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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I guaranteed a prescription (where required) and treatment?

Our doctors provide the highest standard of healthcare, which means that each patient is assessed on an individual basis. If our doctor or pharmacist determines that it is not safe for you to receive a specific prescription or treatment, it will not be issued. Our doctor or pharmacist will provide you with some recommendations on next steps, including visiting another GP in person for further assessment. If this occurs, your membership will be fully refunded (for prescription-based treatments).

How long until a doctor or pharmacist responds?

A doctor or pharmacist (where appropriate) will review your assessment and respond within 24 hours. In most cases it will be much sooner than this.

Do you have a membership fee? How much does it cost?

We don’t believe in annual subscriptions or membership fees. You only ever pay for your doctors consultation (if needed) and your medication.

Can I cancel at any time?

Yes, you can cancel at any time! However given there’s no ongoing or annual fees, it’s best to delay and repeats if you don’t yet require them so you can use them later on!

How fast will my treatment be delivered and how is it packaged?

Morning after pill treatments will be same day delivery, arriving in standard packaging from the pharmacy. For all other treatments, once they have been paid for, we will ship with free express delivery to anywhere in Australia, meaning your package should arrive within 1-3 days. Your product is shipped in an Australia Post package, which means it will be completely discreet.

Do you handle my repeats?

Yes, as part of joining Youly, we will handle your repeat deliveries (where required) to ensure that you never miss one.

How do I order once a doctor issues my script?

You will receive an email and sms from us with a link taking back to your profile. Once you log in, just head to the notifications tab and you will see the ability to order.

Can I speak to my doctor at any time?

Of course! If you log into your profile and head to the ‘Products’ tab, you will see a ‘Manage Treatment’ button. Click this and you’ll see the ability to send a message to your doctor. If you’re having any issues, just drop us a line at help@youly.com.au!

I'm due for a repeat but don't require one yet!

You can delay your repeats anytime, for as long as you wish. Head to the ‘Products’ tab in your profile and click the ‘Manage Treatment’ button, from here you’ll see the ability to delay. Alternately reach out to help@youly.com.au and we’ll be happy to assist!

I need a repeat but I'm not due for one yet!

Just head to the ‘Products’ tab of your profile and click manage treatment. You will see the ability to order a repeat.

Which pill brands do you offer?

Our doctors prescribe all major birth control pill brands, and you will be given an option to request your preference throughout the questionnaire.

Can I change my pill after it's issued if for some reason it isn't suitable?

Absolutely! Head to your profile & select the consultations tab to get back in contact with your doctor, and they’ll respond within 24 hours. If you’re having any issues, just contact us at help@youly.com.au.

What does it cost?

The morning after pill will cost $30 + delivery. Delivery cost will be determined at the time of order by our courier company, depending on your distance from our partner pharmacy. Delivery starts at $15.

Where do you deliver?

Our network is expanding weekly to bring this service to even more locations around Australia. Currently we service areas of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and the Sunshine Coast.

How fast is delivery?

Delivery speed is dependent on your location and the time which you are requesting the morning after pill. Once a pharmacist has reviewed your questionnaire response, delivery can be as fast as 2 hours, up to a maximum wait time of next day delivery. You will be advised throughout the process.

How long after sex can I take the morning after pill?

The morning after pill should be taken as soon as possible, but can be taken up to 3 days or up to 5 days after sex, depending which pill is issued. Our pharmacists will review your requirements as part of your questionnaire response.

Is emergency contraception 100% effective?

Emergency contraception can not prevent all pregnancies, although has a high success rate (80-98% depending on the pill and circumstances). The sooner you take it, the higher chance you have of it being effective. It should never be used as an ongoing contraception method.

Is the morning after pill safe? What are the side effects?

The morning after pill is considered safe, with no serious or long-term complications. You may however experience problems soon after taking the pill such as nausea, sore breasts, headache, abdominal pain or dizziness. It may also affect the timing of your periods or cause spotting or irregular bleeding about one week before or after your regularly scheduled period. If you vomit within 2 hours of taking the morning after pill, it may be necessary to take another dose.

