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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
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
138 min
Broken Bone
60 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Maine Avg.
Waiting Time
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
121 min
Broken Bone
54 min
Transfer Time
109 min
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
236
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
153
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
99
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
99
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
172
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
244
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
120
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
117
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
145
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
88
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
99
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
27
Time Until Sent Home
78
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
115
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
165
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
115
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
143
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
121
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
132
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
145
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A

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. The last data update was December 12, 2013. All data was collected between April 2012 and April 2013, except for the "Left Without Being Seen" measure, which was collected between January and July 2012.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati