Seeing a gynecologist on Maple is easy
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a gynecologist?
A gynecologist is a doctor with specialized training in women’s health and the reproductive system. They can diagnose and treat conditions and diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), perimenopause, menopause, irregular or heavy periods, pelvic pain, vaginal infections, painful intercourse, and more.
With Maple, you can book an OHIP-covered appointment at a time that’s convenient for you, and you can speak to the doctor via audio or video from your phone, tablet, or computer.
I’m seeing a gynecologist online for the first time, what should I expect?
Your consultation will be very similar to that of an in-person appointment, except you don’t have to leave home. The gynecologist will go over your medical history, including medications, allergies, and surgeries. When it’s time for your appointment, you can choose to speak to the doctor via audio or video.
First, you’ll be asked to share your OHIP card. From there, the gynecologist will discuss your health concerns and work with you to recommend a treatment plan, including any necessary prescriptions, if appropriate.
If the doctor provides you with a prescription, you can pick it up at any pharmacy or have it delivered right to your door at no additional cost.
You’ll also be able to book an OHIP-covered follow-up appointment after you’ve completed your initial consultation for further guidance.
Will the gynecologist recommend doing tests during my first consultation?
Depending on your specific health concerns and needs, the gynecologist may recommend doing tests during your first consultation. If this is the case, you’ll be sent lab requisition forms right in the Maple app which you can take to any lab to get done.
Do I need a referral to see a gynecologist?
Yes. Since appointments are covered by OHIP, you’ll need a referral from your healthcare practitioner and a valid OHIP card to speak to a gynecologist on Maple. When speaking to the care navigator, be sure to upload your referral letter.
Can an online gynecologist prescribe medication?
Absolutely! All of our gynecologists can prescribe medication, including birth control, at their discretion.
Do I have to go to a gynecologist for birth control?
You can also get birth control from a family doctor, however, gynecologists specialize in female reproductive health, so they can provide you with specialized care, including prescribing birth control.
When should I book an appointment with a gynecologist?
What is Maple?
With Maple, you can book an online appointment with a gynecologist. We’re a healthcare app for convenient access to Canadian-licensed doctors.
You simply log in, book an appointment, and connect with the doctor on the day of your consultation via live audio or video.
You can visit our How it works page to learn more.