Making Life Easier – Visit an Online Doctor on Demand

 

In our busy, fast-paced lives it can be difficult to fit in a trip to the medical centre. As a result, we often put off attending to symptoms that may require medical aid. But you shouldn’t have to suffer through sore eyes, constant allergies or other mild, yet annoying, issues. With a licenced doctor on demand available online 24/7, attending to your medical needs has never been easier.

Simply download an app, complete your profile and you’ll be paired up with a general practitioner via video call. Consultations are safe, affordable and effective.

All practitioners are fully licenced, Australian registered, insured and experienced, so you can be rest assured that you’re receiving top quality treatment every time.

 

Services a doctor on demand can provide:

Prescriptions

When you need medication for a cold, urinary tract infection or depression, you’ll usually require a prescription in order to receive the medicine from a pharmacy. This is to ensure people don’t misuse potentially harmful medications. A doctor on demand can write patients new or repeat prescriptions which can be sent directly to a patient’s pharmacy of choice for collection.

 

Specialist referrals

While general practitioners can treat a range of medical conditions, there are some issues that must be treated by a specialist. Whether you require the aid of a physiotherapist, podiatrist or psychologist, an online general practitioner can write you a referral to a qualified professional.

 

Medical certificates

Gone are the days where you had to travel sick to your medical centre in order to provide a medical certificate for work! You can now do this from the comfort of your bed using an online doctor on demand.

 

Pathology and radiology requests

Need a blood test, MRI or mammogram? A digital referral can be sent to you within the app for use with any centre in Australia. Simply have a consultation with a general practitioner online and you’ll be ready to go.

 

What a doctor on demand cannot provide:

Whilst online general practitioners can help with around 80% of medical conditions, there are some issues that you will need to visit an in-person medical centre or hospital in order to treat. In case of an emergency, dial 000. Serious or life-threatening conditions such as the following should be treated in person:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe bleeding
  • Vomiting or coughing up blood
  • Critical burns
  • Reduced or total loss of consciousness
  • Severe brain or spinal cord injury
  • Lacerations
  • Several broken bones

It is also worth noting that an online doctor on demand cannot provide you with a GP Mental Health Care Plan. To obtain a plan you must visit an in-person general practitioner. Alternatively, a doctor on demand can refer you to your nominated psychologist or psychiatrist who may be able to create a plan for you.

 

Pricing

Online general practitioner services are quite affordable – they are typically cheaper than those of an in-person medical centre. Pricing is generally based on the length of the consultation. Short consultations (under 10 minutes) are the cheapest, at around $15-20, whereas long consultations (over 40 minutes) may cost around $100. Consultations are automatically timed via the app and your nominated credit or debit card will be charged at the end of the session.

Unfortunately, online general practitioner services are not currently covered by Medicare, so bulk-billing is not available. Typically, however, online services will be affordable to make up for this.

 

Conclusion

Online general practitioner services offer unmatched affordability and convenience. If you require assistance with a medical condition or health concern, consider having an online consultation today.

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