Many towns and cities have primary care doctors who have office hours on Saturdays. Emergency rooms are also staffed by physicians on Saturdays, but according to WebMD, the facilities are more expensive than seeing a primary care doctor and should be used for emergencies only.
Some websites allow patients to see a doctor through an app or website, even on Saturdays and other nontraditional hours, explains WebMD. These visits are sometimes covered by insurance, and in some areas, doctors can also prescribe medication. Many primary care doctors have an answering service that can direct urgent issues to an on-call doctor. A person may need to wait at least 24 hours for a response from a doctor if the request is not an emergency.