ER Wait Watcher Maine

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ER Wait Watcher

Which Emergency Room Will See You the Fastest?

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.

Important Note on Hospital Location

Our location data comes from Google Maps. If you think a hospital is missing or in the wrong place, let us know.

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
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
63
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
61
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
220
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
154
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
37
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
117
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
240
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
157
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
179
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
5
Time Until Sent Home
89
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
22
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
199
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
123
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
58

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 March 2019. Most data was collected between April 2017 and April 2018.