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Online doctor's note for work or school

Skip the waiting room! Instantly connect with Canadian doctors from your phone, tablet or computer - any time, 24/7.

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

First, send a request

No appointment necessary. Just fill out a short form about the sick note you need — you'll hear from a doctor in minutes.

Payment is required if you do not have employer / insurer coverage. 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 be speaking directly over chat or video.

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 absences greater than a week 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.

Dr. Bharat Bahl
Dr. Bharat Bahl

ER Physician, Toronto

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 Medicine from the University of Ottawa. During his training Dr. Bahl won awards for both teaching and research. His current passions include providing high quality patient care, teaching the next generation of physicians and improving the quality of care provided in Emergency Departments.

Dr. Marni Brooks
Dr. Marni Brooks

Family Physician, Toronto

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 Work degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Toronto. She completed specialty training at the University of Toronto. She is also an active member at the Ontario Medical Association, serving on the Executive for the Section on Addiction Medicine.

Dr. William Cherniak
Dr. William Cherniak

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Cherniak is a family and emergency physician practicing in the Greater Toronto Area. He is passionate about sustainable and equitable global health development and is actively involved in research into maternal and child health, global health education and collaborative programming. He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and a co-founder and Executive Director for Bridge to Health Medical and Dental, a Canadian registered charity working in southwestern Uganda. Dr. Cherniak recently completed a Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in health in crisis and humanitarian assistance.

Dr. Mark D’Souza
Dr. Mark D’Souza

ER Physician, Toronto

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 Medicine from Queen’s University. He completed his specialty training at the University of Western Ontario and his fellowship at the University of Manitoba. Dr. D’Souza has experience as well in palliative care and chronic pain.

Dr. Shafik Dharamshi
Dr. Shafik Dharamshi

ER Physician, Toronto

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 his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto. He obtained specialty training in Emergency Medicine and Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, and is a clinical instructor and lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dharamshi enjoys the challenges of taking care of patients with a wide variety of clinical problems, and is a strong advocate for excellent and timely healthcare.

Dr. Aleksandra Ferenc
Dr. Aleksandra Ferenc

Family Physician, Mississauga

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 College in Cracow, Poland. She completed her residency at East Carolina University in North Carolina in the United States. Dr. Ferenc also trained in the UK and believes that Canadians should have access to the best quality patient care seen in other countries around the world. Having two young children of her own helps Dr. Ferenc relate to her paediatric patients and their parents, and she is passionate about how nutrition affects health in patients of all ages.

Dr. Eric Fonberg
Dr. Eric Fonberg

Family & ER Physician, Toronto

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 Health from Harvard University. Throughout his career, Dr. Fonberg has practiced medicine in a variety of settings in urban and rural communities in Ontario and Canada’s Arctic, and has been Chief of Emergency Medicine and Chief of Staff at numerous hospitals in Toronto. He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Donald Ginsberg
Dr. Donald Ginsberg

Family Physician, Montreal

Dr. Ginsberg is a practicing family physician in Montreal with expertise in family medicine, geriatrics and palliative care. After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. Dr. Ginsberg completed his family medicine residency at the University of British Columbia, in addition to a fellowship in Palliative Care at McGill. Over the course of his career he has practiced in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. He is the Program Director for the Palliative Medicine residency program and Assistant Professor and faculty lecturer at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ginsberg is fluent in English and French.

Dr. Lana Grigoriou
Dr. Lana Grigoriou

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Grigoriou is a practicing emergency room physician at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children. She received her Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Calgary and her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She completed Royal College specialty training at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Shane Hawkins
Dr. Shane Hawkins

Family & ER Physician, Halifax

Dr. Hawkins works as a family doctor for the Department of National Defence in Halifax Nova Scotia. He also works in rural emergency departments and is an associate faculty member at Dalhousie University where he teaches medical students. Dr. Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and his Doctor of Medicine also from Dalhousie. He completed his speciality training in Family Medicine at Queen’s University.

Dr. Peter Iracleous
Dr. Peter Iracleous

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Iracleous is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, practicing as an emergency room physician in the Greater Toronto Area for over 9 years. He is highly specialized in all urgent care issues, and has extensive knowledge and expertise in cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Iracleous is extremely compassionate, and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to all his patients.

Dr. Gita Kruger
Dr. Gita Kruger

Family & Urgent Care, Calgary

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. She then completed her Doctor of Medicine at McMaster University and completed her residency training at the University of Calgary. Dr. Kruger has a strong interest in the Canadian health care system with respect to the Canada Health Act, access to care and wait times. She looks forward to providing quality and timely care to patients in Alberta and all over Canada.

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