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Maple vs. EQ Virtual

With Maple you can instantly connect with Canadian doctors for medical care from your phone, tablet or computer — any time, 24/7.

EQ Virtual is a free telemedicine service in British Columbia, offered under the province's Medical Services Plan (MSP), where you can connect to an Intermediary Care Coordinator to schedule a video appointment with a physician.

We've been proudly featured across the country — here's how Maple compares to EQ Virtual.

24/7 access to doctors

Maple connects you with a licensed physician quickly, so you can get the help or advice you need and move on with your day.

Our doctors are well respected, Canadian licensed family or emergency medicine practitioners passionate about delivering outstanding healthcare — they can treat many common medical issues on Maple.

Some examples include:

Direct access to doctors

We created Maple to remove as many barriers as possible that stand in the way of you seeing a doctor when you need one.

That's why on Maple you can start speaking with a doctor in 2 minutes or less.

Maple directly sends your request to our network of physicians in real-time.

Secure chat, audio & video — you choose

The Maple app lets you choose how you want to interact with the doctor.

Although video is available on Maple, 70% of our patients prefer using chat.

If a video consultation is required for your case, the doctor will let you know ahead of time, and you can choose whether to continue or not.

National access

Maple is available 24/7 across every Canadian province.

The only exception is the Northwest Territories.

Learn more about EQ Virtual

Set hours of access

EQ Virtual operates during set hours on weekdays and weekends.

By design, EQ Virtual is offered only in British Columbia as a free service.

Scheduled doctor appointments

EQ Virtual first connects you to a Care Coordinator or Manager as part of the intake process.

Then, you'll receive a scheduled appointment to speak with a physician.

Depending on the availability of physicians, your appointment may not occur instantly.

Video mandatory on every visit

To use EQ Virtual, you must have a scheduled video consultation with the physician.

Scheduled medical consultations via video are fully covered by the provincial healthcare plan in British Columbia, which is why using EQ Virtual is free for patients in BC only.

Maple on the other hand instantly connects you to a physician by video, chat or audio — any time 24/7, no appointments necessary. Because of this, there is a fee to use Maple across Canada.  Visits start at $49.

Available only in British Columbia

By design, EQ Virtual is offered only in British Columbia as a free service.

See a doctor in 2 minutes or less.

Visits start at $49. Online medical visits are not covered by provincial health plans.

Patients love using Maple

Read our social media reviews, or download the app

Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!

- Play Store review

Legitimate and just as described, with fabulous doctors. Totally fills the late-night worry gap!

- App Store review

Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.

- App Store review

The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!

- Facebook review

Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.

- Facebook review

Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.

- Facebook review

Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.

- Facebook review

I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly. 

- Facebook review

LOVE This service. Not only do you have a doctor within seconds but they are professional and knowledgable.

- Facebook review

Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.

- Facebook review

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