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IISCE - English version

Emergency/ Medical Help

In case of emergency, please dial:

Emergency 112

Police 997

Fire Dept. 998

Medical Emergency 999

Note – English may not be spoken – please in case of emergency, contact Ula who will be on emergency call 24-hours a day for the duration of the Practicum.

If you find yourself in desperate need of medical attention or you simply don't feel healthy, the first thing you should do is to call the one of the coordinators at IISCE. They will be available on their cell phone numbers 24 hours a day when you come to Poland. They will always help you navigate the health care system. Please, remember to have always with you insurance and some ID card.

If you want to use one of the local medical services on your own, call 999 first (or better ask someone of hotel service to do that) and they'll direct you to the hospital on call. Please note that if something is unclear or you want further information, don't hesitate to ask. A second rule of thumb in the hospital system is 'cash up front'.

Remember to get receipts! Most insurance companies will not reimburse you without them.

If you don't need a doctor but rather medicine, pharmacies are called "apteka". They're usually marked with a green cross on a white background. Remember that receipts from US are not respected in Poland.