How does the morning after pill work?

Emergency contraception stops or delays your ovary from releasing an egg and it may also stop the sperm from reaching an egg that has already been released. If the sperm has already fertilised the egg, it will not be effective.

Does the morning after pill stop STIs?

No, the morning after pill does not stop Sexually Transmitted Infections. If you believe you may have contracted an STI, you should visit your local GP for testing.

Do I need to follow up with my GP?

In most cases you will not need any follow-up care after taking an emergency contraceptive pill. If your period is more than one week late after taking emergency contraception, you should take a pregnancy test.

Should I still take a pregnancy test?

If your period is more than one week late after taking emergency contraception, you should take a pregnancy test. Remember, common pregnancy tests (using urine samples) are not accurate in the first 10 days of pregnancy, which is why we recommend waiting until you are at least a week late.

How do I know if I have Herpes Simplex Virus? Can you tell?

Unfortunately we can only offer prescriptions and treatments for patients that have already been diagnosed with HSV-2 by another doctor. As we aim to provide the highest level of healthcare, text-based consults do not provide our doctors with enough information to determine whether you have HSV-2. Our service aims at making things more simple and easy for those that are already on HSV-2 medication. If you believe you have Herpes Simplex Virus, you should visit your local GP for assessment.

What are the symptoms of Herpes Simplex Virus?

If you have not been previously diagnosed as having HSV-2, we recommend you visit your local GP, as we will not be able to correctly assess via an online consult. Symptoms for genital herpes typically include a group of itchy or painful blisters in your genital area, which break and turn into sores. You may also experience burning when you urinate, trouble urinating, itching, pain around your genitals. With HSV-2 you can also experience flu-like symptoms such as swollen glands, fever, chills, headache or feeling achy and tired.

What are the symptoms of a cold sore?

There are usually several stages to a cold sore. Firstly, tingling and itching around the lips for a day or so before a small hard spot appears and blisters erupt. The second stage is small-fluid filled blisters which typically erupt along the border of your lips. Finally these small blisters may merge and then burst, leaving shallow open sores that ooze and crust over.

Which types of thrush do you treat?

Our treatment offered is specific to vaginal thrush only. Other types of thrush (candidiasis) include the mouth and throat, penis, finger and toenails, skin and an invasive infection.

What are the treatment options for vaginal thrush?

You will be asked which treatment option you would prefer. Options include 3 Day Cream, 6 Day Cream, 1 Tablet or Combination.

Can I receive a first time Vaginal Ring script or only repeats?

Unfortunately due to the nature of telehealth consults and our commitment to providing the best care, our doctors can only issue Vaginal Ring prescriptions for those patients that have previously had one.

Am I required to know my blood pressure for a Vaginal Ring prescription?

We have many standard questions which will be asked, however it is important that when requesting a prescription for the Vaginal Ring that you do know your blood pressure. If you are unsure of this, we will not be able to issue you a prescription for you. Your local pharmacy can check this for you if needed.

Am I guaranteed a prescription and the Vaginal Ring?

Our doctors provide the highest standard of healthcare, which means that each patient is assessed on an individual basis. If our doctor determines that it is not safe for you to be prescribed the Vaginal Ring, or believes that you should visit another GP in person to be further assessed, you will not be issued a prescription and they will provide you with some recommendations on next steps. If you are not issued a prescription, you will not be charged a consult fee.

Am I guaranteed a prescription and sleep treatment?

Our doctors provide the highest standard of healthcare, which means that each patient is assessed on an individual basis. If our doctor determines that it is not safe for you to be prescribed a sleep treatment, or believes that you should visit another GP in person to be further assessed, you will not be issued a prescription and they will provide you with some recommendations on next steps. If this occurs, your consult fee will be full refunded.

Can I be prescribed stronger sleep treatments?

