Who we are
ZAVA, inspired by the French words 'Ça va' (meaning 'how are you?') was founded in 2010 and is now one of the leading online doctors in Europe, already carrying out over 9 million consultations. ZAVA, (formerly DrEd), provides prescription services and advice in Ireland and a huge variety of medications and treatments throughout Ireland. We aim to guide and empower our patients to take charge of their healthcare remotely. Our teams, led by doctors and pharmacists, are developing and expanding a service that's easy to access, convenient and always there for you when you need it.
What is it that we do?
In order to understand ZAVA, it helps to know precisely what an online doctor is and how one can benefit you. An online doctor is similar to your regular GP, but you don't have to book or attend an appointment or speak to anyone face-to-face to get a prescription. Instead, our entire service is carried out remotely online.
As our patient, you can request a prescription or test kit through a simple online form. Every request is then looked at by one of our IMC-registered doctors who will review your information and issue you a prescription if it's suitable. Your digital prescription will then be sent to a pharmacy of your choice for you to collect, or you can choose to have your medication delivered. Test kits are posted directly to your home. You can message a doctor at any time if you have any questions, free of charge.
ZAVA in numbers
Every day we’re expanding our service to make sure our patients have access to the latest treatments and advice. And, as our service grows, so does the team of people that make sure everything is running smoothly. Throughout our four divisions ( Ireland, Germany, France and the UK) we’re currently proud to work alongside:
- 33 doctors, pharmacists and medical staff
- 153 talented individuals in design, financial, data, engineering, legal, marketing, and creative teams
- 200 staff
And, it’s with their hard work and dedication that enables us to provide:
- prescriptions and advice for more than 40 medical conditions
- 255 medications, which we’re continually updating with the latest available
- 55+ contraceptive pills
- Over 40 different test kits, including the latest coronavirus testing services
- a photo diagnosis service for a range of skin and sexual health conditions (In England and Germany)
- and video consultation app (in Germany only for now)
If you’ve got a question about ZAVA or want to learn more, you can read more or contact our customer support team. If you have a question regarding your healthcare, you can message one of our doctors for free through your patient account.
Why people choose ZAVA
- We have “excellent” patient reviews on Trustpilot with well over 1,000 reviews from patients detailing their positive feedback.
- We put you in direct contact with experienced doctors who will treat you quickly and competently from wherever you might be.
- We offer discreet medical advice, prescriptions and test kits via questionnaire - 365 days a year, no matter where you are.
ZAVA was founded by David Meinertz and Amit Khutti under the name DrEd in 2010.
Hailing from a family of doctors, and as a chronic patient himself, David regularly experienced the ins and outs of visiting doctors and pharmacies to get his medication, and it was here he saw how an online doctor could not only improve his life but many other people's too.
From DrED to ZAVA
It all began with our first DrEd website in November 2011, which served the UK and Germany by supplying online medication and advice. Shortly afterwards, and following an investment upwards of $1.4 million, we launched in Switzerland and Austria and later in Ireland. In 2016 we established ourselves in France under our new brand name ZAVA. Following this, in January 2019, DrEd officially changed its name to ZAVA in Germany and the UK as well before finally changing its name in Ireland in December 2020.
Now, since launching nearly a decade ago, we've pioneered online healthcare by providing a convenient, intuitive and affordable service. We've so far carried out over 9 million treatments, curated vast resources of expert medical advice and information, and developed digital healthcare solutions that have shaped the very essence of what it is to be an online doctor.
The people behind ZAVA
ZAVA employs over 180 members of staff across many areas and disciplines. We are doctors, pharmacists, marketers, engineers, designers, patient support agents and more. And, we all cooperate in developing cutting edge technical and medical solutions together.
We build strong relationships with partners who align with our values, and we're proud to work alongside each of them.
If you'd like to know more about how we work with our partners or would like to discuss partnership opportunities with us, you can reach us here.
We regularly speak to the press to provide medical information, comments on health trends, and expert medical advice.
If you would like to get the latest news about ZAVA or speak to us directly about any press-related queries, you can find more information here.
Our editorial process
Finding accurate online medical information can be hard, and it can be even more difficult to understand. We want to empower our patients to take control of their health by creating high-quality medical content that's clear, factual and always checked by a doctor.
You can read about our editorial process and content principles and production process here.
Getting in touch with us is easy. You can drop us a message at any time through your patient account or reach out to our friendly customer support team who are available 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
If you need to visit our office, it's located at:
Health Bridge Medical Limited (ZAVA)
2 Dublin Landings
N Wall Quay