Transportation and Medical Services
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Using Public Transportation
Seoul is one of the largest metropolises in the world with a population of over ten million people.
It is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world, and has an area of 605 square kilometers.
Due to the dense population, traffic congestion is a serious problem in Seoul.
However, a systematic, advanced public transportation system provides conv-enience and helps alleviate this congestion.
Various bus routes are available across the city.
At first, the bus routes can seem daunting, but with a little experience and understanding of the system, you may find that they are a very convenient means of transportation.
Bus routes cover all corners of the city, but the most efficient method of getting around town is by Seoul Metro.
Not only it is cheap, but the average travel time between stations is around 2 to 3 minutes.
This is unimaginable for commuters traveling by car or bus during the hectic rush hours.
Trains to regional cities have become a lot more convenient with the expansion of KTX since 2010.
In addition to KTX, two major domestic airlines, as well as several other smaller airlines, provide flights to numerous regional cities on a daily basis.
Transportation Information In Real Time
Seoul TOPIS provides users with bus route maps, real-time bus departure and arrival information, and a 'fastest route' search service based on real-time information on traffic conditions for each section of road, as well as comparing opti-mum routes and diverse transport methods including car, bus, and subway.
City Highway Traffic Control Center
The Seoul City Highway Traffic Control Center provides citizens the real-time traffic information via VMS, Internet and Fax with the aim of smoothing inconveniences and easing traffic congestion on major highways including Naebusunh-wan-ro (inner circular highway), Gangbyeonbuk-ro, Olympic-daero, Bukbuganseon-doro, Bukbuganseoun-doro, Dongbuganseon-doro, and the Gyeongbu Expressway with the data collected and analyzed using a high-tech video meter and CCTV installed on these roads.In addition, the center provides real-time traffic information, video data, the 'fastest route' search service, travel time information, and traffic statistics and data.
Medical Services for Foreigners
International SOS Korea Ltd.
International SOS Korea Ltd. provides medical assistance services and evacuation and repatriation services for expatriates in Korea.
Its trained doctors offer medical advice over the phone 24 hours and the service is available in the following languages: English, Japanese and French.
However, the service is available only to members.
Tel: 02-3140-1940 (24 hours)
For emergency situations, call 119.
When you call this number, your location is automatically identified.
The 119 rescue team will react quickly to meet the caller's needs, offering professional medical assistance such as sending an ambulance and taking patients to the nearest hospital.
The 119 ambulance is free of charge.
When a foreigner calls 119, the staff in the situation room transfers the call to a translator of the Korea National Tourism Organization (KNTO).
Through three way call with a translator and a staff member in the situation room, a foreign caller can effectively communicate his/ her needs and obtain assistance.
When using a mobile phone, press 119 without an area code. When using 119 from a public phone, press the red color emergency call button, and press 119. The caller`s loca-tion is also automatically identified when calling from a public phone.
You can visit the following website: www.119.go.kr [K] and report emergencies online 24 hours a day by completing an application form in either Korean or English.
Reporting emergencies is also possible through mobile text messaging at 119 and fax at 1544-9119.
|Medical institution||Address||Tel(emergency room)||Medical Departments|
|Kangdong Sacred Heart Hosipital||Gil-dong||445 and 3 lots||150, Seongan-ro||+82-2-2224-2358||
|Korea Veterans Health Service Medical Center||Dunchon 2-dong||6-2||53, Jinhwangdo-ro 61-gil||+82-2-2225-1114||
|Kyung Hee Univ. Hospital at Gangdong||Sangil-dong||149||892, Dongnam-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul||+82-2-440-7114||
|Kangdong Miz Hospital||Cheonho 3-dong||452-1||1043, Cheonho-daero||+82-2-470-9114||
Obsterics, pediatrics, anesthetics, radiology, surgery department, internal medicine department