We cannot provide sleep treatments such as Benzodiazepines (benzos) as they are potentially habit forming drugs. If this is something you think you need, please speak to your GP.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic condition which affects a person’s airways. It presents as an array of respiratory symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing, which ultimately contribute to a reduction in lung function and the ability to breathe effectively.

What causes Asthma?

The specific cause of asthma remains largely unknown, it is thought genetics is one contributing factor. Some adults are diagnosed with asthma as children and carry it throughout their lives, however others can develop asthma over time and be diagnosed as adults. The reasons are thought to be as a result of continual exposure to certain lifestyle pollutants like breathing in fumes that irritate the lungs, or breathing in dusts and other irritants that act as triggers.

What are the treatment options for Asthma?

Once a formal diagnosis has been made by your personal doctor or respiratory specialist. It is then where a decision is made as to what treatment options are available and suited to you. Asthma is largely treated with inhalers, categorised into two treatments either a “preventer” or a “reliever”, in some cases multiple are required to ensure optimal asthma management is achieved. Relievers are used to relax the muscles in the airways that become contracted and tight and cause the airway to become narrow, which reduces the ability to breathe effectively. Preventers are used to reduce the inflammation and swelling within the airways, ultimately allowing for more effective breathing to take place. Other less common treatment options include oral steroids and the use of a nebuliser. Oral steroids are generally used in conjunction with inhalers and are prescribed for a brief period if asthma symptoms are particularly bad. A nebuliser (a machine that converts liquid medicine into a vapour and inhaled) isn’t commonly used as an at home option, rather utilised heavily within the hospital settings for severe cases.

What is Reflux?

Gastro-oesophageal reflux or reflux as it’s more commonly known, is the process of stomach acid leaking up from the stomach to the oesophagus (food pipe). Reflux is a common condition, with 15-20% of adults experiencing symptoms at least once per week. If you find you are experiencing reflux symptoms more than two times per week or having severe episodes, then you are considered likely to have gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

What causes Reflux?

Reflux is generally thought to be related to your diet. However, aspects such as weight, pregnancy, connective tissue disorders, stress, smoking, certain body movements like laying down after a meal, bending over and even some medications can also contribute to experiencing this condition. Reflux/GORD primarily results from either an issue with or a relaxed lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). This is a muscle situated around the bottom of the oesophagus (food pipe) that aids in keeping the stomach contents from rising back up the oesophagus. The LOS can develop some weakness and subsequently cause it to not close properly, hence symptoms like heartburn can then develop.

What are the treatment options for Reflux?

The medications that are commonly prescribed to manage reflux/GORD are antacids and proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s). Antacids are used to neutralise the stomach acid that causes reflux symptoms and can be in liquid, chewable or tablet form. PPI’s or proton pump inhibitors are also commonly used in the management of symptoms related to reflux or other associated conditions. Proton pump inhibitors work on the cells that line the stomach, reducing the amount of acid being produced.

What is Menopause?

At menopause, you stop producing oestrogen (the main sex hormone in women) and this can lead to menopausal symptoms.

What are the symptoms of Menopause?

Hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low sex drive, dry skin and nails, weight gain, and anxiety, these are just some of the symptoms you may be experiencing when transitioning through menopause. While every menopause is different, we are here to help you along your menopause journey and find the right treatment for you

What kind of treatments are available?

We believe in holistic care, and provide a range of treatments, including Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and non hormonal treatments. Over 34 different symptoms can be caused by menopause, from hot flushes to loss of concentration. A plan built on the expertise of many professionals is an incredibly important part of your care

How do I know what will work best for me?

We take a holistic approach to menopause. You’ll discuss your symptoms, medical history and treatment preferences with your doctor, to help them understand whether HRT or non-hormonal treatment is most suitable for you.

Am I guaranteed a prescription and menopause treatment?

Our doctors provide the highest standard of healthcare, which means that each patient is assessed on an individual basis. If our doctor determines that it is not safe for you to be prescribed your treatment, or believes that you should visit another GP in person to be further assessed, you will not be issued a prescription and they will provide you with some recommendations on next steps. If this occurs, your membership will be full refunded.

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