I go to a rather low end health clinic. Sometimes the receptionists are in meetings and they post a sign that says to just have a seat and someone will come out and call you at your appointment time.
These TWO incidents occurred simultaneously:
A child is running around, slamming the door, etc. Child's mother does not speak a word of English. A clinic worker came out to call one of the patients and Child's mother pounces on her. Clinic worker does not speak Spanish, so another waiting patient translates. Child and his mother do not have an appointment. They have just moved here from another country and have run out of ritalin. Never mind that they need an intake appointment and maybe an evaluation, they need it NOW! (Boy, did they ever!)
If this were a medical emergency, they could get a prescription at the ER, but not for ritalin.
At that SAME time, a guy (at least he spoke English) came in NEEDING a note for Social Security. Right now! He needed a note stating that he was able to handle his own finances, or he wouldn't get his check and would get evicted (that day!) and lose his daughter.
He (all together now) needed an intake appointment and maybe an evaluation.
I know for a fact, nobody just popped up that day and told him he needed documentation. The wheels of Social Security grind very, very, slowly. If he wasn't competent, he could have designated a payee.
As for evictions, you have to be in arrears for 30 days before they can even start court proceedings.
Wonder what he was up to.