Banks -- A branch of National Commercial Bank (tel. 876/962-2083) can be found at 9 Manchester Rd.; open Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 3pm, Friday 8:30am to 4pm.
Hospital -- The town's major hospital, Mandeville Hospital, Hargreaves Avenue (tel. 876/962-2067), is the best medical center in the Central Highlands of Jamaica.
Internet Access -- The Internet Café at Manchester Shopping Centre (tel. 876/961-1829) is the largest in Jamaica, boasting 20 computers and charging US$3.20 per half-hour. It is open Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm, Friday 8:30am to 4pm.
Mail -- The Mandeville Post Office, South Racecourse (tel. 876/962-4445), is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. To mail packages, it's more efficient to use Airpak Express, 11 Caledonia Rd. (tel. 876/962-5101). Include "Jamaica, W.I." in all island addresses.
Pharmacy -- The most convenient drugstore is the Caledonia Mall Pharmacy, Shop G5, Caledonia Road (tel. 876/962-0038), open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:30pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm.
Safety -- The police station, 8 Parkerson Rd. (tel. 876/962-2250), is on the north side of the central village green. Of all Jamaica's cities, Mandeville is the safest; still, take all the usual precautions.
Travel Agencies -- The best one is Sterling Travel, Caledonia Plaza (tel. 876/962-2203), open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.