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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
26 min
Time Until Sent Home
134 min
Broken Bone
57 min
Transfer Time
98 min
Maine Avg.
Waiting Time
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
122 min
Broken Bone
52 min
Transfer Time
110 min
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
150
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
110
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
147
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
85
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
147
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
31
Transfer Time
145
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
236
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
107
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
109
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
164
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
86
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
71
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
26
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
145
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
101
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
58
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
109
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
115
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
145
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
121
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
228
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
89
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
80

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 Aug. 20 2014. All data was collected between Oct. 2012 and Sept. 2013.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati