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Medical Services

Washington, DC, has no unexpected health dangers and excellent medical facilities; the only real concern is that a collision with the US medical system might injure your wallet. Remember to buy health insurance before you travel. Check the Insurance section of the Lonely Planet website (www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance) for more information. Recommended medical facilities:

George Washington University Hospital

Travelers' Clinic Offers immunizations and health advice for global travels; it’s part of George Washington University.


The most prominent pharmacy chain is CVS, with locations all around the city. These convenient branches are open 24 hours:

CVS Dupont Circle

CVS Thomas Circle