We’re thrilled to introduce the most recent addition to the Healthera app: Cough & Cold. This feature allows users of Healthera to order stronger, pharmacy-strength medicine through the app. We’ve been working on the update for some time, and we’re pleased to share the feature with our customers, so here’s a rundown of the brand new Cough & Cold feature.
There are two main ways in which Cough & Cold will benefit you as a patient:
In the past, if you were suffering from a cough or a cold, to be able to purchase pharmacy-strength medicines you’d have to visit a pharmacy for a consultation. The pharmacist would then make a decision on whether you should be sold the pharmacy-strength medicine.
By pharmacy-strength medicine, we mean higher strength or medicine coming in a larger pack. These types of medicines can only be bought from a pharmacy as they need to be approved by a pharmacy worker. Pharmacy strength medicines are more effective, which means they’ll get you feeling back to your normal self quicker.
With the update, if you’re feeling too unwell to head into a pharmacy, you can open our app and fill in a short form called the WWHAM questionnaire: who is it for?; what are the symptoms?; how long have the symptoms been present?; any other medication being used at present?; and what medication has been tried already? These are the same questions you’d be asked in a consultation with a pharmacist.
The answers will then be sent to your local or chosen pharmacy, where your answers are reviewed to ensure the medicine is clinically appropriate for your symptoms. You’ll be notified within the app whether this has been approved before selecting your medication. Choose from collection or delivery and have your meds in no time, without that bunged-up, get-me-out-of-here trip to the pharmacy.
The second benefit of Cough & Cold is that you can add other over the counter medications to the same order. We’re the first pharmacy app to offer this: other online pharmacies offering cough and cold medicine digitally won’t allow you to add other general sale meds to the same order. With Healthera, you can place that order and collect it/get it delivered in one go, saving time for both yourself and your pharmacy.
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: we exist to make your life easier. If you open up our app, you’ll see the Cough & Cold feature on our homepage – ready to go as and when you’re feeling a little worse for wear.
Open Healthera using the link below.