Life's more minor injuries and illnesses can happen anytime and anywhere.
Consider the following:
- After school, a high school athlete falls during field hockey practice, injuring her ankle. She can't put pressure on the ankle, it's starting to swell, and she needs to see a doctor.
- A man remodeling his kitchen accidentally slices his hand; it's a superficial wound, but he will probably need stitches.
- On a weekend, a toddler's cold is getting worse. The boy's mother notices that he also now has a sore throat and is running a mild fever.
What Do These People Have in Common?
These people all need immediate care for what is considered to be a minor illness or injury, but not the life threatening kind that are often found in busy hospital emergency departments. Unfortunately, in emergency departments, where anything can happen, people with minor injuries or conditions can end up waiting a very long time to see a healthcare professional.
Eastern Maine Medical Center's Walk-In Care Center offers patients prompt medical care for minor illnesses or injury. This service was developed with the patient in mind, and features state-of-the-art equipment in a clean, comfortable environment. Walk-In Care is not a traditional hospital emergency department. People who are experiencing chest pain, abdominal pain, or have multiple injuries should call 9-1-1 or go immediately to the EMMC Emergency Department on State Street.
This Condition Assessment Tool has been developed to help you decide when to access EMMC’s Emergency Department and when to access your primary care provider or EMMC's Walk-In Care. If you are unsure if your illness or injury is appropriate for Walk-In Care, you should first call your primary care physician. If needed, you can then call Walk-In Care at 207-973-8030.
Because we understand that the best care is given with the patient's complete history in mind, EMMC Walk-In Care providers work with primary care physicians whenever possible. If you come to Walk-In Care, and you do not have a primary care physician, our staff can help you find one. For help in finding a primary care physician now, go to our Physician Finder.
Convenient Location with Easy Access and Parking
Walk-In Care, which offers seven exam rooms, is staffed by physicians, physician extenders, registered nurses, and LPNs from EMMC, which means that Walk-In Care patients receive the same quality of care and expertise as they would at our other EMMC facilities. In addition, sophisticated, laboratory, imaging, and pharmacy services are available to help ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment.
EMMC's Walk-In Care Center is located less than half a mile from Interstate 95 on Union Street in Bangor. When traveling towards the Bangor International Airport, we are located on the right, within the EMMC Healthcare Mall. Walk-In Care is open seven days a week, 8 am to 7 pm, and most holidays, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, please call us at 207-973-8030.