As online medical consultations continue to boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth company HealthHero has acquired its Ireland-based peer MyClinic. It's the company's latest move to expand across Europe after buying London-based Doctorlink just last month.
As a result, HealthHero’s services now cover over 20 million people and 1,000 businesses.
The startup says it has seen demand for its UK and Ireland services increase by over 300% in recent times. Its acquisition of MyClinic means it now has a direct-to-consumer (DTC) offer in Ireland, having previously provided services via insurance companies and through businesses to their employees.
MyClinic was founded in Dublin by doctors Daniel Clear, James Ryan, and Terry Deeney; its services include online repeat prescriptions, mental health, physiotherapy and wellbeing products, as well as video consultations with healthcare professionals.
HealthHero was founded by Ranjan Singh, and it looks like his company will be making more acquisitions in this space across Europe to boost its expansion plans as it battles the likes of KRY, Babylon Health and Doctor Care Anywhere.
"The driving force behind MyClinic has always been offering better access to doctors and specialist healthcare advice, so becoming part of the HealthHero team feels like the perfect fit. Our own holistic approach to healthcare is reflected in HealthHero's services, as doctors ourselves, we are pleased that as part of the HeathHero family we will continue to offer effective healthcare support and reach more people than ever across Ireland, with even the most time-poor patients able to access health expertise," MyClinic co-founder dr. Clear commented on the news.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.