Emergency Numbers

Who to contact in an emergency in Thailand...

Note: to reach an English-speaking operator call the Tourist Police or in the case of an accident, an ambulance service from one of the many international hospitals in Thailand.

Emergency Services Telephone
Tourist Police 1155
Police (General Emergency Call) 191
Ambulance and Rescue 1554
Fire 199
National Disaster Warning Centre 1860
Crime 1195
Medical Emergency Call 1669
Private Air Ambulance (Siam Air Care) 02 586 7654


In general, pharmacies are open from 09:00-21:00, although some smaller pharmacies may be open before or after these times. There is more likely to be an English-speaking assistant in a pharmacy in a large department store or one of the many branches of Boots.

For assistance outside these opening hours it is best to go to a hospital.

Blood Transfusion Services

Rhesus negative blood is not common in Thai people and foreigners may find it is in short supply if required. Below is a centre that carries a supply of RH Negative blood and also a volunteer service that keeps a register of donors.

Personal Crises, Embassies and Passports

The Consular office of the Embassy of a foreign national in Thailand has the responsibility - and the facilities - to provide help and information to a citizen in distress. This may be as a result of being a victim of crime, arrested on suspicion of committing a crime, serious illness, the unexpected death of a partner or spouse, as well as help with repatriation after a crisis.

Consular offices also provide help in the case of a lost or stolen passport.