When traveling, it’s always important to be prepared for the possibility of getting sick. Firstly, if there are any medicines that you usually use, take them with you.
Secondly, if you’re experiencing an non-emergency issue, like allergies or an upset stomach, your best bet might be to visit your local pharmacy. in Armenia, pharmacists can prescribe medicine on the spot, and many remedies are readily available over the counter (much more so than in the West).
Thirdly, if you have an emergency, call 911 (yes, it’s the same number you dial in the United States). If you don’t have a phone and are around people, ask them to call for you – they will almost certainly oblige. If you’ve got no other options, call or hail a taxi and say “heevandanots” or “opital” (like “hospital” without the “h” or “s”).
General medical care, including prescription drugs, emergency care and overnight stays are cheap in Armenia. That is, don’t avoid going to the physician or pharmacist if you think something is wrong because you might have to pay an arm and a leg: no cost is too high for your health, but, thankfully, in Armenia the cost is really not that high. Medical personnel tend to be well trained and professional.