Emergencies & Help

Experiencing any type of big or small emergency while visiting a foreign country can be quite stressful and sometimes even scary. But there is no need to panic if you get mugged or robbed, need emergency medical attention, become unexpectedly sick and have to consult or even stay in a hospital or just need a special medicine during your stay in Peru. Even if you won't expect it in a "3rd World Country", here in Peru you will find exemplary services and professionals. Be aware that the further you get away from Lima, the choices will be fairly limited!

Our listing of emergency numbers and contact details for the tourist police and police stations, for good ambulance services, for pharmacies including places where to find homeopathic and natural medicine, for recommended hospitals and various institutions giving you support, will help you find the right service in case you need it. Hopefully, you won't need any of them, but it's always better to be prepared.

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Homeoperú

Homeopathic & Alternative Medicine
Botikas Homeoperú are one of the best sorted pharmacies in Lima (now as well Ica and Cusco) selling homeopathic dilutions according to Dr. Hahnemann and Bach Flowers as well as prepared creams and ointments.

Peruvian Police, PNP

Emergency Numbers
The Policía Nacional del Perú - PNP - is the national police force in the country. It has jurisdiction over Peru's land, sea and air territories.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Supporting Institutions
The AA community in Lima is quite large and in every district you find numerous groups meeting up regularly. And even in Peru's provinces the community is growing.

Boticas InkaFarma

Pharmacies & Medicine
InkaFarma is one of the largest pharmacy chains selling a wide range of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs in one of their countless outlets in Lima and whole Peru.

Clinica Anglo Americana

International Hospitals
The Clinica Anglo Americana is an excellent private clinic with highly qualified doctors (most speak English) and nurses as well as top of the notch medical equipment.

Peruvian Fire Brigade

Ambulances & Services
The voluntary fire brigades (Bomberos Voluntarios del Peru) of Lima's districts and of some other cities in Peru respond to any kind of medical emergency quickly and provide an excellent service free of charge (a donation is more than appreciated and needed).
The Tourism Police - Policia de Turismo (POLTUR) - was established in 2012 to provide a better service to foreign tourists visiting Peru and needing help or support during their stay.

Al-Anon / Alateen

Supporting Institutions
Family and firends of alcoholics find help and support at Al-Anon / Alateen meetings. There are numerous groups meeting up reguarly in Lima and Peru's provinces.

Boticas Mifarma

Pharmacies & Medicine
Mifarma is a large pharmacy chain with countless branches in Lima and Peru offering a wide range of over-the-counter drugs and prescribtion medicines.

Clinica Good Hope

International Hospitals
Located in the heart of Miraflores, Clinica Good Hope is a good private clinic for all your emergency and general medical needs with qualified staff and modern equipment.
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