The Medimap Walk-in Clinic Wait Time Index uses data collected from the majority of walk-in clinics across Canada that use the company’s software to publish wait times online. Approximately 70 percent of walk-in clinics across Canada use Medimap to share their wait times. Wait times are updated by walk-in clinic staff every 30 minutes on average. Medimap currently operates in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
The national wait time average across the country is 37 minutes, a 12 minute increase from 2021 when it was 25 minutes. All provinces saw an increase in overall average wait times.
The Medimap Walk-in Clinic Wait Time Index found patients in British Columbia and Nova Scotia experienced the longest average wait times across Canada in 2022.
Ontario and Manitoba have the shortest average wait times in 2022.
On average, British Columbians had to wait more than triple the amount of time (79 minutes) to see a physician at a walk-in clinic, compared to Ontarians who waited an average of 25 minutes.
While Ontario had the lowest wait times across the country, it increased by 10 minutes in 2022 up from 15 minutes in 2021.