Daily Living Information

Emergency AssistanceEmergency Assistance Phone numbers

  • Emergency fire situations Phone: 119
  • Emergency medical treatment, major injuries Phone: 119
  • Report Crime Phone: 112
  • Violation of human rights at a detension center or shelter Phone: 02-503-0022
  • Domestic and sexual violence Phone: 132

Medical Services for Foreigners in Korea

  • Medical services for Foreigners in KoreaInternational SOS: Medical professionals are ready to assist you in an emergency and will provide evacuation assistance and shelters when necessary. Availble 24/7 Phone: 02-3140-1700 website: International SOS 
  • 1339 (Emergency Medical Information Center) provides infromation on English-speaking physicians and emergency services. Available 24/7. Phone: 02-1339
  • MRS: Foreign volunteers with medical knowledge provide information on medical treatment centers for foreigners. Phone: 010-4769-8212 or 010-2750-8212

Futher information can be found:

Seoul Global Center

General Medical Service

General medicalMedical facilities in Korea include general hospitals, hospitals, medical clinics, Oriental medical hospitals, and public health centers.

Korean medical facilities are provided into three categories based on a number of medical departments in operation and the size of the facility.

In order to use the medical services of a third-tier medical facility, patients need to receive a referral from their first or second-tier hospital. Foreigners can go directly to international clinics availablew at third-tier hospitals without referrals, but it costs more. For faster service, advance reservations are recommended.

National Insurance Coverage

National Insurance CoverageForeigners who are registered at the immigration office and who meet certain conditions can apply for national health insurance. Phone: 1577-1000 >press 7

Futher information can be found:

National Insurance Health Corporation

Driver's License

Call center Phone: 1577-1120

Futher information can be found:

Driver's License Agency



Everyday Tips

120 Dasan Call CenterFor Everyday Tips, Information on public transport, third-party Translations, reservation services, dial 120

Dasan Call Center Phone: 120>press 9 for service in a foreign language.

Futher information can be found:

120 Dasan Call Center