ONLINE MEDICAL HELP IN ONTARIO
Online Doctor appointments are about as essential as grocery stores right now. Keeping out of the ER and walk in clinics is a huge part of social distancing.
Luckily, thanks to that thing called the internet, we can access a hefty amount of diagnostic resources and options virtually.
Here’s 6 online doctor options to get health advice in Ontario.
Tia Health is open to anyone in Ontario with a valid health card. You can speak with Doctors by msg or by phone/video, and get all of the normal requisitions and referrals, with free prescription delivery.
Part of our provincially funded healthcare system, you can choose from a variety of specialized services including diabetic screening. Free of charge for anyone who needs it.
This App gives you access to clinical interviews with Canadian doctors anywhere at anytime. Use the app to describe your symptoms from your phone and you get a diagnosis and treatment plan from a Doctor.
If you are in need of counselling, the province has expanded online coverage of free mental health services.
- BounceBack: A guided self-help program for adults and youth aged 15 and over using workbooks with online videos and phone coaching support.
- Kids Help Phone: 24/7 virtual support service offering professional counselling, information and referrals as well as volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French at 1-800-668-6868.
- Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT): Online CBT , supported by therapists; available in English and French.