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When To Choose Walk-In Care

Walk-In Care or the Emergency Department? 
The medical staff at SMHC Walk-In Care provides non-emergency care, including x-rays and lab work. To help you choose the best option for your situation, below is a list of health issues which are treated at Walk-In Care
 
Choose Walk-In Care for: 
•Abscesses
•Allergic reactions, minor (e.g., no difficulty breathing)
•Breast tenderness
•Cellulitis
•Coughs / congestion
•Cold / sore throat
•Dental pain
•Eye infection or ear aches
•Facial irritation
•Fever or flu-like symptoms
•Mild asthma
•Minor burns
•Minor head injury (without loss of consciousness)
•Minor lacerations (cuts)
•Muscular back pain
•Puncture wounds
•Rash or other skin irritations
•Sports physicals
•Sprains and strains
•Urinary discomfort
•Wart removal
•Wound checks
 
Walk-In Care Location

Saco
655 Main Street (Route 1)
(207) 294-5600
Open 7 Days - 9 AM to 7 PM
 

Go to the Emergency Department for: 
•Abdominal pain
•Altered mental state (confusion)
•Animal bites
•Broken bones
•Burns
•Chest pain / heart attack (see symptoms below)
•Contamination
•Coughing or vomiting blood
•Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
•Electric shock
•Nose bleeds
•Poison ingestion or overdose
•Seizure
•Serious or severe injuries or trauma
•Severe vomiting or suspected food poisoning
•Stroke (see symptoms below)
•Suicidal thoughts or feelings
•Weakness, dizziness, fainting, unconsciousness
•When Walk-In Care is closed
 
In the case of life-threatening emergencies, please call 911 for your nearest local Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
 
Life-threatening conditions include:
 
Heart Attack - Discomfort in the chest or other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, or lightheadedness.
 
Stroke - Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms, or legs, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding, trouble seeing in one or both eyes, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, sudden severe headache with no known cause.
 
Sudden Loss of Responsiveness
 
If you have any questions about the severity of an emergency, call 911. EMS teams can save lives in critical situations.


SMHC Emergency Department Locations
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
 

Biddeford Medical Center
Dorothy Walker Bush Pavilion
1 Medical Center Drive
(207) 283-7100
 

Sanford Medical Center
25 June Street
(207) 324-4310

 

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