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Avoid the line: Hospital, urgent care wait times

Posted at 6:38 PM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 18:38:27-05
If you think getting to see a doctor in the emergency department is already a problem, just wait!
 
Long lines of people at the hospital E-R has been a long standing issue and with season fast approaching its going to get worse.
 
Right now, on average, you'd have to wait more than a half hour at Naples Memorial, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Cape Coral and Lee Memorial.
 
that's notably higher than the state's average of 23 minutes.
 
But there is a way you might be able to avoid the long lines.
 
In Lee County there are three urgent care clinics that can handle many of the cases that are unnecessarily clogging up the E-R.
 
Lee Memorial's three Convenient Care Clinics which can handle everything from colds, cuts that require stitches, common infections and setting broken bones.
So unless you're losing large amounts of blood or having a stroke or a heart attack, the clinic can more than meet your needs in half the time.
Its important to point out, that the state governing board for hospitals won't allow LMHS to expand.
So now more then ever, these convient care clinics are here to serve you.