Emergency Medical Information Center
English speaking doctors are available 24 hours a day to assist foreigners and provide them with relevant medical information in emergencies 24 hours a day.
- Within Korea, dial 119
A list of physicians (PDF-212.72KB) and dentists (PDF-112.72KB) known to speak acceptable English has been prepared by the U.S. Embassy to assist American citizens. This list is not meant to be an exhaustive one, nor should inclusion in the list be construed as official Embassy endorsement or recommendation of specific physicians and dentists. The U.S. Embassy in Seoul assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or hospitals whose names appear on the list.
Information on Controlled Substances
Certain prescription drugs are considered controlled substances and subject to the regulations established by the Korean Food and Drug Administration and the Korean Customs Service. We recommend that you plan in advance and confirm the procedures with the relevant Korean authorities before bringing any drugs into the Republic of Korea.
Contact information for the Narcotics Control Division, Korean Food and Drug Administration is 82-43-719 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please look into their website http://www.mfds.go.kr/eng/index.do
You may download a free version by clicking the link above.