Accessing Services

Bates has an established relationship with Central Maine Medical Center to provide expertise and care for students. CMMC is a recognized health care leader in Western and Central Maine, giving Bates students 24/7 access to complete medical care.

Non-Emergency Care

Weekday Medical Care

Bates Health Services is open Monday – Friday during the academic year from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Call BHS at 207-786-6199 or email healthservices@bates.edu to make an appointment with a medical provider or a nurse.

HoursLocationStreet AddressPhone
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Bates Health Services
in affiliation with CMMC
31 Campus Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240207-786-6199
7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Maine Urgent Care in affiliation with CMMC685 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240207-795-5050

Care when BHS is Closed

Weekend and After Hours Medical Care

If you have an urgent medical question or concern after hours,  you will have the option to speak to the physician on-call at CMMC. To access the physician on-call, call BHS at 207-786-6199.

When Health Services is closed, you will receive the voicemail message indicating that BHS is closed, with instructions on how to connect with the physician on-call. Follow this prompt. You will then speak with an answering service. When you begin speaking with the answering service, ask for the Family Medicine Residency Clinic and note that Dr. Picard is the primary care provider.

HoursLocationStreet AddressPhone
7 days a week, 24 hours a dayCMMC Emergency Department300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240207-795-2200
7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Maine Urgent Care in affiliation with CMMC685 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240207-795-5050

Medical Care During School Breaks

The partnership between CMMC and BHS is an essential connection to high-quality medical care. Staff in these areas will be relied upon to support the medical needs of our campus community during school breaks.

Health Services is closed during school breaks, such as the Winter Recess between Fall and Winter semesters, the February Recess, the April Recess, and the Summer Recess.

To access medical care during breaks, students will be referred to the Central Maine Family Medical Residency at 76 High Street. Appointments can be made by calling 207-795-2800. Dr. Picard is listed as the Primary Care Provider for many Bates students. Dr. Picard, Connor Farago (RN), and Barbara McGuire (PSR) will be at the Residency Clinic for continuity of care. Your insurance will be billed for medical care visits.

Outside of business hours, students can access medical care at the CMMC Emergency Department or Urgent Care.

HoursLocationStreet AddressPhone
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Central Maine Family Medical Residency at CMMC76 High Street, Lewiston, ME 04240207-795-2800
7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Maine Urgent Care in affiliation with CMMC685 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240207-795-5050
7 days a week, 24 hours a dayCMMC Emergency Department300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240207-795-2200

Emergency Care

Emergency Medical Services

In the case of an immediate medical emergency, call 207-786-6111 – this will connect you to Campus Safety and dispatch Bates EMS. You can also access care at your nearest emergency department.

HoursLocationStreet AddressPhone
7 days a week, 24 hours a dayCMMC Emergency Department300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240207-795-2200

Emergency Dispatch: 911
Lewiston Police Department: 207-784-6421 at 171 Park Street, Lewiston

Emergency Mental Health Services

If you or a friend are experiencing a mental health emergency you can reach a licensed counselor after hours. The counselor will be able to talk you through steps to help your friend or help yourself. To access the counselor on-call, call CAPS at 207-786-6200 and dial 0.

Other Important Mental Health Resources are Available Here

Transportation Options

While many students have a personal vehicle on-campus, there remain many students who do not have access to their own personal vehicle or that of a friend. While the CMMC Emergency Department is proximate to campus, we recognize that students may need access to transportation to get to and from local facilities. There are number of transportation options available.

Bobcat Express

Monday through Friday

The Bobcat Express Reservation Request Form is intended for Doctor’s and Medical Appointments, Prescription Pick-up, and appointments only. The Bobcat Shuttle runs Monday through Friday 10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please make your appointments during these times. If an appointment is needed outside of this time frame, we will try our best to accommodate you.

Weekends

The Bobcat Express will transport students for medical care any time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. To request a ride for medical care, call 207-786-6254.

If you have a serious injury or emergency that requires immediate transportation, call security at (207) 786-6111. 

Returning to Campus from a Local Hospital

If you are transported to the Emergency Room by United Ambulance, Bates College Campus Safety can provide an escort from the hospital when you are discharged.  You can reach Campus Safety at 207-786-6254.

Shuttle Schedule

The Lewiston-Auburn Shuttle departs from 56 Campus Ave, next to Chase Hall, Thursday through Sunday evenings. As a special service upon request, the Shuttle driver will take students to and from Central Maine Medical Center and B Street Health Center. The driver will only go to these locations if requested, so if you are headed there be sure to let the driver know.

Shuttles depart every hour on the half hour

Thursday 6:00pm-2:00am

Friday 6:00pm-2:00am

Saturday 6:00pm-2:00am

Sunday 10:00pm – 6:00pm

Taxi Cab

There are two local cab companies: City Cab (207-784-4521) and 2 In 1 Taxi (207-784-0117).

Uber

Download the app here: www.uber.com.  Choose your ride and set your location. You’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details, and can track their arrival on the map.

City Link Bus

For schedule information go to: http://www.avcog.org/index.aspx?NID=960.