Banks & Currency Exchange -- Andina International, Capitán Drury 876, exchanges money; banks such as Banco de la Nación, Av. San Martín 687; Banco de la Provincia Neuquén, Belgrano and Obeid; and Banco Frances, Av. San Martín and Sarmiento, have ATMs and money exchange. All banks are open Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm.

Emergency -- Dial tel. 107.

Hospital -- Hospital Regional Ramón Carrillo is at Avenida San Martín and Coronel Rodhe (tel. 02972/427211).

Laundry -- The most convenient laundromats are Laverap Santa Ana, Belgrano 618 (tel. 02972/421898), and Laverap Drury, Drury 880 (tel. 02972/428820).

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Police -- For emergencies, dial tel. 101. The federal police station is at Av. San Martín 915 (tel. 02972/428249); the provincial police station is at Belgrano 635 (tel. 02972/427300).

Post Office -- Correo Argentino is at the corner of General Roca and Coronel Pérez (tel. 02972/427201).

Taxi -- Eco-taxi (tel. 02972/428421) has a stand at Plaza San Martín.

Telephone & Internet -- The fastest computers are at Cooperativa Telefónica, Capitán Drury 761, open from 9am to 11pm, where you can also make phone calls. One half-hour of Internet use costs less than $2 (£1.35).

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.