With the rise of sophisticated, reliable technology, comes the flexibility for patients to see and speak with registered doctors online. Telehealth is the future of healthcare, providing a smart and secure way for patients and doctors to connect from any location.
Our telehealth experts at 13 DOCTOR have outlined the advantages of seeing a doctor online.
Easy access to medical advice and information
Telehealth services are convenient and easy to use. From making a booking to the actual appointment and every other stage of the process, using telehealth is simple.
Doctors can easily issue prescriptions and medical certificates to you following your appointment and can securely record any health updates that will be sent back to your local GP.
See a doctor anywhere
Telehealth consultations eliminate the need to travel, park and sit in a waiting room before an appointment as you can speak with a doctor from the comfort of your own home.
If you are away from home or are travelling, you can easily contact a GP for health advice and information as long as you have a phone or computer with an internet connection.
If you live in remote or rural locations
Telehealth is particularly useful for those living in remote or rural locations where accessing a GP can be challenging. You can access a doctor at anytime from anywhere.
Benefits the entire healthcare system
With more patients using telehealth to get medical advice and information, the number of unnecessary hospital visits decreases. This will take the burden off emergency departments, leaving more staff and resources for life-threatening and urgent hospital admissions.
Easy access to a range of services
It’s not only GPs who can be contacted through a telehealth consultation, but also psychologists, physiotherapists, dieticians, and more. You can also get instant prescriptions and referrals to other specialists that are sent straight to you. You can also get a medical certificate in the case you’re unfit to attend work or school.
Do you want to book an online consult?
The booking system is simple. Book online or call 13 DOCTOR to receive a confirmation email and SMS confirming the appointment. The doctor will send you an SMS message with a URL to the secure video consult. If you would prefer to speak to a doctor on the phone, this is also an option – you don’t have to use the video service. Any medical certificates or prescription medication needed will be sent to you via email.