If you’ve not been to the doctor lately, then you may not know that there is a long waiting list for many family doctors in Ontario and throughout Canada. In fact, many people are now considering other options when it comes to seeing a physician. The recent trend has in fact gone towards fly-by-night walk-in clinics as they gain more popularity throughout the entire province of Ontario and in Milton in Particular.
But what are the main reasons for the mass migration from traditional family doctor to walk-in clinics?
1. Difficult of Finding a Family Doctor
As mentioned above, one of the primary reasons that people are going to walking clinics is because they are having a hard time finding, and booking an appointment with a family doctor. When the waiting list to see a family physician is more than three months, it is no wonder that people are migrating to clinics that can take them the same day.
Again, this is one of the main reasons for the increase in the use of walkin clinics. In the traditional sense, people have to make an appointment then go to the doctor’s office at least one hour in advance, then wait for possible another hour on top of that, all that just to see a doctor. Well, the new era of quick medical clinics mean that you do not need to make an appointment, you just drop in, and tada, you can see a doctor. At http://santamariamedical.ca clinic in Milton, people have reported that they sometimes see a doctor in as little as 5 minutes!
3. No Appointments
Connecting with the previous point, most clinics do not require a prior appointment. Some of them do, however, these are the minority. In fact, most clinics nowadays allow patients to walk in, hand in their OHIP card and be able to see a physician almost immediately.