Emergency Numbers and Helplines in Istanbul

Find useful numbers and helplines in the event of an emergency in Istanbul, also how to find a local hospital and 24-hour pharmacy...

Helplines in Istanbul

Note: Not all of these numbers can be dialled free of charge, and they may not all be available 24 hours a day.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 
    Tel
    : 0535 693 87 74
  • Drug Abuse 
    Tel
    : 0212 291 11 56
  • Narcotics Anonymous 
    Tel
    : 0 216 373 7983
  • HIV/AIDS 
    Tel
    : 0212 288 38 83
  • Cancer Helpline
    Tel
    : 0532 284 93 16
  • Eating disorders support 
    Tel
    : 0212 249 56 60

Hospitals in Istanbul

There are a number of private and state-run hospitals with an accident and emergency department, often with English-speaking staff.

Private hospitals

Government hospitals

Note: All websites are in Turkish.

Blood Transfusion Services

For detailed information about blood transfusion, donation or for emergency cases, it is possible to call or visit the following centres.

  • BloodBank (Kan Bankas?) (in Turkish)
    email
  • GATA Haydarpa?a Hospital, Istanbul
    Tel: 0216 346 26 00
  • K?z?lay Çapa, Istanbul
    Tel: 0212 534 69 73 / 0212 635 29 07

Istanbul Police Stations

Istanbul has 39 districts with around three police stations (Emniyet Müdürlükleri) in each district. The following stations are in the most populated areas.

  • Adalar Police Station
    At
    : Ayy?ld?z Road No: 8, Heybeliada Adalar
    Tel: 216 382 50 10
  • Yavuz Selim Police Station
    At
    : Beyazid Road No 37, Arnavutköy
    Tel: 0212 6810534
  • Bahçelievler Police Station
    At
    : Talatpasa Str. No 14
    Tel: 0212 442 19 23
  • Be?ikta? Police Station
    At
    : Opposite the Çira?an Palace, at the entrance of Yildiz Park Be?ikta?
    Tel: 0212 327 52 80
  • Bostanc? Police Station
    At
    : Ba?dat Str. No: 505
    Tel: 0216 411 30 72
  • ?i?li Police Station
    At
    : Abide-i Hurriyet Road No:45, Bomonti
    Tel: 0212 214 42 93
  • Taksim Police Station
    At
    : Kocaa?a Str. 1-21, Kulo?lu
    Tel: 0212 297 28 28
  • For a list of police stations in Istanbul: Click here (in Turkish)

Pharmacies/Chemists

Pharmacies are generally open from 08:30 or 09:00 until 19:00. In cities, there are usually English-speaking assistants available.

Duty pharmacies can be found in most large towns, and are open throughout the night. Schedules for these are generally posted on windows with the name of the pharmacy, address and telephone number included.

  • To find a 24-hour pharmacy in Istanbul: Click here