Patients in Wales will soon be able to book a GP appointment or order repeat prescriptions via an NHS website.
Funding of £1.7m has been announced for the bilingual My Health Online website by Health Minister Edwina Hart.
Website users will also be able to get advice and information to help them manage health conditions.
The British Medical Association said any development giving better access to information will be welcomed, but the system must be secure.
Once constructed the website My Health Online will link to the existing NHS Direct Wales website.
Ms Hart said: “The demand for online GP services is increasing and we recognise that providing accessible information is critical if we want to enable people to change their lifestyles and improve their health.
“The Welsh Assembly Government is also committed to improving access to health services for people living in rural communities. My Health Online will particularly save lengthy journeys to GP practices.
“The website will also help empower people to take responsibility for their own health through the completion of a health diary which can be shared with their GP.”
Click the link for more information about online GP services in Wales