Skip to main content

LincolnHealth Temporarily Reassigns Urgent Care Staff Due to COVID-19 Surge

December 07, 2020

Contact:
John A. Martins
Communications and Public Affairs Director
JMartins@lchcare.org

DAMARISCOTTA AND BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME—The continued surge of COVID-19 cases in Lincoln County has prompted LincolnHealth to take proactive measures to assure that the needs of our patients can be met.

At the close of business on December 4th, St. Andrews Urgent Care Center team members will begin caring for patients on the Miles Campus in Damariscotta and services at the Center will be temporarily suspended. LincolnHealth took a similar action in late March with great success.

“The surge of cases in Lincoln County in the last three weeks has had a significant impact on healthcare resources,” said LincolnHealth Chief Medical Officer, Timothy Fox, MD. “We anticipate that cases in Lincoln County will continue to rise and the need for additional support in the hospital’s emergency department is an essential component to assuring that patients’ needs can be met.”

The Family Care Center, LincolnHealth’s primary care practice in Boothbay Harbor, will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm and Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm. Physical and occupational therapy services will remain at the St. Andrew’s campus, and lab work will be available at the Family Care Center on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Those who need care in the Boothbay Region may call 207-633-7820 to make an appointment.

“We understand that that this change may create a short-term challenge for our patients in the Boothbay Region,” said LincolnHealth President James Donovan. “We look forward to a time when COVID-19 lessens its grip on our community and we can return the Urgent Care Center to regular operations.”

###

About LincolnHealth
With campuses in the coastal communities of Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta, Maine, LincolnHealth is a full-service healthcare system and is part of MaineHealth, the largest integrated health system in Maine. 

News from Around MaineHealth

View All
MaineHealth Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Front-line Caregivers
Hours after the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine at its hospitals, MaineHealth began inoculating team members who provide direct care to patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
MaineHealth Establishes Plan for Inoculating Front-line Care Givers Following State Plan for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines
The health system expects to be able to vaccinate all its front-line care team members following the delivery of a second allotment that is expected to include both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Four MaineHealth Hospitals Earn 2020 Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital Award
The national award recognizes LincolnHealth, Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital and Stephens Memorial Hospital for outstanding quality and safety.

LincolnHealth Temporarily Reassigns Urgent Care Staff Due to COVID-19 Surge
The continued surge of COVID-19 cases in Lincoln County has prompted LincolnHealth to take proactive measures to assure that the needs of our patients can be met.
Lincoln Medical Partners Offers It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate Clinics
Lincoln Medical Partners in Damariscotta is offering a last ‘shot’ for adults and children to get the vaccinations they need.
Apply for LincolnHealth's Free CNA Class by December 4
LincolnHealth is accepting applications for the winter Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class through Friday, December 4. The class will begin Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and is offered at no cost to the student.
Patients Encouraged to Make Appointments for Miles, St. Andrews Lab Tests
The outpatient laboratories on LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus and the Family Care Center on the St. Andrews Campus have been offering scheduled appointments since June.
Former Medical Student at LincolnHealth Returns to Damariscotta to Begin Her Career
Exposure to Rural Medicine at LincolnHealth through the Maine Track Program Helped Valerie Smith Define Her Career Direction
MaineHealth Local Hospital Systems Recognized for Tobacco-Free Achievements
Twelve hospitals and affiliates celebrated for leadership through annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence program.

LincolnHealth’s Food Service Director Earns Van Winkle Excellence in Health Care Award
LincolnHealth President James Donovan presents Van Winkle Award to Tom Schwarz