As a busy parent, you know what it feels like to have to constantly tend to your children’s repeated ailments, bruises, and aches. If they play a sport then this situation happens all too common for you.
On top of that, you probably have a spouse that doesn’t go to check-ups as often as they should. What about you? When was the last time you visited a doctor for a regular check-up?
A traditional doctor’s office is usually only open 9-5, Monday through Friday. That means you; your spouse or your child has to take an entire day off from work or even school just to visit the doctor. Add on top of that, making an appointment at a traditional doctor’s office can be difficult meaning that sometimes you won’t be able to see your primary care physician for weeks or even months.
For things that aren’t necessarily emergencies but do need immediate attention such as having the flu or an infection, waiting weeks just to see a doctor just won’t cut it.
All in all, most people are just way too busy with their hectic schedules and their even tighter budgets sometimes don’t allow for them and their families to visit the doctor as often as they should.
Luckily for you, there are now great alternatives to a traditional doctor’s office; walk-in clinics. Walk-in clinics have a host of benefits over a traditional doctor’s office making them appropriate for your entire family. Here are just a few reasons why your whole family should use a walk-in clinic.
Walk-In Clinics Are Open 7 Days Per Week
Traditional doctor offices are usually open during normal business hours from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Walk-in clinics like EZ Care Clinic are open 7 days a week and are even open past normal business hours. You can visit EZ Care Clinic on the weekends and daily from 11 am to 7 pm.
In addition to being open 7 days a week, at a walk-in clinic, no appointment is needed. However, if you do want to make an appointment, EZ Care Clinic makes it super easy with their online scheduler. You can schedule an appointment in 2 minutes!
Additionally, the wait at walk-in clinics is usually small; no more than 15-20 minutes per patient. You’re able to literally “walk-in” at any time that’s convenient for you and know that you’ll be in and out in under an hour.
Walk-In Clinics Save You Money
The services provided by walk-in clinics are usually much cheaper than going to a doctor. It’s important to note that at many walk-in clinics, a Nurse Practitioner or a Doctor’s Physician will see you. These are qualified medical professionals that are trained and can prescribe medication. The benefit of seeing these types of medical professionals is that it usually costs a lot less to be treated by them than it is to be seen and treated by a doctor.
When you have children that play sports or are constantly sick, these type of savings found by going to a walk-in clinic can quickly add up.
Walk-In Clinics Cure a Variety of Ailments
Believe it or not, walk-in clinics offer a variety of services making it the perfect place to come for most common ailments or issues. Here at EZ Care Clinic, we offer services not only for pain management but also for mental issues, addictions, and weight issues.
EZ Care Medical clinic in San Francisco is one of the best walk-in clinics for your entire family because we offer something for everyone. Whether you need hormonal replacement therapy, weight loss treatment, or a comprehensive health plan, our qualified professionals can help you.
You Don’t Need Health Insurance to Go to a Walk-In
Don’t let a lack of insurance coverage hold you back from receiving the medical care you need. One of the best benefits of walk-in clinics is that the cost is usually lower than most health care deductibles.
In fact, studies show that walk-in clinics are about 50% less than a primary care physician and 80% less than an emergency room visit. Additionally, if you are covered by a health insurance plan, check to see if your insurance company will waive their primary care visit copay for you visiting a walk-in.
When it’s Not Appropriate to go to a Walk-In Clinic
It’s best to go to a walk-in clinic when you’re not experiencing major life-threatening illnesses or conditions such as a heart attack or a severe cut or fracture that requires stitches.
If you find yourself or a loved one needing immediate life-saving treatment, go to an emergency room right away.
However, for minor injuries such as a sprain or for minor illnesses such as a fever, visiting a walk-in could be just the convenient solution that you need.
If you think you or your family may require any of the services listed above, contact us or come walk-in at one of our convenient locations in San Francisco or San Jose. We have very affordable prices and our qualified medical professionals and physicians will make sure you and your loved ones receive the comprehensive medical attention and care that they deserve!