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
26
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
168
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
107
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
152
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
59
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
210
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
157
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
192
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
255
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
215
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
140
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
138
Broken Bone
19
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
137
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
174
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
86
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
144
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
121
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
66

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 February 2018. Most data was collected between April 2016 and April 2017.
Icons from The Noun Project.