Wiscasset Family Medicine is offering the Acute Same-Day Commitment: You’ll see a primary care practitioner the same day.
If you woke up sick this morning, had to leave work or had an unexpected injury – we have you covered with our Same-Day Appointments. When you need to be seen, we don’t want you to wait. Depending on the level of care you need and the time of day your appointment request is received, you’ll be seen by a provider that day.
- Sore Sprains and minor fractures
- Bladder infection-UTI
- Cough, sore throat and fever
- Eye infection
- Tick Bites
- Sinus Symptoms
When are acute same-day appointments available?
Same-day appointments are available Monday – Friday, (excluding holidays). However, if you are calling to schedule a physical or yearly wellness exam, or your need is not urgent, it is possible a same-day appointment might not be offered to you. While we strive to accommodate all same-day appointment requests, it is our priority is to offer such appointments to those patients with urgent needs.
What time do I need to call by to schedule a acute same-day appointment?
If you call earlier in the day, we’ll work with you to schedule a same-day appointment. If you call later in the afternoon, and there are no longer appointments available that day, we will schedule you for the next business day.
Is it possible to get acute same-day appointments with my primary care provider?
Due to availability and scheduling capabilities, we will help you schedule a same-day appointment with the provider that is available that day, if he or she has an appointment available at the time of your request your appointment will be scheduled with them. Same-day appointments may not always be scheduled with your primary care provider.
When to call 911?
Life-threatening conditions require immediate treatment at your nearest emergency room or by calling 911. Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day and patients with the most serious conditions are treated first. Call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Department if you think you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition or symptoms such as:
- Any sudden or severe pain, or unusual abdominal pain
- Changes in vision
- Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure lasting two minutes or more
- Confusion or changes in mental status, unusual behavior, difficulty walking
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Difficulty speaking
- Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Suicidal or homicidal feelings
- Uncontrolled bleeding