Benefits of an online doctor in lockdown

Benefits of an online doctor in lockdown

May 9th, 2020

Benefits of an online doctor in lockdown

Nearly a year ago, when COVID-19 could have been the subject of a sci-fi novel, we wrote a blog post about how using an online doctor could benefit you. 

Fast-forward to these “interesting” times and we’ve given the post a bit of a makeover – lockdown style…

Top six benefits of an online doctor …in lockdown


Benefits of an online doctor - flexible

100% online, we come to you wherever you are.  So you can #stayhome and #staysafe while keeping on top of the medical needs of you and your family. 

We also have a super-simple, easy-to-navigate app available in both the App Store and Google Play Store so you can use any device to chat to us.

We can also email scripts to your preferred pharmacy and send you forms for blood tests, scans, x-rays and specialist referrals. 


Benefits of an online doctor - open

COVID-19 doesn’t mean that other health issues take a back seat.  When a lot of businesses are forced to close, we are OPEN seven days a week – evenings, weekends and public holidays.  We are open when you are sick, so you can get the help you need. 

Our long opening hours is particularly useful if you are juggling work with home-schooling – when the kids are in bed, we’re here, ready for your consultation.

No Travel

Benefits of an online doctor - no travel

This benefit is especially useful during a lockdown when our travel movements are quite restricted.  While it’s true that medical appointments fall into the category of essential travel, a lot of those who are particularly vulnerable would rather just stay home if they can. 

An online consult means you don’t have to worry about social distancing, or distance at all – we can talk to you whether you are next door, or on the other side of the country.

Cost Effective

Benefits of an online doctor - cost effective

Even before these COVID-19 times, we priced our services to ensure that we were affordable, as we truly believe that healthcare is a right not a privilege.  Now, with the Government’s current temporary bulk-billing measures until at least the end of September 2020 we can also offer some services on a bulk-billed basis as well.  Have a look at one of our recent blog posts to see which services are currently covered, and see all our pricing clearly displayed when you book.

Continuity of Care

Benefits of an online doctor - continuity of care

Let’s be clear here – all GPs can offer this, it is just a matter of making sure you see the same one each time.  Where we can add to that is by being available to you when you are somewhere else and your regular GP isn’t available, such as stuck in lockdown.  And soon, as restrictions ease, you can continue that same care, with the same SwiftDoc GP when you are on holiday or working out of town (and aren’t we all looking forward to those times!).

Improved Access

Benefits of an online doctor - improved access

Even before COVID-19, this is where we really came into our own, offering services to rural and remote Australians where there aren’t enough GPs to go around, and to those groups that just can’t get to a GP when they need to such as shift workers and FIFO workers. 

Now, with so many of us in lockdown, we can now provide that same level of access to those who are vulnerable or unwell and choosing to stay home.

So take care of your health during lockdown and give SwiftDoc a go.

Still not convinced? Check out our little video where we show you just how easy it is to have a SwiftDoc consultation.

This website does not provide medical advice.  It is intended for informational purposes only.  It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment.  If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately dial Triple 0 (000).


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