Please note: For emergencies in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties, dial
911. The numbers listed below are for administrative offices.
Fire and Police Departments
Albany Fire Department 447-7879.
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.
Albany Medical Center 45 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 262-3125.
Albany Memorial Hospital Northern Boulevard and Shaker Road, Albany, 471-3111.
Ellis Hospital 1101 Nott St., Schenectady, 243-4000.
St. Clare’s Hospital 600 McClellan St., Schenectady, 382-2000.
St. Peter’s Hospital 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, 525-1550.
Samaritan Hospital 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy, 271-3300.
Saratoga Hospital 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 587-3222.
Seton Health Center 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy, 268-5000.
Acute Care Clinics
Community Care 250 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, 439-8077; Capital Region Health Park, 711 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, 783-3110; 2125 River Road, Niskayuna, 713-5341
East Greenbush Urgent Care 2 Empire Drive, Rensselaer, 286-4960
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 Community Services
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 Samaritan, 689-4673.
YWCA Services to Families in Violence 374-3394.
Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood
Appointment line for all centers: 434-5678.
Albany 885 Central Ave., 434-5678.
Hudson 190 Fairview Ave., 828-4675.
Troy 200 Broadway, 274-5640.
Schenectady 1040 State St., 374-5353.
Planned Parenthood Health Services
Amsterdam, 4803 State Highway/30 KEM Plaza, 842-0285.
Clifton Park 1673 Route 9, 383-1783.
Saratoga Springs 236 Washington St., 584-0041.
The brief list below provides info for those inclined to get involved in the community and social change.
AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, 927 Broadway, Albany. 434-4686, aidscouncil.org. Provides free, confidential HIV and STD testing, free condoms and safer sex supplies, and services to people living with HIV and AIDS.
Albany Vegetarian Network, PO Box 1617, Latham, (578) 686-7486, nyvegetarianexpo.org. Promoting the global health benefits of green, sustainable living, environmental awareness, compassion for animals and all beings and highlighing their relationships to vegetarian and vegan lifesytles.
Capital District Center for Independence 875 Central Ave., South 4, Albany, 459-6422. A nonprofit organization that provides services for the disabled.
Capital District Local First, Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga Counties, capitaldistrictlocalfirst.org. Working to promote the locally owned, independent business community of the region. We believe that the locally owned, independent business community plays a vital role in enhancing the social fairness, community spirit, financial vitality, and environmental health of the region.
Center for Law and Justice Pine West Plaza, Bldg 2, Washington Ave. Ext., 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. eany.org
Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council 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. cdglcc.org
Capital District Community Gardens, 40 River St., Troy, 274-8685.Helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties improve their neighborhoods through community gardening, healthy food access and urban greening programs for more than 30 years. Cdcg.org.
Homeless Action Committee 393 N. Pearl St., Albany. 426-0554. Providers of food, clothing and advocacy for Albany’s homeless. homelessaction.com
Hunger Action Network of New York State 275 State St., 4th Floor, Albany, 434-7371. Lobbying and research on a range of hunger issues. hungeractionnys.org
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. nypirg.org
Social Justice Center 33 Central Ave., Albany, 434-4037. Umbrella organization of 10 peace and justice groups working on state and local social issues. albanysocialjusticecenter.org
United Tenants of Albany 33 Clinton Ave., Albany, 436-8997. Direct service and advocacy on tenants’ rights, affordable housing and community investment. unitedtenantsalbany.org
Vanderheyden Hall Troy, vanderheydenhall.org Vanderheyden has been one of the premier youth, individual and family services agencies located in the Capital Region of New York State for 175 years.
Places of Worship
Chapel + Cultural Center, 2125 Burdette Ave., Troy, 274-7793, chapelandculturalcenter.org. Multipurpose performing arts and spiritual center. Home to the Roman Catholic University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice.
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-7135, albanyuu.org. A welcoming community looking for answers to the great religious questions. Come as you are; come with whatever you believe. Join our free and responsible search.
Terra Nova Church, 409 River St., Troy, 833-0504, terranovachurch.org. Expressing the ancient truths of Christ in a culturally relevant way through teaching, music, art and media. Member of the Acts 29 Network. Small group worship and student programming available.
Sutton Law Firm, 323 Hamilton St., Albany, 465-1862. Specializing in DWIs, traffic, criminal defense, matrimonial and family law, personal injury, social security disability, real estate closings, trusts and estates.
Russell Parker Tax Accounting Firm, 681 Western Ave, Albany; 272 Lark St., Albany. 482-5623. Income tax preparation, e-filing, basic federal and NYS tax returns.
Albany International Airport Call airlines individually if you need specific information. General information: 242-2299. albanyairport.com
Adirondack Trailways Bus Lines 34 Hamilton St., Albany, 427-7060; 22 State St., Schenectady, 800-776-7548.
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.
Megabus (877) 602-MEGA, us.megabus.com. Buses leaving from Albany-Rensselaer train station to New York City and Ridgewood, N.J.
Premiere Transportation 456 N. Pearl St., Albany, 459-6123. A full-service limo company featuring a stretch Excursion that will boggle the mind.
Amtrak 525 East St., Rensselaer, 462-5763; 332 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 346-8651; 26 Station Lane, Saratoga Springs, 587-8354. For reservations and information, call (800) 872-7245.
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.
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.
Saratoga Central Dispatch 24-hour service. 584-2700.
Yankee Doodle Taxi runs 24 hours a day in Albany and southern Rensselaer County; 465-8188.