MaineHealth Introduces Online Scheduling for Primary Care Visits
July 24, 2023
PORTLAND, Maine – Patients at MaineHealth’s 52 primary care practices across Maine and New Hampshire may now schedule primary care office visits through the online MyChart patient portal.
“We’ve heard from our patients that they are looking for flexibility with scheduling. These days, you can schedule everything from a car repair to a restaurant reservation online and we’re pleased to extend that same level of convenience to scheduling a primary care visit,” said Aileen Mickey, MD, president of the MaineHealth Medical Group.
In a survey of MaineHealth patients, more than 70 percent said they would welcome the new scheduling option.
Online scheduling is available 24 hours a day to existing MaineHealth primary care patients who have a MyChart patient portal account. Scheduling by phone remains available. Not all primary care visit types are available for online scheduling. Appointments available to schedule online include vaccines, Medicare annual wellness visits, physical exams and well visits, as well as office visits for new or ongoing health issues. Other appointment types can also be requested through MyChart.
MaineHealth primary care practices include those affiliated with Maine Medical Partners, Southern Maine Health Care, Mid Coast-Parkview Health, LincolnHealth, Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital, Franklin Community Health Network, Western Maine Health and Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH.
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is “working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed providers working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.