Here's how CareOnCall can save you the time and money of visiting the GP

Every parent knows how worrying it can be when your child wakes up in the middle of the night with a temperature, or you find yourself feeling unwell but don’t have the time to go to your GP. No matter what time of the day, or day of the week, through CareOnCall, you’ll know you are looked after always.

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And it can be hard to know what to do - should you go straight to the hospital or should you take care of them at home? And what’s the best way to make them feel better?

Panic and tiredness can cloud your judgement and you don’t want to create unnecessary stress for your little one by moving them if you don’t have to.

And, while sometimes the internet can be useful, it can also make you think the absolute worst is about to happen, not to mention provide conflicting advice - not great when you or your loved one are ill.

That’s why CareOnCall from laya healthcare is such a brilliant resource - unbiased, expert care from GPs, nurses and physiotherapists available to laya healthcare members with just one phone call.

So what benefits and services can CareOnCall offer you and your family?

GPlive

Last year a laya healthcare survey revealed that Ireland’s over 30s are now spending an average of €195 on GP visits every year. Of those without health insurance, one in three (32%) are spending between €100 and €500 on visiting their GP every year.

Using live video consultations, GPlive allows you to speak face-to-face with an Irish registered GP who can provide clinical advice and guidance. Available on a dedicated smartphone app and website, GPlive is designed to give you peace of mind on the go, no matter what time of the day or day of the week.

Online Prescription Service

CareOnCall also allows you to order a prescription online 24 hours a day for a range of medical conditions. All prescriptions are reviewed and issued by an Irish registered GP. You can order from the comfort of your own home and receive your prescription by post within three days.

GPline

If you're unsure of what to do if you burn yourself in the kitchen or what the best remedies are for your cold or fever, laya healthcare members can consult directly with a GP all year round and at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone.

It’s a convenient and practical way for members to get quick advice and reassurance from a GP, all from the comfort of their own home.

Nurseline

If you or your child falls ill, or you have any other ailment that you need advice on, you can speak with a qualified nurse at any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, who will offer friendly, practical and speedy advice to laya healthcare members.

Here's how CareOnCall can save you the time and money of visiting the GP

Physioline

If you’re suffering with muscle pains or joint discomfort because you can’t miss work to see a physiotherapist - or you feel you can’t afford it - CareOnCall provides access to an expert physio over the phone.

A registered physiotherapist will listen to your problem and provide specific exercises to alleviate your pain or discomfort.

And that’s not all – you can even download the exercises on a smartphone via a special app and keep tabs on your progress every day.

Here's how CareOnCall can save you the time and money of visiting the GP

And the physiotherapist will even call you back seven days later as a follow-up on progress.

For more information on CareOnCall as well as the other benefits and great value health insurance you can get from laya healthcare please visit layahealthcare.ie or call 1890 700 890.

Insurance provided by Elips Insurance Ltd trading as Laya Healthcare. Laya Healthcare Ltd, trading as Laya Healthcare, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.


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