|Yang Hospital||Gil-dong||Gil-dong 424, 421 (2F)||1159, Cheonho-daero, 2nd Fl., 128, Jinhwangdo-ro||+82-2-480-8000||
Internal medicine department, surgery department, diagnostic radiology, anesthetics, family medicine, dental department
|Bom Dam Hospital||Myeongil 1-dong||335-3||1596, Yangjae-daero||+82-1833-5777||
Rehabilitation department, neurology department, internal medicine department, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oriental medicine internal medicine department
|Inega Oriental Medicine Hospital||Seongnae 1-dong||551-3 (1~2F, 5~7F)||15, Seongnae-ro 6-gil||+82-2-477-9661||
|Spinal Special Center||Seongnae 2-dong||62-4 3~4F||1012, Cheonho-daero||+82-2-472-0114||
Neurosurgery, internal medicine department, orthopedics, radiology, anesthetics
|Joeun Madi Hospital||Seongnae 2-dong||199-5(1F, 4~6F, 1~3BF)||19, Cheonho-daero 170-gil||+82-2-487-1121||
Orthopedics, internal medicine department, radiology, neurosurgery, anesthetics
|Kangdong Yonsei Hospital||Cheonho 2-dong||315-2||734, Olympic-ro||+82-1899-0102||
Orthopedics, family medicine
|Kong Eye Center||Seongnae 2-dong||139||45, Pungseong-ro 37-gil (Seongnae-dong)||+82-2-480-5000||
Ophtalmology, internal medicine department
|Nam Ki Se Spine & Joint Hospital||Gil-dong||459-1||1133, Cheonho-daero (Gil-dong)||+82-1577-2533||
Orthopedics, neurosurgery, anesthetics, radiology, family medicine
|Hospital Run||Gil-dong||318 (1~3F)||1165, Cheonho-daero||+82-1600-7511||
Orthopedics, neurosurgery, internal medicine department, radiology, anesthetics
|Leaders Hospital||Seongnae 2-dong||13-9 (1~2F, 4~5F)||Part of 1 ~ 2nd Fl., 4, 5th Fl., 1044, Cheonho-daero, (Seongnae-dong)||+82-2-333-3080||
Orthopedics, internal medicine department, radiology, plastic surgery department
|Sarang Plus Hospital||Myeongil 1-dong||345-8||Yangjae-daero 1580||+82-1661-9991||
Orthopedics, rehabilitation department, internal medicine department, radiology, neurosurgery, surgery department, neurology department, laboratory medicine, urology, pediatrics, dermatology, family medicine, anesthetics
|Allbarun Seoul Hospital||Cheonho 3-dong||51-3||Yangjae-daero 1525 (Cheonho-dong)||1588-7740||
Orthopedics, pediatrics, family medicine, anesthetics, radiology, internal medicine department, neurosurgery, laboratory medicine
|I Am Dental Hospital||Cheonho 2-dong||425-5 (4F)||664, Olympic-ro||+82-1599-2899||
|Yonsei Mirae N Miso Dental Hospital||Sangil-dong||373-1||202, 203, 36, Sangil-ro 10-gil (Sangil-dong, Sejong Telecom)||+82-2-441-2275||
|Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital||Sangil-dong||149||892, Dongnam-ro||+82-2-958-8114||
Oral and maxillofacial surgery department, prosthodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dental department, periodontics, operative restoration department
|Chamjalham Medicine Hospital||Cheonho3-dong||51-7 (2~5F)||2~5th Fl., 1517, Yangjae-daero (Cheonho-dong)||+82-1577-2575||
Oriental medicine separate departments, rehabilitation department, radiology
|Gangdong Oriental Hospital||Gil-dong||320-4 (except 6F)||1556, Yangjae-daero||+82-2-455-4500||
|The Cell Chaewon Hospital||Seongnae 1-dong||548-5 (2~5F)||66, Seongnae-ro (Seongnae-dong)||+82-2-2635-9933||
Internal medicine department, dermatology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation department, oriental medicine internal medicine department
|Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital||Sangil-dong||149||892, Dongnam-ro||+82-1577-5800||
|Gangdong Sungmo Geriatric Hospital||cheonho2-dong||362-3||31, Olympic-ro 80-gil||+82-2-488-0020||
|Dongbu Central Care Hospital||Amsa 1-dong||501-9 and 1 lot||8, Olympic-ro 98-gil||+82-2-441-0011||
Internal medicine department, rehabilitation department, orthopedics, pediatrics, otolaryngology, dermatology, family medicine, oriental medicine separate departments (8 in total)
|Yonsei Yeongdong Care Hospital||Cheonho 2-dong||421-4(2~6F)||202, Gucheonmyeon-ro||+82-2-487-5211||
|Seoul Forest Hospital||Godeok2-dong||297-1||295-60, Godeok-ro||+82-2-473-5575||
Internal medicine department, neurology department, dermatology, pediatrics, acupuncture and moxibustion department, rehabilitation department
|Veterans Care Hospital||Dunchon 2-dong||6-2||53, Jinhwangdo-ro 61-gil||+82-2-2225-1123||
Internal medicine department, neurology department, surgery department, orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, rehabilitation department, family medicine