the French, German and Italian site)

Emergencies and pharmacies

  • 112  is the general emergency number in Switzerland and the EU 
  • Tel: 144 for 24 hour information on doctors, pharmacies, dentists and vets on call

Note: this is also the telephone number for the central ambulance (ambulance/sanit├Ąt-notruf) service in Switzerland.

Pharmacies usually operate regular working hours in Switzerland (09:00-18:00, closed on Sundays), however, there are 24 hour pharmacies available throughout the different cantons. It is recommended to call prior to visiting a pharmacy, as many operate on a 24 hour rota system and may therefore be closed at an unexpected time.

To find a local pharmacy visit the SOS-Pharmacie website

Further Information