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Emergency Services

Please note: For emergencies in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties, dial911. The numbers listed below are for administrative offices.

Fire and Police Departments

Albany Fire Department 438-4000.

Schenectady Fire Department 382-5141.

Troy Fire Department 270-4471.

Albany Police 438-4000.

Saratoga Springs Police 584-1800.

Schenectady Police 382-5200.

Troy Police 270-4411.

New York State Police 783-3211.

Emergency Rooms

Albany Medical Center 45 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 262-3131.

Albany Memorial Hospital Northern Boulevard and Shaker Road, Albany, 471-3111.

Ellis Hospital 1101 Nott St., Schenectady, 243-4121.

St. Clare’s Hospital 600 McClellan St., Schenectady, 382-2222.

St. Peter’s Hospital 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, 525-1315.

Samaritan Hospital 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy, 271-3424.

Saratoga Hospital 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 583-8313.

Seton Health Center 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy, 268-5697.

Acute Care Clinics

First Care 363 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9911.

First Stop Medical Care 1971 Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-2597.

Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center 900 Lark Drive, Albany, 465-4771.

Hotlines

AIDS Council 445-AIDS, 445-2437.

Damien Center Albany, 449-7119; Schenectady, 374-0848; Troy, 270-9170. Area community/drop-in centers offering support and activities for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Domestic Violence Shelter Equinox, 432-7865.

Drug Abuse Services Hope House, 465-2441.

Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222.

Rape crisis hotlines Albany County, 447-7716; Saratoga County, 587-2336; Schenectady County, 346-2266; Rensselaer County, 271-3257.

Substance Abuse Counseling Equinox, 434-6135.

Suicide Prevention Samaritans, 689-4673.

YWCA Services to Families in Violence 374-3394.

Planned Parenthood

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood

Appointment line for all centers: 434-5678.

Albany 259 Lark St., 434-5678.

Hudson 190 Fairview Ave., 828-4675.

Latham Shaker Center, Route 155 West, 785-1146.

Troy 200 Broadway, 274-5640.

Planned Parenthood Health Services

Clifton Park 1673 Route 9, 383-1783.

Saratoga Springs 188 Church St., 584-0041.

Schenectady 414 Union St., 374-5353.

Social Action

The brief list below provides info for those inclined to get involved in the community and social change.

AIDS Council/Project H.O.P.E. 927 Broadway Albany, 434-4686. A nonprofit community service offering facts and advice on safe sex and HIV/AIDS prevention and testing.

Capital District Center for Independence 855 Central Ave., Suite 110, Albany, 459-6422. A nonprofit organization that provides services for the disabled.

Center for Law and Justice 524 Broadway, Albany, 427-8361. Advocates for poor communities on issues of police brutality, racism and social justice issues.

Environmental Advocates 353 Hamilton St., Albany, 462-5526. Environmental-action group.

Gay and Lesbian Community Center 332 Hudson Ave., Albany, 462-6138. A community center for the gay and lesbian community in the Capital Region, and a clearinghouse for information about events sponsored by the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council and other groups.

Homeless Action Committee 393 N. Pearl St., 426-0554. Providers of food, clothing and advocacy for Albany’s homeless.

Hunger Action Network of New York State 94 Central Ave., Albany, 434-7371. Lobbying and research on a range of hunger issues.

New York Public Interest Research Group 107 Washington Ave., Albany, 436-0876. Works on a range of public-interest issues, including the environment, good government, campaign-finance reform and consumer advocacy.

Social Justice Center 33 Central Ave., Albany, 434-4037. Umbrella organization of 10 peace and justice groups working on state and local social issues.

United Tenants of Albany 33 Clinton Ave., Albany, 436-8997. Direct service and advocacy on tenants’ rights, affordable housing and community investment.

Transportation

Air

Albany International Airport Call airlines individually if you need specific information. General information: 242-2299.

Bus

Adirondack Trailways Bus Lines 34 Hamilton St., Albany, 436-9651; 22 State St., Schenectady, 346-3415.

Capital District Transit Authority For bus information, 482-8822; for STAR information, 482-2022.

Greyhound Bus Lines 34 Hamilton St., Albany, 434-8461; 22 State St., Schenectady, 346-6113; 133 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-7490. For fare and schedule information, call (800) 229-9424.

Limo Services

Premiere Transportation 456 N. Pearl St., Albany, 459-6123. A full-service limo company featuring a stretch Excursion that will boggle the mind.

Rail

Amtrak 525 East St., Rensselaer, 462-5763; 332 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 346-8651; West Avenue and Station Lane, Saratoga Springs, 587-8354. For reservations and information, call (800) 872-7245.

Taxis

Airport Yellow Cab 869-2258, 869-2259.

Albany Yellow Cab runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; 434-2222.

Amtrak Yellow Cab, Rensselaer, 433-0300.

Black & White Cab System, Troy, 272-6961. Free phones all over town for calling this company; look for signs.

Buzzy’s Taxi, Albany, 433-8888.

Capitaland Taxi runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; Albany: 453-8888; Colonie/Guilderland/ Latham: 456-8294; Schenectady: 372-7777; Troy: 273-6666.

Colonie Checker Cab, runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; 456-8800.

Duffy’s Taxi, Albany, 433-8400.

Green and White Taxi, Albany, 455-8888.

OK Taxi, Albany, 482-5555.

Saratoga Central Dispatch 24-hour service. 584-2700.

Yankee Doodle Taxi runs 24 hours a day in Albany and southern Rensselaer County; 465-8188.

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