In case of a medical emergency, the number 118 of the Medical Emergency Service is active for emergency requests. It is a nationwide number, available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The call is free of charge from both fixed and mobile telephones.
By May 2011 in Italy 112 will be active, the single European emergency number, that will replace 118; when you dial 112 you can ask for the intervention of the police, Carabinieri (gendarmerie), fire brigade and medical emergency, also with the possibility of alerting the civil defence service and the local police. The system will offer assistance in several languages and for people with disabilities, as required by European directives.
SS.Giovanni and Paolo Hospital is situated in Campo SS.Giovanni e Paolo, near Fondamenta Nuove, Castello n. 6777. Switchboard tel. 0039 041 5294111.
It can be reached on foot in ten minutes from Rialto, by ACTV boat lines 4.1/4.2, 5.1/5.2 or by the Alilaguna B line, by taxi or ambulance.
Ospedale dell’Angelo hospital in via Paccagnella 11, Switchboard tel. 0039 041 9657111.
From the historic city centre it is easily reachable by train in 20 minutes from Venice Santa Lucia railway station. You can check train schedules here. From Piazzale Roma you need about half an hour by ACTV bus line 24H or by taxi.
First aid point:
Emergency medical service
The service is active every day from 20.00 to 08.00 hours., on the days before holidays from 10.00 to 08 .00 hours of the following day; on holidays from 8.00 . to 20.00 hours.
* Venice Historical City Centre tel. 0039 041 5294060
* Lido Malamocco Alberoni tel. 0039 041 5267743
* Pellestrina tel. 0039 041 967549
* Burano tel. 0039 041 730005
* Murano S. Erasmo tel. 0039 041 5274078
* Cavallino Treporti Ca’ Savio tel. 0039 041 5300214
* Mestre South – Marghera – Mestre North tel. 0039 041 9657999
* Marcon Quarto d’Altino tel. 0039 0422 824146
Emergency tourist medical service
Only for holidaymakers, only in summer, from June 13 to September 15. Surgery and home visits every day from 8.30 to 13.30 and from 14.30 to 19.30. The surgery is in via Lisbona 1, Ca’ Vio–Cavallino, Venice. Contacts tel. 0039 041 5300874
Chemists are open from 8.30 to 12.30 and from 16.00. to 20.00 from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 to 12.00 on Saturday. Timetables are on display on the entrance door, as well as the night service provided by an opening rotation system.chemist shops on duty in Venice