Round-the-clock drugstore service is offered by Farmacia Deleyte, Calle John F. Kennedy 89 (tel. 809/586-2583). Emergency medical service in Puerto Plata is provided by Clínica Dr. Brugal, Calle José del Carmen Ariza 15 (tel. 809/586-2519). Medical services are also provided at Hospital Clínica Dr. José Gregorio Hernández, Av. 27 de Febrero 21 (tel. 809/586-1166), maintaining 24-hour emergency service. The Clínica Dental, also in Puerto Plata, is at Av. Juan Pablo Duarte 80, Galerías Las Bromelias 33 (tel. 809/971-5689). In addition, there is also Servi-Med, Plaza La Criolla, Sosuá (tel. 809/571-0964), and Servi-Med at Calle Principal in Cabarete (tel. 809/571-0964). To summon the police in Puerto Plata, call tel. 809/586-2331; if you need to visit in person, the address is Calle Luis Ginêbra 14. The office of the local Western Union is at Playa Plaza Dorada (tel. 809/320-2501), open daily from 8am to 9:45pm.
Because so many Canadian visitors descend on Puerto Plata annually, that country has opened a consulate at Virginia e Ortea, Edificio Isabel de Torres (Ste. 311-C) at Puerto Plata (tel. 809/586-5761; www.canadainternational.gc.ca), Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.
The U.K. Consulate is at Beller 51 (tel. 809/586-4244; www.fco.gov.uk), open Monday to Friday 8:15am to 12:30pm. The U.S. Consulate is at César Nicolas Penson (tel. 809/221-2171; http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov), open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4pm.
For Internet access, go to SR Systems, Carretera Puerto Plata and Maimon (tel. 809/320-1603), where the charge is RD$200 for 30 minutes.
For money exchange or banks with ATMs, head for Banco BHD, Calle San Felipe (tel. 809/320-7919), open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm; or Banco del Progreso, Calle Beller 33 (tel. 809/320-0504; www.progreso.com.do), open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm.