When to Use Urgent Care

Do you know the best place to go when you’re sick?

We’ve all been there: what began as a tiny cough in the morning has become a full-blown fever, headache, and sore throat overnight. You know you need to see a doctor, but your primary care provider is booked through the week. Learn how an urgent care center can help.

Urgent Care

Accidents and unexpected illness happen. When you need immediate treatment for non life-threatening injuries and illnesses, try an urgent care center. Maine Urgent Care is open 8am-8pm 7 days a week, with extended hours and no appointment necessary! We provide nearly all the services available at a traditional doctor’s office, with the added convenience of digital x-ray machines and lab testing on-site. Most procedures are covered by insurance and self-pay discounts are available.

Maine Urgent Care can treat:

  • Cold and Flu
  • Fevers
  • Allergies and Sinus Infection
  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Sprains, Strains and Broken Bones
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Earaches
  • Bug Bites and Stings
  • Acute Pain
  • Minor Wounds and Burns
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Allergic Reactions
  • and more!
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Emergency Room

While an Emergency Room is equipped to treat minor injuries or illnesses, you’ll likely end up waiting much longer and paying a lot more than you would at an urgent care. A visit to the emergency department should be reserved for true medical emergencies, such as trauma, surgical procedures, and life threatening situations.

Call 911 or go immediately to your nearest hospital emergency department for life-threatening medical conditions, such as:

  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Chest pain
  • Head injury
  • Severe trauma
  • Open fractures
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Severe burns
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