Greek in Greece


A sign for a small clinic

Emergency phone numbers can be found in the phone book. One must choose the appropriate number; unlike the United States, there is not one number to call for all emergencies.

Hospitals are located in the cities. For an emergency in a village or a small town, there is always a doctor on call. In small towns, there is generally a health clinic. Although there is ambulance service in the small towns and cities, it can be quicker to have a friend or family member drive the patient to the hospital. The larger islands have hospitals, while the small islands always have a doctor available.