New Irish digital healthcare business, VIGO Health, partners with Meagher’s Pharmacy Group to offer free nationwide prescription delivery for customers

VIGO Health customers to also receive 10% discount for Meagher’s online store

VIGO Health, a new and innovative health cover proposition that covers everyday health costs under one simple plan, has unveiled a new partnership with Meagher’s Pharmacy Group which offers free nationwide prescription delivery to its customers.

VIGO Health offers access to over 30 everyday health services under one plan for just one price – all on one digital platform. Costing less than €10 a week, paid via a monthly subscription, the service utilises a combination of innovative digital healthcare solutions and cash benefits to connect customers to a range of health professionals at the time they need them.

The new exclusive partnership between the two brands means that VIGO Health customers across Ireland can benefit from free prescription delivery from Meaghers, as well as a 10% discount on any OTC items purchased from the Meaghers online store.

Meagher’s, which has nine stores across Dublin, has been recently recognised as a ‘Deloitte Best Managed Company’ as well as one of Ireland’s Best Small Workplaces through the Great Place To Work trust index for 2021.

Ruth Bailey, CEO of VIGO Health, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Meagher’s Pharmacy Group on this unique offering for VIGO Health customers. This will assist our customers with speedy access to the prescription supports they need when they need them. Meagher’s Pharmacy is a leader for delivering excellence in patient care and in the provision of consultation services, serving the community and expanding the role of the pharmacist. As a result, they share the same vision as VIGO Health.  Partnering with Meaghers Pharmacy means that VIGO Health customers can making a GP booking online, have a full video GP consultation and have any prescriptions they might need delivered right to their door, all without leaving the comfort of their own home. 

Oonagh O’Hagan, Owner and Managing Director of Meagher’s Pharmacy, said: “Meagher’s Pharmacy strive to be at the forefront of our industry embracing the evolving role of pharmacy and delivering new innovative services to the communities we serve.  Finding ways to deliver innovative, value-added services in everyday healthcare is at the heart of the VIGO Health offering and we are delighted to be partnering with them on this exciting new digital healthcare offering and to provide a free prescription delivery to their customers.” 

Aimed primarily at those aged under 40 who don’t have hospital insurance, cover with VIGO Health includes unlimited, on-demand virtual Nurse Chat which is available online or via messaging apps during working hours – with no appointment necessary. The nurse can also connect the user with any other required services they need. Similarly, the on-demand ‘Ask a Doctor’ service is also unlimited, available 24/7 and accessed online or via messaging apps without an appointment.

This means that customers can simply text a nurse or doctor a question at any time and they’ll receive a response within minutes. Unlimited 24/7 virtual GP visits are also included in the price, while face-to-face GP visits are covered for up to €200 a year.

VIGO Health also offers the following benefits for less than €10 a week:

  • Up to 10 virtual appointments with physio and mental health professionals are fully covered
  • Full cover for MRI and CT scans
  • Full cover for the first two visits to a Minor Injury Clinic
  • Up to €300 a year for blood tests and x-rays and up to €500 a year for consultant visits
  • Contributions are also made towards visits to see a dentist, optician, nutritionist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, massage therapist and reflexologist. (“See full list of benefits below)

VIGO Health is an insurance intermediary, authorised in Ireland. Irish Life Health underwrite the cash benefits of the VIGO cash plan while VIGO Health provides digital health services directly to customers. Irish Life Group is an investor in VIGO Health.

*Premium is charged on a monthly basis as €40 per month per adult / €20 per month per child.  Prices are correct at May 2021.

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