Mobile Apps for Health Sciences

Point of Care Tools

You have the full access to these apps for free because the University of Ottawa has a subscription to these resources.  If you have any questions or need help to install any of these apps on your device, do not hesitate to contact us. 

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DynaMed Apple logoAndroid logo

DynaMed Plus™ is the clinical reference tool that physicians go to for answers to clinical questions. Images, Calculators,  Guidelines, Patient education pamphlets are also available.


You will need to create a personal account (if you don't already have one) to log in.

Isabel (mobile website)

Isabel is a validated medical app that enables you to search for diagnoses by multiple signs and symptoms.


To obtain the institutional ID and password, you will need to access Isabel and click on the mobile access tab.

On your device go to:, save the shortcut to your home screen. Click on the icon – select ‘login’ and enter your institutional  ID and password, check ‘remember me’ to save login details.


RxTx apple logoAndroid logo

Save time and improve practice care with this growing suite of products from the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Find tools for enhanced patient-centred care at your fingertips with Health Canada advisories, calculators and other free productivity tools.

CPS Monographs and Drug Choices are now offered as annual subscriptions.


You need to create an account before downloading the app. Create your account here.  Please email the Health Sciences Library in order to obtain the Organization code.


uCentralAppleAndroid logo

Includes: MEDLINE Search, 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, Bates' pocket Guide to Physical Examination, Calculators, Communicable Diseases, Grasp, Harrison's Manual of Medicine, MEDLINE Journals, Public Health News and The Merck Manual of Patient Symptoms


You need to be connected to the university of Ottawa wireless network to download and set up the app for the first time.  You will also have to create a free account.


JoveApple logoAndroid logo

Dedicated to accelerating biological, medical, chemical and physical research by elucidating techniques through a combination of peer reviewed video and text.


You will need to create an account (if you don't already have one) to log in.


AccessMedicineApple logoAndroid logo

The AccessMedicine app delivers indispensable support and invaluable point of care solutions for clinical practice through these mobile features: Quick Medical Dx & Rx, Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology, Differential Diagnosis Tool and Diagnostic Tests.


For download and continued access to the app, the user must have an active My Access account and sign in every 90 days through your institution, either on-site or through a VPN.

Sign up for a My Access account today by logging into your subscription and clicking on your institution name in the upper right hand corner.


STAT!REFApple logoAndroid logo

An electronic medical library which allows searching from selected major medical and drug reference text books.


You will need to create a username/ password.  For more information click here.

Point of Care Tools - Other Resources


MedscapeApple logoAndroid logo

Price: FREE

Medscape provides fast and accurate clinical answers at the point-of-care and is the leading medical resource for physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

You will need to create a free account.


PepidApple logoAndroid logo

Price: Free trial

The ultimate reference tool for ALL healthcare professionals. Containing a drug database, dosing calculators, disease profiles & symptom checker, PEPID saves time and improves care when & where you need it most.

Please note that prices may vary at any time.