Walk-in health clinics' popularity growing

January 8, 2013 2:21:53 PM PST
If you ever used one of those walk-in retail health clinics, you are not alone as they are apparently growing in popularity.

That's the finding of a new Harris Poll that finds that 27 percent of all adults surveyed said they have used either walk-in retail clinics or work-based clinics to obtain medical care in the past two years.

That's up from just 7percent in 2008.

The survey found younger adults were more like to use these facilities. And most people go there for run of the mill complaints such as colds, flu-like symptoms, minor cuts and wounds.

Convenience was a key factor because no appointments are required and they are nearby.