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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
55 min
Transfer Time
110 min
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
120
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
132
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
216
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
188
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
147
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
25
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
115
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
45
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
243
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
86
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
157
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
123
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
152
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
80
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
107
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
109
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
150
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
55
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

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