MDAccess "Symptom Checker"
Health concerns, our own and those of people we love, often happen outside of traditional work hours – evenings, weekends, when you’re traveling or when your doctor’s office is closed. Sometimes all you need is just some care advice, or reassurance and support from a health care professional to help you make informed decisions about your health.
The MDAccess “symptom Checker” App is designed especially for those times. Simply identify your medical concern, symptom or illness in the app and get advice on how to provide relief for minor issues that you can handle on your own. If required, you may also speak with one of our Canadian-licensed physicians about your concern and the necessary care required.
The MDAccess Symptom Checker App is based on clinical protocols used by physicians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice lines in the US and Canada. They have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million symptom calls. Each topic provides a description of the issue, three to five specific recommendations to address the concern, and (often) additional resources which may be useful to your situation.
Easy 3-step navigation:
1. Choose the way you want to search for information about your medical concern – by using an Alphabetical List of Symptoms, by selecting an area on a Body diagram, or by Keyword Search
2. Select from the lists of symptoms provided
3. Follow the self care advice to manage minor illnesses & injuries at home
Each symptom care guide contains:
-Definition which describes the focus of the care guide so you can decide if it’s a good fit for your problem. If not, there are quick links to related care guides.
-Decision Chart which helps determine what action is suggested based on the severity and description of your symptom. Once you have a match, simply follow the corresponding action, such as Call 911, Call Doctor Now, Call Doctor within 24 hours or Manage at Home.
-Immediate Connections to 911, your doctor, your child’s doctor, the MDAccess Health Team, or nearby Emergency Department (ER) are available if you have phone service.
-Home Care Advice is available for any illnesses and injuries that can be managed at home. The instructions provide clear, up-to-date steps for relieving symptoms.
-Medication and Allergy List for tracking important information about your or your family’s prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications.
-First Aid topics and illustrations to support immediate action, if needed.
-Dosage tables for common over-the-counter medications.
-Visual images to help you identify symptoms (e.g. rashes), injuries and common causes of bites & stings.
Disclaimer: The information provided with this Application is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; it is for informational purposes only. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a LIFE or LIMB THREATENING medical emergency, call 911 immediately. Before using the MDAccess App all users will be required to read and agree with the full Disclaimer available in the application.