It has become increasingly apparent that clients want more than just service provision. They want tailored solutions to their specific problems delivered in a timely, efficient and effective manner.

Dr John Gallagher established Employment Health Advisors Limited (EHA) in 1993 and it grew to become one of the largest occupational health providers in Ireland. In the late 1990s, John led a joint venture with Mid West Occupational Health to create Corporate Health Ireland and EHA subsequently acquired Mid West Occupational Health, renaming the business ‘Employment Health Advisers Limerick’. In 2015, Dr John Gallagher and his team began the launch of Cognate Health.


Cognate Health represents a new national network of quality, approved occupational health physicians. As occupational health has evolved, so has the way we do business. Many companies now require a partner that has nationwide presence to provide solutions that enhance the physical, mental and social well-being of their workforce. Cognate Health will provide a network of carefully chosen, quality approved occupational health physicians located all over Ireland to better deliver tailored occupational health solutions to clients.


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In order to provide a national occupational health service and bring occupational health service provision closer to our clients, Cognate Health has developed a network of occupational health physicians (OHPs). Our clients can rely on a central administration team, a Head of Client Relationships and a Quality Manager. As part of our service level agreement with clients, we undertake full responsibility for occupational health related services between Cognate Health and our clients and this agreement is extended to our network of occupational health physicians. For the client, this ensures that the performance and the quality of every service is being consistently met and managed accordingly in a timely manner. As part of Cognate Health’s National OHP Network, our clients will belong to a network of providers allowing for prompt scheduling of referrals from one point of contact. Our aim is to simplify our contact with clients so that instead of being directed to various points of contact to make appointments, obtain reports and manage accounts, you will have a single point of contact. This is how we value service.


Cognate Health has implemented an NSAI certified ISO 9001 Quality Management System which is the industry standard in quality management systems. Our approach to occupational health delivers quality managed solutions that defines the Cognate Health vision.


Cognate Health’s goal is to assist employers in reducing healthcare costs, increase productivity, reduce absenteeism, enhance employee morale, attract and retain high­quality employees. To help us accomplish this, we have strategic partnerships and alliances. Building alliances with established industry leaders ensures the health needs of our clients are being met effectively.


We maintain a variety of important affilliations across a range of industries with many leading, long-established and world-recognised bodies that govern their industry. Through these alliances, we are able to provide our clients with the highest level of reliability and support. Our team participate in and attend seminars & conferences to help inspire innovation, follow trends, encourage information sharing and promote industry awareness.


As Occupational Health Physicians, we believe that providing our medical skills, experience and knowledge on a pro bono or reduced fees basis is central to how we can make a difference in the community. Cork Simon is a registered charity that works in solidarity with men and women who are homeless in Cork, offering housing and support in their journey back to independent living.

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ISO 9001 is the world’s foremost quality management standard. In order to strengthen, streamline or review our management procedures, we decided that the achievement of this standard was crucial.The standard sets out the essential requirements for Cognate Health to meet when establishing, implementing and maintaining a practical and effective quality management system (QMS). We use this system to minimise risk and maximise opportunity. This means that our clients can rest assured that our solutions are applied to the highest level. We are forever seeking ways to improve the system.

  •   Customer focus
  •   Leadership
  •   Involvement of people
  •   Process approach
  •   System approach to management
  •   Continual improvement
  •   Factual approach to decision making
  •   Mutually beneficial supplier relationship

To contact us...


Cognate Health, Ground Floor, Block B Heritage Business Park Mahon Industrial Estate, Blackrock, Cork, , Republic of Ireland

We have a network of approved occupational physicians throughout Ireland.


1890 989 322 or +353214536040 from outside Republic of Ireland .