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