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Emergency Numbers in Bulgaria


National Emergency Numbers

AmbulanceTel: 150
Fire/RescueTel: 160
PoliceTel: 166
BULSAR (Bulgarian Black Sea Search & Rescue)Tel: 088 161
Car Breakdown Service - SofiaTel: 1286
Car Breakdown Service - outside SofiaTel: 146
Pharmacy On-Duty Tel: 178

European SOS 112

The number 112 can be dialed to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police - from anywhere in Europe. This Pan-European emergency number 112 can be called from any telephone (landline, pay phone or mobile cellular phone). Calls are free. It can be used for any life-threatening situation, including:

  • Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure)
  • Any type of fire (house, car)
  • Life-threatening situations (crimes)
  • Information on the 112 number from the European Commission website

Crisis and Helplines

Children's HelplineTel: 0800 19 100
Stop Crimes & CorruptionTel: 02 980 0262
Drugsinfo HelplineTel: 088 899 1866  
Website (in Bulgarian)
Aids HelplineWebsite (Bulgarian and English)
Cancer Support (Bulgarian National Association of Oncology)Website
Women's Support (Animus Rehabilitation)Tel: 02 983 52 55
Website

Pharmacies

Pharmacies are generally open from Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 20:00.

At least one local pharmacy will be open at any time of the day. A schedule for this "duty pharmacy" can be found in every pharmacy window.