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Online doctor's note for work or school

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Getting a doctor's note for work or school on Maple is easy.

First, send a request

Fill out a short form about the sick note you need — you can then either schedule an appointment or see a doctor in minutes.

If you don’t have employer/insurer coverage, fees may apply since many of our services, including sick notes, aren’t covered by provincial health plans.

If payment is required, visits for a doctor's note start at $49.

Next, you'll hear from the doctor

Doctors can provide a sick note for school or work for short absences — if the doctor can help, your visit will start right away and you'll begin speaking over text. The doctor may also request an audio or video chat if it will help with your diagnosis.

If the doctor cannot help, your visit will not start and you will not incur a charge. The doctor will let you know if you need to visit a family practice or walk in clinic instead.

For example, doctors can't provide sick notes for an illness that occurred in the distant past (i.e. more than a week ago). Sick notes for extended absences cannot be provided either.

Get your sick note

You'll get a digital copy (PDF) of the sick note which you can use for work or school. The doctor's signature and direct contact information is on the note if your school or employer has any questions.

Doctors can also provide notes for therapist treatments, including for a chiropractor or a registered massage therapist.

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Meet some of our doctors.

Our physicians are Canadian licensed and practice family or emergency medicine right here in Canada.

Michael Verbora
Family Physician
Dr. Michael Verbora

Dr. Verbora practices family medicine in Toronto, and specializes in student health. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Windsor, his Masters of Business Administration from Odette School of ...

Gita Kruger
Family & Urgent Care
Dr. Gita Kruger

Dr. Gita Kruger is a practicing family medicine and urgent care physician in Calgary, Alberta. Her pre-medical education includes Masters of Science (MSc) degrees in both Audiology and Speech Pathology from Syracuse University ...

Garth Slysz
Family Physician
Dr. Garth Slysz

Dr. Slysz has practiced as a family physician in Charlottetown in PEI for 26 years. Throughout that time he has cared for his patients in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has taught family medicine residents and medical studen ...

Aleksandra Ferenc
Family Physician
Dr. Aleksandra Ferenc

Dr. Ferenc is a practicing family physician in Mississauga, who speaks both English and Polish. She received her Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and her Doctor of Medicine from Jagiellonian University Medical Colle ...

Eric Fonberg
Family & ER Physician
Dr. Eric Fonberg

Dr. Fonberg is a family and emergency physician with more than 30 years of experience practicing primary care and hospital based medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Western University, and his Master of Public He ...

Mark D’Souza
ER Physician
Dr. Mark D’Souza

Dr. D’Souza is a practicing emergency room physician in Toronto, with extensive experience in both adult and paediatric medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts & Science from McMaster University, and his Doctor of Medic ...

Shafik Dharamshi
ER Physician
Dr. Shafik Dharamshi

Dr. Dharamshi has been a staff physician in the emergency departments of the Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System for the past 27 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, and h ...

Marni Brooks
Family Physician
Dr. Marni Brooks

Dr. Brooks is a practicing family physician in Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University where she wrote her thesis in the area of paediatric pain. Dr. Brooks completed both a Master of Social W ...

Bharat Bahl
ER Physician
Dr. Bharat Bahl

Dr. Bahl is a practicing emergency physician in the city of Toronto. He completed his Doctor of Medicine and Family Medicine training from the University of Toronto. He then obtained his speciality training in Emergency Medici ...

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a sick note from a doctor?

To request a sick note on Maple, simply click “Get care” and include your request in the notes section when you enter your symptoms. During your consultation, the physician will review your case and determine whether a sick note is needed.

A doctor’s note is not guaranteed — it's up to the doctor whether it’s appropriate for your specific situation.

Do doctors charge for sick notes?

Many doctors charge for sick notes with prices ranging from $10-$30. On Maple, there is no additional charge for a sick note outside of the consultation fee and you get to skip spending hours in the waiting room at your doctor’s office or walk-in.

Can I get a doctor's note online?

Absolutely! Simply log on to your Maple account, click “Get care” and include your request for a doctor’s note in the description of your symptoms. During your consultation, the physician will determine if a sick note is needed.

A doctor’s note is not guaranteed — it is up to the doctor whether it’s appropriate for your specific situation.

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