As a key destination for health tourism in the region, Lebanon has a professional and private healthcare system. Located mainly in Beirut , key hospitals include:
AUH American University Hospital, Hamra area: +961-1-344704.
RHUH Rafic Hariri University Hospital, Bir Hassan area: +961-1-830000.
Hotel Dieu de France, Ashrafieh area: +961-1-386791.
Rizik Hospital, Ashrafieh area: +961-1-200800.
Mont Liban Hospital, Hazmieh area: +961-1-955444.
SacrÃ© Coeur Hospital, Hazmieh area: +961-1-451704.
Tel Shiha - Zahle, Beqaa
Sahel Hospital - Airport Ave Area: +961-1-858333
Jabal Amel Hospital - Jal Al Baher Area, Tyre: +961-7-740343, 07-740198, 07-343852, 03-280580
Labib Medical Center - Abou Zahr Street, Sidon Area: +961-7-723444, 07-750715/6
Bahman Hospital - Beirut, Haret Hreik Area: +961-1-544000 or 961-3-544000
It is extremely important that you get travel insurance prior to your departure to Lebanon. Hospitals in the country can be very expensive and, with the lack of insurance, cash payments may be expected beforehand.
The vast majority of Lebanese are friendly, and most tourists experience no problems. Nevertheless tensions with neighboring Israel can erupt but are usually confined to South Lebanon and therefore travellers should follow the independent press while in the country.
Like in any country, it is preferable to be accompanied when visiting certain locations. In general, the Israeli borders and any Palestinian refugee camps should be avoided.
Visitors should always register with their respective embassies once they enter Lebanon and keep up-to-date regarding any travel warnings regarding Lebanon.
Useful phone numbers:
Police: 112 or 911 or 999
Fire brigade: 175 metropolitan Beirut only
Civil defense: 125 outside Beirut
The Red Cross Medic Response: 140