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The Shifting Work Day Creates a Barrier to Healthcare Access

By / April 18, 2014 / / 0 Comments

fb banner with linkAlmost 72 million working-age Americans live with chronic conditions. This means that nearly 40% of the working population has at least one chronic health problem like diabetes, heart disease and others. While the demographics have changed, the health care system hasn’t. Primarily a 9 to 5 business, making and keeping doctor appointments has become harder for the working population.

Couple this with the fact that most Americans are working long past the age of 65, the old model of taking time off and sitting in a waiting room just doesn’t work anymore. Studies have shown that even with individuals that have insurance, 17% went without needed care and 43% delayed care, many times because of the inability to access healthcare during off hours.

Emergency One recognizes that times have changed. With our hours of operation running from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends, we can accommodate your work schedule. Whether a routine checkup, proactive exam or planned testing, we’re here to help you today, rather than you waiting for acute episodes or complication. In these tough economic times, you shouldn’t have to put your job at risk to receive the proper medical care.