It's already a given that Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A tourist destination unlike any other. A place where just about every corner looks like it should be on a postcard. However, as one might already expect, with how it's structured and its close proximity to deep waters, it's not necessarily the safest city in the world in terms of your health. This isn't to say it's a dangerous city too; far from it! But let's just say that it's a good thing that Venice has a handful of fine hospitals you can go to!
Ospedale SS Giovanni e Paolo
Who would have thought that a hospital where you can only reach via a gondola or a water-taxi would be so prominent? In many ways, Ospedale SS Giovanni e Paolo is considered the main hospital in Venice. It's also one of the biggest in the city too. A healthcare institution unlike any other, this hospital has one of, if not the best emergency care departments in the entire city. They move swiftly, are well-equipped, and will take care of any urgent health matter as soon as possible. The only drawback it has is that it can sometimes be tricky to go here as you'll need to sail across the canals to do so.
Fortunately, if going to Ospedale SS Giovanni e Paolo via a gondola is too much of a hassle for you (and you're not in need of urgent medical care) there's always Ospedale dell’Angelo on the mainland. Serving as somewhat of an affiliated institution for the former, it's a modern hospital through and through. You'll realize it yourself when you see how well-equipped the place is, how safe and spacious each facility is, and even the way they do things screams 21st-century. Not to mention the staff is full of some of the best medical professionals and health experts in the Venetian state.
With various clinics throughout the many districts of Vienna
, Guardia Medica is a healthcare service that's accessible and safe. The beauty of it is that, if there's a place nearby, you won't need to go through the hassle of going on a gondola, riding a bus, or any other public transport system just to get here. Just a hop and a skip away and you'll get treated in no time. And at times, no matter how better the other hospitals and facilities are, such a service and place can already save you in no time!
First Aid San Marco
Piazza San Marco is one of the most popular places in Venice. It's one where most people go to or have gone to in the city. And since there are a lot of people here, there's also always a chance that you get into an accident. Or that your health problems can catch up to you and you'll need urgent medical attention. Whichever happens first, fortunately, the place has a first-aid clinic called First Aid San Marco. Well-equipped and sanitized to perfection, you can go here for any kind of treatment you need in a hurry! And thank goodness for that!
Punto Primo Intervento
Similar to First Aid San Marco, Punto Primo Intervento is also an emergency medical clinic located in Piazzale Roma. Here, you can get the treatment and care you need if ever something happens to you while you're in the area. From treating your minor physical injuries to helping you hydrate from heat spells and heatstrokes, you won't have to worry about anything. Most especially since both Italy's National Health Service and the Local Health Authority in Venice have both given this first-aid clinic their stamps of approval. Those alone should tell you that this place truly is trustworthy!
Beyond the castles and canals of Venice are the city's best, well-respected, and most prominent hospitals and clinics. It's in any of these institutions where you can ensure that you remain healthy, happy, and safe during your stay here!
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