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The most important emergency number in Switzerland, as in the EU, is 112. This general emergency number can be used in all emergency situations.
If you dial 112, you will be connected with the police emergency switchboard. You can also call this number using a foreign SIM card, or when using a prepaid mobile phone with no remaining credit.
There are other official emergency numbers. These can be called from a mobile phone or public telephone.
|Further useful numbers:|
|SBB Transport Police||0800 117 117|
|‘Helping Hand’ counselling helpline||
(between 20 and 70 centimes
|Toxicological Institute (in case of suspected poisoning)||145|
|Helpline for children and young people (Pro Juventute)||147|
|Toxicological information centre||044 251 51 51|
|FDFA Helpline (consular services)||
0800 247 365
from outside Switzerland:
+41 800 247 365 or
+41 58 465 33 33