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GP Menopause Consultation

Irish-registered doctors


Menopause Clinical Lead

Dr Catherine Corless

“Menopause is a journey we will all go on, but the path is very different for us all. Our doctors are very committed to understanding each patient’s experience of menopause to tailor treatment suggestions for them. Our aim is to work with you to find the best solution for your journey.”

Menopause Treatments That We Provide

Every woman experiences perimenopause and menopause differently and so, medical advice and treatment should be specific to each individual.

Through our online Menopause Consultation service, our GPs can provide individually tailored medical advice and treatment, so every patient gets the care and support they need, when they need it.

Through this service, you can speak to multiple GPs with a special interest in perimenopause and menopause from the comfort of your own home. Our CE-marked medical platform offers convenience as well as the highest levels of safety and patient care.

Simply book an online video consultation to discuss your specific concerns and symptoms, and the different treatment options available.

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (transdermal patches, gel, nasal spray, oral tablets or vaginal tablets)
The following services are included or excluded for safety reasons:


  • You will receive tailored medical advice from one of our GPs with a specialist interest in menopause/ perimenopause.
  • We can provide a prescription or a referral for a hospital consultant or test if clinically appropriate.


  • Unfortunately, we may be unable to issue prescriptions for certain unlicensed medications but we are happy to discuss and provide alternative options.
  • We cannot provide a prescription for intrauterine systems (hormonal coils) as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
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How It Works

Complete an online questionnaire which will be reviewed by our doctors to ensure safe prescribing. A prescription for your treatment or a referral will be issued where clinically appropriate.

Step 1

Online Questionnaire

Complete a simple, secure online medical questionnaire to allow us to provide the best possible care for you. Please provide as much information about your symptoms and medical history as possible. Your GP will review this ahead of your consultation so you can get the most out of your appointment.

Step 2

Pick Your Time

Choose from a range of appointment times, including evenings and weekends. If our doctor requires further clinical information to help safely assess your request, they will send you a message via your secure patient account. Your initial consultation will be 25 minutes and follow-up appointments will be 15 minutes.

Step 3

Speak With a Doctor

Receive tailored menopause advice, a prescription or a referral for a hospital consultation or tests.
Customer Review

I got an appointment very quickly for the same day and wasn’t kept waiting long when the appointment time came. The doctor I saw was lovely and made feel so comfortable. It’s great that the details of the consultation, diagnosis and treatment plan are there in your dash to refer back to and my prescription was emailed to my pharmacy right away. When I got my prescription, I had a question about it and messaged the doctor I had seen, using the message option in the app. He answered very quickly and wasn’t at all put out at my questioning. He told me that I had asked a great question and gave me a reply that put my mind at rest. All in all, I think this was a fantastic service.

— Amy, 13th April 2024

Important Medical Information

Who is this service suitable for?

This service is suitable for patients who are:

  • Female (birth sex)
  • Aged >41 years and <69 years
Who is this service not suitable for?

This service is not suitable for patients with:

  • A known history of breast or ovarian cancer (a personal history of active diagnosis)
  • Active venous thromboembolism (blood clots in the veins)
  • Patients seeking a prescription for an intrauterine system as part of HRT
How does this service work?
  1. Initial Consultation
    This will be a 25-minute video consultation with one of our menopause doctors. During this consultation, we will discuss your current symptoms, past medical history, and treatment options.

    There will be a medical questionnaire to complete before your consultation so your doctor can review this in advance. This is to help you get the most from your consultation time.

  2. Review Consultation
    This will be a 15-minute video consultation with one of our menopause doctors; usually 3 months after the initial consultation, then 6-monthly. An annual review of hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) is essential.
    Please note, if it has been more than 1 year since your last consultation, an initial 25-minute consultation will be required.
    There are some women that will require specialist referral for advice on HRT. If this is felt to be clinically appropriate, we will discuss this with you and we can arrange a referral.
    Regrettably, we may be unable to issue prescriptions for certain unlicensed medications. We are happy to discuss this and provide an alternative.
What is menopause/ perimenopause and what is this service aiming to achieve?

A diagnosis of perimenopause/ menopause is based on:

  • Menopausal symptoms with or without changes in your periods.
  • No period for more than 12 months, if you are over 50 years or for under 24 months, if you are under 50 years and not on contraception.
  • Surgically-induced menopause (post-hysterectomy)

Perimenopause is the journey leading to menopause. Perimenopause can start from 45 years of age onwards, with the average age being 50 years.

Perimenopause can continue well into the 50’s, but once a woman reaches 55 years, natural fertility is deemed to be finished and contraception is no longer required. However, this does not mean that perimenopausal symptoms just disappear.

Between 40-45 years, perimenopausal symptoms are regarded as the start of a premature menopause. Symptoms at 40 years or under could possibly be related to premature ovarian failure and this service is unsuitable for this management.

Here at, we aim to help with your physical symptoms, address any concerns about treatment, and offer both dietary and lifestyle advice.

What are the most common perimenopausal symptoms?

Perimenopause is the transition period leading up to menopause and can last several years. Some of the most common signs of perimenopause include:

  • Irregular periods: these could be changes in menstrual cycle length, flow, and/or frequency.
  • Hot flashes: perhaps one of the more well-known symptoms – these are sudden feelings of heat that can spread over the upper body and face.
  • Night sweats: hot flashes that occur during sleep, often causing sweating.
  • Sleep problems: this can include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early.
  • Mood changes: while this varies from person to person, it generally means increased irritability, depression or anxiety.
  • Vaginal dryness: Decreased oestrogen can lead to dryness, discomfort and/or pain during intercourse.
  • Decreased libido: a lowered interest in sexual activity.
  • Urinary issues: this could mean increased frequency or urgency or urination. It also means an increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Weight gain: changes in metabolism can potentially lead to weight gain, particularly around the abdomen.
What are the most common menopausal symptoms?

Menopause is defined as the point when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months if over the age of 50. Symptoms often continue from perimenopause into menopause, but some women experience new symptoms as well. 

Some of the most common signs of menopause include:

  • Hot flashes & night sweats: these may continue from perimenopause or intensify.
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort: this could also continue from perimenopause or worsen.
  • Problems with cognitive functions: some women report memory lapses and difficulty concentrating.
  • Joint & muscle pain: this could mean increased aches and pains.
  • Changes in libido: persistent changes in sexual desire and response.
  • Osteoporosis: decreased bone mineral density which increases the risk of fractures.
  • Lack of energy or fatigue: persistently low energy levels regardless of how much sleep you get.
  • Headaches: disruptions to the hormonal cycle can cause headaches
How long does menopause last?
The menopausal transition tends to begin between ages 45 and 55. It usually lasts about 7 years but it can be as long as 14 years – everyone is different. The duration can depend on lifestyle factors, such as smoking, age it begins, and race and ethnicity.

Why Choose


All of our doctors are registered with the Irish Medical Council and provide convenient and confidential healthcare to our patients.


The same doctor-patient confidentiality exists as in a regular face-to-face consultation, so you’ll be in good hands.

Caring was created by and is led by medical professionals, so patient safety is always our priority.


From the comfort of home, avail of instant access to medical expertise, including evenings & weekends.


Affordable healthcare with prescriptions (subject to clinical suitability) from just €25 and video consultations starting from €49.

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