Getting medical care when your doctor’s office is closed can pose quite the situation, as this leaves you without a clear place to go. Of course, you could go to your nearest emergency room, but this is something that is typically regarded as less than ideal for those who have less than emergent medical conditions. Not only will the emergency room take a long time to be seen in (the average wait time is currently around one hour all throughout the country), but it will be hugely expensive as well.
Fortunately, a number of alternatives are developing and becoming more prevalent. For one thing, your doctor might be extending their hours, something that is becoming more and more common. Already, more than one third (around 40%) of all GPs now work on weekends and in evenings, at least to some extent. In general, the average GP will offer care for at least 31 hours a week, if not even more, a number that has continued to rise with the years. This allows the typical GP to conduct as ma