Healthcare, right from your phone, wherever you are.

Great healthcare, wherever you are.

Connect instantly with a team of Ontario doctors & nurse practitioners from our secure mobile app. Text or video chat as much as you like with an unlimited membership plan.

What is Akira?

Akira is a mobile app that gives you instant access to a team of Canadian doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses experienced in family medicine.

Discover what Akira can do for you

No more waiting rooms.

When you or a member of your family gets sick, a waiting room full of other sick people is the last place you want to be.

Get prescriptions, lab tests, or specialist referrals - all without leaving home.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

When you or a member of your family gets sick, a waiting room full of other sick people is the last place you want to be.

Get prescriptions, lab tests, or specialist referrals - all without leaving home.

Get the app

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

How it works.

1

Get the app for iOS or Android

Akira was built from the ground up for smartphones so you can get great healthcare from anywhere.

Download the app
2

Chat with a friendly nurse.

Tell us about your health history & what you’re concerned about, and we’ll help you pick the right membership plan for your needs.

See our membership plans
3

Connect to your on-demand care team.

Chat with a doctor or nurse practitioner as often as you need to via text or video - we’re here to help!

What is a nurse practitioner?
Canadian

Akira is currently only available to residents of Ontario, Canada.

Our Hours

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

Secure

Your health records & conversation history are encrypted and stored in a secure data centre in Toronto.

Confidential

Only you & your care team can access your medical records - we will only contact your GP with your consent.

What we can do.

Save a trip to the walk-in clinic with our comprehensive mobile service.

Prescriptions

Our medical professionals can prescribe and renew your existing prescriptions.

Akira does not prescribe medical marijuana or controlled substances.

Free medication delivery

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

Specialist Referrals

Receive referrals to medical specialists or allied health professionals.

Lab Tests

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

Sick Notes

Get a sick note for work or school without waiting for hours at a walk-in clinic.

Specialist Referrals

Receive referrals to medical specialists or allied health professionals.

Lab Tests

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

Sick Notes

Get a sick note for work or school without waiting for hours at a walk-in clinic.

Prescriptions

Our medical professionals can prescribe and renew your existing prescriptions.

Akira does not prescribe medical marijuana or controlled substances.

Free medication delivery

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

Take your health record with you.

Take your health record with you.

Get complete, instant access to your health records on your phone.

Features & Benefits
  • See the detailed clinical notes your doctor wrote
  • Review your previous text conversations
  • Track prescriptions, lab results & more
  • Included for free with every Akira membership

Great for the entire family.

Get unlimited access for you, your partner, and your children with a family plan. Include your parents or other family members with an extended plan.

Join now

I loved the speed and interactivity of Akira. Using it saved me from two hours of drop-in clinic time!

– Elise D. March 2016

Get help with many common issues without leaving home or work

  • Cold & Flu
  • UTIs
  • Sexual Health
  • Family Planning
  • Mental Health
  • Skin Issues
  • Acid Reflux
  • Travel Medicine
  • Prescriptions
  • Sinus
  • Eye Conditions
  • Stomach Flu

Meet some of our medical professionals

Dr. Pamela An

Pamela is a family physician who trained at the University of Toronto and has a special interest in women's health.

Dr. Paul Frydrych

Paul is a family physician who received his training at Northwestern University, completing residency at Tufts University.

Heather Wesselo, NP

Heather is a Nurse Practitioner and alumnus of the University of Waterloo and has an interest in mental health.

Some of the conditions we treat

  • Cold & Flu
  • UTIs
  • Sexual Health
  • Family Planning
  • Mental Health
  • Skin Issues

What does it cost? Affordable, accessible care from anywhere.

Unlimited Membership

Individual

$120/yr.

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

Become a member
Unlimited Membership

Family

$240/yr.

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

Become a member
Pay-as-you-go

Single Consult

$49

Get an initial consult + 48 hours of unlimited access to our care team for followup questions.

Purchase Consult
OHIP Coverage

Telemedicine is currently not covered by OHIP. However, single consults are covered under Health Spending Accounts (HSAs) or private insurance.

What about refunds?

Get a full refund on a single consult if you're unsatisfied. Memberships are also refundable after your first consult.

Excellent interaction with a doctor who seemed genuinely mindful of my health. Gave me a lot of tips and advice that even my own family doctor didn't mention. Attentive, polite and knowledgeable.

– Brendan R. June 2016