VideoDoc, the Irish leading digital healthcare provider, is announcing their 7 day a week online doctor service will be provided free of charge to all 374,000 student members of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The service will be available free from today until the end of the academic year (June 2018).
The partnership, which is potentially worth several million euro to the Irish student population, is being launched as part of Healthy Living Week, a USI initiative to promote health & wellbeing in their 37 campuses across the island of Ireland.
Speaking at the launch Michael Kerrigan, USI President said,
“We are delighted to partner with VideoDoc to provide free doctor healthcare to our members. With the high cost of living and accommodation being the main factor in student poverty, our students can now rest assured that if they get sick they can save money on a doctor’s visit with VideoDoc.”
Mr Kerrigan went on to say,
“USI Healthy Living Week is part of our month long health and wellbeing campaign making sure students are educated and enabled to look after their own physical and mental health. This no-cost service will help students, and save them money.”
VideoDoc is an Irish company that offers online doctor services in Ireland and the UK. Using the VideoDoc App or the VideoDoc website, patients with a desktop or mobile device can log on from anywhere, including their sickbed, office or hotel room and see a doctor.
Each doctor is registered with the Irish Medical Council and the VideoDoc online doctor service is available from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
“With VideoDoc we’ve created a service that cares not only about patients health but also about their time, convenience and money. Being able to get a quality medical consultation with a local doctor anytime between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week, free for USI students and otherwise for €20 per appointment is a revolution in healthcare” said Mary O’Brien, CEO and co-founder of VideoDoc.
“Our experience of general practice is that about 70% of all visits can be treated online. Students who need to see a Doctor but are far from their family doctor, or too busy to attend a surgery between regular 9 – 5 working hours can now log on from anywhere and be treated within minutes. VideoDoc is delighted to make this service free of charge for the next 5 months to the USI to celebrate Healthy Living Week with a view to becoming part of the everyday health solution for students” she added.
VideoDoc is Europe’s fastest growing online doctor service offering consultations anywhere you can access the internet. Using a computer or mobile device you can have a secure video consultation with a doctor, without the need to make an appointment. Access to the VideoDoc online doctor service is through www.videodoc.ie or the VideoDoc iOS or Android app from 8am to 10pm, 7 days. The service costs €20 per consultation with monthly subscriptions available at €30 for an individual and €75 for a family of four giving the benefit of unlimited consultations and no hidden fees.
Founded in 2014, VideoDoc helps doctors and patients re-design the healthcare system, and is currently partnered with a number of high-profile providers and businesses, including Vhi Healthcare, Beaumont Hospital, Wrkit and Clanwilliam Healthcare in Ireland.
Commitment to Quality and Security
VideoDoc takes its role as a best in practice provider of online healthcare seriously, with patient care being supported by proprietary clinical pathways which aid doctors in delivering a comprehensive service. All VideoDoc doctors are Irish Medical Council registered with at least two years on the Specialist Register and have been fully trained to provide remote health services. VideoDoc already meets the requirements of the GDPR regulations.
Full disclosure: Article edited to reflect change in language.