Get on-demand access to Canadian healthcare providers by secure text and video, whenever you need it. No appointments necessary, no more unnecessary waiting rooms.
PLEASE NOTE: Akira is currently not covered by provincial health insurance plans like OHIP, RAMQ or MSP. Memberships may be covered by your employer through your employee benefits plan or can be purchased directly through the app.
Download the app and start a consultation to speak to one of our clinicians who can help you choose the right option for your needs — free of charge.
Akira’s clinical team can:
- Answer health-related questions
- Diagnose many common illnesses
- Order lab tests and imaging
- Prescribe or renew medications
- Refer you to specialists
Over 50% of questions and concerns that would usually take you to the doctor's office can be addressed on the app, making Akira a convenient and easy option for a wide variety of common issues. This includes:
- Cold and flu
- Medication renewals
- Sinus issues
- Skin issues
- Travel medicine
- Eye issues
- Sexual health
- Family planning
$360/year + HST for 12-month unlimited use individual membership, which includes unlimited texting and video calls with our clinical team.
$600/year + HST for 12-month unlimited use family membership, which includes unlimited texting and video calls with our clinical team for two (2) partners + children under 25.
Think Akira should be included in your employee benefits plan? Let us know! We'd love to get in touch with your benefits manager.
Akira is not meant for medical emergencies. For emergencies, dial 911 or go straight to the nearest Emergency Room.
Our health care practitioners do not prescribe controlled substances (e.g. narcotics).
Akira is not a replacement for your family doctor. Our health care practitioners should not be your primary point of contact for chronic diseases, cancer, or other complex care.
• Longer phone numbers are now supported when entering contact information.
• We've rolled out a flexible signup system that will make it easier for our enterprise users to verify their eligibility directly through the Akira app.
• Improvements to the French version of the app.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is excellent provides direct link to medical services which are excellent !
This program has provided me with excellent care! I can chat with the same NP, who I’ve now built a rapport with, and video chatted when I need a face to face discussion. I have a great relationship with my GP but having to book an appointment means care is postpone to that set date and time. With Akira I can easily reach out to my NP and get care quickly, professionally and efficiently!
Fix app - ableist company
6 months today I get an email they have me on renewal and they automatically charge your credit card for another 6 months, seriously I don’t want any thing to do with these people. WHERE IS THE REFUND I WAS PROMISED. 6 months paid you should paid me for my time. Was not emergency you keep repeating yourself you sound like the last nurse. I needed inhaler I still do. Days took me repeatedly to fill my profile because of the app glitches kept loosing it, and ongoing interruptions by nurses the last one doing it on purpose including sending me her rude private email to others about me! (esp last one ableist attitude and discrimination, rude. chip on shoulder. I have still have the email and all screenshots). You want to serve isolated populations who don't have doctors as noted on you're LinkedIn then you need to address your company's and employees attitudes and ableism and discrimination. Sounds like most are seeing nurses.
Pls add access to profile so it can be filled out and updated at anytime. No access whatsoever to profile unless thou small conversion link with nurses that keep interrupting while trying to fill it out.
My information is lengthy, an very ill 27 years house/bed confined,disabled and repeatedly brain damage, strokes, and have to filling it out AS ABLE in short spurts.
First visit I repeatedly filled it out, supplied ID uploaded (still on phone) which went missing every time the nurse demanded I come back to their screen in app for useless and repeated conversation, and lack of patience. Once that nurse convo with link to get to profile is gone, this no way back to fill it out as able.
Also, you don't need to have persons medical history to give scripts whether prior prescriptions
are shown or not. Any md house calls like Medvisit does not know Med history. Repeatedly I have told you i can't speak or write, type, talk much re stroke and more and not once log by nurses in their review afterwards. I can't call Medvisit and I can't wait 14 hours for a home visit. If I could I would have paid money for a so far useless app.
That even with prior script, ID , for inhaler to BREATHE was refused
Developer Response ,
Update: As mentioned in our support email, your membership was fully refunded in July as requested and should appear on your credit card statement. There were no additional charges made to your credit card - the renewal email you received was an error.
Previous response: We're sorry to hear about your experience with Akira. Our clinicians use their clinical judgment to determine whether a particular concern is appropriate for telemedicine. In all cases, their number one priority is patient safety - if they don't believe it is safe to treat a concern via telemedicine, they will recommend an in-person assessment.
We understand that this may be frustrating, and for that we apologize. Patient safety is critical to us, and our clinicians cannot replace the care of a family doctor or specialist familiar with your full history.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance. Akira is not an emergency service.
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.