Southern Maine Health Care Walk-In Care
High-Quality Walk-In Care From Providers You Trust
Life doesn’t always work on a schedule. That’s why our expert walk-in care providers are available seven days per week in convenient locations near you. No appointment needed.
Expert care for minor medical problems such as:
|Broken bones||Dental pain||Minor burns||Urinary discomfort|
|Cold/sore throat||Eye infections||Muscular back pain||Sprains/strains
|Fever & flu||Mild asthma
We also offer on-site X-ray services, COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccination and boosters for people age 12 and older. Appointments are required for COVID-19 testing and for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
When do I need urgent care?
When you can’t see your primary care provider, Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) walk-in clinics offer a convenient option for basic medical services with shorter wait times and lower costs than emergency room visits. Our walk-in care providers are fully integrated with SMHC and, unlike some other walk-in centers, we always have specialty care providers available if needed.
When should I choose walk-in or urgent care over the emergency room?
The difference between walk-in or urgent care and emergency rooms is the severity of the health issue. Walk-in care offers expert care for minor injury or illness. In the case of life-threatening emergencies, please call 911 to access local emergency medical services (EMS). Life-threatening symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Discomfort in the chest or other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea or dizziness
- Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination; sudden severe headache with no known cause
- Sudden loss of consciousness or responsiveness
If you have any questions about the severity of an emergency, call 911. EMS teams can save lives in critical situations.