What is virtual care?

Virtual Care allows you to connect to a healthcare provider other than by in office appointment such as video or phone. You can use your smartphone or log onto your computer from the comfort of your home or office. Virtual Care services are covered under most provincial health plans (excluding dental).

Summary of booklet

These resources are meant solely as a starter guide. Modify and customize to your needs.

1. Before your appointment
  • Book Your Appointment
  • Prepare for Your Appointment
2. At the time of your appointment
  • Check-in online or answer phone call
  • Connect with a Doctor and Managing your Virtual Care appointment
  • Take notes from the appointment
  •  Determine if follow-up appointment is needed
3. After your appointment
  • Review and follow-up

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If you do not already have a family doctor or a dermatologist, try GetMaple.ca

As the largest national network of Canadian doctors, Maple makes it easy to get care. Speak with Canadian-licensed doctors and specialists 24/7 through secure text messaging, audio, or video, from the comfort of your home.  Maple connects you with doctors and other healthcare providers online, via text, audio, or video. You simply log in and request an online consultation. These visits work just as they would if they were in-person – the doctor can examine you as needed, ask questions about your symptoms, go through your health history, and determine a diagnosis and treatment plan. If they think your condition is more serious, they may tell you to go to a clinic for an in-person, hands-on examination. For more information, visit GetMaple.ca

Listed above are a few sources of information and support you might find useful. These groups are not necessarily connected to Save Your Skin Foundation. We are providing the links as useful sources of information but do not monitor content for accuracy and quality.

NOTE: The information on the Save Your Skin website is not intended to replace the medical advice of a doctor or healthcare provider. While we make every effort to ensure that the information on our site is as current as possible, please note that information and statistics are subject to change as new research and studies are published. 


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