Puerto Rico: Emergency and Ambulance Services

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: Emergency and Ambulance Services

AT-A-GLANCE

DIAL 911 TO CALL AN AMBULANCE IN PUERTO RICO

HOW CAN I CALL AN AMBULANCE IN PUERTO RICO?

DIAL 911 TO CALL AN AMBULANCE IN PUERTO RICO

Yes. You can dial 911 for assistance from all over the island. Dialing 911 will put you in touch with the central 911 call center in San Juan who then forwards your call to the nearest ambulance provider.

Yes. Puerto Rican emergency medical responders are trained to U.S. standards (NREMT), many of whom have also been trained in the U.S.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Common Emergencies in Puerto Rico

Hurricanes

Zika Virus is also a risk in Puerto Rico: 
Alert – Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions

Read the CDC’s Zika Travel Notice in Puerto Rico

Vaccinations for Puerto Rico

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), different groups of travelers will require different vaccinations for travel in Argentina:

  • All Travelers:
    • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine
    • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • Polio vaccine
    • Your yearly flu shot
  • Most Travelers:
    • Hepatitis A
    • Typhoid
  • Some Travelers:
    • Hepatitis B
    • Rabies

Read more about travel in Puerto Rico at the CDC website:  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/puerto-rico/ (Last accessed: Aug. 7, 2017)

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