Urgent Care / Walk in Care
Sometimes life's bumps, bangs, and illnesses can’t wait.
Northern Light Urgent Care offers you prompt medical care for minor illnesses or injury every day.
If your primary care doctor is unavailable, you don’t have a physician, or you are from out of town, just walk in to our Northern Light Urgent Care Center on Union Street in Bangor. You’ll receive expert, compassionate, and immediate care for broken bones, sprains and strains, minor injuries, and illnesses.
Urgent Care is not a traditional hospital emergency department. If you are experiencing chest pain, abdominal pain, or have multiple injuries, you should call 9-1-1 immediately.
Our highly skilled providers are ready to see you without the long wait times and expensive co-pays of an emergency room.
Common urgent conditions treated at Northern Light Urgent Care:
- Minor fractures
- Back pain
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea [ ER may be more appropriate for infants and toddlers though]
- Minor headaches
- Bumps, cuts and scrapes
- Fever [ ER may be more appropriate for infants and toddlers though]
- Ear or sinus pain
- Cough or sore throat
- Animal bites
- Sprains and strains
- Mild asthma
- Foreign objects in the eyes or nose
- Rashes and minor burns
- Burning with urination
- Eye irritation
- Minor allergic reactions
- Cold or flu symptoms
If you are unsure if your illness or injury is appropriate for Urgent Care, you should first call your primary care physician or call us directly at 207-973-8030.
Because we understand that the best care is given with the patient's complete history in mind, Northern Light Urgent Care providers work with primary care physicians whenever possible. If you come to Urgent Care, and you do not have a primary care physician, our staff can help you find one. And if you need follow up care in our area, our Northern Light Health system is available to help you.
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.