Medimap is Canada’s largest online and mobile real-time resource for same-day access to care.
In response to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Medimap launched a new virtual care service that connects patients across B.C. with an available walk-in clinic doctor over secure video call.
Today London Drugs selected Medimap‘s virtual care platform to make in-store virtual doctor visits available to their patients and customers in locations across Western Canada.
Every day thousands of people visit London Drugs locations to fill prescriptions or consult with a pharmacist for a myriad of health conditions. With this new partnership, London Drugs customers can easily speak to a doctor over a secure video call from either a private consultation room within minutes.
Currently available at ten London Drugs locations in British Columbia, patients utilizing the virtual care platform will be able to receive refills for non-restricted medications as well as other prescriptions like antibiotics and birth control with one visit to the pharmacy.
Patients can also book appointments for select specialist referrals where a clinical examination is not required. They can also receive mental health counselling, and consultations regarding skin issues, allergies, upper respiratory conditions, and gastrointestinal issues as just some examples.
“The Telemedicine Walk-In service allows patients to see a physician, consult with a pharmacist, get their prescription and receive follow-up care all in one place,” said Chris Chiew, London Drugs General Manager, Pharmacy. “This is a significant benefit not only from a convenience perspective but also from a care perspective because collaboration among doctors and pharmacists ultimately improves patient outcomes. By choosing to partner with Medimap, London Drugs is demonstrating our ongoing commitment to helping our customers easily access medication in a timely manner, when they need it most.”
Over 1,200 medical clinics across Canada use Medimap’s platform to publish their wait times online. Medimap’s on-demand virtual care platform connects patients with the next available doctor at a walk-in clinic in their province based on the clinics’ real-time availability.
“We are thrilled to partner with London Drugs to provide their customers with on-demand access to a physician,” says Medimap CEO Blake Adam. “London Drugs customers now have the convenience of speaking with a doctor from the pharmacy within minutes while supporting community-based medical clinics across BC.”