What is telehealth and how does it work?

Some people think telehealth simply means talking to a GP over the phone or using Skype. While this can be the case, a virtual consultation with a doctor via telehealth should be a secure and private conversation between patient and their chosen GP at time that can be easily booked directly by the patient online.   

And it is more than just a quick chat to verify symptoms. A custom-built telehealth gp service allows patients to have a video consultation with a registered doctor on a secure platform, without sharing personal Skype IDs or doctor’s mobile phone numbers for a Facetime call.  Online doctor appointments can provide a range of outcomes including online medical certificates, referrals to specialists or pathology as well as prescriptions if you are unwell. A one-time patient registration process allows for quick, accessible and convenient healthcare. 

This accessible approach to healthcare (known as telehealth) doesn’t seem all that ground-breaking in this age of evolving technology. 

Actually we agree with you – Doctors on Demand is a telehealth service that takes primary care to another level, where the patient can engage an Australian registered doctor any time of day or night with a 24/7 roster of doctors available online.  And we have delivered 48,000 online video consultations over the past few years so we know how to make it a smooth experience for the patient and the doctor. 

How is Telehealth supporting the fight against Coronavirus? 

Currently with the Coronavirus outbreak we are seeing an extreme spread of the infection due to the highly contagious nature of the virus and lack of initial symptoms. Many Australians have recently fallen ill to the virus making the health risk relatively high, especially for those with weaker immune systems like the elderly and infants. The last place highly contagious people should be right now is with other sick patients at your local GP clinic. GPs and healthcare workers are critical front line staff and telehealth enables patients to be assessed without direct contact.  

Telehealth, keeping you and your family safe from COVID-19 

To keep yourself and your family safe throughout this pandemic take the right safety precautions and utilise the Doctors on Demand telehealth service to avoid catching the virus and staying healthy from the comfort of your own home. The Doctors on Demand online platform allows you to book an online consultation with an Australian registered doctor with either your phone, laptop or tablet. It works the same way as a regular doctor’s appointment, except now you can stay in your pyjamas and no one will ever know. 

If you are ill and require a medical certificate, or simply need a repeat prescription, don’t take the risk of going to a physical GP clinic while COVID-19 is rampant. Following an online GP consult, you will receive your medical certificate directly in your inbox and your prescription sent to your local pharmacy. What’s better than that?!   

Doctors on Demand’s telehealth service doesn’t just help you out when you’re at your sickest, but also when you’re at your busiest!

Think of the same scenario as above, only this time you’re not sick and you just need to one medication you’ve been taking forever. It’ll be the shortest appointment in the world, you know it, the receptionist knows it, and so does your doctor.  

Using the Doctors on Demand online prescription service, you can order your medication and have it in your hot little hands. Need an instant script?

Worried about your personal information online when using telehealth?  

We understand, sharing information online can seem risky, although Doctors on Demand provides a platform which is secure, private and purpose built for virtual healthcare, meaning you can have a consultation with a doctor knowing that everything shared is completely confidential and is only between you and your healthcare professional.  

As you can tell there is much more to our telehealth service than one would think, but Doctors on Demand takes pride in providing the easiest, most accessible and high-quality healthcare in a time of need. 

So next time you’re feeling sick, worried about the current health precautions and need a doctors appointment or you are just over waiting for a simple medical certificate or prescriptionuse Doctors on Demand for all your telehealth service needs.

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