HealthHero, which provides services to more than 20 million people and 1,000 businesses, has acquired an Irish telehealth provider as it continues its expansion across Europe.
The acquisition of MyClinic means that HealthHero now has a direct-to-consumer offer in Ireland, having previously provided services via insurance companies and through businesses to their employees.
HealthHero provides a holistic approach to healthcare – merging separate disciplines such as GP, mental health and musculoskeletal consultations.
Founded in Dublin by doctors Daniel Clear, James Ryan, and Terry Deeney, MyClinic’s services include online repeat prescriptions, mental health, physiotherapy and wellbeing products, as well as video consultations with healthcare professionals, ranging from GPs, therapists, midwives, physiotherapists, and fertility specialists.
Clear said: “The driving force behind MyClinic has always been offering better access to doctors and specialist healthcare advice, so becoming part of the HealthHero team feels like the perfect fit.
“Our own holistic approach to healthcare is reflected in HealthHero’s services. As doctors ourselves, we are pleased that, as part of the HeathHero family, we will continue to offer effective healthcare support and reach more people than ever across Ireland.”
Ranjan Singh, co-founder and CEO of HealthHero, added: “There is significant demand for distributed and remote healthcare models in Ireland, where access to primary healthcare can be challenging and unlike the UK is often not free at the point of use.
“Since the onset of COVID-19, HealthHero saw demand for its UK and Republic of Ireland services increase by over 300%, and MyClinic has reported a similar surge in demand.
“HealthHero’s technology platform and existing commercial relationships in combination with MyClinic’s clinical expertise and products will give providers and patients access to a compelling holistic proposition.”