Yes! Maple is available globally for Canadian residents. This means patients who are traveling outside of Canada can use the service anywhere in the world to connect with a Canadian physician. There is a limitation with prescriptions, as Canadian physicians do not have jurisdiction to prescribe outside of Canada. Not every medical issue requires a prescription (only approximately 40% do, which is aligned with physician office visits). However, Maple can still be a very valuable service for Canadians when they are out of the country. Many times, travelers will be unsure whether or not their ailment actually needs to be seen by a local doctor immediately or not. Maple’s service can potentially prevent an unnecessary trip to a foreign medical provider, and the associated cost of that visit, or confirm that the condition does need to be seen by a local doctor and in what timeframe.
In addition, countries vary in their regulations about which drugs require a prescription and which can be sold over the counter. So even if a drug may require a prescription in Canada, it may not require one in whichever country you are visiting. In addition, the doctor may be able to recommend over the counter treatments likely to be available in that country.