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  • Call 120 or 119 for Hospitals/Pharmacies Open during Chuseok

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    Call 120 or 119 for Hospitals/Pharmacies Open during Chuseok

    Over the Chuseok holiday season from September 22 to September 26, the Seoul Metropolitan Government installed an emergency treatment center to provide more convenient access for city residents to hospitals, medical services, and pharmacies while also operating designated emergency treatment and on-call medical treatment centers with of emergency, as well as the operation of pharmacies.

    67 emergency medical treatment centers and general hospital emergency rooms will provide 24-hour service. However, it is advisable to confirm the operation hours of on-call medical treatment centers prior to visitation.

    Information on vicinity hospitals or pharmacies available over the holidays is easily accessible via phone, the Internet, or mobile applications, while also being accessible via the websites of the 119 Emergency Control Center, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and city borough offices, and the National Emergency Medical Center. You can also get the information by calling 119 or 120 Dasan Seoul Call Center. Additionally, the mobile application, e-gen, offers information on emergency medical treatment. Four types of household medicines, including digestives, fever and pain relievers, cold medicine, and pain relief patches, are readily at hand in 7,252 designated OTC drugstores and convenience stores (please refer to the Seoul Metropolitan Government website → OTC drugs).