Tonic, which has been trialled during the past year in Brisbane, is launching in the Far North.
The app allows users to send a photo of their prescription, or order non-prescription pharmacy medicines and goods, which are then delivered to them by a pharmacy-trained driver within 90 minutes for a $5 fee in a tamper-proof bag.
Dr Alexis Benitez from House Call Doctor, with Lisa Bourke and three-month old son, Luca.
Mobile technology employed by Tonic has been shared with House Call Doctor so after-hours home visiting doctors can use the app for writing prescriptions.
Tonic co-founder Adam Gilmore said the company was looking for pharmacies to work with across the Far North to help them better serve local customers.
He said the app worked as an alternative when patients were sick or could not physically get to their local pharmacist.
House Call Doctor general manager James Wood said data from the Brisbane trials showed 100 per cent of people who needed a script chose to have their medication delivered.
“Coming into the winter flu season, we’re told that if we’re sick, to stay at home and not spread it,” he said.
“Tonic means you can get the flu tablets, throat gargle, and any other medication you need delivered.”
Original Source: Cairns Post | 7 May 2019
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