Emergency Care

Emergency-AA043380-(2).jpgWhile nobody ever plans for an emergency, if one happens, we are here for you. Mercy’s emergency department is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week by board-certified physicians dedicated to healing mind, body, and spirit to care for all who enter our doors.

Upon arrival, a registered nurse assesses every patient to determine treatment priority needs. All patients, whether they come in by ambulance or on their own, are triaged in the same way.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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Emergency care provided for unexpected health issues include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Animal bites (severe)
  • Asthma attack
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Broken bone
  • Burns
  • Chest pain or severe chest pressure
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Dehydration, not drinking or eating
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination or   balance
  • Fainting
  • Fever not related to the common cold or flu
  • Foreign object removal
  • Headache - sudden and severe; chronic migraines
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy-related issues (pain bleeding)
  • Rash with fever
  • Seizure
  • Stomach pain
  • Swallowed object

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In addition to our emergency department on Mercy Hospital’s State Street campus, we offers non-emergency urgent care locations in Gorham, Westbrook, Windham, Yarmouth, and on our hospital’s Fore River campus in Portland. Additional information on Northern Light Mercy Urgent Care services can be found here.

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Contact us today to get help with your Emergency Care needs.


Practice City Contact
Northern Light Mercy Emergency Care
144 State Street, Portland, ME, 04101
Portland 207-879-3000