The Senior

Online medical consultations simplify senior care

You can speak with a doctor from home using just a smartphone or computer. Picture Shutterstock
You can speak with a doctor from home using just a smartphone or computer. Picture Shutterstock

This is sponsored content by Instant Consult.

For many seniors, accessing healthcare can be a challenge. Mobility issues, transportation difficulties and the sheer effort of visiting a clinic can feel overwhelming.

The good news is that online medical consultations like Instant Consult remove these barriers. You can now speak with a doctor from the comfort of your home using just a smartphone or computer. This easy access is convenient and makes sure that you get healthcare when you need it most.

Here's how these online consultations are changing senior healthcare:

Simplified doctor consultation process

When you need medical advice, the process for an online consultation is straightforward and user-friendly. Just download the Instant Consult app, sign up and click on "Request a Consult." Usually, within just 15 minutes, an AHPRA-accredited Australian-registered doctor is ready to connect with you for a video consultation.

During this session, the online doctor will carefully assess your medical condition and history. You'll receive personalised advice and any necessary online prescriptions if you need a medication or a refill.

Online medical certificates are also available through this service. Both the online prescriptions and medical certificates will be sent through to your Instant Consult inbox and will remain there until you decide to remove them.

Personalised care and attention

Booking an online consultation at Instant Consult means you're choosing the gold standard for telehealth. You'll go on a professional patient journey where fully qualified and experienced doctors are committed to understanding your unique health needs.

Instant Consult's dedication to high-quality digital healthcare is accessible to everyone, including those in rural, regional and remote communities. This means you'll receive the best possible healthcare, no matter where you are in Australia.

Safe and comfortable

Choosing online consultations through Instant Consult is a safe option. With this service, you get medical care without the worry of being exposed to illnesses that you might encounter in a clinic or hospital.

Having these online consultations in the comfort and familiarity of your own home can also make the whole process less stressful for you. This way, you can focus on your health without the extra worry about safety.

Private and secure

For seniors, online consultations with Instant Consult are not just convenient; they are also a secure way to access healthcare. Every interaction happens over a fully encrypted server that ensures your personal and medical details are always safe. This high level of privacy and security means you can use online healthcare services with confidence and peace of mind.


Online doctors are available between 6am and midnight AEST every day, including public holidays. This wide range of availability gives you access to digital healthcare at times that suit you best without worrying about clinic hours or scheduling appointments far in advance.

Senior healthcare made more accessible with Instant Consult

Online medical consultations are a step forward in enhancing senior care. They offer a convenient, accessible, and safe way for seniors to manage their health.

Whether it's for an online consultation, a prescription refill or an online medical certificate, Instant Consult ensures seniors have healthcare at their fingertips when they need it. To experience the ease and safety of senior-friendly digital healthcare, download the Instant Consult app today.