Emergency Telephone Numbers in Switzerland

Who to call and what to say in an emergency…

Emergency numbers in Switzerland are Numéros d'urgence in French and Notfallnummern in German

National Emergency Telephone Numbers
Police (Police, Polizei-Notruf) 117
Fire (Feu, Feuerwehr-Notruf) 118
Ambulance (Ambulance, Sanität-Notruf) 144

Child/Youth Help (Aide pour les enfants et les jeunes/Telefonhilfe für Kinder und Jugendliche) 147
Poison emergency (Empoisonnements, Vergiftungsnotfall) 145
Rega Helicopter Rescue (Hélicoptèrs de sauvetage, Rettung mit Helikopter) 1414 
+41 333 333 333
Helpline for people in psychological crisis (La Main Tendu)
Mountain Rescue (Air-Glaciers)
On-duty doctors, dentists, vets and pharmacies (24/7) 0848 133 133
Weather forecast 162
Traffic information and road/driving conditions 163
Car breakdown service (TCS) 140
Avalanche Bulletin 187

European SOS 112

The number 112 can be dialled to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police - from anywhere in Europe. This Pan-European emergency number 112 can be called from any telephone (landline, pay phone or mobile cellular phone). Calls are free. It can be used for any life-threatening situation, including:

  • Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure)
  • Any type of fire (house, car)
  • Life-threatening situations (crimes)
  • SOS 112 website
  • Information on the 112 number from the European Commission website