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Walk-In Care at Southern Maine Health 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
Cough/congestion Ear aches Punctures/cuts  
Fever & flu Mild asthma Rash/skin irritation  

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.

Know Your Options for Immediate Care

If you have an immediate need for medical attention, please consider urgent care or walk-in care locations. Walk-in clinics can treat medical conditions that need same-day attention but are not life threatening. Urgent care clinics are like walk-in clinics with more services. They can treat more serious, yet non-life threatening, conditions—often with shorter wait times than the emergency room.

With convenient locations in: