The Health Insurance Shop team was thrilled to join an exclusive event held by Irish Life Health on August 24, which featured a panel discussion on Female Health hosted by journalist Grainne Seoige.

The panel discussed important topics related to female health, including menstrual health, fertility, menopause, and more.

Panellists included: 

  • Dr. Máire Finn, GP with a special interest in female health, in particular menopause, and is also a regular contributor to Claire Byrne Show, RTE1 and Clare FM
  • Stefanie Preissner, Author, director and columnist for the Irish Independent who speaks candidly on her fertility journey following five miscarriages before the birth of her daughter Aurora in 2022
  • Aoibhín Garrihy, Actor, Presenter and Irish Life Health ambassador and mum to three little girls.
  • Chelsea Farrell, Former Miss Ireland, content creator and midwife student who was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis. Chelsea is vocal about her personal journey and talks openly about her experiences.

Notably, Irish Life Health shared that 51% of Irish women are concerned about female health problems throughout their lives.

Recognising the need for specialist female health support, Irish Life Health has now launched an exclusive program for women, allowing members to consult with expert GPs for their female health queries and concerns.

Each consultation is 20 minutes in duration and focuses solely on female health concerns.

Irish Life Health members must fill out a short questionnaire before the consultation, helping the doctor understand their needs.

Members who have chosen to have a video consultation with the female GP will be sent a link 30 minutes before the appointment, while the GP will contact members who have opted for a phone consultation at their designated time.

The innovative new service doesn’t replace a member’s regular GP but offers advice on menstrual health, contraception, fertility, and menopause.

If follow-up in-person appointments or tests are needed, members can book with a Centric Health GP or their own GP.

The Female Health benefit is covered on the following plans: 4D Health 1, Benefit, Benefit 2, Benefit Access 300, Benefit Access 500, Benefit Extra, Kick Off Plan ILH, MyPlan 150, MyPlan 150 Day to Day, MyPlan 350, MyPlan 350 Day to Day, MyPlan 500 and MyPlan 500 Day to Day.

As one of Ireland’s leading health insurance brokers, the Health Insurance Shop is excited about this new service, and is especially keen to show employers how they can integrate the female health consultation into their workplace wellness programs and support women through every stage of their life.

For more information about the new female health benefit, please get in touch with a member of the Health Insurance Shop team on (091) 670 123.