The International Women's Association of Bucharest: a volunteer run nonprofit association, bringing people together since 1978
EMERGENCY: DIAL 112
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
Emergency Clinic Hospital
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
Welcome pamphlet from IWA:
Ask questions, get tips etc from our members-only Facebook chat group:
Best overall source for up-to-date info on events, restaurants, attractions and more:
Purchase tickets for events at:
info for families (run by volunteers):
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):
Blogs and Pages we follow