Community in Focus: Health & Wellness

WAIT TIMES FOR WALK-IN CLINICS

In 2022, Greater Victoria had the second longest walk-in clinic wait time in Canada at 137 minutes, an improvement over 2021’s top Canadian wait time of 161 minutes, according to the Medimap Walk-in Clinic Wait Time Index.

On average, British Columbians had to wait 79 minutes to see a healthcare provider at a walk-in clinic in 2022, more than twice the national average of 37 minutes, and up from 58 minutes in 2021 and 41 minutes in 2019. While all provinces saw an increase in average wait times in 2022, Ontario had the lowest at 25 minutes.

Approximately 70% of walk-in clinics across Canada use Medimap to share their wait times. Wait times are updated by clinic staff every 30 minutes on average.  Medimap currently operates in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Source: Medimap