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While nobody ever plans for an emergency, if one happens, we are here for you. Mercy’s emergency department is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week by board-certified physicians dedicated to healing mind, body, and spirit to care for all who enter our doors.
Upon arrival, a registered nurse assesses every patient to determine treatment priority needs. Treatment will be provided in either the main emergency department or our urgent care area, where we provide treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. All patients, whether they come in by ambulance or on their own, are triaged in the same way.
If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911. Emergency care provided for unexpected health issues include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Allergic reactions
- Animal bites (severe)
- Asthma attack
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Broken bone
- Chest pain or severe chest pressure
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Dehydration, not drinking or eating
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination or balance
- Fever not related to the common cold or flu
- Foreign object removal
- Headache - sudden and severe; chronic migraines
- Pregnancy-related issues (pain bleeding)
- Rash with fever
- Stomach pain
- Swallowed object
In addition to our emergency department on Mercy Hospital’s State Street campus, we offers non-emergency urgent care locations in Gorham and Windham. Additional information on Northern Light Mercy Walk-In Care services can be found here