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
28
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
123
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
34
Transfer Time
89
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
121
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
56
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
56
Time Until Sent Home
200
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
202
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
131
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
190
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
129
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
247
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
107
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
170
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
124
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
150
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
18
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
129
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
60
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
88
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
117
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
139
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
53

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 Dec. 18, 2016. Most data was collected between April 2015 and March 2016.
Icons from The Noun Project.