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Emergency Room Alternative in South Portland, ME

Emergency rooms are often crowded, with patients waiting up to several hours to be seen for non-life-threatening symptoms of illness or injury and then receiving high bills for treatment. Did you know that many non-life-threatening injuries could be treated outside of an emergency room? AFC Urgent Care South Portland can treat a wide range of non-life-threatening injuries and conditions and is conveniently located in the Mill Creek Shopping Center, across the Casco Bay Bridge from downtown Portland. Our center is open seven days a week to walk-in patients, so you never need to wait weeks for an appointment. 

What can be treated at AFC Urgent Care South Portland?

AFC Urgent Care South Portland offers extended hours seven days a week to accommodate busy schedules and unexpected visits. Our staff is trained and certified and our center is equipped with an on-site laboratory and digital x-ray department in order to get a correct diagnosis. With the necessary equipment on-site, we are able to quickly diagnose the full issue and provide treatment as soon as possible, with turnaround times of generally an hour unlike the long wait times at the emergency room. Some of the conditions and injuries treated at our urgent care center include:

  • Upper respiratory infections including cold, flu, sore throat and strep throat
  • Fever
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Muscle sprains, aches and spasms
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Lacerations requiring stitches
  • Sinus, ear and eye infections

Emergency Room Alternative for Patients in South Portland, ME

If you are injured or have sudden onset of symptoms for an acute illness, visit AFC Urgent Care South Portland for diagnosis and treatment. Our center is open seven days a week and walk-in patients are always accepted, so you don’t need to wait for an appointment to open with your primary care physician or spend the day waiting in the emergency room to be seen. For questions about treatment options or non-life-threatening conditions treated, please call

(207) 358-3188.

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  • Why choose AFC for Urgent Care?

    With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!

  • What's the difference between AFC Urgent Care and emergency room services?

    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

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