The Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic at Brunswick Station (22 Station Avenue) has expanded its hours of operation to accommodate higher than expected utilization rates.
In response to high patient demand and the threat of a bad influenza season, the Walk-In Clinic will now remain open for an additional two hours each weekend day. The new operating hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including holidays except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
“Over the summer we saw a high percentage of patients who were visiting from out of the area and recognized the need for expanded hours,” said Joan Ouellette, Mid Coast Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic Practice Manager. “Now that we’ve been identified as a valuable resource for healthcare in our region, we will continue to accommodate the needs of the community by increasing availability of our services. “ The Walk-in Clinic opened in August 2011 and has seen over 11,000 patients to date.
The Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic at Brunswick Station offers expert care for minor medical problems such as cuts, sprains, coughs, and infections, as well as x-ray and laboratory testing. Emergencies such as chest pain, burns, broken bones, and excessive bleeding should be treated in the Emergency Department and for life threatening concerns, by calling 9-1-1.
“The best way to stay healthy is to have a primary care physician who will provide regular check-ups, keeping larger health concerns at bay,” Ouellette says “But if it’s after hours, or your primary care doctor is unavailable, the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic is an excellent option for expert care and a less expensive alternative to emergency room treatment.”
For more information, visit www.midcoasthealth.com/primarycare or call (207) 406-7500.