See a doctor online in Nova Scotia today and skip the walk-in clinic
Don’t waste time at the walk-in clinic — all of our online doctors in Nova Scotia are accepting consultations for new patients. Connect with doctors online in Nova Scotia, 24/7.
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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, many people in Nova Scotia wait too long to get care or are unable to access in-person care. 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 are accepting consultations for new patients and can assist you, 24/7.
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 online in Nova Scotia on Maple?
Wait times to see a general practitioner are usually a few minutes. Compare that to Nova Scotia walk-in clinics, which are known to have the longest wait times in all of Canada.
Simply log into Maple, choose your symptoms, and you’ll be connected with a Canadian-licensed doctor online in minutes. All of our doctors are accepting consultations for new patients in Nova Scotia.
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 at no additional cost.
Why is virtual health care important in Nova Scotia?
Nova Scotia faces a difficult problem, as many residents wait too long to get the care they need or are unable to see a healthcare provider in person.
Virtual health care in Nova Scotia can help bridge that gap. Now, patients don’t have to travel to a hospital or walk-in clinic in Nova Scotia to receive high-quality healthcare. And, with Maple, you can speak to our online doctors 24 hours a day in Nova Scotia.
What health plans are available in Nova Scotia?
Nova Scotia residents receive covered healthcare under the Medical Insurances Program, more commonly known as MSI. MSI Nova Scotia is administered by the Medavie Blue Cross.
While Maple is not covered by MSI, we are covered by 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 also don’t need a referral to book an appointment.
Our doctors are accepting consultations for new patients in Nova Scotia. It’s quick and easy to book an appointment with specialists such as mental health therapists, oncology navigators, and health and wellness coaches on Maple.
Can online doctors provide me with online prescriptions and sick notes in Nova Scotia?
Yes, you can get a prescription online or request a sick note during virtual care visit in Nova Scotia.
To get an online prescription with Maple, simply fill out a short form about the prescription you need. You aren’t able to get a prescription or refill without a doctor in Nova Scotia, so you can either see a doctor in minutes or schedule an appointment with a specialist. Our doctors can provide prescriptions for most medications at their discretion.
Please note that our online doctors in Nova Scotia can’t provide prescriptions for narcotics or opiates. The doctor will let you know if you need to visit a family practice or walk-in clinic in Nova Scotia instead.
To get a sick note, you’ll enter your symptoms and add your request into the notes section. You can either see an online doctor in Nova Scotia in minutes or schedule an appointment with a specialist. Our doctors can provide sick notes for work, school, or short absences at their discretion. You’ll get a digital copy of the sick note with the doctor’s signature and contact information.
Does MSI cover online doctor visits?
At this time, MSI doesn’t provide coverage for online doctor visits due to our use of secure messaging and a national network of doctors and nurse practitioners. However, visits on Maple are covered by many private insurance plans.
How do I see a specialist without a referral in Nova Scotia?
With Maple, no referral is needed to see a specialist. All you need to do is click “Get care”, select the specialist you’re looking for, and book an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you. You can see mental health therapists, oncology navigators, and health and wellness coaches in Nova Scotia.