Private ambulances are usually affiliated with a specific clinic. The best precaution is to select a preferred clinic when you arrive in Moscow, and learn their specific emergency procedures. Note that in Moscow’s traffic, even the best private ambulance service can take 30 to 90 minutes to arrive.
The following private ambulance services have English-speaking dispatchers:
- Intermedcentre/American Clinic Ambulance – (495) 937 57 57
- European Medical Center Ambulance – (495) 933 66 55
- International SOS Medical Clinic Ambulance – (495) 937 64 50
- American Medical Center 24/7 Hotline – (495) 933 77 00
(Contracts with private companies to provide ambulance services)
Public ambulances typically have a slower response time, do not have English-speaking dispatchers or staff, and are staffed with doctors who will determine whether or not to hospitalize you, how to transport you, and to which public hospital to take you. Advance payment may be required if you do not have a public OMS policy.
- Moscow City Ambulance – 03
- Moscow City Psychiatric Ambulance – (495) 625 31 01
- Moscow City Contagious Diseases Ambulance – (495) 208 94 25
In a very serious emergency, medical evacuation to your home country may be your best option. You should ensure you have medical evacuation insurance. The following medevac services have Moscow offices: