For military families, the challenge of health care is exacerbated by frequent relocations, and a large percentage of families are either unable to find a family physician or encounter difficulties re-establishing medical services for themselves and their children after a relocation. Military Family Services (MFS) along with internal and external stakeholders recognizes this significant gap in primary care and has launched a comprehensive campaign aimed at resolving these issues.
Virtual Doctor Support
For a limited time, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services and Maple are collaborating to provide online doctor visits to dependents of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members living in Canada. It is a safe and effective way to access routine healthcare screening from the comfort of your home. With the click of a button, you can communicate with a Canadian-licensed general practitioner within minutes. You can access this by text, phone, video; from your smartphone, tablet, or computer!
The service is available Monday to Friday from 7am to 11:59 pm EDT.
If you are unable to connect with your own family physician or don’t have one, Maple’s doctors can provide you with: medical advice, prescriptions, lab or imaging requisitions.
This program is to help ease the health care challenges of military families during the COVID 19 pandemic. The program will continue until social isolation measures in most communities are lifted, or until funding has exhausted.
Families can register for Maple here: https://app.getmaple.ca/register
Interested in telemedicine as a permanent option? Contact your local MFRC to find out if telemedicine is available through your provincial/territorial health care system.