Walk-in Clinic | Urgent Care
Walk-in clinics make it easy and convenient to get the care you need if you have a medical problem that cannot wait for a regular appointment with a provider. Walk-in clinics can treat problems that need same-day attention but are not a big emergency. Urgent care clinics are like walk-in clinics with more capabilities. They can treat more serious problems.
If you’re having a major emergency, call 911 or go to your local hospital's emergency department, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
See all of the MaineHealth locations for walk-in care and urgent care.
What is Walk-in Care?
A walk-in clinic is a good place to get quick access to healthcare when you need it. Walk-in clinics also can be called urgent care clinics. Patients can see a doctor and get care for many conditions. Most walk-in clinics provide:
Onsite radiology departments so you can get an X-ray
Doctors and other providers who can evaluate you and recommend treatment
Extended hours and weekend hours for convenience and easy access to care.
Walk in clinics accept insurance.
What is Urgent Care?
Urgent care clinics are like walk-in clinics with more capabilities. They can treat more serious problems. Urgent care facilities specialize in minor emergencies. MaineHealth offers two urgent care centers:
- Maine Medical Center Urgent Care Plus in Portland has Maine Medical Center emergency-trained physicians and nurses who will tend to you and your family as quickly as possible.
- LincolnHealth Urgent Care Center is located in Boothbay Harbor, serving the mid-coast region.
Urgent care facilities accept insurance.
For big emergencies, your best choice is your local emergency department or calling 9-1-1.
- Allergies (minor) or hay fever
- Back pain (mild, able to walk without help)
- Bruises, sprains, strains, scrapes
- Cuts and lacerations
- Earache or ear pain
- Eye irritation
- Follow-up visits and wound checks (remove stitches, dressings)
- Foot problems (blisters, pain, ingrown toenails)
- Joint Pain, muscle aches, headaches
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Sore throat