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Merida Emergency Numbers

Merida Emergency Numbers

17 March 2007 Health, Yucatan Survivor 24

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. 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

24-Hour Vets

Tony or Nelson - 044-999-156-9806

Jose or Sandra - 044-999-900-9445

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

Ayuntatel (Merida Citizen's Line): 924-4000 or 070

As always, we welcome your comments. If you have any numbers you think should be added to this list, let us know.


  • Working Gringos 2 years ago

    Mary Lou, our new website design, which is in the works, will have dates. Stay tuned!!

  • Mary Lou Martin 2 years ago

    It would be so helpful if you could put a "last updated" note on all your articles.

    Is this the most current list, as per your comment above?

    Thanks for a wonderful publication.

  • Working Gringos 2 years ago

    We are actually checking them right now. They will be updated by the time you get here!

  • Ewker Walker 2 years ago

    Just checking to see if all of the numbers above are still good. We will be there in February. Thanks.

  • Sara Lowry 2 years ago

    Can you direct me in the right direction to complain about the roads in Celestun. I live at the Condo Resort of Playa Maya Condominiums and just recently the Resort and Ximim paid to fix the road from the Army base to our Resorts. From the village to the Army base is absolutely terrible. Both of us bring a lot of business to Celestun. Tourist are very disappointed at the condition of not only the village but the road which is Calle 12. The road into the village and the return has large pot holes, very hard on a vehicle when you are not familar with the road. We have asked and pleaded with the local Mayor and she does nothing to fix the roads.
    This is the second time we have paid personally to fix the road.

  • Jose A Herrera 3 years ago

    Excellent information...I am fully bilingual and gladly offer help to anyone who may need a translation.

  • Working Gringos 3 years ago

    Why, thank you John!! Don't mind if we do :-)

  • John Sellhorn 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant. Take a well earned bow once again.

  • Working Gringos 3 years ago

    Yes, David, it is current!

  • David Gostnell 3 years ago

    This is valuable information. I notice it was posted in 2007. Is it current?

  • Amy 4 years ago

    Who is a good doctor to go to when you have, um, stomach issues? Is there anyone near the Centro?

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