Frequently Asked Questions

Who operates the Clinic?

The Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic is an outpatient clinic of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of EMHS, and all members of the clinic staff are hospital employees.

How can I help cut down on long waits for myself and other patients?

  • Schedule separate appointments for all members of your family in advance and inform the receptionist why you and they need to be seen so that an appropriate amount of time can be scheduled for each appointment.
  • Come to the Clinic for shots, blood pressure checks, to have your weight checked, or to speak with a nurse between 9:00 AM and noon, and 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Avoid anytime before 9:00 AM, after 4:00 PM and during the lunch hour.

We encourage you to check with the receptionist upon your arrival to see what your approximate waiting time might be. If the wait is more than you are able to accommodate the receptionist will gladly reschedule your appointment for a more convenient time. You are also welcome to call the Clinic before you leave your home to see if your provider is running behind. This may save you unnecessary time waiting in the clinic for your appointment.

What is the best time to come in for a shot or blood pressure check?

The best time to come in for a shot, blood pressure check, weight check, or to speak with a nurse would be from 9:00 AM to noon and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. These are times when we have more than one nurse scheduled and so your waiting time should be less shorter.

What rules apply to seeing minor children?

State law requires that a legal guardian give permission (by way of signature) for a minor child (under 18) to be seen. If you have made arrangements for someone other than the child's legal guardian to bring them to an appointment, please write a note to the Clinic with the day's date and your signature giving your child permission to be seen that day.