Online doctor's note for work or school in Canada
Talk to doctors and nurse practitioners online to get a sick note from the comfort of your home in minutes. You'll get a digital copy of the sick note for work or school. The doctor's signature and direct contact information will be on the note if your school or employer asking for a sick note has any questions.
Online doctor's note for work and school in Canada
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s a doctor’s note?
A doctor’s note is a written note from a healthcare provider that certifies a medical condition, illness, or injury, and the need to take time off to recover. It’s often required if you need time off work or school for medical reasons.
If you’re wondering, “Can I get a doctor’s note online on Maple?” the answer’s yes! You can get a doctor’s note or sick note online in minutes at the doctor’s discretion.
Can a doctor refuse a sick note?
A doctor’s sick note isn’t guaranteed. During your consultation, the physician will review your request and determine whether a sick note is needed.
Can I get a doctor’s note online in Canada for school or work?
Wondering how to get a doctor’s note online? Simply log in to your Maple account, click “Get care,” and include your request in the notes section when you enter your symptoms. During your consultation, the physician will review your request and determine whether a sick note is needed.
You may get a doctor’s note online in Canada if you happen to get sick, have a medical condition, an injury, or require a doctor’s note for sick leave.
Please note: Sick notes from doctors aren’t guaranteed. It’s up to the physician whether the sick note for school or work is appropriate for your specific situation.
Do I have to pay for a doctor’s note?
With Maple, there’s no additional charge to get a sick note online outside of the consultation fee, if applicable. Many doctors you’d see in person charge for sick notes, with prices ranging from $10 to $30. And, with Maple, you get to skip the waiting room at your doctor’s office or at a walk-in clinic.
How long can I get a doctor’s note for?
If you need a doctor’s note for sick leave or any other period of time, the length of your online doctor’s note will be at the provider’s discretion during your consultation.
Can doctors backdate sick notes?
Doctors on Maple can't provide sick notes for an illness that occurred in the distant past — i.e. more than a week prior.
What is Maple?
With Maple, you can start talking to doctors for sick notes online in less than five minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient, 24/7 access to Canadian-licensed doctors.
You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you with a doctor via live text, audio, or video.
Our online doctors can provide sick notes for work or school as well as notes for therapists, such as chiropractors and massage therapists, blood work requisitions and other lab tests requisitions, a diagnosis, treatment plans, prescriptions, sick notes, and much more.
We also offer access to many specialists online, from dermatologists to endocrinologists. While you’d typically have to wait months to see one in person, there’s no waitlist or referral needed to speak with a Canadian-licensed specialist on Maple.
You can visit our How it works page to learn more.