Saint Petersburg Travel Guide

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The below private hospitals have English-speaking Russian doctors (very few, if any, hospital staff are expats). Depending on the type of service provided and the terms of one's insurance policy, these hospitals may be able to arrange direct billing with European and American medical insurance companies.

American Medical ClinicMoyka Embankment 78Phone: +7 812 740 2090Fax: +7 812 310 4664Hours: 24 hoursPrice: Consultation from RUB2700Includes dental clinic and pediatric unit.
EuromedSuvorovsky Prospekt 60Phone: +7 812 327 0301Hours: 24 hoursMulti-specialty medical center that provides a full range of medical services,applying international standards and protocols of diagnostics and treatment. Includes it's own laboratory and pharmacy units, in-patient department with comfortable 5-star hotel class wards, ambulance team. English-speaking personnel provides direct insurance billing and any administrative support to the patient(accomodation,visas,transfers,medical evacuatuons).
MEDEMUlitsa Marata 6Phone: +7 812 336 3333Hours: 24 hoursPrice: Consultation RUB2700-13,800Includes dental clinic, pediatric unit, and other services.

The city's water-system is not ideal because of a number of old pipes and as a result does not provide 100% clean water (too much heavy metals). Some locals boil or also filter tap water before use; you might want to buy it bottled if water quality affects you. It's germ free, though, so brushing your teeth with it is fine—it's just not great for drinking. Cold water is cleaner than hot. No hot water for 3 weeks every summer.

There are numerous public toilets, most of which are attended by a person who will charge about RUB15 for entry. Toilet paper is not always provided. The toilets are typically extremely dirty by Western standards. If you are a Westerner, you can get away with wandering into the Western hotels, which have lovely bathrooms. Just don't ever push your luck with suit-clad martial arts masters guarding the hotel entrances, they are tough as nails if provoked. Many restaurants also allow tourists to use toilet without being a customer.


source: Wikivoyage

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