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See a mental health physician online

Mental health physicians are medical professionals who can diagnose and manage common conditions like depression, insomnia, and anxiety, as well as provide online prescriptions, if necessary.

This service is currently available in Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and Yukon. For ADHD concerns, patients in Quebec can schedule an ADHD evaluation appointment with a mental health physician who will assess their eligibility.

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Seeing a mental health physician on Maple is easy

First, book an appointment

Looking for mental health professionals accepting new patients? Log into your Maple account, and select “mental health physician” from the menu of specialists. Next, choose a date and time that works for you.

30-minute initial assessments are $250. 15-minute follow-up appointments are $150. If you have private insurance, you may be eligible for coverage depending on your plan. Please check directly with your insurer. Insurance form completion is $80.

Next, you’ll be matched with a mental health physician

Once you’ve booked your appointment, you’ll be prompted to upload any relevant health information, including medications, allergies, and surgeries. The initial consultation will include a full medical history, counselling, and a discussion about treatment options, including prescriptions, if necessary. Please note that you can book a follow-up appointment for additional guidance after your initial assessment.

If a mental health physician isn’t able to help based on the details of your request, they’ll let you know in advance and you won’t be charged. Otherwise, your appointment will start at the scheduled time.

Begin your appointment

Log into your Maple account at the scheduled appointment start time. Assessments will be conducted over video.

Depending on your situation, counselling, psychotherapies, and medication can all be effective treatments. A mental health physician will work with you and consider your individual profile when deciding which treatment approach is best.

Get support for ADHD on Maple

Get online support for ADHD symptoms with a comprehensive assessment, treatment, and management plan by a mental health physician, from the comfort of home.
Please note that this service is currently only available in Quebec.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a mental health therapist and a mental health physician?

A mental health therapist (clinical psychologist, social worker, or other mental health professional) uses psychotherapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to facilitate personal change through self-knowledge, emotional acceptance, and growth. A mental health physician is a general practitioner trained in diagnosing and managing mental health conditions, and can provide prescription medication, if necessary.

What’s the difference between a psychiatrist and a mental health physician?

Both a psychiatrist and mental health physician are medical doctors. A psychiatrist completes additional training to obtain a specialization in psychiatry, which includes specific education in preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of mental conditions. A mental health physician is a general practitioner who is trained in family medicine with a focus on specific mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, OCD, and depression, while also providing an overall view of your health.

Which mental health conditions can a mental health physician treat?

A mental health physician can diagnose and treat conditions including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Acute adjustment disorders
  • OCD
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
Can online therapists prescribe medication?

A mental health therapist cannot prescribe medication, but you can get prescriptions from a mental health physician if they deem it necessary.

Can I get an assessment without video chat?

A video chat with a mental health physician is a necessary component of your medical assessment. Being able to see and talk to you helps the doctor accurately diagnose and treat you.

Can I see the same mental health physician after my initial assessment?

Yes, you’ll be able to speak with the same mental health physician for a follow-up appointment if you’d like extra mental health guidance.

Do mental health physicians on Maple accept insurance?

If you have private insurance, you may be eligible for coverage depending on your plan. Please check directly with your insurer.

Can I see a mental health physician for ADHD?

Yes. Patients in Quebec can schedule an ADHD evaluation appointment to speak with a mental health physician who will assess their eligibility for our ADHD service. If you’re eligible, the provider will instruct you on the necessary forms and laboratory tests you’ll need to complete prior to booking your first appointment.

ADHD diagnosis and treatment requires a comprehensive process to ensure the best outcome for the patient. After the initial ADHD evaluation, a minimum of three appointments are required for a complete assessment.

Your mental health matters

Mental health issues are experienced by one in three Canadians during their lifetime. Many Canadians are affected by mental health issues either directly or indirectly, through family, friends, or colleagues. Speak with a mental health physician and receive treatment today.

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