As flu season begins, everyone behaves a bit more cautiously in public places. Grocery stores, restaurants, and places of worship can all become hotbeds for illnesses. However, the workplace might be the worst culprit of all.
Employees spend most of their time at work with fellow staff members. The smaller the office space, the quicker germs spread. People begin taking sick days left and right and productivity goes way down.
Of course, if you’re feeling even slightly sick, the best thing to do is stay home. This way, you don’t put other employees at risk of catching your disease. However, staying home isn’t always an option.
In the past, if you wanted to see a doctor you had to leave the house and get to the doctor’s office. The waiting room would be filled with other sick people, everyone putting everyone else at risk of further illness.
Today, all of this can be avoided with an online doctor consultation. If you’re feeling sick you can stay home and still speak with a medical professional. You’ll be able to receive attention and treatment faster, allowing you to get back on your feet sooner.
Catching Health Concerns Early On
One of the reasons illness spreads so quickly in the workplace is that employees wait longer than they should to receive health care advice. People feel pressured to come to work even if they’re feeling slightly under the weather.
Rather than taking the morning off to see a doctor, they come to work anyway, already contagious.
The next day this person might feel too bad to come to work, but by then the damage is done. One or two other employees might have unknowingly received these germs and are on their way to getting sick, too. From there the sickness can spread to the whole office.
Sometimes this scenario is unavoidable. However, it’s more avoidable with a virtual doctor consultation. The initial sick employee could have reached out to an online doctor before coming into work that day. This provider might have told said employee to stay home and take preventative measures instead. In this instance, the employee would feel better sooner and avoid infecting anyone else in the workplace. This would dramatically reduce the number of sick days during this season.
What DOC in a box Can Do for Your Office
Virtual healthcare services like DOC in a box make doctor visits easy and more convenient than ever before. Our providers treat all kinds of conditions, including the common cold, cough, flu, sore throat, ear aches, rashes, UTIs, nausea, and much more. If you wake up feeling off or unsure whether to venture to work, talk to a doctor online first with DOC in a box. All of our providers are board-certified and can diagnose your symptoms, and write or refill prescriptions.
You don’t want to get sick this season, and neither do any of your coworkers. Mitigate these risks by signing up with DOC in a box. It’s easy and takes less than ten minutes. Follow this link to get started!