Too sick to visit your doctor? Well now you don’t have to.

What are your first thoughts every time you need to visit the doctor?

  • I am too sick to visit a doctor.
  • It takes me too long to travel to the doctor.
  • It is too expensive to go to a doctor nowadays.

We all battle with the same issues every time we need to see our local doctor. Once you get there you probably arrive to a room full of people engrossed in magazines and their sneeze battered hands. The waiting probably only lasts an hour though right?

What if it was possible to have a live video conversation with a doctor? What if you could do it from the comfort of your own couch, or bed, or on your holiday, or anywhere really! What if your prescription, referral and sick note were posted to you before you had time to get off the sofa and boil up your lemsip?

Well, now it is possible. We are very excited to announce that we have launched an online video consultation service that makes live chat with Irish based doctors anytime, anywhere possible. We are the only Irish online doctor service offering live video chats with Irish based doctors and the cost is a fraction of the cost of a traditional doctor visit given that the national average for a doctors visit is just under €50.

Our clinical director, Dr. Sylvester Mooney, estimates that over 80% of conditions dealt with in a traditional doctors practice can be safely and reliably diagnosed online. According to a study by the Mayo Clinic, the number one complaint seen in general practice is skin disorders. With the Webdoctor, app our doctors can see in high definition (HD) such ailments and make an accurate diagnosis. Our online doctors can treat everything from chest infections to sinusitis and from constipation to tonsillitis. You can read more about the service and what can be covered here.

Our live online video consultation service is ideal for ailments such as:

  • Skin disorders (rashes, cysts, acne and dermatitis).
  • Chest infections
  • Hay fever
  • Asthma
  • Joint disorders
  • Back problems
  • High Cholesterol
  • Mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder and depression
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fever, Colds and flu
  • Vomiting bug

How it works is very easy:

  1. Book an appointment for a time that suits you.
  2. Have your consultation on your phone, tablet or laptop.
  3. Receive your prescription, referral or sick note in the post, or if urgent, our doctors will fax your prescription to a pharmacy local to you for collection at your convenience.

It’s worth noting our live video chat service is not a replacement of the traditional face-to-face consultation. The importance of touch and sound during a physical examination cannot be replicated by technology, just yet. Where these acute cases arise we ensure that you are informed that our video consultation is not right for you.

From the working mum juggling everyone else’s schedule to the consummate professional who would rather crawl to work than miss a day our live online video chat service offers a safe, affordable and convenient way to get reliable medical advice, diagnosis and treatment.