A free medical video consultation for company employees is being rolled out in a partnership between VideoDoc and Food Drink Ireland (FDI).
The initiative is being launched to coincide with National Workplace Wellbeing Day which takes place tomorrow.
VideoDoc is a telehealth firm that allows patients to have face-to-face consultations with a doctor by video.
Participating companies will be able to offer their employees the free consultation with an Irish Medical Council registered doctor between March 31 and April 7.
" Absenteeism due to illness is a major issue in the workplace, costing circa €1.5bn per annum. As 80pc of people want access to a GP outside working hours, a solution like VideoDoc offers a cost-effective solution for over 70pc of conditions and everyday illnesses," said Mary O’Brien, co-founder of VideoDoc
Once signed up participants will receive a code that they can use to avail of the VideoDoc Service.
“Wellbeing is an ongoing commitment, and VideoDoc will benefit employees and employers alike, providing easy access to doctor consultations to save both time and money, while still availing of a trustworthy service,” said Dermot Doherty, Health Strategy Manager at Food Drink Ireland.