Doctors across Canada offering house calls

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Doctors across Canada offering house calls – in-person or via virtual care

Getting to the doctor’s office can be a problem for many seniors so a number of services are popping up across the country to provide house calls either in person or through video-conferencing for non-emergency medical needs. Most medical services are covered by provincial health plans.

Here is a sampling of home visit providers in major centres across Canada that you can consider to determine if they may be right for you or a loved one.* Most are not intended to take the place of a family doctor but provide after-hours care when your doctor is unavailable.

Toronto and Greater Toronto Area
National Home Doctor Service

  • More than 100 doctors offer after-hours house calls when your family doctor is unavailable, evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • For patients with acute, episodic conditions (e.g. vomiting, diarrhea, UTI, respiratory infections, Influenza)
  • Services are billed to OHIP with a valid health card
  • Bookings accepted 8am-midnight, 7 days a week
  • Call 416-631-3000; email: admin@homedoctor.ca; or book online: http://www.torontohousecalls.com/

HippoMD

  • A free mobile app that dispatches doctors directly to your doorstep in the Toronto area and allows you to get periodic updates about their arrival time
  • Available during weekday evenings and weekends – an after-hours service for when your family doctor is unavailable
  • Covered under valid Canadian health insurance plans such as OHIP
  • Currently only available with an iOS (iPhone)
  • Email queries to: hello@hippomd.ca

PAYJE Home Health Care

  • Doctors provide a similar range of services as a general practitioner, walk-in clinic, or palliative care doctor. Not suitable for urgent or emergency medical needs.
  • Medical visits are covered by OHIP with a valid OHIP card
  • Available 9am-9pm, 7 days a week
  • Phone: 647-367-4120; email: info@payje.ca

Durham Doctors House Call Service

  • Connects patients with qualified doctors who do house calls in Durham Region and Scarborough
  • Visits covered with a valid OHIP card
  • Available 9am-8pm, 7 days a week
  • Phone: 905-619-6641

Mediseen

  • Offers both a secure mobile app and website that connect patients with healthcare providers who make house calls for non-emergency medical services
  • Available 7 days a week; times dependent on practitioners’ schedules
  • Medical visits covered by OHIP with a valid OHIP card
  • Create an account online to use the app and schedule appointments

Medeo Virtual Care

  • Healthcare providers can sign up for this service to offer patients secure messaging, online booking and video visits in their homes
  • Only available if your doctor has signed up for the service
  • Phone: 1-800-438-1277; Email: inquiry@MedeoHealth.com

Sudbury
St. George Home Visit

  • A nurse will visit your home to make a full medical assessment and a primary care doctor will discuss and manage your care via secure video-conferencing
  • Medical services for acute and chronic conditions
  • Available Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
  • Medical services covered by OHIP with a valid OHIP card
  • Phone: 705-626-7733; email: admin@stgeorgemedical.ca

Montreal

Clinique Go

  • Physician home visits in Montreal and the Greater Montreal Area
  • Fee for service
  • Available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm; Sat 9am-2pm; evenings and Sunday by appointment; closed holidays
  • Phone: 514-994-6023

514 Docteur

  • Personalized physician care offered in your home
  • Fee for service
  • Phone: 514-362-8387

EQ Care

  • Gives you online access to family doctors, nurses, and specialists via your computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Not covered under provincial health insurance (except in BC)
  • Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
  • Phone: 1-855-449-4994

Calgary

Direct Health Solutions
– A mobile family practice clinic offering medical services in your home, 7 days a week
– Fee for service
– Phone: 403-973-3188; email: Info@DirectHealthCanada.ca

Vancouver

Livecare

  • Healthcare providers can sign up for this service to offer patients secure messaging, online booking and video visits in their homes
  • Only available if your doctor has signed up for the service
  • Phone: 1-877-629-0150

EQ Virtual

  • Live video in-home visits with a doctor via mobile app and website
  • Doctor visits covered by MSP
  • Open Mon-Fri 6am-9pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 7am-12pm PST
  • Phone: 1-888-547-5575

Victoria

Home Team Medical Services for Seniors

  • Offers primary medical care for acute illnesses and chronic health problems; comprehensive geriatric assessment; management of chronic diseases and mental health problems for people aged 70 and over
  • Patients must join the practice to receive care; not available on a temporary basis
  • Direct medical services, hospital care, specialists and labs are covered by MSP
  • Phone: 250-658-0554; Fax: 1-888-669-2916; email: info@hometeammedical.ca

* Disclaimer: The service providers listed here are for your information only. Bayshore HealthCare has not vetted, does not endorse, and is not affiliated with any of these companies.