In Dallas, one phone number (744-4444) is important for all major medical emergencies. By calling this number, you can enlist the help of paramedics or call for an ambulance.
For minor emergencies such as broken bones and lacerations, many small emergency clinics are conveniently located around town. Most of them are open seven days a week and don’t require an appointment. Besides minor emergencies, these clinics-which are staffed by doctors and registered nurses-usually have their own labs and X-ray facilities. Most of these clinics provide physical exams for school, employment or workmen’s compensation; administer blood tests for marriage licenses; and provide general medical care.
Emergency Care Center. 2005 W. Airport Freeway (between MacArthur and Story). 659-1234. Open daily 7:30 a.m.-10:35 p.m.
Med-Stop. 5315 Greenville at Lovers Lane. 696-3636. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Minor Emergency Center. 1205 Josey Lane north of Belt Line, Carrollton. 245-9271. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Minor Emergency Clinic of Garland. 809 Centerville, Garland. 681-0487. Daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Pepper Square Emergency Medical Clinic. 14902 Preston at Belt Line. 980-1010. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Piano Emergency Center. 2929 Custer at Parker, Piano. 596-1003. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Parkland Hospital. 5201 Harry Hines Blvd. 638-1800. Provides 24-hour emergency-room service for trauma patients and is rated among the best in the United States. Minor emergencies requiring clinical care can be treated at Parkland’s Outpatient Clinic. 637-8184.
Besides Parkland, there are many other major hospitals in the Dallas area, including:
Children’s Medical Center. 1935 Amelia St. 920-2000.
Presbyterian Hospital. 8200 Walnut Hill Lane. 369-4111.
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. 4500 S. Lancaster. 376-5451.
Medical City Dallas. 7777 Forest Lane. 661-7000.
Methodist Central Hospital. 301 W. Colorado. 944-8181.
Baylor University Medical Center. 3500 Gaston. 820-0111.
St. Paul Hospital. 5905 Harry Hines Blvd. 689-2000.
REFERRAL SERVICES<BR>Community Council of Greater Dallas Information and Referral Service. 747-3711. Specializes in health, welfare and recreation services and agencies.
The Dallas County Medical Society Referral Service. 526-5090. Callers are given the names of three doctors from which to choose. The society can also provide the credentials (training, certifications and age) of member doctors.
Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council. 357-0139. This service will advise you of the hospital nearest you.
Dallas County Dental Society. 386-5741 or 247-6453. Callers are given the names of three dentists in their area.
North Dallas Dental Referral Service. 691-8187. Two dentists are available to answer questions.
Lawyer Referral Service. 745-1227. Sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association, this service can arrange an appointment for $20 per 30-minute consultation.
Dallas Power & Light
Customer service: 653-1311. Employees will answer any questions about your bill or provide general information.
Tree trimming: 698-7000. Trees growing close to or into power or service lines can be trimmed away free.
YES (Your Energy Share). This program entitles you to “energy shares,” or credits, when you purchase a new, higher efficiency air-conditioning unit (central or window) or a heating pump. These credits are earned according to the energy efficiency rating (EER) of your unit. For example, an air-conditioning unit with an EER of 8.5 or higher can earn $80 worth of credit per ton, which is applied toward your electric bill.
A variety of consumer booklets and pamphlets is available from the Communications Department. 698-7000.
A telephone information line is offered to answer questions about major appliances, including purchasing information related to efficiency. Call one of the home service advisors at 698-7000.
Texas Power & Light services many area suburbs. Consult the telephone directory for the local telephone number.
Tree trimming: Trees growing close to or into power or service lines can be trimmed free of charge; call your local TP&L office.
The Residential Customer Handbook answers questions ranging from applying for service to discontinuing it. It’s available by calling your local TP&L office.
Lone Star Gas offers free house calls by its consumer information specialists (home economists) on appliance use and care as well as kitchen planning. A telephone service is also available to answer questions on gas equipment. Dallas residents, call 741-3711; suburban residents, consult the telephone directory for the local office.
