Telemedicine

9 Sep 2021 admin

5 Top Reasons to Visit a Telemedicine Walk-In Clinic Instead of an ER

If you feel sick, have a non-life-threatening injury, or unexpected health concerns, you might want to consider visiting a telemedicine walk-in clinic. Millions of Canadians have discovered the benefits of using a telemedicine walk-in clinic over an emergency room (ER) for advice, assessment, and treatment for minor injuries or illnesses, like cuts, bruises, sprains, burns, cuts, and minor infections. Here are five reasons why you should take advantage of a walk-in-clinic.

People Who Go to a Walk-In Clinic Are Seen Much Quicker

One of the biggest benefits of visiting a telemedicine walk-in clinic over an emergency room is that the wait times are short. In an ER, they work on a triage, which means patients are seen based on their medical condition. As a result, you can end up sitting around in a crowded ER, surrounded by other sick people, for a long time. According to the latest data, Canadians can wait for four hours or longer before even being seen by a health practitioner. That’s an excruciating amount of time to wait when you’re experiencing health issues. With a telemedicine walk-in clinic, your entire visit can take less than an hour.

Walk-In Clinics Are Convenient

Not only do you get seen more quickly by a healthcare professional at a telemedicine walk-in clinic, but they are also a convenient way to receive the same kind of excellent healthcare that you would in an emergency room. And chances are good that there are more telemedicine walk-in clinics near you than an ER. After all, you can only visit an ER at an actual hospital. And hospitals tend to be centrally located in urban areas. This isn’t very helpful to those who live in the suburbs or rural areas. On the other hand, the odds of finding a centrally located, neighbourhood walk-in clinic is much better, making them an excellent option for those dealing with time and transportation constraints.

Longer Weekday and Weekend Hours

Most telemedicine walk-in clinics have extended hours and are open longer during the week and on weekends. If you twist your ankle on a Thursday night or feel like you’re coming down with the flu on a Sunday afternoon, you can visit the nearest telemedicine walk-in clinic in Toronto, or anywhere else in Canada. Longer hours are important to Canadians seeking medical attention. Roughly 70% have skipped seeing a doctor because of long wait times and not being able to find a doctor outside of working hours.

Feel Better Faster

The more quickly you can be seen, diagnosed, and treated by a healthcare practitioner, the sooner you can start to feel better, and get back to your regular activities. A telemedicine walk-in clinic does just that. Plus, it’s easy to book an appointment. Simply book an appointment online and answer a few short questions about your symptoms. At walk-in clinic, a telemedicine coordinator (nurse) will help you connect to a doctor virtually. No wait time and no hassle.

MD Connected – Canadian Healthcare Made Simple

Having an illness can be inconvenient, getting access to excellent medical care shouldn’t be. The team at MD Connected provides a full spectrum of care for patients of every age at its telemedicine walk-in clinics. Convenient, fast, and friendly, the nurses at MD Connected’s walk-in clinics can help you set up a virtual call with licensed doctors and specialists. If you can’t make it to one of our walk-in clinics, you can always connect with a doctor through our website. Simply click the “book a virtual visit” button on our website and request an appointment and connect with one of our doctors. It’s that simple. Because its virtual, it doesn’t matter where you live in Canada, MD Connected can help. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have used MD Connected for general consultations, prescription renewal, sexual health, mental wellness, travel health, and sick notes and forms. MD Connected is led by a diverse team of doctors with varying backgrounds and provides its specialty services in multiple languages. To learn more about MD Connected, contact us by visiting www.mdconnected.ca or e-mail us at mydoc@mdconnected.ca.

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