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Consultant & Hospital Referral Letters

Available 7 Days A Week Including Evenings

Customer Review

I had been unwell for a few days and could not get an appointment with my own GP (which would have been a full price, telephone appointment). I had a video call with a GP via (for less than half the price) and after a thorough discussion, I was advised to go to A&E and issued both a sick-cert and an A&E referral meaning I did not have to pay the A&E fee. I was subsequently admitted to hospital so I am glad I did not wait days for my own GP. The team were also helpful with some follow up paperwork I needed.

—Anon, 24th February 2022

Referrals That We Provide

Can’t get an appointment with your local GP? Get your doctor referral letter online now with If you are deemed medically suitable by one of our 40+ Irish registered GPs, your referral letter will be shared with you on the ‘My Treatments’ section of your account. If you do not see your required referral listed, please email us for advice.

Most Common Referrals

We can provide the following referrals, subject to clinical suitability

  • A&E
  • Scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • DEXA
  • Hospital Consultants
  • X-Rays
  • MRIs
  • CT Scans

How It Works

Speak with one of our experienced GPs from the comfort of your own home with our online GP video consultations. Simply fill in your details and choose a time that suits you.

Step 1

Online Questionnaire

Complete a simple, secure online questionnaire to allow us to provide the best possible care.

Step 2

Pick Your Time

Choose from a range of appointment times, including evenings and weekends.

Step 3

Speak With A Doctor

Receive medical advice or a referral for a hospital consultant or a scan.

Important Medical Information

Which hospitals can facilitate a referral for blood tests?

Under Section 56 of the Health Act 1970, patients are entitled to the use of Public Hospital laboratories when requested by a GP for investigation of symptoms or illness.

Unfortunately a number of Public Hospital laboratories have stated that they will no longer provide access to testing services for our patients.

We very much regret that, as a direct result, we are unable to provide test referrals for patients to the hospitals listed below. Patients living locally to these hospitals are advised to contact their local GP to request a referral instead. 

  • Saint James’ Hospital, Dublin 08
  • Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24
  • Saint Columcille’s, Loughlinstown
  • Naas General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
  • Wexford General Hospital
  • University Hospital Waterford
  • University Hospital Galway 
  • University Hospital Kerry 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our patients.

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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