The International Women's Association of Bucharest:  a volunteer run nonprofit association, bringing people together since 1978


AMBULANCE: Be prepared to tell the ambulance which private or public hospital to take you to. Note that private hospitals will often send patients with severe problems to the main State hospitals.

PEDIATRICS (under 18 years old)

Spitalul Grigore Alexandrescu 

Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital

  • Bulevardul Iancu de Hunedoara 30-32
  • 021.316.93.66
  • http://spitalulgrigorealexandrescu.ro
    ull name: Spitalul Clinic de 
    Urgență pentru Copii Grigore Alexandrescu)

Spitalul de Urgenta Floreasca 

Emergency Clinic Hospital 

  • Calea Floreasca 8
  • 021.599.23.00
  • www.urgentafloreasca.ro

a note about public hospitals: There are some excellent doctors at the main emergency hospitals, though the facilities and other staff may not be at the level you are accustomed to. (i.e. some of our members have been surprised there are no chairs for accompanying parents, that family members have been told to go to a private pharmacy to purchase medicine recommended by the doctor, and that certain staff appreciate tips). While doctors usually speak English, bringing a Romanian-speaking friend when you arrive (or for an extended stay) might be helpful for dealing with staff.

Private Hospitals and Clinics

Our members use many different private providers, including Sanador, Medicover, Regina Maria (and its Euroclinic hospital),  and others.


    News in English



    Nine O'Clock News


    Romania Journal
    Positive News Romania

    Guardian / Romania news

    Welcome pamphlet from IWA:

    Making Bucharest Home 2019.pdf

    Ask questions, get tips etc from our members-only Facebook chat group:
    IWA Living in Bucharest

    Best overall source for up-to-date info on events, restaurants, attractions and more:
    Bucharest in Your Pocket

    Purchase tickets for events at:


    info for families (run by volunteers):

    Bucharest with Kids website
    Bucharest with Kids on Facebook


    Metro (subway)
    STB: buses and trolleys 
    Romania Traffic Updates
    Trains: CFR

    Romania Travel info with useful links:
    Romania Tourism


    Most of us have, at some point in our lives, packed special products from "home" in our suitcase. If your stash has run out, and you don't know where to shop, this IWA pamphlet from 2018 might be useful (though every day there are more shops and international products in Bucharest):

    International Food Shopping in Bucharest

    Blogs and  Pages we follow

    Thank You to the businesses who support IWA throughout the year

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