GENERAL

A unique feature of Cognate Health is our nationwide spread of clinics, which are all accessible through one central administration. Please contact us on 1890 989 322 or email reception@cognatehealth.ie and a member of our team will be happy to schedule an appointment at a clinic closest to you.

Yes, we work with businesses of all sizes. Our clients include SME’s, local authority, academia right through to large corporations.

No, an account is not required to book an appointment – simply contact us on 1890 989 322 or email reception@ cognatehealth.ie and a member of our team will be happy to assist you with the booking process and provide you with all relevant information. Of course, if you wish to set up an account a member of our team will happy to discuss your requirements and tailor a solution for you.

Appointment times are usually within 48 hours at your clinic of choice.

Cognate Health physicians require a referral letter in advance of all appointments. Should you wish to speak to one of our physicians prior to the appointment, please indicate this on the referral letter and a member of the team will be happy to discuss the assessment with you. However, if you wish to set up an account a member of our team will happily assist you in doing so over the phone.

Yes, our central administration will email a password protected report within 48 hours of the appointment.

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 and a dedication to excellent customer service that defines the Cognate Health vision. This enables us to provide a consistent delivery system of service throughout Ireland.

ASSESSMENTS

To determine during the recruitment process whether a potential employee is medically able to meet the demands of a position and effectively perform the proposed tasks in a safe manner.

An independent assessment of the health of an individual with reference to the specific job requirements in order to determine their fitness to continue or to resume work. This assessment also considers what types of reasonable accommodations at work may be considered to enable a return to duties.

An independent assessment of a potential medical condition of an employee whose absence from work is becoming a cause of concern, taking into account potential work accommodations that may be considered.

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Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a framework to give five impairment classes which permit the rating of the patient from no impairment to most severe.

An independent assessment of the health of a candidate with reference to the existence of permanent disability rendering the candidate unable to ever return to the job.

An independent assessment of the health of a candidate with reference to whether their health condition meets the criteria for the critical illness protocol or temporary rehabilitation remuneration.

Specific testing to detect health problems that can arise in connection with a particular occupation.

Tailored health screening helps to improve the health and productivity of your workforce by assessing and improving individual risk factors for disease and ill health.

A health screening program for senior management within an organisation.

An assessment, approved by Oil & Gas UK to OGUK and Seafarer (Eng 11) standards, required by all persons working offshore.

​MISCELLANEOUS

The measurement and assessment of workplace agents or their metabolites (substances formed when the body converts the chemical) in exposed workers e.g. samples of breath, urine, or blood, or any combination of these.

An annual vaccine to protect against the influenza virus.

Vaccinations to protect against many travel-related infections, such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.

Vaccination to protect against many work-related infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis A, tetanus etc.

A skin test which is typically used to test someone for signs of exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is the causative organism for tuberculosis (TB) infection.

Applies information about human behaviour, abilities and limitations and other characteristics to the design of tools, machines, tasks, jobs and environments for productive, safe, comfortable and effective human use.

An assessment of equipment that has a graphic display screen such as conventional display screens, laptops, touch-screens and other similar devices.

An increasingly important area involving measurement of alcohol, drugs and substances of abuse in the patient’s urine, blood or other biological specimen as appropriate.