Health and Safety
If you have a true emergency, dial 15 for public ambulance service (SAMU).
You will not find medicines of any kind in a French supermarket. Only pharmacies are legally allowed to sell "over-the-counter" medicines, and you have to ask the pharmacist for the product, even if it’s only aspirin. Pharmacies also sell some regular beauty products, condoms, and sanitary napkins. If you need medicine after hours, you can go to the nearest pharmacy and look at the posted hours of the "pharmacy on duty" (la pharmacie de garde). The following Paris pharmacies are open 24/7:
Pharmacie des Champs (8th arrondissement)
84, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, tel.01-45-62-02-41
Métro: George V
Pharmacie Européenne (9th arrondissement)
6, Place de Clichy, tel. 01-48-74-65-18
Métro: Place de Clichy
Grande Pharmacie Daumesnil (12th arrondissement)
6, place Félix-Eboué
Pharmacie Matignon (2, rue Jean Mermoz, tel. 01-43-59-86-55, Métro: Franklin D. Roosevelt) in the 8th arrondissement is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
You will be provided with an International SOS card, which covers Princeton students, faculty, and staff for any emergency abroad. You can access this service by calling 00-44-20-8762-8008 (London) and providing Princeton’s membership number (11BSGC000022). Before leaving for France, please take a look at the International SOS and log on with your medical details at www.internationalsos.com.
Hertford British Hospital (Hôpital Franco-Britannique)
www.british-hospital.org, tel. 01-46-39-22-22
3, rue Barbès, 92300 Levallois-Perret
Métro: Anatole France.
Most of the staff speak English fluently.
American Hospital (Hôpital Américain)
www.american-hospital.org, tel. 01-46-41-25-25
63, Bld. Victor Hugo, 02200 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Métro: Anatole France or Pont de Levallois
This is a private hospital located outside Paris, and the staff speak fluent English.