MD ACKcess Phone Line
(508) 825-1000

Call us and we'll connect you to care


If you would like to establish an ongoing relationship with one of our primary care doctors on Nantucket, please call our MD ACKcess telephone line at 508-825-1000. We’ll connect you with a doctor who is accepting new patients.

Other options for your medical care on Nantucket

  • If you already have a primary care doctor at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and need immediate treatment for a non-life-threatening illness or injury, please call your doctor’s office directly and ask for a same-day appointment. We’ve added new doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to our staff to fill in even if your primary care doctor isn’t available.
  • Are you a visitor to the island who doesn’t have a doctor here? If so, our Walk-In Care service is available from June-September. No appointments are necessary. Walk-In Care is located on the hospital campus in the Anderson Building. This service is the perfect place to get treatment for ailments like sunburns, rashes, coughs or colds if you don’t have a doctor on the island. Walk-In Care is designed to help you avoid the Emergency Department for non-life-threatening issues.
  • As always, our Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a talented team of doctors and medical staff. In a medical emergency, always dial 911.
  • We are also proud to offer a wide range of specialty treatments, diagnostic testing and procedures that allow Nantucket residents and visitors to receive the care they need right here on the island. We have relationships with over 30 physicians who come to Nantucket to see patients on the island in specialties such as gastroenterology, podiatry and oncology.