Thanks to the invention of lightning fast internet and the growing accessibility of internet throughout rural Australia, online doctor services are becoming more and more popular.

Whether you’re too busy to make it to your normal doctor’s last available appointment for the day, or you’re overseas and need a second opinion, there are numerous advantages of using an online doctor service.

  • Online doctor services are convenient

    Busy parents struggling to find a spare moment, professionals juggling long work hours and family life, and even uni students who can’t be bothered trudging across town, all love the convenience of online doctor services. Your video consultation can be conducted from the comfort of your home, minimising the exertion required to get yourself to  a clinic, and worsening your current symptoms. Best of all, you can attend your appointment in your pyjamas!

  • Online doctor services can save you money

    Visiting the doctor’s office isn’t a cheap exercise when you include the cost of fuel, parking, public transport, and filling any prescriptions you may need. Online doctor services offer a solution. They’re more affordable, allowing you to save money while staying  comfortable at home during your online consultation.

  • Avoiding the public if youre contagious

    While struggling to your doctor’s appointment it is difficult to avoid others and possibly spread any infection you may have.  It is far more responsible and practical to remain home and receive medical advice from your own room.

  • Provide your workplace with your medical certificate sooner

    If your workplace is very strict, you can provide your medical certificate within a few hours of calling in sick thanks to online health services. After your online consultation, your online doctor can send you a certificate immediately, and you can forward it to HR at your workplace within minutes.

  • Instant prescriptions and referrals

    There’s nothing worse than having to attend a doctor’s appointment just to update or refill a prescription you have been using for years. Thankfully you can obtain an updated prescription  immediately  following your online consultation with the doctor , saving you the hassle of travelling to the clinic  to simply renew a prescription.

    If you need a referral to a specialist, online consultations are a convenient, time-savvy way to acquire a referral with your chosen specialist without eating into your busy day

  • High quality healthcare for rural communities

    In much of remote, rural Australia, access to  specialist medical advice is often hard to find, if not impossible. Thanks to online doctor services, you can speak with modern, expertly trained doctors to obtain the best advice to assess and diagnose your situation. Best of all, your online doctor will give you a treatment plan including online specialist referrals and prescriptions,  all via the internet.

    As long as you have a good internet connection, online health services ensure even patients in the most remote communities can have access to good medical care.

  • Access quality health care while travelling

    Whether you’re on a family holiday or a frantic business trip, getting sick while overseas is isolating, frustrating or  even scary. It can be hard to navigate the local health care system, particularly if you don’t speak the language. Thankfully, you can book an online consultation through an online doctor services in Australia, even when you’re overseas. All you need is a good internet connection, and you can speak directly to an online doctor for help. This can be a fantastic option when you can’t access any alternatives, but it’s also a great way to put your mind at ease and gain a second opinion after attending a local clinic.

    • Online consultations are available even when local health centres may be closed
    • Online consultations are available in your language
    • Trusted online doctor services can confirm or deny the findings of a local medical centre, giving you peace of mind.
  • Assess, diagnose and manage health issues early before they worsen

    If you’re one of those people who puts off going to the doctor until you’re so sick you’re unable to leave the house, an online health service is for you. If you have even the slightest inkling that you’re getting sick, instead of brushing it aside and resuming your day, you can book an online appointment straight away. After a quick, painless and convenient online consultation, your online doctor can diagnose your illness early and help you manage it in its early stages. Consultations in the early stage of your illness can stop it progressing into a full blown sickness, which means less time off work and away from the people and things you love.

  • Keep chronic illnesses in check without the hassle

    If you’re managing a chronic illness, you know the importance of regular check ups with a skilled practitioner, but they may not be high on your list of priorities. Using an online doctor service is so easy, you’re more likely to book and check in with a doctor, which empowers you to manage your chronic illness better.

    This could include:

    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease
    • Emphysema
    • Autoimmune diseases such as Coeliac disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis

    Online medical professional services allow you to do everything from alter a prescription to record your activity levels or report when your symptoms have changed. Checking in regularly with an online doctor helps both you and your doctor track the progress of your illness and intervene if your condition deteriorates or alters in any way.

  • Easy access to your medical history for health professionals

    Have you ever become confused or frustrated by having to recall your medical history to a new doctor when your regular doctor isn’t available? You’re not the only one. Online doctor services make it easy for trusted, registered health professionals to access your relevant medical history in order to offer you the best level of care when you’re unwell.

    Using an online doctor service is the modern, time-saving, easy alternative to waiting in a doctor’s office. You’ll receive expert medical advice via a video consultation conducted from the comfort of your own home. Next time you’re sick and unable to make it to the doctor’s office, look online for the next available online doctor appointment.

    This one change will transform how you do sick days from now on!

For questions about our virtual healthcare services, please contact us at info@valionhealth.com.au.

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