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See an allergist in days, not months

Allergies can prevent you from fully enjoying daily life. If left undiagnosed, they can also cause life-threatening anaphylaxis. See a Canadian-licensed allergist in days from the comfort of your home.

Available in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec (covered by RAMQ), and New Brunswick. Appointments can also be booked for children or dependents.

Allergy treatment for kids to senior citizens

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Book an appointment

Log into your Maple account and select “Allergist” from the menu of specialists. Then, enter your symptoms and explain why you’d like to see the physician. Your booking request will be securely sent to our Canadian-licensed allergist. If the allergist doesn’t believe they can help you, they'll let you know ahead of time, your request will be cancelled and you won’t be charged. Please include as many details as possible at the time of booking. This will help the allergist determine if they can assist you.

Since our service uses secure messaging and a cross-provincial doctor network, fees typically aren’t covered by your province unless you’re a patient in Quebec with valid RAMQ coverage. If you live in Quebec and don’t have RAMQ coverage, consultations are $350 per appointment.

Initial appointments are $260 in Ontario, and $150 in British Columbia and New Brunswick. They include the applicable diagnosis, plus any necessary treatment plans, test recommendations, or prescription allergy medication. You can book a follow-up appointment after your initial consultation for further guidance.

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Allergist consultation

The allergist will take your full medical history and may order tests to determine your allergies and sensitivities. These can include allergen testing, immunity serology, as well as testing for immune system weakness. Tests may involve blood work, skin testing, or other procedures.

If skin tests are suggested, the allergy specialist will provide options for in-person testing.

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Prescription and follow-up

Our Canadian-licensed allergists can diagnose,write prescriptions, and provide lab requisitions during your appointment. You may also receive a treatment plan to further examine a particular condition during follow-up appointments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be speaking to a real doctor?

Yes, all of our allergists are medical doctors. An allergist is a physician who’s been trained to diagnose, treat, and manage allergies.

Becoming an allergist requires four years of medical school, three years in a residency program, followed by a two-year clinical immunology and allergy fellowship.

Who should be seen by an allergist?

Allergies can be sudden, acute attacks, or they can manifest as feeling sick for months on end. It’s estimated that 10-15% of Canadians have seasonal allergies, while millions more have sensitivities to different foods, textiles, drugs, pet hair, and so on.

Usually, patients see their family doctor first to discuss symptoms or persistent illness. If you’re unable to see your family doctor or receive a referral for an allergist and clinical immunologist, Maple can connect you with these essential physicians online so you can start feeling better.

Can children see an allergist online?

Yes, our allergists can treat children. Simply add your child as a “Patient profile” in your Maple account. Then, select your child or dependent’s profile when booking an appointment with the allergist. 

What should I expect during my consultation?

Your allergist will begin by inquiring about your medical history. They’ll also ask if you’ve had any acute allergic episodes, such as anaphylaxis.

Then, your allergist may order tests to determine your sensitivities. Typical allergy testing looks for:

  • Drug allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Insect allergies
  • Latex allergies
  • Mould allergies
  • Pet allergies
  • Pollen allergies
How can I get follow-up tests?

For patients in Ontario, our allergist in Ontario offers allergy and sensitivity testing at her Toronto and Guelph clinics. Skin testing ordered during your appointment must be performed by the same allergist. Otherwise, you’ll need a referral from a family doctor to receive skin testing from another allergist.

Blood tests ordered during your appointment can be carried out at any clinic.

For patients in Ontario, some tests may be covered by OHIP, while other tests require an extra charge. The allergist will provide further explanation of tests recommended for you.

Please note that it’s up to the physician’s discretion as to whether tests are ordered for any patient.

What is the best method for testing allergies?

This depends on the patient’s health history, and in some cases a physical exam. Skin tests are preferred because they offer immediate results, are highly sensitive, and are less expensive than other methods. Blood tests may be used if skin testing is not appropriate or available.

What are allergy injections and why are they prescribed?

Allergy injections are a form of immunotherapy. The allergen exposure is closely regulated and given on a scheduled basis in order to build an immune response to the allergen. They are often recommended when a patient experiences severe symptoms to a specific allergen which is not avoidable (i.e. grass pollen).

How much does it cost to see an allergist?

Since our service uses secure messaging and a cross-provincial doctor network, fees typically aren’t covered by your province unless you’re a patient in Quebec with valid RAMQ coverage. 

If you live in Quebec and don’t have RAMQ coverage, initial appointments are $350. You can book 30-minute follow-up appointments for $350.

Allergy and immunology appointments are $260 in Ontario, and $150 in British Columbia and New Brunswick.  Online consultations include the applicable diagnosis, and any necessary treatment plans or prescriptions. In Ontario, you can also book 15-minute follow-up appointments for $130 after your initial consultation.

Do you need a referral to see an allergist?

With Maple, no referral is needed for your online allergist consultation. Simply open the app, click “Get care”, choose “Allergist”, and book an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.

How does an allergist test for food allergies?

An allergist begins with your full medical history and from there, determines if testing for food allergies is needed. This type of testing is done through a skin prick test, which, if suggested, will be in person. A small amount of food that’s suspected to be causing a reaction is placed on your forearm or back. From there, the healthcare provider will gently prick the skin so that a small amount is absorbed.

You’ll also be advised not to take any antihistamines seven days before your allergy test.

Can a dermatologist refer you to an allergist?

While some dermatologists do offer allergy testing, some may also refer you to an allergist. Getting an appointment may take many months, which is why on Maple, you can easily book one at a time that’s convenient for you, whether it’s allergy testing for kids or adults.

What does an allergist do during the first consultation?

The allergist will first take your full medical history. Once reviewed, they’ll decide if they need to order tests for suspected allergens and sensitivities and provide you with a treatment plan, which may include prescription allergy medication.

What's the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance?

Food allergies can make you feel ill, and can also cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.

While uncomfortable, food intolerances can make you feel ill but don’t cause a life-threatening reaction. Symptoms may include nausea, diarrhea, cramps, headaches, and more.

When should a child see an allergist?

It can be tough to tell if what your child experiences are allergies. If you’ve noticed that they’ve had reactions to food, products, or anything else, it’s time to reach out for a first allergist appointment and get allergy testing for kids. It should be noted, however, that skin tests specifically aren’t typically done in children who are younger than six months old.

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Live life without hesitations — see an allergist today

Don’t let allergies stop you from enjoying daily life. Speak to one of our Canadian-licensed allergists in days and get the treatment you need from the comfort of your home.