On this page, one will find information that could be useful in an urgent situation. Below is a brief description of the French Emergency Services, a list of useful telephone numbers and a list of emergency words and terminology.
Emergency English to French translations.pdf
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Click on Icon to view some phrases that may be useful in an emergency situation.
Please note: these phrases have been simplified for easy communication by a non-French speaker. They are not necessarily grammatically correct French.
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Little known medical resource – “allo docteur” (Hello Doctor)
What happens if you are sick and your doctor’s surgery is closed?
There is a little known service that is available after 8 pm, at weekends and public holidays. It is called “Hello Doctor” and was introduced last year to help avoid unnecessary travel. By calling 3966 you will be connected with a qualified doctor who will listen, evaluate the situation and then recommend a course of action. The doctor can provide you with medical advice over the phone; refer you to a doctor on duty close by, or refer you to the emergency services.
However, if you think a life is in danger, do not hesitate to call 112 or 15 (SAMU).