London-based healthtech start-up HealthHero has acquired Irish telehealth service, MyClinic.ie.
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.
The acquisition gives HealthHero a direct-to-consumer offering in Ireland, having previously provided services via insurance companies and through businesses to their employees. After its acquisition of Doctorlink at the end of last year HealthHero is claiming to be Europe’s largest telehealth company, with its services covering more than 20 million people and 1,000 businesses across the continent.
Consultant psychiatrist and MyClinic managing director Daniel 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, with even the most time-poor patients able to access health expertise.”
HealthHero co-founder and chief executive Ranjan Singh 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. It’s an exciting time for HealthHero to add a direct-to-consumer offering to our services. 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.”
Date published: January 12, 2021