: HealthyLife, has launched telehealth consultations, providing convenient, virtual access to healthcare practitioners via a network* of GPs, dietitians, nutritionists and in-house naturopaths.
With Australia currently facing a GP shortage(1) and increasing GP gap fee payments, HealthyLife’s GP consultations will offer same day** appointments with Australian based practitioners for a range of services including: health consultations, medical certificates, e-scripts and referrals, for a one off fee starting at $25.(2)
Sarah Gray, General Manager Health & Nutrition says: “There are many reasons why patients may need to speak with a real GP via phone or video call. For example when they are not physically able to leave the house, for children’s health advice, or simply because they cannot access their regular doctor.
“In addition to providing fast access to trusted health advice, telehealth patients can request an e-script from the GP, have the script fulfilled and delivered to their door through our partner SuperPharmacy, via the healthylife platform – all from the comfort of their own home.
“We also know that there’s a growing demand for holistic healthcare advice for conditions including weight management, gut health conditions and chronic pain. That’s why we are providing virtual and cost effective consultations with dietitians and nutritionists whose services are not always as accessible, particularly for those living in rural areas or facing budget pressures.”
Accessing a holistic health practitioner appears to be out of reach for some with only 6% of Australian adults consulting with a naturopath over a 12 month period.(3)
Nicole Dynan Founder and Director of The Gut Health Dietitian says: “We are pleased to partner with HealthyLife to provide virtual access to a team of accredited dietitians and nutritionists we hope we’ll be able to bridge the gap for those who have struggled to access these specialised services in the past.
“Our practitioners can provide practical advice and guidance on health conditions like gut issues, food intolerances, medical conditions, weight management and general healthy eating, helping all Australians live a healthy life.”
The standard 30 minute consultation fee with an accredited dietitian or nutritionist is: $115, a standard 15 minute GP consultation is $45 and a 15 minute virtual consultation with a naturopath is free of charge.