Urgent Care opens at Rumford Hospital

A new walk-in clinic for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries has opened at Rumford Hospital.
“Urgent Care is a medical alternative for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries when provider offices are closed or if you don’t have a physician or visiting the area,” said Sue Rivet, director of outpatient services for Bridgton and Rumford.
The goal of Urgent Care is to provide affordable healthcare for children and adults with, but not limited to, sore throats, ear aches, flu symptoms, minor cuts and bruises, minor infections, urinary tract infections, allergies, tick bites, simple fractures and skin rashes.
Rumford Urgent Care, which opened Monday, is the second Central Maine HealthCare (CMHC) Urgent Care to open and is developed on the same model as Bridgton Hospital.
Urgent Care, developed over the last 10 months, is located on the second floor in the Specialty Clinic Wing of Rumford Hospital. The walk-in clinic also provides an alternative to high cost emergency room visits.
Urgent Care will be staffed with physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Hours of operation to start will be Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 5-9 p.m. The newly remodeled waiting room area includes a television and some high top tables. Phone number for Urgent Care is 369-1127.
Urgent Care hours will increase with demand of services.