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Offices to Serve You Abroad
Private medical insurance is recommended. U.S. and Canadian visitors can receive treatment in a hospital emergency and accident unit, but you will be charged if you are admitted to a hospital (nemocnice). You may be asked to show your passport when seeking hospital treatment. The following clinics in Prague have English-speaking doctors: the Unicare Medical Center, Phone:253 356 553, and Canadian Medical Center Phone:235 360 133. DENTAL SERVICES
A dentist (zubař) will charge for any treatment given, so check if it is covered by your medical insurance. For an English-speaking dentist, ask at your hotel or embassy or at a tourist office. SUN ADVICE
June through August is the sunniest period, when adequate sun protection should be applied. DRUGS
A pharmacy (lékárna) is the only place you can buy over-the-counter medicines. Pharmacies also dispense many drugs normally available only on prescription in other Western countries. However, it is advisable to bring supplies of your own medicines with you. If you need a pharmacy outside regular hours, information about the nearest all-night facility is posted at all pharmacies. SAFE WATER
Tap water is safe but may have an unpleasant taste. Bottled water is available everywhere; still table water (Stolní pitní voda) is the most common.