If there is a life threatening emergency involving an American citizen after regular business hours (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM), you may call (+99412) 488-3300 and ask for the Duty Officer.
All Americans traveling to Azerbaijan should make sure that their immunizations are up-to-date. Azerbaijan’s water systems are often aging and poorly maintained. Water should be filtered and purified. A good rolling boil for 10 minutes will kill most bacteria and a good filter will remove most heavy metals and impurities. Several brands of bottled water may be purchased locally. Meats should be cooked thoroughly and fruits and vegetables should be washed and peeled.
If you have a medical emergency while in Baku, you may wish to use Consular Section’s list of English speaking physicians and/or facilities (PDF 148 KB). The Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the institutions, individuals, hospitals and/or doctors listed herein.
A few Western-type medical clinics, the quality of which is comparable to those in Western countries, are operating in Baku. The quality of these clinics is good. However, medical facilities outside the capital remain inadequate, unsanitary, and unsafe. There is often a shortage of basic medical supplies, including disposable needles and vaccines.