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What to do when an emergency occurs?​

For emergency situations, call 119 first. The 119 rescue team will react quickly to the caller`s needs such as sending an ambulance and taking the patient to the nearest hospital. The 119 ambulance is free of charge.

And when a foreigner calls 119, the staff connects the call with a translator of the Korea National Tourism Organization. Through a three way call with the translator and the staff, the foreigner caller can effectively get a respond to his/her needs.

When using a mobile phone,press 119 without an area code. But when you call 119 using a public phone, first press the red color emergency button and after that call 119. The 119 service is available 24 hours and it automatically identify the caller`s location.

When to call 119​

  • Unconsciousness
  • Severe difficulty in breathing or abnormal breathing
  • Pain on chest
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Vomiting blood
  • Difficulty in speaking, numbness, seizure
  • For more detailed information, you can check the following website. (The website is written in Korean.) Also you can report emergencies online 24 hours a day by completing a form in either Korean or English.
    www.119.go.kr

General Hospitals with International Clinics in Seoul​

  • Yeouido St. Mary Hospital​
    • Tel : 02-3779-2212 (International Health Care Center)​
    • Emergency : 02 - 2258 – 2003, 2005
    • Address : 10, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
    • Language : English
    • Hours : 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekdays)
    • Website : http://www.cmcsungmo.or.kr/global/eng/front
  • Seoul National University Hospital​
    • Tel : 02-2072-0505, 2890 (International Health Care Center)
    • Emergency : 02-2072-2473~7, 010-8831-2890, 02-1339
    • Address : 101, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Language : English, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic
    • Hours : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (weekdays) / 9:00 am - 11:30 am (Saturday)
    • Website :www.snuh.org
  • Sinchon Severance Hospital International Medical Clinic
    • Tel : 02-2228-5800, 5810
    • Address : 50-1, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
    • Languages : English, Russian, Arabic, Japanese
    • Hours : 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (weekdays) / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Saturday)
    • Website : http://www.yuhs.or.kr/en/
  • Asan Medical Center
  • Samsung Medical Center
    • Tel :
      • -02-3410-0200, 0226
      • -02-3410-0203 (Billing and Insurance)
      • -02-2148-7549 (Russian)
      • -02-3410-1276 (Mongolian)
      • -02-3410-6632 (Arabic)
      • -02-3410-0409 (Chinese)
      • -02-3410-1076 (Japanese)
    • Address : 81, Ilwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    • Language : English, Japanese, Russian, Mongolian, Arabic
    • Hours : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (weekdays)
    • Website : http://www.samsunghospital.com/gb/language/english/main/index.do
  • Soonchunhyang University Hospital
    • Tel : 02-709-9158/9058 (International Medical Clinic) / Emergency : 02-709-9117~9119 (Emergency)
    • Address : 59, Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
    • Languages : English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish
    • Hours : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekdays) / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Saturday)
    • Website : http://international.schmc.ac.kr/seoul/eng/index.jsp(English)
  • Gangnam Severance Hospital International Medical Clinic
  • Hanyang University Medical Center
    • Tel : 02-2290-9553,9578 (International Medical Clinic)
    • Address : 222-1, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu,Seoul
    • Language : English
    • Hours : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekdays)
    • Website : http://www.hyumc.com/english/
  • Kyunghee University Medical Center
    • Tel : 02-958-9644, 9477
    • Address : 23, Kyung Hee Dae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
    • Languages : English, Chinese, Russian, Japanese
    • Hours : 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (weekdays) / 8:30 am – 11:30 pm (Saturday)
    • Website : http://www.khmc.or.kr/eng/
  • Seoul St. Mary Hospital
  • Chun-Ang University Hospital
    • Tel : 02-6299-1140
    • Address : 224-1, Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
    • Languages : English, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian
    • Hours : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (weekdays) / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Saturday)
    • Website : www.caumc.or.kr
  • Konkuk University Hospital International Medical Clinic
    • Tel : 02-2030-8361
    • Address :120-1,Neundong-ro, Gwangjin-gu,Seoul (Hwayand-dong)
    • Languages : English, Japanese, Russian , Japanese
    • Hours : 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (weekdays) / 9:00 am - 11:30 pm (Saturday)
    • Website : http://www.kuh.ac.kr/english

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