The New Way To Get A Doctor’s Certificate From Home, For $20
Forget having to go to the doctors to get a medical certificate... you can now do it from the comfort of your own bed!
Chucking a sickie has never been easier.
Dr Sicknote, a website established about nine days ago, consults patients through a video conference before emailing them their medical certificate for just $20.
Website chief executive Dr Sachin Patel said there were already 125 registered users ranging from uni students to near retirees who got the day off work without leaving their bed.
Dr Patel said "We're about doing things better. Say you wake up ill at 8am or 9am and you try and get yourself together and make yourself presentable and get and get an appointment with a doctor - then you have to sit in a waiting room feeling dreadful and once you go home that's a quarter of your day gone when you could've been resting".
The online doctor service will grant days off to people with cold or flu symptoms, menstrual problems or other illnesses that don't require a visit to the doctor.
They also have authority to give leave to people who need the day off to care for someone else and can issue referrals to specialists too.