The Medimap Walk-in Clinic Wait Time index uses data collected from more than 1200 walk-in clinics across Canada that use Medimap to publish walk-in clinic wait times online. Approximately 70% of walk-in clinics across the country uses Medimap to update wait times. The data is updated on average every 30 minutes. Medimap currently operates in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
While Ontario walk-in clinic wait times improved since 2019, patients in British Columbia continue to experience very long wait times with an average wait of 58 minutes.
Patients in BC and Nova Scotia have the longest wait times across Canada compared to Ontario and Alberta
British Columbians have to wait more than double the amount of time (58 minutes) to see a physician at a walk-in clinic, compared to Ontarioans who wait an average of 15 minutes.
BC’s average wait time increased by 15 minutes from 2019 to 2021.
Alberta’s average wait time decreased by 7 minutes over the same period of time.
Ontario wait times have decreased by 11 minutes from 26 minutes in 2019 to 15 minutes in 2021