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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
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
135 min
Broken Bone
54 min
Transfer Time
96 min
Maine Avg.
Waiting Time
27 min
Time Until Sent Home
127 min
Broken Bone
48 min
Transfer Time
109 min
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
84
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
152
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
235
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
149
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
117
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
116
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
41
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
27
Transfer Time
116
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
120
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
27
Time Until Sent Home
110
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
23
Time Until Sent Home
107
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
45
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
128
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
176

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. 17 2014. All data was collected between April. 2013 and March 2014.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati