Getting prompt medical care can be important for a wide variety of reasons and a wide array of medical concerns. For many people, however, the means to getting this medical care are not always ideal. Going and making an appointment with someone such as a general care practitioner can be quite frustrating, as a matter of fact, as such a doctor might not have office hours that line up with the person looking to seek care, such as being closed in the evenings, early in the mornings, and on the weekends. And while the emergency room in just about every single community will be open 24 hours of the day and every single day of the week, including major holidays, there are certainly many detriments to going to an emergency room when you are having a less than emergent medical concern.
For instance, the wait times associated with the emergency room are likely to be quite astronomically high indeed. In fact, it is not at all uncommon to wait at least an hour – if not even more than that –