Walk-in clinics are usually supposed to be an institution where we can come to get help when we have some minor emergencies. Despite of being much cheaper than physicians clinics, clinics of walk-in nature can provide us with qualitative help of wide range of service.
At first a family doctor in a minor health center is ready to help patients during after hours and on weekends. Besides it isn’t necessary to make an appointment before visiting, you just turn up and wait.
All the doctors in walk-in clinics are fully qualified and they can provide patients with professional help. Physicians there work in cooperation with primary care doctors so they have all the access to medical records. They have the right to hand out prescriptions, make diagnoses and make therapeutic actions.
The main task of a family doctor in a clinic on a walk-in basis is to cope with non-serious illnesses which include wide range from allergies and colds to nausea and infections. Also he can deal with screening of chronic diseases.
But if a patient has any life threatening problems it is urgent to call hospital emergency. Chest pains, difficulties with breathing, heart attacks and so on.
People choose working in walk-in clinics family doctors when they have some minor problems with their health that should be solved immediately and there is no opportunity to visit a hospital. Also it is very convenient and economical for those having no medical insurance.