Tom Thumb/Page offers a consumer telephone line (661-9021) that will answer questions about shopping and cooking in Texas, product information, recipes and shopping tips. A coupon book on items such as light bulbs, plants and keys is also available for newcomers. Write the Director of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 594, Addison, TX 75001.
Minyard Food Stores’ Consumer Rela tions Department (471-1872) has a home economist on hand to answer questions about recipes, products, nutrition information and special diets.
TIME AND TEMPERATURE
Call 844-(any four numbers) to obtain the correct time and temperature.
Call the National Weather Service (993-2626) for weather information to help plan trips, outings, etc.
POST OFFICE INFORMATION
For zip code information, call 647-2996 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. For general information, call 767-6727 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
POST OFFICE STATIONS
Airlawn, 2310 Stutz, 357-7670.
AMF (Dallas/Fort Worth airport), 574-2622.
Beverly Hills, 2202 S. Cockrell Hill, 337-4616.
Apparel Mart, 2300 Stemmons Frwy., 631-7556.
Brookhollow, 7239 Envoy, 637-5247.
Cása View, 2345 Oates Drive, 327-2173.
Downtown, 400 N. Ervay, 760-7200.
East Grand, 1100 Graham Ave., 827-6887.
Exchange Park, Frito Lay Tower, 352-5753.
Fair Park, 802 Exposition, 826-2172.
Greenville Avenue, 5650 Belmont, 823-2313.
Highland Hills, 3655 Simpson-Stuart, 371-3711.
Industrial, 1505 Slocum, 760-7206.
Inwood, 7611 Inwood Road, 351-5830.
Joe Pool, 400 Kiest-Polk Village, 376-2621.
Kleberg, 1000 S. Belt Line, 286-5460.
Lakewood, 6120 Swiss Ave., 821-5422.
Main Place, Level B, One Main Place, 760-7204.
Merchandise Mart, 500 S. Ervay, 760-7209.
Northaven, 2736 Royal Lane, 243-6121.
Northlake, 333 Northlake Shopping Center, 348-5220.
NorthPark, 1505 NorthPark Center, 369-6061.
Oak Lawn, 2825 Oak Lawn, 521-4000.
Park Cities, 3402 University Blvd., 521-5783.
Parkdale, 7720 Military Parkway, 388-1079.
Pleasant Grove, 230 Pleasant Grove Shopping Center, 391-5104.
Preston, 8604 Turtle Creek, 361-5409.
Richland, 11886 Greenville, 690-8284.
Royal Lane, 539 Preston Royal Shopping Center, 361-2922.
South Dallas, 2120 S. Ervay, 428-8858.
South Oak Cliff, 308 Lancaster-Kiest Shopping Center, 376-8118.
Spring Valley, 13770 Noel, 233-2212.
Station A, Centre, 943-8383.
Station C, 1100 Commerce, 760-7208.
Vickery, 8231 Park Lane, 363-0641.
Village Branch, 38-A Highland Park Village, 528-9878.
Walnut Hill, 9755 Webbs Chapel, 357-6629.
White Rock, 226 Casa Linda Plaza, 327-3443.
World Trade Center, 2050 Stemmons Frwy.,741-1935.
Addison, 15401 Addison Road, 233-2511.
Cedar Hill, 100 E. Belt Line, 291-4434.
DeSoto, 229 S. Hampton, 223-6500.
Duncanviile, 205 E. Center, 298-3603.
Farmers Branch, 13904 Josey Lane, 247-3546.
Grand Prairie, 802 S. Carrier, 264-5751.
Hutchins, 205 W. Hickman, 225-3677.
Lancaster, 200 N. State, 227-2551.
Mesquite, 120 E. Grubb, 288-4476.
Richardson, 433 Belle Grove, 235-8353.
Promenade, 2035 Promenade Center, 690-8708.