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Digital Health Care Options

Consult a physician, mental health professional, pharmacist, or health coach – without leaving your home!

Coverage for these services may or may not be available under your benefits plan – check your benefits coverage information to be sure.

Expand the boxes below to learn more. 

Talk to a doctor online with Maple

How it works...
Maple allows you to instantly connect with a Canadian-licensed doctor for medical care from your phone, tablet, or computer – any time, 24/7/365. Many common medical conditions can be treated online, including allergies, asthma, cold and flu, infections, pink eye, sore throat, and many more. You can receive diagnoses, prescriptions, and lab requisitions as necessary during your online consultation.

You must create an account before talking to a doctor. All you need is your date of birth and your GSC ID number handy to sign up. Once you’ve set up your account, you’re ready to request a consultation with a doctor through your phone, a web browser or the Maple mobile app.

Click here to learn more. 

What’s the cost?
Even though Maple likely isn’t covered under your benefits plan, you will receive a discounted rate (see table below) simply for being a GSC plan member – reducing your out-of-pocket cost. And if your benefits include a health care spending account (HCSA), you can submit your out-of-pocket cost for reimbursement through your HCSA.

Days Time (EST) Maple Price Per Visit GSC Price Per Visit Savings 
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to Midnight $49.00 $43.00 $6.00
Weekends & Holidays 7 a.m. to Midnight $79.00 $69.50 $9.50
Any Day Midnight to 6:59 a.m. $99.00 $87.00 $12.00






Interested? Visit Maple to sign up or log in.

Guided digital therapy that works

How it works...
BEACON is an effective, easy-to-access way to receive personalized cognitive behavioural therapy guided by an experienced, regulated, mental health professional. It’s a fully digital program, so your therapy happens anywhere and anytime that’s comfortable for you.

BEACON is available to you and your dependents (age 16 and over). After registering online, you can access BEACON anytime via the web or app using your computer or mobile device. To register or see if it’s right for you, click the link below and click on “Start My Assessment.”

What’s the cost?
Even if BEACON is not covered under your benefits plan, you’ll get a discounted rate as a GSC plan member. And BEACON recently launched free resources and links to BEACON therapy, including helpful advice and a new ability to treat health anxiety through therapist-assisted, digital therapy.

Want to learn more or see if BEACON is an option for you? Visit BEACON & take your assessment.

Visit an online pharmacy with PocketPills

No need to leave home to visit your community pharmacy. From discussions with a pharmacist to refilling prescriptions to ongoing disease management, PocketPills provides the full pharmacy experience digitally.

Using a mobile app, you can instantly connect with a pharmacist or manage your medications online. Low prescription dispensing fees, personalized packaging, and free home delivery round out this convenient service.

Find out more or get started using PocketPills today!

Exercise your body, and mind, at home

We’re here to help you stay/get active. Coach Ivan, GSC’s digital exercise coach, is standing by and can create a personalized video for you with a recommended action plan based on your current activity level and interests.

Meet Coach Ivan.

And if you have access to the Change4Life® health portal (via Online Services), check out GSC’s Mindfulness Program, which is designed for better management of stress and anxiety, as well as chronic pain and depression.

Log in to Online Services to access Change4Life.

EXPLORE REMOTE DELIVERy OF OTHER HEALTH SERVICES

To ensure your health care needs are met and to allow you to continue to use your benefits – even in this new reality – we have expanded the claim types we will accept when delivered remotely. GSC already accepted such claims for dietitian services, mental health services, and speech therapy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, starting March 20, we are also allowing claims for virtual (video-delivered via Skype, Zoom, etc.) chiropractic services, naturopath services, occupational therapy, chiropodist/podiatrist services, physiotherapy, and emergency dental assessments (completed over the telephone or via video). Claims for all of these provider types must clearly indicate that the service was delivered remotely via video. Eligibility for these services is based on your current plan guidelines.