< Back Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city? Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat? What is the word for "doctor" in the local language? What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider? Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care? If so, why and where do they go? What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency? List medical/fire/police. 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? How will I recognize a pharmacy? What is it called in the local language? Is the water safe to drink? 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. ↑ Top Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat? 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. ↑ Top What is the word for "doctor" in the local language? Doctor: Arzt oder Doktor Dentist: Zahnarzt ↑ Top What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider? 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 HP: www.akhwien.at 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 Tel.: 1455 HP: http://teletext.orf.at Vaccination Service and Foreign Travel Advice/ Tropeninstitut und Impfstelle 8, Lenaugasse 19 Tel: +43 1 40 86 310 HP: www.tropeninstitut.at 9., Alsterstrasse 48 Tel: +43 1 40 38 343 HP: www.reisemed.at ↑ Top 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! ↑ Top What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency? 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 ÖAMTC: 120 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 ↑ Top 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. ↑ Top How will I recognize a pharmacy?What is it called in the local language? Pharmacies (called 'Apotheke' in German) are recognized by the big green neon cross or the big red ‘A’ flashing above the entrance: ↑ Top Is the water safe to drink? Yes, the water is safe to drink. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.