Anti-Rabies Center

The Anti-Rabies Center is open every morning (no appointment required) for anyone who has come into contact with an animal that may transmit rabies, either in France or abroad. Rabies is a deadly disease and treatment needs to be started as soon as possible. The medical team will see any patients at risk immediately following rabies exposure or wishing to continue a course of treatment they began while abroad.

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PRACTICAL DETAILS

Please remember to bring:

  • your health booklet (carnet de santé);
  • your immunization record (carnet de vaccinations);
  • your carte vitale healthcare card or social security certificate.

Open in the morning (no appointment required):

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am to 12 noon
  • Thursday: 10am to 12 noon
  • Saturday in odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September and November): 9 to 11.30am

Information: +33 (0)1 45 68 80 88

 
Please see the calendar showing the days the Institut Pasteur Medical Center is closed. (PDF, only available in French)

 


On Saturdays in even-numbered months, treatment is available at the Begin Military Hospital (HIA Begin).
Rabies consultations at Begin Hospital are by appointment on Saturdays in even-numbered months from 9.30am to 12 noon.
 
Telephone: 01 43 98 48 38
Address: 69, avenue de Paris – 94160 Saint Mandé – France
Metro station / RER: Bérault (line 1) or Vincennes (RER A)
 


TRANSMISSION

All mammals can spread rabies.
Post-exposure rabies treatment should be started as soon as possible after being bitten. This involves several vaccinations, sometimes accompanied by serum therapy. The vaccines currently used are highly effective and well tolerated.

TREATMENT

Post-exposure rabies treatment is only performed in France at anti-rabies treatment centers that have been accredited by the French Health Ministry.
 
List of anti-rabies treatment centers (PDF – 59kB)
List of hospitals and clinics with rabies facilities (PDF – 17kB)
 

PREVENTION

Travelers should be aware that although rabies in animals is on the decline in France and Western Europe, it is still prevalent on every other continent.
Pre-exposure vaccination may therefore be recommended depending on your destination.
 
Find out more about rabies.
 
You can also contact the National Reference Center (CNR) for Rabies, which issues bulletins on the epidemiology and prophylaxis of rabies in France.
 
 
See the opening times and details on how to make an appointment at the Institut Pasteur Medical Center.

 

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