Skip walk in clinics in Nova Scotia. See the doctor online.
Instantly connect with Canadian doctors for medical care from your phone, tablet or computer — any time 24/7 in Nova Scotia.
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Online doctors in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is the largest province in Atlantic Canada. In fact, Nova Scotia is almost completely surrounded by the ocean. The capital city, Halifax, is home to 45% of Nova Scotia’s population.
Unfortunately, Nova Scotia faces a shortage of healthcare workers. As a result many people wait too long to see a doctor, or never get the help they need. That’s why we created Maple. With Maple, you can see a doctor online in Nova Scotia to resolve many common health concerns.
Whether you need a diagnosis, prescription, or simply medical advice online in Nova Scotia, our doctors can assist you. Now you can stay in the comfort of your home and get the help you need.
How it works
Describe your symptoms
Open the app and click the “Get care” button. One of our healthcare providers will review your request and respond in minutes.
Chat with a doctor or nurse practitioner
Next, you'll be connected to the healthcare provider. Consultations usually take place over secure text message, but the doctor may request video, or audio chat if needed.
Get a diagnosis or prescription
Doctors and nurse practitioners can diagnose and provide prescriptions as necessary during your consultation.
Pay per visit
See a Canadian-licensed general practitioner in five minutes or less, any time 24/7.
Get 30 visits per year with a GP for you and your family.
per month (paid annually)
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are wait times to see a doctor on Maple?
Wait times for an on demand doctor’s visits are around two minutes. Compare that to Nova Scotia walk in clinics, which are known to have the longest wait times in all of Canada. If you’re looking for an online pharmacy in Nova Scotia, our doctors can help with that too. They can fill your prescription over Maple and have it delivered to your local pharmacy, or right to your door.
Why is virtual health care important in Nova Scotia?
Nova Scotia faces a difficult problem: there is a shortage of doctors, and very long wait times for family doctors. Virtual health care in Nova Scotia can help bridge that gap. Now, patients don’t have to travel to a hospital or clinic to receive high quality healthcare.
What health plans are available in Nova Scotia?
Nova Scotia residents receive covered healthcare under the Medical Insurances Program, more commonly known as MSI. This program is administered by the Medavie Blue Cross. While Maple is not covered by MSI, it is included in many private insurance plans.
What specialists can I see in Nova Scotia with Maple?
Wait times to see a specialist in Nova Scotia are 33 weeks on average. That’s over eight months. With Maple, you can see a specialist in under 72 hours. You don’t need a referral to book an appointment. Our Nova Scotia doctors are always accepting new patients. It’s quick and easy to book a specialist, and you can securely store your health information within the Maple app.