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The Benefits Of Online Consults Explained

Now there's a simpler way to access healthcare!

Seeing a doctor when you need one is not always a simple task. Long wait times, limited practice hours or being too unwell to leave the house can often mean that we miss out on essential healthcare at a time when we need it most. Not to mention, a busy home, work and social life might make finding time to pop into a traditional medical centre extra difficult.

And that’s where online check-ups from the likes of Instant Consult have become a complete game-changer, allowing us to connect with an online doctor via a smartphone or computer for instant care, whenever it suits us.

Of course, there will always be times when we should see a doctor face-to-face, but for matters like prescriptions, referrals, medical certificates and more, online consults are a super-convenient option. Here we look at some of the benefits that come with this type of service.

Understanding Online Health Consultations

The main advantage of these sorts of consultations is that they make healthcare accessible and efficient. With an online check-up, you can discuss health concerns with a fully qualified doctor via a video call from the comfort of your home. This cuts down on travel time and other stresses that may come with traditional doctor visits. In addition, it allows you to fit healthcare into your schedule, not the other way around.

Now you can book and attend doctor's appointments on your laptop - how easy is that?
Now you can book and attend doctor’s appointments on your laptop – how easy is that?

How Does It Work?

If you’ve decided to book an online consultation, you simply head to the relevant website or app, set up an account with all of your contact details and then book your appointment.

Instant Consult has a user-friendly app that makes navigating this process a breeze. Once you’ve set up an account, you simply click on ‘Request a Consult’ to begin the process of scheduling your consultation. It usually takes about 15 minutes to connect with one of the online doctors, all of them registered in Australia and accredited with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), to give you true peace of mind.

You can still get medical attention even if you're too unwell to leave the house.
You can still get medical attention even if you’re too unwell to leave the house.

What to Expect During Your Online Consultation

During the video consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to talk about your health concerns and medical history in detail. The online doctor will assess your situation and provide personalised advice, similar to an in-person visit. The bonus is that being in the comfort of your own home can often lead to more open and effective communication.

After your consultation, you may receive online prescriptions, medical certificates or other requests, such as specialist referrals or pathology and radiology referrals, if the online doctor deems them necessary. This is all part of making sure you get comprehensive healthcare.

These documents go straight to your Instant Consult app inbox, where they are safely stored on a fully encrypted server. You have complete control over them, and they stay there until you decide to remove them.

Rest assured that you can see a qualified doctor when you need to.
Rest assured that you can see a qualified doctor when you need to.

When Are Online Consults Available?

The beauty of this option is that it shirks the traditional confines of a 9-5 general practice. At Instant Consult, you can access fully qualified and experienced online doctors from as early as 6am and as late as midnight AEST every day, even on public holidays.

Even better, those living in rural, regional and remote areas can also access quality online healthcare, minus the lengthy travel times that come with traditional GP practices.

Brought to you by Instant Consult. Managing your health can be as simple as a few taps on your smartphone or clicks on your computer. With Instant Consult, the ease of online medical consultations makes healthcare more convenient and accessible. Download the Instant Consult app today and experience healthcare on your terms.

 

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