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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.

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
Toronto
Dr. Michael Verbora
Gita Kruger
Family & Urgent Care
Calgary
Dr. Gita Kruger
Garth Slysz
Family Physician
Charlottetown
Dr. Garth Slysz
Aleksandra Ferenc
Family Physician
Mississauga
Dr. Aleksandra Ferenc
Eric Fonberg
Family & ER Physician
Toronto
Dr. Eric Fonberg
Mark D’Souza
ER Physician
Toronto
Dr. Mark D’Souza
Shafik Dharamshi
ER Physician
Toronto
Dr. Shafik Dharamshi
Marni Brooks
Family Physician
Toronto
Dr. Marni Brooks
Bharat Bahl
ER Physician
Toronto
Dr. Bharat Bahl

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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