Canadian insurance provider Sun Life Financial is including online healthcare for clients who use the company’s my Sun Life Mobile Android or iOS app.
According to a March 8th, 2018 media release, Sun Life clients will be able to use the companies “virtual care referral network” to connect with medical professionals, including doctors, registered nurses — as well as mental health professionals — to receive care through live video, telephone or text.
“Virtual care will empower and engage Canadians are they manage their health and wellness, anywhere, anytime,” said Jacques Goulet, president of Sun Life Financial Canada, in the same March media release.
Sun Life has established partnerships with Canadian virtual healthcare companies Akira and Maple and EQ Care, in order to provide this service to clients.
All three companies provide users with access to virtual medical care, including prescriptions.
“Our large network of physicians and simple app are revolutionizing the way people access healthcare today, and for generations to come,” said Brett Belchetz, CEO and co-founder of Maple, in an email to MobileSyrup. “Online medical care for common diagnoses and prescriptions is set to become mainstream in Canada, as it already is in other parts of the world.”
Source: Sun Life
Correction 09/03/2018 (11:49am ET): A previous version of this story erroneously stated that EQ Care was an American company. It is, in fact, a Canadian company.