The Easiest (& Quickest) Way To Get A Medical Certificate When You’re Sick As A Dog In Bed

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If you’ve ever been balls deep in a nasty flu or managed to catch a bout of dreaded gastro, you’ll be with me in thinking, there is absolutely nothing worse than dragging your crusty ass out of bed and to a GP in the name of a medical certificate — for your boss of all people.  Thankfully, in the twenty-first century, online medical certificates and online consults exist and Aussie health platform Updoc is leading the charge.

The platform allows you to consult with a doctor or get online medical certificates straight from the comfort of your bed (where you should be getting some much-needed rest). Basically, you jump on your phone and complete a quick consultation form that details why you feel like utter shit.

Then an independent, registered Aussie partner doctor will review the consultation, and call you to discuss it further. Once you’ve had your consult they’ll get you sorted with a prescription, or a referral or provide you with a medical certificate and send it immediately to your inbox.

Not bad if it hits you overnight and you’re sitting there in your own filth just waiting for an appropriate time to notify your boss, right?

General consultations are available from 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends, and can be accessed from anywhere in Australia. If you’re just after a standard medical certificate though, you can submit a request at any time of day, and Updoc will get to your request urgently within the next day.

The online medical certificate consults start at $14.95, a small price to pay for convenience, and I spend more than that for weekly UberEats deliveries alone. General consultations start from $49.95.

Aside from the convenience, using a service like Updoc also gives you more time to do what you need to be doing: getting better.

I’m no picture of health, but holy eff, this is what the world needs more of. I’m not a doofus, I know online medical certificates already exist, but Updoc seems to take the obstacle-free cake. Bookmark this page and stress less about your next impending sick day.

You can find more about Updoc here.

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