On October 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM Pacific Time, cutekatie wrote:
Yes it is a walk in clinic that I have to go to when my regular physician is unavailible.
Good to know.
the only possible difficulty with walk-in clinics, if you go to a variety of them your records could be lost..all the OHIP billing or records show is that you had a visit forXXXX
it doesn't keep any definitive type of record for what the patient was actually seen for
I know because I took OHIP billing in College
...and if you pay attention, during your walk-in visit...the doctor will have a sheet that just states what you are requesting to be seen for. At any walk-in clinic I have been to you do not have any previous information or a medical file and although they ask.
"do you have a regular doctor or do you have a doctor), please know that your files do NOT always get where they need to go.
The plus side to that is that you can take a photocopy of any cream prescribed or the receipt and informaiton from the pharmacy and keep it in a folder.
Your best bet is to try and go to the same walk-in clinic as frequently as you can and keep track of the dates and then on your next visit to your regular doctor ask him/her (did you receive the reports from my visit(s) to the walk-in clinic regarding my rash in the pannus area?.