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You shouldn’t have to wait months to receive professional help.

A mental health physician can diagnose and manage common mental health conditions like depression, insomnia, and anxiety, as well as provide prescriptions, if necessary.

Currently available in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and Yukon. At the present time, our mental health physicians do not provide treatment for ADHD.

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Seeing a mental health physician on Maple is easy.

First, book an appointment.

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 $220. 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 $150.

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 and medication can both be effective treatments. A mental health physician will work with you and consider your individual profile when deciding which treatment approach is best.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

A psychologist uses talk therapy 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

At the present time, mental health physicians on Maple do not provide treatment for ADHD.

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 Maple’s mental health physicians accept insurance?

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

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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