5 reasons why you should consider online medical consultation

5 reasons why you should consider online medical consultation

Have you ever had to wait for hours on end for an appointment after being stuck in traffic, leaving work in a rush? What about calling the medical clinic only to be told that the earliest available appointment is days away? 

Taking care of your physical and mental health shouldn’t stop being a priority just because you can’t easily go to a doctor’s office right now. 

If you have not been aware of telemedicine until now, you might be unsure if it is something you should start trying. So today, familiarize yourself with the medical teleconsultation options available to you.

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REASON NO 1: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME OR WHEN TRAVELLING

Through telemedicine services, you can receive medical advice anytime, anywhere, without leaving the comfort and privacy of your home. It is also a very convenient solution should you face health issues while travelling.

When you are able to communicate remotely with a doctor as often as you need to, you can maintain better management of your health. You will no longer use heavy traffic or your busy schedule as an excuse to postpone your doctor’s visit!

REASON NO 2: SAVE TIME 

For people who are taking care of children or the elderly, it can be stressful to set the best schedule when to see a doctor. It can also be inconvenient to bring them along. Telemedicine solves this problem by allowing you to see a doctor while also taking care of your family.

REASON NO 3: SAVE MONEY

Teleconsultation costs a lot less than in-person visits for minor health issues. Having a doctor consultation with your mobile phone or computer means you can save money on public transportation or gas and parking.

REASON NO 4: MANAGE YOUR HEALTH BETTER

A rash just appeared on your arm and you have no time to go to the hospital?

You just learnt that one of your family members suffers from arrythmia and you would like to know more about it?

While travelling, you decided to go scuba diving and you are now having eardrum pain?

Since your jogging session this morning, your leg muscles are sore and painful?

Telemedicine can help you understand your symptoms in various everyday life situations you might face. However, it is not an emergency service and should not be used in case of major health symptoms.

REASON NO 5: LESS EXPOSURE TO NEW ILLNESS

When visiting a doctor’s office, it is inevitable to have contact with some sick patients, especially in crowded waiting areas. By staying at home, you will receive the treatment you need while preventing exposure and the possibility of transmitting your disease to others.

DO YOU KNOW DR HIPPO BY EUROP ASSISTANCE?

With Dr Hippo, our telehealth platform now available in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore book in 2 min and get an online medical consultation anytime anywhere with one of our trusted doctors for only THB 340.

From helping you understand your symptoms up to medication delivery*, we got you covered:

  • Easy to use: no app or software to download

  • Fast: get a confirmed appointment right away

  • Safe and confidential: consult online by video, audio or chat

*where available and allowed

Europ Assistance is the world leader in assistance and care services, partnering with the most trusted medical facilities all over South East Asia in order to provide you the highest services quality. 

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