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2 B.C. cities have the longest average wait times for walk-in clinics in Canada – CTV

by tmnationtalk on February 7, 202358 Views

Feb. 7, 2023

The average wait time for walk-in clinics in British Columbia is more than double the national average, according to online clinic tracker Medimap.

British Columbians had to wait an average of 79 minutes before they could see a doctor at a walk-in clinic in 2022.

That total is more than double the national average of 37 minutes last year.

In 2022, B.C.’s average wait time to see a doctor at a walk-in clinic rose 21 minutes compared to the 2021, and 37 minutes compared to 2020.

“The drastic increase in average wait times at walk-in clinics provides further evidence that healthcare systems across the country are struggling to provide adequate care,” said Medimap CEO Thomas Jankowski in a release Wednesday.

In two B.C. cities, the average wait time to meet with a doctor at a walk-in clinic was over two hours.

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