Emergency Department

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Northern Maine Medical Center’s Emergency Department is classified as a Level II. Key elements of a Level II Trauma Center include 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.

The Emergency Department is located on the ground floor of the hospital. The department is comprised of three major treatment areas.  It is designed and equipped to: facilitate the safe and effective care of patients; to identify, treat and stabilize life-threatening emergency medical conditions and to evaluate and treat non-urgent emergency medical conditions and facilitate appropriate referrals.

NO ONE seeking medical attention will be denied service for any reason, including insurance coverage or inability to pay for services.

The quality and appropriateness of patient care in the Emergency Room is continuously reviewed and evaluated through established quality improvement processes.

Mission

The mission of the Emergency Department is to assess, diagnose and treat patients with urgent and non-urgent conditions, chronic or acute, of all ages regardless of patient’s ability to pay.

Hours of operation

The Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by both Nursing and Mid-level providers and Board Certified Physician Staff.