If you have never had an opportunity to visit a walk in medical clinic in Queens you may be unsure what it would be like. Of course, each clinic and each visit is different, so this article can in no way try to tell you exactly what will happen when you go into your neighborhood walk in medical clinic in Queens, but here are at least some general guidelines.
First of all, when you walk in you will have to go up to the nurse’s desk or registration desk and tell them you are there to be seen and what exactly is wrong. If you are already a patient at that clinic or have been in there before, they will probably look you up on the computer and verify your information. If this is your first visit, you will probably have to fill out the standard first-visit paperwork and also give them your insurance information. And of course you will have to pay your co-pay for the visit. Chances are that the waiting room will be divided into areas for people with colds and flu and then the rest of the room. There may even be masks provided for those who are not sick with an illness but need care for other issues like a broken bone or something. Obviously sometimes the waiting room is going to be really busy with lots of screaming children and other times you may be the only one there. If your reason for the visit is not all that serious, you may even ask how long you will be expected to wait and you may choose to come back when it is not as crowded or when the worst of the screaming children’s brigade has been seen and left.
Chances are there will be magazines to read as well as something playing on the television. Depending on the age of the people the clinic tends to cater to, there may be children’s cartoons or other family-friendly movies. Then you just wait your turn. Do not be surprised if others who come in after you actually go first because emergencies will go ahead of less-serious cases, just like if you were in the emergency room at the hospital. If you feel like you are being ignored, you should ask at the desk what is going on and they can help you understand how long you will likely still have to wait.
Going to a walk in medical clinic in Queens is not really as convenient as having a set appointment. Sometimes it works out better, sometimes worse. It just depends on what other patients are in the walk in medical clinic in Queens when you happen to be there. But it does not have to be scary and can actually be a nice alternative to the emergency room environment.