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We’re working on a new, creative strategy for VIP4SCI that incorporates the feedback you’ve provided over the last year. Find out more about VIP4SCI 2.0…

Vital services for people with spinal cord injury across Ontario are not always easily accessible. Three years ago, we embarked on a journey to help solve this problem and created VIP4SCI — a virtual platform for people with an SCI that connected users to SCIO, their health care support teams and each other. The concept and technology were innovative, but then, the global pandemic hit and the virtual care world rapidly shifted. It became clear that our VIP4SCI platform was no longer the cutting-edge tool we first envisioned.

We’re busy working hard on the reinvention of VIP4SCI and we’ll have more details soon. In the meantime, below you’ll find a preliminary list of Virtual Primary Care Platforms that will support your health care needs.

Virtual Primary Care Platforms: What’s your best option?

Be sure to consider the following before choosing a virtual health care provider:

Access to own primary care physician

Access to internet

Medical issue (is it urgent?)

Access to a pharmacy for a prescription

Attendant services support needed 

Access to family/friend support

Your Primary Care Physician: Phone Support

Many primary care physicians are triaging their patients over the phone. Services include:

  • Renew prescriptions
  • Arrange for a diagnostic test
  • Referral to a specialist
  • Arrange an in-person visit if deemed necessary
  • Triaging

» Ontario Virtual Care Clinic: seethedoctor.ca

The Ontario Virtual Care Clinic is available from 8 a.m. to midnight for non-urgent health concerns. If you have an urgent concern or emergency, call 911. French language services are available between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, 7 days a week.

 

This service is for the following:

  • Cold, cough, flu
  • Allergies
  • Women’s health issues
  • Chronic disease management
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Medication questions

Need to register and have access to:

  • OHIP card
  • Internet access
  • Phone/tablet/computer with video and audio
  • Email address
  • Cell phone for notifications

» Well Heath Virtual Clinics: virtualclinics.ca

Free for residents of Ontario with a valid OHIP card. Available in many different languages.

 

Select the type of appointment you want:

  • Referral
  • Specific issue (UTI)
  • Prescription renewal
  • Sick note
  • Physiotherapy (fee)
  • Select physician from the list and book an appointment

Need to register and have access to:

  • OHIP card
  • Internet access
  • Phone/tablet/computer with video and audio
  • Email address
  • Cell phone for notifications

» Maple: Virtual Health Canada: getmaple.ca

Skip the waiting room! Instantly connect with Canadian doctors for medical care from your phone, tablet or computer – any time, 24/7.

 

Features:

  • Different payment options
  • One issue only
  • 24/7 coverage
  • Physician triage
  • Prescription delivery

Pricing:

  • $49 /visit | Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – midnight
  • $79/visit | Weekends & holidays | 7:00 am – midnight
  • $99/visit | Overnight | Midnight – 6:59am
  • Medical membership plans – includes all family members
  • Credit packages – discount packages

» TIA Health: tiahealth.com

Free for residents of Ontario with a valid OHIP card. Available in many different languages.

 

Select the type of appointment you want:

  • Referral
  • Specific issue (UTI)
  • Prescription renewal
  • Sick note
  • Physiotherapy (fee)
  • Select physician from the list and book an appointment

Need to register and have access to:

  • OHIP card
  • Internet access
  • Phone/tablet/computer with video and audio
  • Email address
  • Cell phone for notifications

» Online Walk-in: onlinewalkin.ca

  • Free service, OHIP covered
  • Available via video or phone
  • Prescription refills
  • Medical advice
  • COVID 19 screening
  • No sick notes, COVID testing or emergency care

» Polyclinic Walk-in Clinic: polyclinic.ca

Offers convenient access to advice, assessment and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries such as cuts, bruises, minor infections, sprains and skin complaints.

» Rocket Doctor: rocketdoctor.ca

Rocket Doctor brings fully-licensed and board-certified doctors to your living room through the power of telemedicine. So you can get the diagnosis and care you need faster, more affordably, and more comprehensively. 100% OHIP covered.

» Tulip Health: tuliphealth.ca/talk-to-a-doc

Simple, Safe & OHIP Covered. Telemedicine allows you to speak directly with an Ontario doctor without having to leave home. You will be called directly by the doctor in your chosen time range for your telemedicine appointment. Prevent unnecessary trips to busy walk in clinics or hospitals and saves you time and effort. Ontario now allows telehealth coverage with your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

» Virtual Emergency Support: sunnybrook.ca

Sunnybrook Hospital offers emergency virtual support from an emergency physician. Appointments are between 2pm and 9pm Monday to Friday on a first come first serve basis.
Use this service when you have an urgent condition that is not life-threatening.

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