What is a life threatening emergency?

Life threatening emergencies are accidents or illnesses occurring at home or on the street that require prompt intervention and / or immediate hospitalization to avoid serious health consequences.

Dial 144 in the following situations:

    • Pain in the chest
    • Severe breathing difficulties and choking sensations
    • Significant blood loss
    • Persistent loss of consciousness (coma)
    • Severe allergic reactions
    • ...
Waiting times

Consult the waiting times in the various Geneva emergency centers.

See details here

Adult emergencies (from 16 years old)

Medical Emergencies at Hôpital de La Tour

Open 24/7
+41 22 719 60 00 +41 22 719 61 11
Av. J.- D. Maillard 3
1217 Meyrin

Medical Emergencies at Centre Médical de Meyrin

Open on weekdays from 8am to 19pm
Closed on weekends
+41 22 719 74 00
Promenade des Artisans 24
1217 Meyrin

Medical Emergencies at Clinique de Carouge

Open 24/7
+41 22 309 46 46 +41 22 309 45 45
Av. Cardinal Mermillod 1
1227 Carouge

You have a doubt?

If you have any doubt about the need for an emergency service, you can always check with the above phone mentioned phone numbers before you go to one of our centers.

Pediatricians emergencies (until 16 years old)

Medical Emergencies at Hôpital de La Tour

8am to 10pm - 7/7 only on appointments*
+41 22 719 60 00 +41 22 719 61 11
Av. J.- D. Maillard 3
1217 Meyrin

Pediatricians emergencies Children hospital (HUG)

24/7
+41 22 372 45 52
Rue Willy Donzé 6
1205 Genève

Pediatricians are available for urgent appointments (8h-22h)

The Hôpital de La Tour offers paediatric consultations by appointment only Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m..

Paediatric consultations are provided during the week (8 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.) by physicians from the paediatric department 022 719 61 00. A paediatric nurse is on hand to answer your questions and arrange an appointment for you, subject to availability.

evenings (6.00 p.m. - 10 p.m.), weekends and national holidays (8 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.) by the out-of-hours paediatricians of the Société Genevoise de Pédiatrie (SGP).

For the latter, a common schedule is in operation with a single number to call 0844 022 022. By calling this number, appointments can be arranged according to availability at any of the 3 out-of-hours sites of the Société Genevoise de Pédiatrie and the Réseau des Pédiatres Genevois

It is also possible to arrange appointments for consultations in the evening and at weekends provided by the out-of-hours service of the Société Genevoise de Pédiatrie via the Internet: www.rdvp.ch

Last modified on April 18th, 2018.

Unless specified otherwise, this text has benne written by the editorial team.

What is a life threatening emergency?

Life threatening emergencies are accidents or illnesses occurring at home or on the street that require prompt intervention and / or immediate hospitalization to avoid serious health consequences.

Dial 144 in the following situations:

    • Pain in the chest
    • Severe breathing difficulties and choking sensations
    • Significant blood loss
    • Persistent loss of consciousness (coma)
    • Severe allergic reactions
    • ...

Waiting times

Consult the waiting times in the various Geneva emergency centers.

See details here

Other ermergencies numbers

Police: 117

Fire: 118

Helping hand: 143

Poison control center: 145

Pharmacies on call