If you are unsure if your illness or injury is appropriate for Walk-in 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 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.
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.