Akira

A doctor in your pocket.

On-demand access to Canadian healthcare professionals by secure text and video.

Download on the App Store
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Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

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How does it work?

  • 1

    Open Akira to instantly start texting with a Canadian doctor or nurse practitioner.

  • 2

    Answer questions to help us understand the issue and decide on a course of action

  • 3

    Get well – prescriptions, lab tests, doctor's notes, or specialist referrals can be given as appropriate.

Canadian

Akira is currently only available to residents of Ontario - more provinces are coming soon!

Our Hours

Monday – Friday, 9am – 11pm (EDT)
Saturdays 10am – 4pm
Closed on statutory holidays.

What can I get help with?

Our medical professionals can treat many common conditions via telehealth.

  • Cold & Flu

  • UTIs

  • Sexual Health

  • Birth Control

  • Mental Health

  • Skin Issues

  • Acid Reflux

  • Travel Medicine

  • Medication Renewals

  • Sinus

  • Eye Issues

  • Stomach Flu

Akira does not prescribe medical marijuana or controlled substances.

Get prescriptions, labs & referrals

Prescriptions

Renew prescriptions if you're running low and pick them up at your local pharmacy.

Lab tests

Get lab requisitions via email or send them directly to a lab or imaging clinic of your choice.

Specialist referrals

Receive referrals to medical specialists or allied health professionals.

Medication Delivery

Get free same-day delivery of prescription medications to your home or office through one of our partner pharmacies.

Pricing

Free to register and speak to an intake nurse.

When you're ready to see a doctor or nurse practitioner, you can pay as you go or get unlimited access with a membership plan.

What about refunds?

Single consults are 100% refundable if you're unsatisfied. Memberships are refundable if you're unsatisfied with your first consult.

Single Consult

$49

Initial consult + 48 hours of unlimited access to our care team for followup questions.

Individual membership

$12.50/mo.

Billed as $75 for 6 months.

Get unlimited text & video access to the Akira care team for 6 months.

Family plan

$25/mo.

Billed as $150 for 6 months.

Get unlimited text & video access to the Akira care team for 2 partners & unlimited children.

Annual plans are also available. Eligible for reimbursement under many insurance plans.

What people are saying

I loved the speed and interactivity of Akira. Using it saved me from two hours of drop-in clinic time!
Elise D., March 2016
Exciting product.
Future of healthcare. Tobi Lütke @tobi, CEO, Shopify
Wonderful bedside manner...If every trip to the doctor was like this, then we'd be in a better place today.
Nicholas H., April 2016

Talk to a medical professional now

It's free to talk to a nurse who will help you determine if Akira is right for you. Telemedicine is not covered by OHIP, but both pay-per-use and unlimited membership options are available.

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