Medical Certificate

Do you need to take a day or two off so you can rest at home?

Get an online Medical Certificate no matter where you are.

Certified by Dr Jimmy, Australian-registered GP.

  • 1-Day Medical Certificate for $11
  • 2-Day Medical Certificate for $16
  • Work or University
  • Appointments available Monday to Friday

Our online process is easy and convenient.

A sample of a Medical Certificate issued by Dr Jimmy

How it works


Check eligibility

Check that you are eligible and book an appointment.

A portrait of Dr Jimmy who is the online doctor issuing your Medical Certificate


Doctor consult

Complete an online intake form and initiate a consultation with Dr Jimmy via live chat.

Click here for more details.


Get certificate

Dr Jimmy will email the certificate to you if there are no concerns.

Why choose Dr Jimmy?

One doctor

Accountable, transparent, personable and consistent


Owner-operator, no middleman

Same day appt

Guaranteed same day appointments

One-stop shop

Complete GP service, including prescriptions via Priority Consults

Specialist GP

AHPRA-registered GP, not a hospital or trainee doctor


Backed by Halaxy's 256-bit bank grade security and encryption

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Frequently asked questions

Who is Dr Jimmy?

Dr Jimmy is an Australian-trained GP who is based in Melbourne, Victoria.

He has been practising medicine since 2011 (GP since 2013), and has been involved in educating and examining GP trainees and medical students.

He is registered with AHPRA as a Specialist General Practitioner and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

His special interests include:

  • online medicine
  • mental health
  • sexual health
  • health promotion, coordination and patient advocacy

His clinic details can be found here should you wish to see him in person.

Are your services covered by Medicare?

Our services are completely private and are not covered by Medicare.

How is my data protected?

We believe that prevention is better than cure. We therefore do not ask for logins or passwords and do not store any of your personal details on our website.

Instead, data collected when you make a booking (including payment details) is handled by Halaxy which is the online clinical software we use to conduct our services.

They have "256-bit bank grade security and encryption", which means your "records, notes, and payment information are protected to the same level required by banks".

What is a Medical Certificate?

A Medical Certificate, also known as a "(dr) doctor's certificate" or "sick leave certificate" or "sick note" or "sick certificate" or "med cert", is a legal document issued by a doctor containing evidence that a person is entitled to sick leave due to suffering from a medical condition.

Check if you are eligible to use our Medical Certificate service.

Am I eligible for a Medical Certificate?

You are eligible for a Short Consult if you are:

  • 18 years or older, and generally healthy
  • unable to attend work or university (absence from class only)
  • unwell with the common cold or a mild stomach bug

A Standard Consult fee of $45 applies if you:

  • are suffering from any other illness not mentioned above
  • need the certificate for other reasons, such as for a missed university assignment or exam, or for cancelling a flight
  • are an adolescent from 13 to 17 years old (younger children are not eligible)
  • require a Backdated Medical or Carer's Certificate
  • need a multi-day (maximum 7 days) certificate

A Priority Consult fee of $89 applies if you:

  • need an urgent appointment especially after hours
  • need university forms completed
  • require prescription medication
  • require a specialist referral
  • require tests done

If you are unsure about which appointment to book, please email us first.

We DO NOT provide:

  • centrelink certificates
  • certificates for court or police matters
  • fit for work or return to work certificates where you have sustained a severe injury and require an examination

We have an easy, no-fuss refund policy (see Privacy & Terms).

See how to organise a consultation by reviewing "How to get a Medical Certificate?" here.

Are online Medical Certificates legal in Australia?

Our Medical Certificates are valid and comply with Fair Work Act 2009 s.107 and Australian Medical Association (AMA) guidelines .

Our Certificates are also verifiable by email.

Can I get a Single-Day or Multiple-Day Medical Certificate?

We offer both a 1-Day TODAY ONLY and 2-Day TODAY AND TOMORROW Medical Certificate.

See how to get a Medical Certificate here.

Can I get a Medical Certificate for university or school?

Yes, our Medical Certificates can also be used for your university or school.

When completing the intake form, you may choose to have "university" or "school" written on the certificate instead of "work".

If you need a letter of support or help in completing special consideration forms, you will need to book a Priority Consult.

What's written on our Medical Certificates?

It is not a legal requirement to state what medical condition you have. In some instances, it can be counterproductive disclosing your medical condition to a third party.

We therefore do not state it in our certificates in order to protect your privacy and maintain strict patient confidentiality.

The exception is if you need to have "URTI" (Upper Respiratory Tract Infection) annotated on the certificate. You may select this option in the intake form.

Can I get a Medical Certificate for yesterday?

You will need to get a Backdated Medical Certificate.

How to get a Medical Certificate?

Step 1 - Eligibility

Check that you are eligible to use our Medical Certificate service.

Step 2 - Select Appointment Type

Click on "BOOK NOW", which will take you to our online bookings page.

Select either a Medical Certificate for "TODAY only" or "TODAY and TOMORROW" (with reference to Melbourne time).

Step 3 - Select Appointment Time

Choose either the 10AM or 2PM session times.

Step 4 - Enter Your Details

Enter your name as you would like it to appear on the certificate and verify that your email address is correct.

Step 5 - Complete Intake Form

Complete the online intake form. This can be done either via a link on the final page once your booking is confirmed or via a link sent to your email.

This step is mandatory as the intake form contains an important screening questionnaire. You only need to complete it once.

Step 6 - Live Chat Consultation

At your appointment time, you will need to initiate a live chat consultation by sending Dr Jimmy a message via:

  • either the online live chat feature on our website (click on the chat bubble icon)
  • OR WhatsApp (link provided in the booking confirmation email). WhatsApp is preferable as it allows Dr Jimmy to continue the consultation in case of any delays or interruption.

Further information will be provided to you once the consultation begins. There will be no telephone calls unless Dr Jimmy has arranged this with you beforehand.

If you have missed your appointment, you may try again at the next appointment session or initiate a consultation on WhatsApp and wait for Dr Jimmy to respond when he is free. The current appointment sessions are:

  • 10AM (from 10-11am Melbourne time)
  • 2PM (from 2-3pm Melbourne time)

Step 7 - Get Certificate

If there are no concerns, you will receive your Medical Certificate in your email. That's it!

What does a Priority Consult include?

When you book a Priority Consult, Dr Jimmy will arrange a time to consult you when it suits you.

He offers all GP services that can be safely delivered online. These include, but are not limited to:

  • after hours service (including weekends and public holidays)
  • providing medical advice
  • counselling
  • coordinating, planning and managing your health care
  • providing a letter of support or completing special consideration forms for your university/school (ID required)
  • issuing extended/customised medical certificates when appropriate
  • issuing online prescriptions (such as for UTIs, the contraceptive "birth-control" pill, etc. please see online prescriptions)
  • requesting pathology (lab) and radiology (imaging) tests, and discussing the results with you
  • providing specialist referrals
  • liaison - connecting with specialists, and other health professionals, on your behalf where necessary to optimise your health care

Dr Jimmy is passionate about all areas of general practice and brings a holistic approach to health care. Find out more about him here.

Can I get online prescriptions if I don't have a Medicare card?

Yes. However, you will need to provide us with your Individual Health Identifier (IHI) which can be obtained from IHI - Services Australia .