Let's Talk Menopause

Menopause can be a life-challenging, stressful event for many women and can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. We’re here to support you with a range of benefits that will help you on your menopause journey including giving you access to a Female Health Consultation with GPs who are specialists in Female Health.

Below is a quick guide to some of the other key benefits that will help you navigate the symptoms peri-menopause and menopause can cause.

Wondering what we cover?

Irish Life Health is the first health insurer to give our members direct access to in-depth video consultations with GPs who have specialist interest and experience in Female Health including menopause. The service is provided by Centric Health GPs who are registered with the Irish Medical Council and based in Ireland. The total cost of each Female Health Consultation is €80. However, Irish Life Health members on any hospital plans have 50% cover and therefore only pay €40. Find out more

Many of our plans give cover towards your day-to-day GP costs. So don’t hesitate, check-in with your GP and get their guidance and advice on how best to manage your personal menopause journey.

Need more specialised advice? Get cover towards a range of Specialists and Consultants across Ireland, who can help you manage the varied symptoms of menopause and support your personal needs.

The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can impact your mental health as we as your physical health. You may experience feelings of anxiety, stress or even depression. In these moments, the support of a psychotherapist or counsellor can be especially beneficial. At Irish Life Health, we offer members cover for psychotherapy and counselling*** which can help you ease the symptoms of menopause. Both Nurture Health and The Menopause Hub have counsellors available who specialise in menopause counselling and support***.

Physiotherapy can be a great support in helping you manage certain menopause symptoms. Your physiotherapist can analyse the effects of these symptoms on your body and advise on some non-invasive treatment options like exercise therapy and manual therapy.

Need a blood test? Been referred for a scan? We’ve got you covered. We offer a range of benefits to support you in managing the symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause.

You are what you eat! Get expert advice on how a healthy diet can help reduce your menopausal symptoms, maintain bone density, and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Suddenly struggling with your weight? We can give you access to a Weight Management Programme, to help you win that weight battle so often brought on by menopause.

Receive unlimited consultations with a GP. Get guidance and advice from a fully qualified GP via phone, anytime from anywhere. Or if you would prefer a face-to-face consultation, we also have an online video service available Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm.

24/7 access to specially trained nurses. They are on hand to support you with menopause symptom management, and your physical and mental wellbeing.

Ongoing support for your mental wellbeing is essential during menopause and we have a team of counsellors available 24/7 to listen and give you practical advice and guidance. The Healthy Minds benefit delivers all-round support with professionally trained counsellors available 24/7 to listen and give you considered and practical advice.

We understand that different treatments work for different people. So we offer cover for a range of complementary therapies including Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Reflexology.

Our health & wellbeing app will help you embrace a healthier lifestyle and inspire you to be more active.

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* The Healthy Minds benefit provided by Telus Health gives you access to a dedicated counselling and advisory service, via telephone or webchat, and access to an online portal which provides self-assessment tools and content (for members aged 16 years and over). If your telephone counsellor deems it clinically appropriate, up to 6 counselling sessions may be arranged through Telus Health via phone or video call, or in-person (for members aged 18 years and over).
**MyLife provided by Irish Life Financial Services is not a regulated financial service. Terms & Conditions apply.
***To claim under this benefit on your plan, practitioners must be accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) or the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)).
These benefits are available on selected Irish Life Health Plans. Terms & conditions apply. Please see your Table of Cover and Membership Handbook for details.