Why should I use an online pharmacy?

10th May 2019

In the day and age we live in, we now have everything we could need at the touch of a button. Groceries? Chosen online and delivered to your door. Banking? Do that all through an app. Movies? Forget trips to the DVD shop; just pay a monthly fee for a streaming service. And while all of these things are readily understood, accepted and utilised, there’s still a lack of knowledge about the way in which the healthcare industry has advanced in much the same way.

In order to be diagnosed with an illness and provided with medication to treat it, we’ve always had to go and see a doctor in person. But people have increasingly busy lives and the strain on doctors to make the time to see a growing population is demanding. Hence why new services are being introduced every day, including UK Meds.

Instead of the traditional method of being prescribed medications, you can now complete an online consultation with a doctor, obtain and prescription and have medications delivered to your door. But what are the benefits of going down this new-age route?

You don’t have to wait for an appointment

The strains on our healthcare system are well known and this can often mean that you may be on a 6 week waiting list for an appointment to see a doctor. This can be especially exasperating when you have an ongoing medical condition that has already been diagnosed (like asthma or diabetes) because you’re not looking for a diagnosis, simply the medications to keep managing your condition.

Using an online clinic has the benefit of no waiting times, no need for an appointment and a doctor can look over your medical records and prescription request the very same day as you place it.

You’re not restricted by 9-5 hours

Not only can doctor’s waiting times be lengthy, but it’s also restricted to the hours between 9am and 5pm (give or take). So even if you can get an appointment, it can be tricky to plan around the rest of your life.

You can use an online clinic at any time of day or night, safe in the knowledge that a prescriber will be reviewing your order in a matter of hours.

It can fit around your life

While the 9-5 time window can be restrictive, it can also be inconvenient. If you’re someone who works between those hours then you may have to take time off to go to your doctor, or you may struggle to find childcare to be able to make a trip

Because it’s all online, pharmacies like this can work around your lifestyle and you can use them from anywhere. If you have a spare 30 minutes on your commute to work then instead of using that to catch up on the latest celebrity gossip or football scores, you can use it to fill out an online medical consultation to obtain the prescription medicines you need.

The medicines can come to you

As well as perhaps not being able to find the time to make a doctor’s appointment and make a visit in the hours between 9 and 5. It can also be tricky to find time to visit your local high street pharmacy to hand in your prescription and wait for the medication.

With online pharmacies it’s completely the opposite way around; the medicines come to you. As long as you’ve had your registered home address verified (to ensure patient safety), you are free to choose any shipping address of your choice. You’ll need to be there to sign for it, so you could have them sent to your home, work or suitable address of choice.

Whether it’s due to convenience, discretion or speed, more and more people are discovering the benefits of using online pharmacies. You’re in safe hands with UK Meds, thanks to our partner pharmacies, prescribers and reliable shipping options, meaning you can trust us to deliver a 5* healthcare service.