Emergencies

What to do

In the event of an emergency, dial the emergency number 060 to ask for the police, an ambulance or the fire brigade.

Emergencies

In addition to national emergency numbers many emergency services also have local numbers, so try to get familiar with these numbers before you need them. For medical emergencies your insurance company might also have their own emergency number, which might come in handy if you want to be transferred directly to a clinic they work with. Some insurance companies also run English-speaking emergency numbers.

If you can still walk you can also visit a hospital’s emergency department directly. Bring proof of your social security (for public hospitals) or of your private health insurance (for private hospitals) as there is no ‘free treatment’ in Mexico – not even in emergencies.

In addition to national emergency numbers many emergency services also have local numbers, so try to get familiar with these numbers before you need them. For medical emergencies your insurance company might also have their own emergency number, which might come in handy if you want to be transferred directly to a clinic they work with. Some insurance companies also run English-speaking emergency numbers.

If you can still walk you can also visit a hospital’s emergency department directly. Bring proof of your social security (for public hospitals) or of your private health insurance (for private hospitals) as there is no ‘free treatment’ in Mexico – not even in emergencies.

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