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25 June 2020 | App, Care, Digital, Doctor, Health, Healthcare, Medical, Nurse, Online

Why You Should Consider Online Medical Care

The digital world is growing at a rapid rate. With the birth of smartphones and apps, we’ve now got the world at our fingertips constantly. From paying bills and ordering groceries, to shopping via social media, there’s not much you can’t do - including organising your medical care.

Digital healthcare is rising in popularity, with more people than ever choosing to take their medical appointments online. If you’ve struggled with your existing healthcare options but haven’t ever considered getting involved with the digital revolution, read on - we’ve rounded up the best reasons to give it a try.

Quicker Access to Appointments

Patients are now waiting longer than ever to get an appointment with their GP. Surveys have reported people having to hold off for a routine appointment for between two and three weeks. This is thought to be due to a variety of factors, including cuts to funding and a growing demand for healthcare - but it’s left doctors and nurses overworked, and patients frustrated.

If you’ve had experience of this, you’ll already know how difficult it can be - especially if you’re concerned about a possibly serious health condition. By choosing to use online medical care, you automatically remove the waiting time - often appointments can be provided for the same day, or at the latest the next day, with a registered GP, nurse or healthcare practitioner. You’ll receive the same great care as usual - but much faster.

Added Convenience

We live in a busy age. Most of us are juggling work, social commitments, family life and still trying to stay healthy - which doesn’t leave much time to squeeze in a visit to see the doctor. Traditional doctors appointments are not only harder to get, they’re also at set times - which rarely work with your schedule.

Opting for online medical care means you can forget having to re-plan your entire day just to see a doctor - you have online access 365 days a year. At Hapi, we’re pleased to be able to provide you with face-to-face appointments at a time that suits you - and you can choose to see your healthcare professional at home, work or at a pop-up clinic local to you. We also provide online video appointments for more minor inquiries - those times when you’ve got a burning question that just needs answering.

If that’s not enough, we’re also happy to deliver your prescription as well. Once you’ve had a consultation with a Hapi medical professional, we’ll make sure you receive your medication the very next day.

Access to Specialists

When you visit your GP for a more complex problem, it’s usually the first step to future appointments with a variety of people. This can result in weeks or months spent attending possible unnecessary appointments - but online medical care has the power to save everyone some time.

At Hapi, we’ve teamed up with a wide variety of healthcare professionals and experts to provide you with the best, fastest medical care at the touch of a button. Our specialist partners include physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists and a wide range of occupational therapists - and you can book both online and face-to-face appointments with them, without having to consult a GP first.

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