Finding the right place to get medical care can be truly difficult, depending on the circumstances. While many of us have family doctors or general care practitioners, these doctors are not always available when we need them. In fact, many doctors have closed their offices in the evenings and are not open on weekends, meaning that they are not a source of medical care, should an issue of medical concern develop during those times.
And while going to a local emergency room is an option, for those who are not having a medical emergency it is not necessarily a good one. As a matter of fact, receiving emergency care should be the only reason to go to an emergency room. When one goes to such a place with a non emergent condition, a number of issues can arise, such as bumping up waiting room times, which now extend past an hour on average – and sometimes even longer than that. For many people, the waiting time and cost associated with local emergency rooms simply isn’t worth it.