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New service complements Emergency Department, which remains open
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) announced today that it will open a Walk-In Care Center in Sanford this summer, adding to the full complement of healthcare services SMHC already provides to the Sanford community.
SMHC Walk-In Care will be located in the Goodall Medical Office Building on the SMHC main campus on June Street. The SMHC Emergency Department will continue to offer full-service emergency care 24/7 at that campus, staffed by emergency trained physicians and nurses.
The new SMHC Walk-In Care Center will offer people an additional quick, less expensive option for non-emergency medical care. The Walk-In Care Center will be open to everyone daily, including extended evening hours and on weekends, with no appointment necessary.
“We’re pleased to offer an additional service to residents of the Sanford-Springvale area,” said Ed McGeachey, president and CEO of SMHC. “Walk-in Care will complement the Emergency Department care that is already offered at the Sanford site. We are pleased to continue to provide this life-saving care while adding a walk-in service for less serious, minor medical issues after hours or when an individual’s doctor is not available.”
SMHC Walk-In Care is a great new service for Sanford that will meet these more minor medical needs seven days a week, saving people time and money when emergency level care is not necessary,” added McGeachey
SMHC Walk-In Care is the newest addition to a comprehensive list of healthcare services SMHC offers in Sanford, including: SMHC Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatric physician practices; SMHC specialties such as Orthopedics, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, General Surgery, Obstetricians, Cancer Care, and Pain Management; Day Surgery; Diagnostic and Rehabilitation services; Lab services; Occupational Health; and Eldercare.
Additionally, SMHC partnered with Maine Medical Center to build the Cancer Care Center of York County in Sanford which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The two organizations are currently investing over $3 million to bring Maine’s newest radiation therapy technology to the Cancer Care Center of York County, the only cancer care center in York County to offer radiation therapy.