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Walk-In Care I Urgent Care

 

What is walk-in care?

Walk-in care locations are a good option for treatment of minor illnesses or injuries when your primary care physician is not available. Most walk-in clinics are open every day—early morning through early evening.

Most walk-in clinics accept insurance and provide onsite radiology services so you can get an X-ray. Doctors and other health care providers are available onsite to evaluate you and recommend treatment. MaineHealth locations include:

What is urgent care?

Urgent care clinics are like walk-in clinics but with more services. They can treat more serious (but non life-threatening) injuries and illnesses, often with shorter wait times than the emergency room. Most urgent care clinics accept insurance and are open every day—early morning through early evening. MaineHealth locations include:

  • Maine Medical Center Urgent Care Plus
    • Located in Portland, Maine, this clinic has Maine Medical Center emergency-trained physicians and nurses who will tend to you and your family as quickly as possible.

For life-threatening emergencies, dial 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Common Treatments 

  • Allergies (minor) or hay fever
  • Back pain (mild, able to walk without help)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruises, sprains, strains, scrapes
  • Burns
  • Coughs
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Earache or ear pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Flu
  • Follow-up visits and wound checks (remove stitches, dressings)
  • Foot problems (blisters, pain, ingrown toenails)
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain, muscle aches, headaches
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat