Contacts and addresses

Heres a collection of numbers and addresses that may come in handy for you on your Panama tour.  Theres some that you hopefully won’t need!  Calling a phone from outside of Panama you need to add the Panamanian country code(507).  Calling a phone from inside Panama you don’t need to add the country code prefix.  Inside Panama there are no area codes so you can call the number directly.  Panamanian cell phones normally start with a 6 and have 8 digits.  Landlines have 7 digits.

If you’re looking for addresses, don’t.  Panama doesn’t really have a mail service nor proper street addresses.  Some company deliver their own mail(power bills, bank statements etc) and the address will have state a landmark and how far you are from that.  There is no regular mail service and most companies use mail boxes.  If you’re looking for an address take a taxi, the driver will often know the name of the building you’re looking for but will not know the street name.

Emergency phone numbers                                               Ambulance services(private)
Panamanian Police – 104                                                                                                                 Emergency calls – 911
Panamanian Fire Brigade – 103                                                                                                   Alerta, S.A – 263 4522
Panamanian Civil Protecion – 316 0080                                                                              SEMM – 264 4122
Panamanian Red Cross – 228 2187                                                                                            Emi – 236 6060
                                                                                                                                                                           Vive – 279 3100

Hospitals
Hospital Nacional – 207 8100                                                                            Clinica Hospital San Fernando – 305 6300
Hospital Santo Tomas – 507 5600                                                                 Centro Medico Paitilla – 265 880
Hospital Punta Pacifica(John Hopkins) – 204 8000                        Consultorios Medicos Royal Centre – 263 3464
Complejo Medico Marbella – 263 1954                                                       Hospital Santa Fe – 227 4733

Government Tourist Board(ATP)                                  Department of Imigration
526 7000                                                                                                                                        507 1800

Cell phone networks
Mas Movil(Cable and Wireless – 224 6161                                   Movistar – 800 0001
Claro – 800 9100                                                                                           Digicel – 800 3444

Panama City airports
Tocumen international airport – 238 2700
Marcos A. Gelabert airport(also known as Albrook domestic airport) – 501 9000
Howard private airport – 316 1568

Churches