Choosing A Walk-In Clinic
Choosing a walk in clinic in Victoria is usually considered to be a pretty simple process: pick whichever location is closest to your house or where you work, and the biggest concern most of us have is how long it’s going to take to see a doctor. It doesn’t make any sense to figure out who the doctors are that staff each clinic, or what they might specialize in. Indeed, for most of us, we’ll never encounter the same doctor twice.
So basically it all comes down to convenience, parking and whether or not we figure there will be a long wait, and clinic waiting times in Victoria are a huge issue, especially during cold and flu season.
But what happens if, after you have spent an hour or more in the waiting room, the doctor ends up not being able to help you much, and refers you to someone else? It can be a real waste of time, and it can add significant delays to your hopes of recovering from injury.
For walk in clinics in Victoria, there is actually a way to get help faster, and often this help is covered by insurance: go to a private walk in health care clinic.
Usually operated by chiropractors, private walk in clinics specialize in preventative medicine, as well as natural methods for facilitating wellness. So, for example, if you are in a car accident and have suffered soft tissue injury (for example, whiplash), the doctor at the regular walk-in clinic is just going to recommend that you see a chiropractor anyway.
Other conditions will leave doctors mystified. Asthma, eczema and other auto-immune conditions are poorly understood (although effective treatments are indeed available) by modern medicine. Medical doctors will try different treatments, but sometimes nothing works. On the other hand, private walk in clinics in Victoria will often offer effective, alternative treatments such as acupuncture that can help with everything from eczema to quiting smoking to cellulite therapy and other cosmetic treatments.
These kinds of walk in clinics can help with rehabilitation, basic health and wellness education, and even improving how you run, swim, bike or play golf.
So while it’s important to visit a clinic or the emergency room if you are suffering from major pain caused by illness, injury or trauma, if you want to consult with a medical professional, but don’t want to wait at a regular walk in clinic, give a private clinic a try.