PMI provider General & Medical is offering a new virtual GP services to members, through Medical Solutions.
This service will be available to all policyholders at no additional cost and will give them 24/7 access to a GP by phone for diagnosis, advice, private prescriptions and referral letters.
Online video consultations with a GP will also be available between 8am and 10pm, seven days a week.
These virtual GP services have increasingly been added to a range of health and protection insurance products since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, as it has become increasingly difficult for people to arrange face-to-face GP appointments.
Medical Solutions commercial director Paul Nattrass says: “Although we seem to be coming through this initial phase of the Covid-19 crisis, accessing primary care remains challenging for some people, and many are still not getting medical advice when they need it.
“Our virtual GP service provides tangible value as it gives General & Medical’s members access to a GP at any time and means they can get medical advice and support when they need it.”
General & Medical operations manager Simon Chapman adds: “Remote consultations have become increasingly important over the past few months as we have all dealt with the ramifications of Covid-19, so we believe this 24/7 service will be particularly valuable for members and a great addition to the other benefits that we provide.”