Download This App: Maple offers consultations with Canadian doctors 24 hours a day

Apr 6 2018, 2:52 am

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The app

Maple is offering a new model of healthcare that works in your favour. It means no long waits at the doctor’s office or having to wait a week until you can get an appointment. It’s been designed to give you control, so that you can speak to a doctor online via video chat or instant messaging, right when you need to.

Why it’s a big deal

Wondering how trustworthy and secure this app is? There’s no need to worry because Maple uses a comprehensive security infrastructure and stringent data policies. When you use their services you can trust that your data is kept safe, secure, and private. It will never leave Canada as it’s secured in the organization’s Toronto data centre.

If you’re feeling ill while you’re on vacation, at work, in bed, or before catching a flight, you can easily register with Maple, and speak directly to a Canadian licensed physician who will listen to all of your symptoms before making a diagnosis or issuing a prescription. There’s no rush or set time period during your consultation (all you). It puts the patient first and you can rate each consultation to hold Maple to their standards.

Just as your local GP would, Maple doctors will issue you a prescription and a write you up an e-sick note if they deem you unfit for work. Just think about how helpful this feature will be if you’re literally too ill to get out of bed. Plus, Maple is now collaborating with pharmacies across Canada to offer reliable prescription delivery. Yes – they deliver all of your medications to your door (at no additional cost). Or, you can choose a pharmacy pick-up option near you.


How it works

In general, we can feel the onset of the flu or another kind of viral illness before it hits us hard. But sometimes you just never know when or where you’re going to be sick. That’s where Maple has you covered. And it’s super easy to use.

All you have to do is register online or via the Maple app, complete a short survey in which you’ll tick the relevant symptoms or lack thereof, that you’re experiencing. You’ll also be asked if you need a doctor’s note or a prescription renewal. You can describe how you feel and your health history as much as you like, and also upload any relevant medical files.

Once you’ve done this you’re ready to chat with the doctor through your chosen communication method via video or live chat. The doctor will wrap up the visit when you’re finished talking and issue the documentation required (prescription or medical note) based on your diagnosis.

One of the best features is that you can pay per visit starting at just $49 or sign up to get an unlimited personal or family membership. It’s peace of mind like you’ve never experienced it before.

Download this app

Maple is a Candian owned company. If you want more accessible, flexible access to healthcare you can download the app at the Google Play and iTunes stores today.

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