The ever-present Meykos chain has reputable pharmacies all over the city. Zuiva is another national chain, with some locations open 24 hours. Both Centro Médico and Hospital Herrera Llerandi have English-speaking staff and are accustomed to dealing with foreigners. The Red Cross (Cruz Roja in Spanish) serves as an ambulance and rescue service.

Emergency Services

Cruz Roja. 125.

Fire. 122.

Police. 120.


Centro Médico. 6 Av. 3–47, Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 01010. 2279–4949.

Hospital Herrera Llerandi. 6 Av. 8–71, Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 01010. 2384–5959. www.herrerallerandi.com.


Meykos. 18 Calle 25–76, Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 01010. 2363–5903. 6 Av. 5–01, Zona 9, 01009. 2385–1504.

Zuiva. Calzada San Juan 29– 93, Zona 7, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 01007. 2433–2963.

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