Don’t see your type of new referral here? We may still be able to help. If you are returning to a specialist that you have seen in the past, regardless of how long ago, you can get a repeat referral from us instead.
Don’t see your type of specialist here? We may still be able to help.
Have Questions? We Have Answers!
To get your specialist referral, simply book an appointment at a time that is convenient for you and chat with our virtual doctor by phone, video-call, or secure messaging. If medically appropriate, our online doctor will send the referral to the specialist after which their office will contact you with the date and time of your appointment.
There are certain specialist services that may not be covered by your provincial health insurance, such as Registered Massage Therapists, Mental Health Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Physiotherapists. In these scenarios, you will be sent a referral letter directly for easy download and print to be shared with the specialist of your choice.
Yes, you are entitled to ask for a referral for specialist treatment; however, whether you'll get the referral depends on what your virtual doctor feels is clinically necessary in your case.
Generally, you cannot self-refer to a specialist. A specialist will only see you with a letter of referral from your General Practitioner.
You can connect with a Healthcare Provider 7-days a week between 8am to 9pm in 15 minutes or less from the time you requested your appointment. If medically appropriate your referral will be sent directly to the specialist after which their office will contact you with the date and time of your appointment.
Virtual visits with a valid health card are 100% OHIP covered. Patients with an expired or out-of-province health card will be required to pay a $30 fee prior to their consultation with our Healthcare Provider.
Meira Care’s virtual doctors work out of various medical clinics across Ontario. If our Healthcare Provider recommends in-person physical care, he or she will refer you to one of our affiliated medical clinics closest to you. With convenient evening and weekend hours, you can easily book an appointment to be seen by a doctor at a time that suits you.