Feeling sick? Check out these 6 online health telehealth services for general consultations

Take Advantage of These Telehealth Services for General Consultations

Online Health Consultations photo via National Cancer Institute via Unsplash

Top Online Health Consultations To Check Out

You’ve been taking care of your health by working out and eating right. You’ve been drinking your vitamins religiously and meditating for peace of mind. But sometimes, even when you put extra effort to make sure you’re in tiptop shape, the occasional sniffles or cough still come.

Online Health Consultations photo via National Cancer Institute via Unsplash
Online Health Consultations photo via National Cancer Institute via Unsplash

Even if you are already well, you might still want to do general consultations with a doctor. Thankfully, there are hospitals and health centers that offer telehealth services, so you don’t have to step outside your home to get a proper diagnosis.

If you are a bit skeptical about seeking medical advice online, that’s fine. It might take some time to get used to this new practice. But booking telehealth services is a better option than consulting Google as there is false medical information circulating online. Now that the pandemic forced everyone indoors, scheduling online medical consultation is the most convenient way to ensure that your health is in good condition. Likewise, telemedicine consultations alleviate the surge and minimize the risks from unnecessary visits to hospitals.

You don’t have to be techy to get telehealth services. Just know that the most important thing is to choose the right telehealth service so you can stay healthy in the “new normal.” For starters, you can call the Department of Health’s hotlines 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843) and 1555 for general COVID-19 related inquiries.

Here are some health care centers that are just one call away:

Maxicare

Maxicare
Maxicare

Website: https://www.maxicare.com.ph/
24/7 Customer Care Hotline:
+ 632 8582 1900 (PLDT)
+ 632 7798 7777 (GLOBE)

Maxicare provides telemedicine advice to individuals who need non-emergency medical assistance 24/7. If you are an account holder, you can avail of free consultations over the phone. Their doctors can evaluate your condition based on the guidelines provided by DOH. They will advise if you need to go to a hospital or not.

Medifi

Medifi Online Health Consultation Services
Medifi Online Health Consultation Services

Website: https://www.medifi.com/

This telemedicine platform connects patients to doctors via mobile phone. What’s great about this app — which can be downloaded on AppStore or Google Play — is that you will have access to over 3,000 physicians on your device. You can sign up for free or pay only when a consultation has been conducted. The app can also send digital prescriptions, lab requests, and medical certificates straight to your email inbox.

KonsultaMD

KonsultaMD Online Doctor Consultation
KonsultaMD Online Doctor Consultation

Website: https://konsulta.md/

This Globe subsidiary provides 24/7 hotline service for those who need medical consultation. It offers weekly or monthly subscriptions with a group plan that includes four members. KonsultaMD continues to expand its services by partnering with top health brands such as AC Health, QualiMed, and Hi-Precision Diagnostics, among others.

Medgate Philippines

Medgate Philippines
Medgate Philippines

Website: https://www.medgate.ph/

For hassle-free medical consultation, look no further than Medgate Philippines. They have specialist doctors who can provide medical advice through the phone and send an e-prescription to your email. Medgate Philippines can also facilitate medicine delivery.

“It’s my first time to call Medgate. It’s very convenient (especially for those who are sick like me) because you don’t have to go to a clinic with long queues and wait for how many hours to be accommodated. The process was smooth, very similar to the clinic consultation; they conduct a thorough assessment (which is very good) before you will be transferred to a medical practitioner. Both the receptionist and the doctor are very courteous and informational. You can also get a med certificate, plan of care, and e-prescription right directly to your email. I will recommend Medgate to my friends and colleagues,” said Georgina Tapec on the healthcare provider’s page.

St. Lukes Medical Center

St. Lukes Medical Center
St. Lukes Medical Center

Website: https://www.stlukes.com.ph/patients-guide/teleconsult
PATIENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Global City
8789-7700 loc. 7770 or email: customer.bgc@stlukes.com.ph
Monday-Sunday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Quezon City
8723-0101 loc. 4122 or email: customer.qc@stlukes.com.ph
Monday-Sunday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM

One of the most trusted hospitals in the country has also started to offer telemedicine. The hospital follows a strict by-schedule-only policy, so it would be best to call ahead of time to book your online medical consultations.

Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC)

Website: http://www.pcmc.gov.ph/serv/telemedicine

It can be quite tricky to bring children to hospitals. For this reason, it’s better to book telemedicine consultations instead. For pediatric services, you can call the doctors of PCMC. They have prepared a directory of their pediatricians so you can directly get in touch with them.

Health in the “new normal.”

Gone are the days when we have to go to the hospital to get checked. It’s a different story now, what with the virus still looming over our heads. But through technology, we always find ways to cope with the changes. Just think that telemedicine will enhance traditional checkups and not completely replace them.

DOH has been pushing hospitals to provide telemedicine since this is the most practical route for everyone. Protecting and maintaining your health entails embracing technology and what it has to offer.

For both, When you feel that you need online medical consultations, don’t hesitate to call any healthcare providers above. It’s always better to stay informed when it comes to your and your loved one’s health. This is one way to show much you care about your health as well as those around you.

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