Waiting for Healthcare to Happen
DECEMBER 2, 2019
When Patients Have to Wait Their Turn for Care. Primary Care Providers: While patients can often book their PCP within a week or two, that can still be too long a wait for someone suffering from pink eye or a severe flu. Many of these patients head to a retail clinic or urgent care, given that 69 percent of urgent care clinics have a wait time of fewer than 20 minutes – but seeking care from a variety of clinics can fragment the patient’s medical history.