In Ontario, yes. We’re hoping to expand provincially-funded psychiatry visits to other provinces soon as well.
To access this service, you’ll first need a referral from a primary care provider like your family doctor. You can ask that the referral be addressed to “Maple Psychiatry.”
Once you have the referral, log in to your Maple account and request a consultation using the “Psychiatry (covered by OHIP)” specialty. The specialty is available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EST. You should hear back from them within an hour. You’ll need to provide the referral letter and a picture of your Ontario Health Card with the booking coordinator.
If your referral is accepted, your family doctor or referring GP will be made aware and you’ll be able to book an OHIP-covered psychiatry appointment directly through the app. If your referral is not accepted, we will reach out to your family doctor or referring GP to let them know why.