Need to see a psychiatrist?

Skip the waiting room and get a referral to connect with an online psychiatrist at a time that suits you.

Enjoy easier, more convenient psychiatry treatment.

Why see an online psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are medical professionals specializing in mental health. They treat mental, emotional and behavioural disorders through psychological solutions, medications and therapies.

Statistics show that approximately 50% of Canadians have suffered from mental illness by the time they reach 40. Successful psychiatry treatment can help to minimize the impact this has on an individual’s life. When you are feeling vulnerable or facing distressing symptoms, getting the help you need can seem like an overwhelming task. If you’re struggling to find time for an appointment, aren’t wanting to physically travel, or face a long wait to see a psychiatrist in person, then talking to an online psychiatrist can be a good place to start. That’s why we are here to help make the first step as easy as possible.


1 in 10 Canadians are affected by an anxiety disorder. These diseases can impact emotions, behaviour and physical health and are characterized by feeling intense periods of fear or distress. Typical symptoms include inability to sleep, poor concentration, fear and physical responses such as sweating and increased heart rate.

In Canada, research shows that 16% of women and 11% of men experience depression at some point in their lives. Some signs of depression are decreased energy or fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, weight changes, lack of interest in activities typically enjoyed and difficulty focusing.

Impacting approximately 1 million people in Canada, eating disorders cause an unhealthy relationship with food. Symptoms include weight loss, obsessive behaviour with calorie intake and experiencing shameful feelings towards eating.

Caused by a traumatic event which triggers symptoms such as distressing memories, flashbacks of the event, 8% of Canadian individuals suffer with PTSD. It can hinder the ability to complete normal daily functioning and cause relationship, work and social problems.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is trained to recognize and treat common psychiatric disorders using therapy and medication. A psychologist differs as they are not medical doctors but instead are a specialist in mental illnesses. They cannot prescribe medications and instead focus on treating patients using psychotherapy. An appointment with a psychiatrist is covered by MSP, but not with a psychologist.

What will my online psychiatry session be like?

Appointments usually include a discussion of your physical and mental health history. The psychiatrist will talk with you about your symptoms and reason for the appointment as part of their psychiatric evaluation. The aim is by the end of the clinic session they will provide you with a potential diagnosis and guidance on next steps.

Can anyone see an online psychiatrist?

An appointment with a psychiatrist requires a referral from a general doctor.

Here is how to book an online psychiatrist appointment:

Step 1

Book an appointment to visit a general doctor who if necessary, can provide you with a referral to see the psychiatrist. You can select which doctor you would like to see and whether you prefer a phone or video call. We have a variety of male and female doctors available to help you in a number of languages.

Step 2

Once you have a referral you can book an appointment with the online psychiatrist from whom you can receive a prescription and treatment plan.

Step 3

Attend the virtual appointment with your child from the comfort of your own home using your chosen method of communication. We do not require you to download any apps or programs.


Have a Question?


Yes. Our telehealth platform connects you to a fully licensed Canadian physician. Just like an in-person visit, with telehealth, the doctor is responsible for understanding your case, medical history, and determining the appropriate treatment. If the doctor is not able to help you through telehealth, they may advise that you visit a clinic or hospital in-person.

Your privacy is our top priority, we use bank-level encryption and store data securely in Canada.

Click on the Book Now button to get started. You will then be prompted to select the type of consultation (video or phone), who the appointment is for (you or someone else), and which provider you would like to speak with. Lastly, you will be prompted to sign-up or login to confirm your appointment.

Yes! All Tia Health doctors are Canadian licensed physicians. You can verify the status of their license and view their credentials on the College of Physicians website for the province they are licensed. The city and province in which the physician practices is listed on their Tia Health profile which you will see while navigating the booking process.

Yes, we have a variety of doctors, male and female, doctors who speak different languages, and with different specialties.


We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and other online payment enabled cards.

Telehealth services are covered by the provincial health plans in British Columbia (MSP), Alberta (AHCIP), and Ontario (OHIP) but not currently in other provinces (check back soon as this is changing). Patients with valid coverage in these provinces will not be charged for their telehealth service. Patients in other provinces will receive a receipt that may be reimbursed through a health spending account or other extended/private insurance. If no coverage is available to you, then appointment pricing ranges depending on the appointment type you select. There are no time-based fees or additional fees if an appointment lasts longer than expected.

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