Due to its small size, Andorra homes only one public hospital: Hospital de Nostra Senyora de Meritxell (Our lady of Meritxell Hospital).
For more information visit www.saas.ad or contact:
Hospital de Nostra Senyora de Meritxell
Av. Fiter i Rosell, 13
Escaldes Engordany, Andorra
Contact: (+376) 871 000
SUM - Urgencies: 116
Hospital reception: (+376) 871 000
Hospital (day general enquiries): (+376) 871 005
Drugs and medicines (medicines/medicaments) prescribed by a doctor are obtained from a pharmacy (farmàcia) denoted by the sign of a green cross.
Most pharmacies are open from 9:30am until 1:30pm and from 4:30pm until 8pm from Monday to Saturday. Outside normal opening hours, a notice is posted giving the address of the nearest duty pharmacy (farmàcia de guardia) open after 8pm and during all night long.
There are 24-hour duty pharmacies in all towns (usually indicated with a red light). When visiting a duty pharmacy outside normal hours, you will usually have to ring a bell, speak to the pharmacist behind a bulletproof glass door and be served through a small hatch.
You can find the closest pharmacy to you in the following complete list of pharmacies.
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