Awhile ago, friends of ours had a medical emergency in the middle of the night and didn’t know who to call. We ourselves have needed to report something unusual on the street (in our case, an alarm system that refused to shut down) and didn’t know how to contact the police. The number in our Paginas Amarillos (Yellow Pages) wasn’t correct. And frankly, even when we are not rushed or in a panic, we find the Paginas Amarillos puzzling at best. When you are hurt or in trouble or just plain annoyed, but you don’t know the language, information you may need is a lot harder to find. So Yucatan Living has printed up bookmarks which are available at the Merida English Library, Amate Bookstore (Calle 51 at Calle 60) and most real estate agency offices. The bookmarks are free, just like the website. Keep one handy in case of an emergency. Keep one in your book or in your car or on your refrigerator. And if you can’t find one when you need one, come to the website and we’ll keep the numbers here for you too:
General Emergency – 066 for a land line or 113 for a cellular phone
Red Cross (Cruz Roja) Ambulance – 924-9813
Merida Police Dept. – 942-0060
Merida Fire Dept.- 924-9242 or 923-2971
TaxiMetro – 982-7575
Taxi Santa Ana (24 hours) – 928-5600
Green Angels Roadside Assistance – 983-1184
CMA - Calle 54 y Perez Ponce, (near WalMart) – 926-2111
CEM – Calle 60 and Ave. Colon (near Hyatt Hotel) – 920-4040
Star Medica – Calle 26 #199 x 15 Fracc. Altabrisa (near new Altabrisa shopping center) 930-2880 (ext. 5 for emergencies)
Clinica de Merida – Ave. Itzaes, (near the Donde circle) 925-4508 (they have their own ambulance service)
Doctor Who Makes House Calls: Dr Rebas at 999 172-4772 (Speaks English. Charges $500 pesos)
Official Translator in Merida: Pilla Marcin de Azarcoya, (999) 944-9517 or (999) 920-2011
Animal Rescue: AFAD – 044-999-947-6319 or 044-999-152-0949 (both cel phones)
CFE (Electricity) – 071
JAPAY (Water) – 930-3450
Telmex (Phone) – 01-800-123-0000
As always, we welcome your comments. If you have any numbers you think should be added to this list, let us know.
- Read about Working Gringa’s experience at a local emergency room.
- If you missed our report on local hospitals, you’ll find that here.
- Yucatan Dentists are listed here.