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Pharmacies In Poland

You soon note that pharmacies are quite easy to find in Poland. Because filling prescriptions and selling drugs is big business, particularly since the Polish Government subsidizes many of the medications, you find them "everywhere".

Just look for the signs on the store fronts that say "Apteka".

Though you will occasionally get lucky, do not expect English to be spoken.

Adherence to procedure is strict. If something requires a prescription, that prescription form has to be in the exact form required by law.

Polish pharmacy museum
Pharmacy Museum

Service is fast and responses to questions are often curt. The emphasis is more on selling that communication and help.

Often, even if you walk from a doctor's office with a prescription that you just received, you will be sent back to get it rewritten.

If you need a medication, it is best to go to one of the private clinics and get a prescription. Here is a list of private clinics in Warsaw. In other cities, your hotel should be able to direct you to the proper people.

Warsaw Private Clinics Listed Alphabetically

This is a list of some of the larger private clinics where you can get prescriptions and other help. Contact information is in each of the linked web pages.


Damian Hospital - English Information

J.J. Capricorn

Lux Med - English Information


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