Teleconsultation is gaining popularity in Singapore and around the world, especially after the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of waiting at a clinic when you are feeling unwell, all you need to do is to whip out your phone, go online, and be connected with a doctor. But what exactly does teleconsultation entail?
What is Teleconsultation?
Teleconsultation is an online doctor consultation service which is conducted by a real, practising doctor. In place of an actual visit, it takes place via video chats, calls, or even text. These virtual doctors have the same qualifications and training as the doctors you see in physical clinics.
Benefits of Teleconsultation
Today, technology has made it possible for us to receive treatment in new ways. It also brings about several benefits.
1. Save time and costs
Have you ever experienced going down to the clinic only to see a throng of patients waiting in line? When you are already feeling sick, this can make you feel even more uncomfortable. Through teleconsultation, you will be able to save on the travelling and waiting time and see a doctor from the comfort of your own home. This is especially helpful for those who have mobility issues such as being handicapped or on bed rest.
At times, you may have to travel a little further to see a doctor in person as nearby clinics are closed. This can incur additional transportation costs if you need to take a taxi to go there. One of the greatest advantages of seeing an online doctor in Singapore is that you can sit back and ask for a consultation wherever you are.
2. Get medication delivered
If you have not tried teleconsultation, you may be confused about how you are getting your medication. The good news is that most teleconsultation services also come with medication delivery, so you can get it delivered right to your doorstep.
You can entirely skip the hassle of having to wait at the pharmacy, and be in control of what time your medication can be sent to you. Apart from medication, your doctor can even send you documents such as a doctor’s memo.
3. Comfort and convenience
In an online consultation, doctors are usually available readily. This means you don’t have to spend a long time feeling unwell. This on-the-go system provides the best comfort and convenience, especially if you have a busy schedule.
At the same time, your medical history and information is stored digitally and you can easily retrieve them for reference. Need a medical certificate? That is also provided digitally, too.
4. Reduces risk of catching new illnesses
The good thing about staying home to see a doctor is the lack of people around you. In a physical clinic, there is bound to be other patients who are sick, and this increases your risk of catching new viruses or infections. If you are suffering from something contagious, you also avoid passing it on to others.
Through teleconsultation, you can speak to your doctor in a safe and controlled environment.
See a Doctor Online With Jaga-Me
Feeling under the weather? At Jaga-Me, we offer a comprehensive teleconsultation service to those who need it. All you need to do is to book an online appointment with us through WhatsApp, and our friendly doctors will be there to assist you. Each consultation is only $20 (before GST), and we also offer free medication delivery to anywhere in Singapore.
Our teleconsultation service is available from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays. If seeing a doctor virtually is not your cup of tea and you still prefer a physical appointment, we also provide house call visits in Singapore.