Healthcare in Geneva is of a high standard, and the city has one of the lowest numbers of polluting agents. In fact, the most disturbing environmental hazard over the past few years, according to a local survey of the citizens, has been dog droppings on streets.
Noise, Air and Water pollution in the city is almost unheard of. Water from normal taps is completely safe to drink. Roads are not clogged with smoke or smog due to proper implementation of laws regarding traffic emissions, and a strict check on smoke emitting vehicles.
Health Emergency Numbers:
Emergency number for Ambulance (Ambulance, Sanitat-Notruf): 144
Poison Emergency (Empoisonnements, Vergiftungsnotfall): 145 .... 01 251 51 51
You should inquire beforehand whether or not your health insurance covers the fees for private health care.
Some of Geneva's leading private clinics are:
rue Rodolphe-Toepffer 12
Tel. 022 347 57 57
Fax 022 347 57 90
Clinique de Champel Elysee:
For general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, microsurgery, rheumatology, physiotherapy, x-ray treatment, and 24-hr emergencies.
42, avenue de Champel
Tel. +41 22/ 839 34 34
Fax +41 22/ 839 34 10
Clinique de la Colline:
For gynecology, orthopedics, urology, proctology, dermatology.
Tel. +41 22/ 702 20 22
Fax +41 22 / 702 20 33
For general and endoscopic surgery, ophtalmology, ORL, internal medicine, radiology, physiotherapy.
Clinique Dentaire de Geneve
Avenue de France 29
Tel. 022 735 73 55
Clinique Dr Burki de Chirurgie Esthetique SA:
Maternal care: Gynaecology, obstetrics, neonatology.
Surgery: General surgery, cosmetic surgery, digestive surgery, gynecological surgery.
22, Place Claparede
CH - 1205 Geneve
Tel. +41 22/ 347 11 91
Fax +41 22 / 347 13 88
Clinique du Mail:
Plastic, cosmetic, reconstructive surgery.
5, rue Charles-Humbert
Tel. +41 22/ 809 01 01
Fax +41 22 / 809 01 00
Hopital de la Tour:
For gynaecological surgery; operative endoscopy; urological, plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery; orthopedic, arthroscopic, sports-related surgery.
3, av. J.D. Maillard
Tel. +41 22/ 719 61 11
Fax +41 22/ 719 61 12
Le Centre New Line:
Cardiological Institute: cardio-vascular surgery;
94 rue de Geneve
Tel. +41 22 301 71 11
Fax +41 22 301 71 10
Geneva is one of the safest European cities to visit. Violent crime is unheard of (1.99 crimes out of a 100,000 were of a violent nature, according to a 2003 survey).
However, petty theft in the city is common, especially in and around the city's railway stations, so it's advisable to keep an eye on your personal belongings when out in public.
If in case you do fall victim to any such activity, it is better to report it to the police, as they would be willing to lend any kind of help that you need.
Emergency number for contacting the police: 117
Contact number for Cornavin Police Station: +41 (0)22 388 61 00