Health Care and Safety
Emergency telephone number:
This is the emergency number for all member states. There is also a foreign language answering service for all those who call this number.
The Italian national health service is part of the EU integrated system, which guarantees the reimbursement of health expenses of all types of medical care in public structures.
Please consult your local medical centre for more information on health care in Italy.
First-aid station in Alghero
Ospedale Marino (Hospital Marino)
Viale I° Maggio, 07041 Alghero (SS)
Tourist first-aid station
This service is offered to all non-residents of Italy and is available 24 hours a day throughout the summer (usually from June to September). All heath services are paid through a per-service charge (Italians use the word “ticket') which varies depending on whether it is a surgery visit, a home call or just a medical prescription.
- Tourist first-aid station Alghero
c/o Ospedale Civile, via Don Minzoni
Tel. 079 987161
- Tourist first-aid station Fertilia
Piazza Venezia Giulia - 07041 Fertilia
Tel. 079 930533
- Emercency rooms
Ospedale civile (Hospital Civile) Via Don MInzoni / Tel. 079 996233
Emergency Room – Trauma centre outpatient hospital for orthopaedic and trauma first-aid services Hospital Marino
Viale I° maggio - 07041 Alghero
Tel. 079 996417 - 079 996419
- Dialysis centre “Ospedale Civile' (Hospital Civile)
Via Don Minzoni - 07041 Alghero
Tel. 079 996233
- 118 (emergency services – ambulances)
118 is a toll-free number for emergency services.There is no need for a prefix and you can dial this number from a telephone booth without using a card. The service is active 24 hours a day.By calling this number from any place in Italy (islands included), you alert the health care assistance and ambulance service for transport to the closest hospital or medical centre.
- 113 (State Police) – 112 (Carabinieri - members of the Carabinieri Corps serving as a police force)Since the introduction of the “single European emergency number 112', there has been a unified management of all emergency calls done to 112 and 113.
- Municipal Police
079 9978630//079 9739136
- 115 (fire brigade)
In case of fire, or if you notice smoke or gas leaks, you can also call the Fire Brigade which operates throughout the national territory and answers to emergency calls with great promptness, also in the case of earthquakes and other calamities.
- 1515 (forest fires)
This is the number of the State Forestry Department for environmental emergencies. It is active every day, 24 hours a day. The Forestry department works to protect the environmental and landscape heritage and more especially, to prevent forest fires which a constant threat during the summer months.
- 1530 (national coastguard – marine rescue)
In the case of a malfunction of your leisure boat or for any emergency in Italian waters, you can use this number to contact the National Coastguard.
- 803.116 (Emergency Road Breakdown Service)
This breakdown service is offered by ACI (Italian Car Club) to all club members and clients. By calling this number you can request ACI services anywhere in Italy (ACI services consist of breakdown services, substitute car, car at home, free, active only in Italy, 24 hours per day).