Online Health Services
Rescue International has launched the world’s first full suite of Online Health Services, to care for the health and well-being of its members, their families and their organisations. We provide professional medical services over the internet that your usual public or private healthcare system at home can’t always provide quickly or as thoroughly as you’d like, and guide you through the maze of medical information and referrals so you can get the best out of the system.
Rescue International can help.
Online Health Consults
Ever realised you’d forgotten to ask your doctor something during your appointment? Or if you’ve been unlucky enough to fall ill abroad you know how language and cultural barriers can make getting the right information difficult too. Waiting lists are an unfortunate fact of life for many patients all over the world.
Rescue International Members can book a consultation with an experienced nurse, paramedic or doctor online and discuss any medical topic you choose 7 days a week. Complete our quick online form and book an appointment live online whenever its convenient for you.
Rescue International runs a 24/7 Emergency TeleMedicine Advice Service available globally, so you can always reach someone in the event of a limb or life threatening emergency if local emergency services are unavailable or uncontactable. Our Field Medicine Guides can also keep you going until help arrives.
Many of us are taking medication, but often new medication interacts with the ones you are already taking. And as medical research continually updates best practice, many healthcare providers don’t have the capacity to keep up. Sometimes breakthroughs are available but your own doctor isn’t aware yet – it has been estimated that the average time for affirmative research to make into mainstream medical practice is a staggering 17 years.
Rescue International provides a Medication Review Service for a list of medication against a set list of potential issues, interactions or alternatives and provide information & feedback for each which can then be discussed with your local medical practitioner.
How do you know if you’ve been referred to the best specialty for your medical problem? How do you know if the specialist is recommended? Referring patients to good healthcare professionals and the right healthcare facilities can be challenging for family doctors at home and extremely difficult abroad. Getting the right advice can be critical for some illnesses.
Our Healthcare Finder Service can recommend appropriate healthcare specialties and trusted providers from our international database, and provide directions from your current location and full contact details.
Sometime the specialists with the greatest skill and knowledge aren’t always the ones who are best at communicating. Often they are very busy and you can’t get all the time you’d like with them to ask questions and understand your illness properly. It’s easy to forget what was said later.
With our Specialist Liaison Service, our doctors can help by calling your specialist to rapidly understand the diagnosis and treatment plan so they can relay it back to you in lay terms in a more relaxed environment. You can ask as many questions as you like, without having to wait for another appointment. Personalised medicine on tap 7 days a week. We provide a written summary of each conversation at the end of each call.
Coronavirus tests are rationed and not always easy to obtain in many countries worldwide. Sometimes tests are carried out inappropriately or results interpreted wrongly. Rescue International’s Coronavirus Testing Information Service provides reliable information on which tests are advisable, available, what to expect when you have one, and what the results actually mean.
Field Medicine Guides
We hope it will never happen, but in reality most of us will be the first attender at a medical or surgical emergency at some point in our lives. If medical services can’t get to you quickly, your own actions could be limb or life saving. In remote areas you could be waiting a long time.
The Field Medicine section of the Rescue International website describes the vital actions you can consider taking to assist with life or limb threatening emergencies with little or no medical training if you are on your own. We recommend you try to access our Emergency TeleMedicine Service first.