What is telehealth and how does it work?

How many apps do you have on your phone to order something, to have something delivered or sent somewhere convenient for you to collect. Nowadays, everything is about timeliness and convenience, and healthcare is no different.

Introducing telehealth, where medical information and advice can be collected and then exchanged electronically between doctors, pharmacists and allied healthcare providers anytime of the day or night. This doesn’t seem all that ground-breaking given clinicians have been sending digital files, diagnostics and emails between themselves for many years. But true telehealth takes digital healthcare to another level, where the patient is in control and chooses to engage doctors for a consultation or a prescription request via video conference when and where it suits you.

So, what are the benefits of telehealth?

Think about the last time you were really sick and had to stay home from work. Think about how much effort it took for you to get up and drag yourself into a doctor’s surgery for that all important medical certificate, only to be told that they’re running a bit late and your appointment is now twenty minutes later than it was supposed to be. Now remember how the waiting room looked when you turned around to try and find somewhere quiet to sit for the next twenty thirty minutes while you were feeling like crawling back into your bed at home.

And it was full of plenty of other really sick people not to mention a few kids who were making it very clear they were really unhappy about being there too.

How much easier would it be if you didn’t have to go through all that effort to receive medical advice, a medical certificate for work and maybe some medication for your illness. That’s how telehealth is becoming more and more accepted, because with a telehealth service like Doctors on Demand, spending half a day in a doctor’s surgery when you are sick is a thing of the past.

Who are Doctors on Demand?

Doctors on Demand is one of Australia’s leading telehealth providers with a large team of Australian registered doctors available for any health question or query through a secure video conference portal at www.doctorsondemand.com.au.

Doctors on Demand allows you to book an online consultation with an Australian registered doctor with either your phone, laptop or tablet – all from the comfort of your own home. 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.

You’ll get a medical certificate sent straight to your email inbox and your prescription sent to your local pharmacy. What’s better than that?!

Only two things: actually getting to rest when you’re sick and being able to order your regular medications online.

The convenience of telehealth!

Doctors on Demand is literally open all hours providing access to qualified doctors 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for online doctor consultations via video conference for your primary care requirements. And they don’t just help you out when you’re at your sickest, but also when you’re at your busiest. Sometimes you just need a repeat prescription for a 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. So why not jump online, select your regular medication, complete an online health questionnaire relating to the condition you are treating and a doctor will review your request.  If the doctor is happy to prescribe based on the information you have provided, a script will be electronically issued to your preferred pharmacy.

Using the Doctors on Demand Quickscript online prescription service, you can order your medication and have it in your hot little hands, within an hour (during business hours*) anywhere, anytime.

Get started with Doctors on Demand 24 hours a day

So next time you’re sick or just sick of waiting, Sign up with Doctors on Demand for all your telehealth, online doctors and online prescription needs.

 

*Business hours are 8am – 6pm AEST.

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