What a simple solution. In the case of family health teams (FHT), one can visit a Nurse practitioner, with a two-week wait for non-emergency visits, compared to two months to see the physician.
For many seniors transportation is a complicated issue. We do not want people driving who cannot safely drive, nor do we need burden adult children with ferrying parents to appointments for routine issues. Far simpler to hold routine clinics where large numbers of seniors reside.
Aging in Place has a team of health care providers who work in eleven Ottawa locations.
This doesn't work in rural Ontario, but this is why we appreciate our FHT in such locations.