Wiscasset Family Medicine recognizes that tick season in Maine continues and seems to have been year round this year. We are putting out a request regarding tick bites that happen when the office is closed:
We have 24 hour on call services to provide guidance when the office is closed. If you have a concern that can wait until office hours, please call the office after it has opened. “On call services” are our providers taking call from home. If it is a weekend, please attempt to call between 7am and 7pm. Preventive (prophylactic) dose of antibiotics for tick bites can be given within 72 hours of tick removal (if the tick has been attached for more than 24 hours). We would request that you call on call services during the day. This will improve your chances of alert, thoughtful, effective care.
If you are looking for more information about removing ticks, treating tick bites or lyme disease, please reference maine.gov or cdc website. Additionally, we would be happy to have an appointment to discuss any concerns you may have, in the office during office hours.