DISCOVER ZAKOPANE

practical information on the town of Zakopane and the region (since 2003)
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TATRA MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM (TOPR) rescue number: +48 601 100 300

add this number to your mobile phone memory if you are planning any hiking or skiing in the Tatra National Park.

TOURIST EMERGENCY HELPLINE: +48 608 599 999 ; +48 22 278 77 77

The Tourist Emergency Helpline is open everyday (except public holidays) between 8am and 6pm and from 1 June to 30 September from 8am to10pm. Assistance is available in English, German and Polish (between 1.06 and 30.09 also in Russian).

Zakopane - pharmacy shops (APTEKA)

There are plenty of APTEKAs (pharmacy shops) in Zakopane (see the list below). They are open from 8.00/9.00 to 18.00/20.00 from Monday to Saturday but there is always one pharmacy open on Sunday and each night. The information (an address and telephone) which one is on duty you will find in the window of each pharmacy with the polish text: Dzisiaj dużur pełni apteka ... and the address.
Pharmacy shops (APTEKA) in Zakopane:
Krupówki 11 | tel: +48 18 206 38 61
Krupówki 39 | tel: +48 18 206 33 31
Krupówki 75 | tel: +48 18 206 42 55
Chramcówki 34 | tel: +48 18 206 82 21
3 Maja 23 | tel: +48 18 201 23 78
Kościuszki 10 | tel: +48 18 201 38 30
Kościuszki 15 | tel: +48 18 206 41 02
Gimnazjalna 1 | tel: +48 18 201 31 44
Nowotarska 4 | tel: +48 18 206 86 04
Kamieniec 10 | tel: +48 18 200 06 69
Kasprusie 40 | tel: +48 18 201 40 69
Witkiewicza 3 | tel: +48 18 201 24 47
Zamoyskiego 13a | tel: +48 18 201 58 79

DENTISTS:

Avo Dental Krupówki 50 tel: +48 18 201 56 97
Tatra Dent Krupówki 35 tel: +48 18 206 34 46

Access to health care during a temporary stay in Poland

If you are entitled to health care under EEA rules on coordination of social security systems, during a temporary stay in Poland you are entitled to receive free health care services from health care providers who have concluded contracts for health services with the National Health Fund (NFZ). The information about health care providers who have concluded contracts with the NFZ is available in the competent regional branch offices of the NFZ.
How do you get treatment by a general practitioner?
Go to a doctor who has a contract with the NFZ and show your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a replacement certificate. Primary health care comprises examination and consultation by a general practitioner. A doctor may also refer you to diagnostic tests, to a specialist or to a hospital. Dispensaries are open from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. on workdays, as well as on Saturdays, Sundays and on holidays 24-hour-care is provided by health units which have concluded contracts for this kind of services. They comprise out-patient care and home visits in case a patient's condition is serious. Addresses and telephone numbers of health units providing 24-hour-care are available in health care dispensaries.

How do you get hospital treatment?

You need a doctor's referral. In case of a sudden illness, accident, injury, intoxication or life threat you will receive necessary medical benefits without a referral. Go to a hospital which has a contract with the NFZ and show your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a replacement certificate. During stay in a hospital operations, diagnostic tests and medicines are provided free of charge.
article copied from the website of Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia.