COVID-19 Testing in PEI

Here you will find where and when to get tested for COVID-19, how to get your results, and how to get tested before international travel.

The Chief Public Health Office reminds all Islanders to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, and self-isolate until the results come back. Islanders are also encouraged to download the free national COVID Alert app, which will to let them know if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Where to get tested?

Testing can be done at either scheduled clinics (by appointment) or drop-in clinics (no appointment necessary).

Regularly scheduled clinics

  • Scheduled clinics are offered in Charlottetown at 64 Park Street and in Summerside in Slemon Park.
  • You may request an appointment online, or call 1-855-354-4358 to schedule an appointment. 
  • If you have symptoms and need an appointment at the Cough and Fever Clinic, please call 811 or call your family doctor or nurse practitioner for a referral.

Drop-in clinics - no appointment needed

Please remember to bring your health card to testing clinics. All drop-in testing clinics and testing staff are working together to ensure individuals are tested as quickly as possible and no one is turned away.

O'Leary Testing Clinic 

(O'Leary Health Centre, 15 MacKinnon Drive)

Monday:  1 – 4 p.m.

Wednesday:  1 – 4 p.m.

Friday:  1 – 4 p.m.

Summerside Testing Clinic

(Slemon Park, 40 Aerospace Boulevard)

Monday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Tuesday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Wednesday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

There is rapid point of care testing** available at this site for workers (e.g. work-isolators, rotational workers, and truck drivers) for their first test on entry into PEI.

Charlottetown Testing Clinic

(64 Park Street)

Monday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Tuesday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.   

Wednesday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

There is rapid point of care testing** available at this site for workers (e.g. work-isolators, rotational workers, and truck drivers) for their first test on entry into PEI.

Montague Testing Clinic

(Montague Legion, 15 Douses Road)

Monday:  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday:  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday:  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Borden Testing Clinic

For asymptomatic Truck Drivers, Rotational Workers, and Work Isolators (20 Dickie Road)

Monday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Tuesday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Wednesday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

There is rapid point of care testing** available at this site for workers (e.g. work-isolators, rotational workers, and truck drivers) for their first test on entry into PEI.

**Rapid Point of Care Testing

The rapid point of care testing available at the Borden, Charlottetown and Summerside clinics uses the Abbott ID Now rapid molecular test. 

A positive result on the Abbott ID Now is considered a preliminary positive until confirmed by a lab-based PCR test.

People who have a preliminary positive result from a rapid point of care test will be called directly by the Chief Public Health Office within two hours and be directed to a testing clinic to have a confirmatory lab-based PCR test. 

Those who do not receive a call within two hours are considered to have a negative result. 

When you should be tested

  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, including new onset fever, new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, congestion or unusual fatigue call your family physician or nurse practitioner or go to a drop-in clinic (listed above).

Your test results

  • If your test result is positive the Chief Public Health Officer will contact you directly.
  • If your test is negative you can get the test result online within up to 72 hours of testing at My test result

How to get tested and receive a report of your test results before travel

You are responsible to know the requirements of your country of destination regarding COVID-19 test results. 

Request an appointment for testing and a report of your test result for travel as follows:

1.    Contact the appointment scheduling centre at least five (5) days before travel by phone 1-833-533-9333 or email COVIDtravel@gov.pe.ca. The scheduling centre will contact you directly to book a testing appointment within 3 days of your travel date to allow time for your test to be processed early enough to meet the requirements of your country of destination.

Please note: When you call the appointment scheduling centre, you are responsible to provide the following information: Travel date and location, Passport number and the date and time you need your appointment.

2.     Once you receive a scheduled testing appointment, but prior to the test, Complete the online form to Request your COVID-19 Test Results Report.  

3.    Once ready, QEH Health Records will email your results report as a PDF document.

Note: Requests submitted after noon on Friday will be reviewed on the next business day, either Monday or Tuesday following a holiday weekend.

Published date: 
May 10, 2021