What is the cost of dr2dr?

The account subscription cost is $34.99 per month, covering one physician and any/all clinic staff reporting to the physician.

Why does dr2dr cost money?

The decision to set dr2dr up as a subscription model was based on a number of factors, including a reluctance to raise full member dues during a time of economic uncertainty; the need to maintain maximum flexibility regarding upcoming negotiations with the government; and the strong potential for the introduction of e-consult fee codes to help physicians offset the system cost.

When the free trial ends, will you start automatically billing me for my account?

No. When the free trial ends in October 2017, there will not be a rollover into an automatic billing process. After the trial period ends, Microquest will contact account holders to inform the of service and billing options.

How can I offset the subscription cost?

Costs (for both family physicians and specialists) will be off-set by the ability for referring and referred-to physicians to submit Alberta e-consult fee codes (03.01R and 03.01O). This means that with your first monthly use of dr2dr and the application of the related Health Service Code, you’ve paid for it, i.e. you’ve covered the monthly subscription cost! The rest of your monthly usage is free.

Are there clinic discounts?

Not at this time. However, the subscription cost does cover one physician, and any/all clinic staff reporting to that physician.

Registration and Sign-Up

How do I sign up for dr2dr?

Physicians can sign up for an dr2dr account themselves by visiting Additionally, you can email, or phone 1.866.438.3762 to sign up.

What information will I need to sign up for dr2dr?

Alberta physicians registering for an dr2dr account will need their AMA number and password.

How do I get my clinic staff on dr2dr?

Too add your clinic staff to dr2dr, physicians must first create a clinic. From there, physicians can invite their staff to join the clinic. For complete instructions on creating a clinic and inviting users, refer to the dr2dr user manual.

Will I need to update/amend my Privacy Impact Assessment to reflect my use of secure messaging?

Yes, if you are going to use a secure messaging system, you will need to prepare an amendment for your PIA. Account set-up with dr2dr Secure Messaging includes assistance with preparation of the amendment, including the mandatory breech reporting component.

Where can I find the PIA Amendment?

The PIA template can be found in the Settings tab under Clinic Settings. The template can also be downloaded here.

Where do I find the IMA?

The IMA can be found by clicking on Additional Files in the Settings tab under Clinic Settings. The template can also be downloaded here.

Where do I send the IMA?

IMAs can be emailed to

What dates to I put in the IMA?

The start date will be the current date. The end date will be 10 years from the current date.

E.g.: “The term of this Agreement is from 22 August, 2016 to and including 22 August, 2026 unless it is terminated earlier in accordance with clause 9.0.”

Using dr2dr

Without an EMR, how do I capture conversations and include or attach patient information?

The process for capturing the conversation and including patient information will vary, depending on your EMR vendor. Generally, information will be imported and exported from the EMR manually, as a .PDF file. Another option is to cut and paste the conversation into the EMR application or print it off and add the print-out to the patient’s paper record.

How do I know if someone has been added to a conversation?

When someone is added to the conversation, a message will show within the conversation indicating which person was added. If you have your notifications set to instant, you will receive either an email or text message notifying you that someone was added to the conversation.

How long does a session last before timing out?

A session in dr2dr will last for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes of inactivity, you will be automatically logged out of dr2dr.


What browsers are supported by dr2dr?

dr2dr supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome (version 41 or higher)
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 36 or higher)
  • Safari (version 7 or higher)
  • Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher)
  • Microsoft Edge

Will dr2dr support integration with EMRs other than Healthquest?

Microquest is working on a standards-based strategy to amalgamate secure messaging solutions across the different vendors. Our long-term vision is for a health system-wide ubiquitous, distributed and standardized secure messaging system.

What support resources are available for dr2dr?

dr2dr has a number of support resources, including:

  • User manual,
  • QuickStart Guides
  • Tip Sheets
  • How-to videos

To access these resources, visit our Support Resources

How do I contact technical support?

Technical support can be reached via:

When is technical support available?

Technical support is available Monday to Friday, 07:30-15:30 Mountain Time (UTC-07:00)