Bulk-billed quit smoking telehealth
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SwiftDoc's Smokefree service provides bulk-billed telehealth consultations for smoking cessation with specialist Australian doctors
Frequently asked questions
What's a telehealth consultation?
A telehealth consultation is just like a regular doctor’s visit, although it’s via the phone. This way you can skip the waiting rooms and get on with your day, while still receiving the same level of care as an in-person consultation.
How long will my consultation take?
Once you've connected with your consulting doctor, consultations usually only take up to 10 minutes.
Who are the prescribing doctors?
All consulting doctors on SwiftDoc's Smokefree service are Australian-registered specialist healthcare professionals, and are TGA-approved Authorised Prescribers of nicotine, including vaping prescriptions.
How do I get my prescription?
If your consulting doctor deems you eligible for a prescription, you'll receive a digital prescription via SMS as soon as they have finished reviewing your consultation.
How do I fill my digital prescription?
Simply take your phone into your local pharmacy, and your pharmacist will be able to process this for you right away and help you get started.
Am I guaranteed a prescription?
Your eligibility for a prescription is determined by your consulting doctor. They'll discuss your smoking and quitting history with you during the consultation to see what's best for you.
There's a solution for everyone
Nicotine vaping products (NVPs) are available under prescription at most major pharmacies, and deliver nicotine without the thousands of harmful chemicals found in tobacco smoke.
Nicotine vaping products are used in a similar fashion to traditional smoking – a familiar hand-to-mouth motion, followed by an inhalation. They may assist in curbing your nicotine cravings during common triggers, such as your morning coffee, work break, or drinks with friends.
The latest Cochrane Update (Nov 2022) found “high-certainty evidence that electronic cigarettes with nicotine increase quit rates compared to NRT”.
Nicotine vaping products have not been approved as smoking cessation aids in Australia. These products are considered to be ‘unapproved’ therapeutic goods and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has not evaluated them for quality, safety and effectiveness. Nicotine vaping products are not first-line treatments for smoking cessation. However, for people who have tried to achieve smoking cessation with approved pharmacotherapies but failed, and who are still motivated to quit smoking and have discussed nicotine vaping product usage with their healthcare practitioner, nicotine vaping products may be a reasonable intervention to recommend.
You're in good hands
Smokefree connects you with leading Australian healthcare professionals, all of whom are TGA-approved Authorised Prescribers of nicotine.
* Nicotine prescription eligibility is at the discretion of the prescribing doctor