Perkbox to offer virtual GP service to all customers and their family members during COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Perkbox, the leading employee experience platform, is today announcing, in a strategically important development, that it is extending access to its Perkbox Medical service to all of its customers, offering cover for themselves and also their family members. This will mean up to 8,000 employers will now be able to benefit from the peace of mind that access to clinical expertise, advice and support from their homes under lockdown will provide. 

Perkbox Medical already provides customers with 24/7 access to advice from qualified GPs via video and phone consultations, along with the ability to order prescriptions from home, through a platform provided by leading digital healthcare company Doctor Care Anywhere. 

This new offer means all customers will have the ability to book private online GP appointments at their convenience, at a low cost, for themselves and their family members at a time when the UK’s public health services are more stretched than ever before, and local GP surgeries are no longer able to offer face to face appointments. Families will be able to access GP consultations from their homes, free from the risks of contracting or passing on the Coronavirus infection. Perkbox is responding to an increase in demand for this service as customers look for alternative ways to access healthcare as they follow the Government’s advice to remain at home.  

Saurav Chopra, Co-Founder and CEO of Perkbox said: “We are very pleased to give greater peace of mind to all our customers and their employees about the health and well-being of their families at this difficult time as a result of access to Perkbox Medical”.

Dr Bayju Thakar, founder and CEO of Doctor Care Anywhere, said: “We are delighted to be working with Perkbox to ensure their customers, and their families, are able to access professional medical advice from our highly skilled doctors whenever they need it during this deeply worrying health crisis”.