Digital Doctor

Get fast access to Doctor’s advice and prescriptions via chat, phone or video.

None of us can plan for when we might get sick, but when we do, it’s reassuring to know that you can get advice from a Doctor any time, day or night.

With Digital Doctor from Irish Life Health, you can access advice and support from Irish-based Doctors and get fast prescriptions for certain conditions. All of this is included on your plan at no extra cost.

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Message a Doctor

Get unlimited and fast access to Irish based Doctors day or night, 365 days a year. If you’ve a concern or question for a Doctor, simply send them a message and get your question answered quickly

  • Three-quarters of queries are fully resolved via Message a Doctor*
  • Average resolution time is 3.5 minutes. This may be longer during busier periods or overnight.

See here a full list of FAQ's about our Message a Doctor service.

* Based on 30,000 Abi Global Health Message a Dr sessions between Nov 2020 and October 2023.

Message a Doctor

Online Prescription

Get fast and convenient access to prescriptions for certain conditions, day or night, 365 days a year. Simply complete a short online questionnaire, a Doctor will assess it, and if you’re suitable for a prescription, it’ll be sent directly to your preferred pharmacy.

See here a full list of FAQ's about our Online Prescription​ service.

Online Prescription

Speak to a GP by phone or video

We understand that sometimes your concern might be a little more complex, so it helps to actually speak to a Doctor. That’s why we give you unlimited access to phone or video consultations with Irish based GPs.

Need a prescription or referral? You can get prescriptions sent directly to your preferred pharmacy, or a referral letter to see a specialist*.

*Where clinically appropriate and subject to acceptance by the clinician.

Speak to a GP by phone or video

Fast-track to in-person appointments

In some cases, the GP on your phone or video consultation may not be able to resolve your issues and recommend that you see a GP in-person. That’s why we’re giving you access to next day in-person appointments at one of up to 50 Centric Health clinics nationwide. With your consent, your notes from your phone or video consultation will be shared with the treating GP, so you’re not left repeating yourself and can be confident that the GP has all the information they need to give you the best care.

You must pay the Centric Health GP in full for the consultation. If you have GP cover on your plan, you may be able to claim back all or part of the cost by uploading your receipt on your online account.

Click here to see a full list of FAQ's about our Digital Doctor service.

Digital Doctor Benefits

  • Unlimited Access to Irish Based GPs

    Irish Life Health members get unlimited Digital Doctor appointments.

  • Speak by phone or video

    Speak to a doctor via phone or video call, whichever you prefer. You have 24/7 access to our GPs via phone. Video appointments are available Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 22:00*.

  • Help when you need it

    Where appropriate, you can also get a prescription sent to your local pharmacy or a referral letter to see a specialist.

  • Fast-track to in-person appointments

    Where Digital Doctor can’t resolve your issue by phone or video, they can offer you a next-day appointment at one of 50 Centric Health clinics.

Wondering how to book?

  • Book now by logging into your online account
  • Rather book over the phone? No worries, you just have to call 01 562 5150
  • Calling from abroad? That's not a problem – simply call +353 1 562 5150

When is Digital Doctor available?

  • Telephone Consultations with a GP available 24/7
  • Video Consultations and online bookings available Monday to Sunday: 08:00 – 22:00*
  • Prescriptions and Referral Services available Monday to Sunday: 08:00 – 22:00*

*Excluding Christmas Day.
Terms, conditions and data charges may apply. Digital Doctor is available on all plans (except the VIGO plan) and is provided by Centric Health. This service is not intended to replace your usual GP, it is designed for episodic, once-off conditions and not for ongoing care. Where Centric Health offers an in-person follow-up appointment, these services are subject to availability and not covered under the Digital Doctor benefit. Where you have GP cover on your plan, you may be able to claim back all of part of the cost. Appointments are subject to availability of service and individual clinic opening hours. Services are not available on weekends and bank holidays. This service is primarily intended for those who do not have an existing GP or can’t access their own GP. Please see your Table of Cover and Membership Handbook for details.

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