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If something has been stolen from you, contact your hotel and ask them to help report the theft to the police or phone your embassy, especially regarding more costly items such as expensive jewelry or laptop computers. Also contact your embassy if your passport has been stolen or lost.

Pharmacies are found in every town and village and open daily from 7 to 11:30 and 2 to 8, most stock a limited range of prescription and nonprescription drugs (including antibiotics), which are available over the counter; always check the expiration date on drugs. Outside of these hours and for medical emergencies, seek assistance from local hospitals or clinics or from your hotel.


Ambulance. Area code plus/115.

Fire. Area code plus/114.

Police. Area code plus/113.

Foreign Embassies

Consulate General of the United States. 4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City. 28/3520–4200.

Embassy of the United States. Lang Ha, Thanh Cong, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Ha Noi. 24/3850–5000;

Hospitals and Clinics

Family Medical Practice Ho Chi Minh City. 34 Le Duan, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City. 28/3822–7848;

Hanoi Family Medical Practice. Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298I Kim Ma, Hanoi, Ha Noi. 24/3843–0748; 090/3401–919.

Hoan My Danang Hospital. 161 Nguyen Van Linh, Danang, Da Nang. 234/365–0676;

Hue Central Hospital. 16 Le Loi, Hue, Thua Thien-Hue. 122/836–1270;



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