Register your information

Click Book Now to start registering your information. If you are insured under the Medical Services Plan (MSP), your visits are covered. If not, you can still get care but will have to pay per visit. You must be located in British Columbia in order to access Walk In.

The doctors on Walk In currently working set schedules and our booking slots open up at 36 hours in advance. Bookings work on a first-come, first-serve basis.

While we strive to provide timely care, Walk In is still in its growth stage. If no appointments are available, please check back another day or seek care at another trusted facility such as an urgent care centre or traditional walk-in clinic.

Connect with a Doctor

You can access our services via phone, tablet, or computer. Your doctor will connect with you at the designated time via your selection of phone or video call. Please allow for minor delays which may naturally occur while our doctors help others who are not feeling well.

The doctors on Walk In will try their best to address your needs. Please note that not all issues can be appropriately managed via virtual care.

Our doctors may direct you to our physical location, a local urgent care centre, or emergency room for assessment if your issue cannot be addressed virtually or requires higher-level care.

Get diagnosed and treated

Feeling unwell is not pleasant. That is why our network of doctors will aim to get you feeling your usual self again with appropriate, evidence-based care.

If you require a prescription, it can be sent to a pharmacy of your choice or delivered to your doorstep at no added cost.

Please note: Walk In is not a pharmaceutical manufacturer, nor are we an online pharmacy.

What our doctors can do

Virtual care provides lot of benefits to patients. Walk In provides the convenience of skipping stuffy walk-in clinic waiting rooms and long wait times in doctor’s offices. Our doctors can help with numerous issues that can help save you time and get you feeling better.

Walk-In Medical Care

We connect you with doctors via phone or video call. They can help navigate your concern and create a management plan which gets you feeling better. Virtual care has never been easier.

Prescriptions

Our doctors can prescribe certain medications, where indicated. They can be sent to a pharmacy of your choice or delivered to your door at no cost.

Doctor’s notes

Sometimes you need to take time off school or work, not only to feel better but also to make sure others don’t get sick. We can help with that.

Blood tests

Some issues require further investigation and monitoring. Our doctors can provide blood test requisitions where indicated.

Imaging requisitions

If necessary, our doctors can also provide an imaging requisition in order to accurately diagnose your condition.

General Advice

Managing your health can be complicated. We’re here to help. Our doctors can provide advice to help relieve your concerns.

What our doctors can’t do

Although virtual care has its benefits, not all issues are appropriate for virtual care. Some issues are best addressed in an in-person, emergency, or longitudinal care setting.

Emergencies

Medical emergencies cannot be addressed on Walk In.

These include, but are not limited to:

Chest pains, difficulty breathing, severe infections, fever in children under the age of 6 months, blackouts or feeling like you may blackout, seizures, any impairment in level of consciousness, stroke like symptoms such as impaired sensation or paralysis to one side of your body, inability to speak or comprehend language, any abdominal pain severe enough that you are unable to comfortably walk, broken bones, or any other condition which you feel requires emergent attention.

If you are exhibiting any such symptoms, please visit your local Emergency Department or call 911.

ICBC and WCB

Motor vehicle or work place related injuries are not suitable for Walk In. The care provided by the doctors on Walk In is episodic, periodic, and on a walk-in basis. You are not guaranteed to see the same provider with each subsequent visit. Furthermore, most musculoskeletal injuries require an in-person assessment.

As a result, these issues are best addressed at in-person clinic, with your regular family physician, or at an urgent care centre.

Disability or Prolonged Absence Forms

Our doctors cannot fill any disability or long-term absence-related notes or forms.

Controlled Prescriptions

Walk In’s doctors are unable to prescribe any controlled prescriptions such as narcotic painkillers, benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants, or stimulants.

FAQs

Find the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions here.

What is Walk In?

Walk In is a virtual care platform which connects you to Canadian licensed physicians and other health care providers. Walk In provides British Columbians with access to timely and thorough medical care, through tools tailored with their needs in mind.

Is it free to use Walk In?

Generally, yes it is free for certain insured services if you are covered under the Medical Services Plan (MSP) in British Columbia. This includes visits with Canadian licensed physicians.

 

Other services, such as doctor’s notes are not covered under MSP. Not all healthcare provider visits are covered under MSP, such as those with a Naturopath. You can submit your receipts for these visits to your third-party insurer. Walk In does not provide direct billing to third party insurers.

How do I use Walk In?

Walk In’s booking process is straightforward. After clicking “Book Now”, you can select your appointment type. After registering your information, you can select a time and modality which works for you. Visits with our providers can take place via phone or video call. You can connect with our providers to receive care like you would at any other doctor’s office.

What is a walk-in clinic?

A walk-in clinic is a medical facility that provides episodic, non-urgent medical care to those who do not have a family doctor, are unable to go to their family doctor, or cannot secure an appointment in a timely manner. Only basic medical services are provided by walk-in clinics. Walk-in clinics are not meant to replace your family doctor – the best care is longitudinal.

What is the difference between a walk-in clinic and a regular family practice office?

The difference between a walk-in clinic and a regular family practice office is that a walk-in clinic provides episodic, periodic care whereas a regular family practice office provides longitudinal care over an extended period of time. A family practice office typically lets you to see the same doctor who can learn about your personal history and condition in detail.

 

At a walk-in clinic, on the other hand, you would see a different doctor with each visit, who is likely unfamiliar with your personal history. Walk-in clinics are not meant to replace primary care, but instead they act as a supplement to provide non-urgent, timely care.

What kind of issues can be addressed on a walk-in basis?

Walk-in clinics generally provide routine and non-urgent medical care. Some examples of medical concerns that can be addressed on a walk-in basis include:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Rashes and insect bites
  • Seasonal allergies and minor allergic reactions
  • Minor infections
  • General questions regarding your health
  • Refills for stable medications