Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city?
No vaccinations are required to enter Austria, but all travellers coming into the country are recommended to be up-to-date on tetanus-diphtheria, measles-mumps-rubella, polio, ticks and varicella immunizations. (hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningocci, pneumocci). It is important to bring any medical certificates/records from your home country. Check any other specific vaccination requirements carefully with your local Austrian consulate or embassy to confirm medical requirements.
Austrian medical healthcare is among the best in the world and is of very high standard. To use the healthcare system you must be insured with one of the Austrian social insurance institutions (e-card). For more information on local providers, contact Crown Vienna.
Doctor: Arzt oder Doktor
If you are searching through the Internet, select your city and then search under 'Aerzte.' In the phone book, under "Arzt" you will have a list of doctors; and dentists will be found under "Zahnarzt." It is also good to ask your colleagues for some good tips or your Crown Vienna relocation consultant can providemore information.
Allgemeines Krankenhaus (AKH)
9, Währinger Gürtel 18-20
Tel.: +43 1 404 0019 64
Poison Emergency Service/ Vergiftungszentrale
Tel.: +43 1 406 4343
Emergency dental services/ Notzahnarzt
Tel.: +43 1 512 2078
Out-of-hours Pharmacy Service/ Apotheken-Nachtdienst
Vaccination Service and Foreign Travel Advice/ Tropeninstitut und Impfstelle
8, Lenaugasse 19
Tel: +43 1 40 86 310
9., Alsterstrasse 48
Tel: +43 1 40 38 343
Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care? If so, why and where do they go?
Considering that Austria's medical care is some of the best in the world, this is not necessary. More frequently, the opposite occurs: people come from other countries to take advantage of the excellent medical care here!
Fire Department/ Feuerwehr: 122
Police/ Polizei: 133
Ambulance/ Rettung: 144
Doctors-on-Call/ Ärztefunkdienst: 141
Euro Emergency Call/ Euronotruf: 112
Gas emergency services/_ Gas Notruf: 128
Poison Emergency Service/ Vergiftungszentrale: +43 1 406 4343
Emergency veterinary services/ Tierarztnotdienst: +43 1 531 16
Info line Road condition: +43 1 955 59
Auto Assistance: ARBÖ:123
Directory Assistance/ Telefonauskunft: 11 88 11
Vienna Lost and Found Office/ Fundamt: +43 900 600 200; www.fundamt.gv.at
Vienna Transport Authority - Lost and Found Office/ Fundamt der Wiener Linien: +43 1 790 9; 3., Erdbergstrasse 202; U3-Station Erdberg
ÖBB Lost & Found/ Fundamt der ÖBB: +43 1 930 0022 222
What do I do if there's an emergency in the middle of the night—or at another time when my normal doctor/clinic is unavailable?
In case of an emergency, who you call will depend on the type of emergency. All emergency numbers are listed above.
If in doubt, call the Police (133) who will advise accordingly.
Pharmacies (called 'Apotheke' in German) are recognized by the big green neon cross or the big red ‘A’ flashing above the entrance:
Yes, the water is safe to drink.
Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.