Information about COVID-19 Testing in PEI

The approach to COVID-19 testing in PEI continues to evolve as the pandemic situation changes. The Chief Public Health Officer will contact an individual directly if their test result is positive. Others can find their negative test result within up to 72 hours of testing at COVID-19 Tests Results

Where can I get tested?

Testing can be done at either scheduled or drop-in clinics.

Scheduled clinics

Scheduled clinics are offered in Charlottetown at 64 Park Street and in Summerside in Slemon Park. To access testing, you must call your family doctor or nurse practitioner for a referral. If a test is required, you will be given a scheduled time to attend and instructions to follow.

No-appointment drop-in clinics

Drop-in testing sites are available in locations across PEI to provide fast, accessible testing for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. No referral necessary.

Drop-in COVID-19 clinic locations and schedule

O'Leary testing clinic (O'Leary Health Centre, 15 MacKinnon Drive)

Monday: 1pm to 4pm

Wednesday: 8am to 12pm

Friday: 8am to 12pm

Summerside testing clinic (Slemon Park, 40 Aerospace Boulevard)

Monday to Friday: 8am to 12pm

Saturday: 8am to 4pm

Sunday: 1pm to 4pm

Borden testing clinic (20 Dickie Rd)

Monday: 8am to 12pm

Wednesday: 8am to 12pm

Saturday: 8am to 11am

Charlottetown testing clinic (64 Park Street)

Monday to Sunday: 8am to 4pm

Montague testing clinic (Montague Legion, 15 Douses Road)

Monday: 8am to 12pm

Wednesday: 8am to 12pm

Friday: 8am to 12pm

How do I decide if I 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 you should call your family physician or nurse practitioner or go to a drop-in clinic (listed above). If you do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner or are unable to reach them, call 8-1-1.

PEI’s testing guidelines will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

How do I get tested before international travel?

Some countries now require a negative COVID-19 test results from the public health authority before international travel. Once you receive a scheduled testing appointment, but prior to the test:

  1. Contact the QEH Health Records Department by phone (902)894-0257 or email qehroi@ihis.org, to explain that you need your test results before you travel;
  2. In the subject line of that email write "Urgent Flight";
  3. In the body of the email provide your name, contact information (phone and email), the date of your flight and the date of your scheduled testing appointment; and,
  4. Attach a picture of a photo ID which includes your full name and date of birth. If you do not have such an ID, please attach a picture of an ID which includes your full name and date of birth.

To request a test:

  1. International Travelers who require a negative COVID-19 test prior to travel need to contact the appointment scheduling centre at least 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 the next 1-3 days to allow time for your test to be processed early enough to meet the requirements of your country of destination.
  2. Please Note that when you call the appointment scheduling centre, you are responsible to provide the information that is required for your country of destination regarding COVID-19 test results, including your passport number.

When your test results are available:

  1. The QEH Health Records Department will send you the results by email as a PDF document.
  2. If you experience delays in receiving your results, please contact the QEH Health Records Department at (902)894-0257 or by fax at (902)894-2498.
Published date: 
October 27, 2020
Health and Wellness

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca