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.
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 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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Our physicians are Canadian licensed and practice family or emergency medicine right here in Canada.
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
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. 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
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
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
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. 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. 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.
Dr. Paul Medve
ER Physician, Simcoe
Dr. Medve is a practicing emergency room physician, and also takes care of hospital in-patients in Simcoe, Ontario. Currently, he is Medical Director of two long term care facilities, and was Chief of Emergency Medicine at Norfolk General Hospital from 2009 until 2016. From 1990 until 2002, he ran a busy family practice, giving him extensive experience with acute and chronic medical issues in all age groups. Dr. Medve received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario, and completed postgraduate training at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.
Dr. Garth Slysz
Family Physician, Charlottetown
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 students and he has worked in the ER and as a hospitalist. He is a graduate of Mt. Allison University and Dalhousie Medical School. In 2016 he received the College of Family Physicians of Canada Reg L. Perkin Award for Canada’s 2016 Family Physicians of the Year.
Dr. Tristan Snider
ER Physician, Toronto
Dr. Snider is a practicing emergency room physician, critical care flight physician, and Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Snider has specialized training in both adult and paediatric medicine, and patient safety. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Western Ontario, and his Doctor of Medicine from Saba University School of Medicine in the Netherlands-Antilles. He completed the Royal College of Physicians specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto, having served as Chief Resident of his program.
Dr. Michael Verbora
Family Physician, Toronto
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 Business, and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Verbora completed specialty training at the Toronto Western Hospital, while acting as the OCFP (Ontario College of Family Physicians) Chair of the Residents Committee.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a sick note from a doctor?
To request a sick note on Maple, simply click “see the doctor” 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 is 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 “see the doctor” 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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