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ER Wait Watcher

This app displays only average wait times. For a current wait time, call the hospital. If you are having a heart attack or life-threatening emergency, call 911.

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Maine Waiting Times

For each hospital in Maine, we chart the time, on average, that patients wait in emergency rooms before one of four outcomes: they see a doctor, they get sent home, they’re given pain medications for a broken bone, or they are admitted to the hospital. For each measure, lower numbers are better. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world. Find out more »

  • Hospital

  • Waiting Time

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor
  • Time Until Sent Home

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home
  • Broken Bone

    Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds
  • Transfer Time

    Among patients admitted, additional time spent waiting before being taken to their room
National Avg.
Waiting Time
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
133 min
Broken Bone
55 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Maine Avg.
Waiting Time
27 min
Time Until Sent Home
123 min
Broken Bone
49 min
Transfer Time
109 min
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
146
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
229
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
88
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
148
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
113
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
200
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
125
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
111
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
109
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
59
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
84
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
91

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last updated Dec. 17 2014. All data was collected between April. 2013 and March 2014.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati