Find Health Care

If you have a valid PEI Health Card, you can access many of the following services without a referral from a doctor. If you are looking for a family doctor or nurse practitioner, see Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner

For medical emergencies, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Information for patients of temporarily and permanently closed practices: 
If your doctor or nurse practitioner has closed their practice, you may be able to register with Maple, Health PEI's virtual care provider for people without a family doctor or nurse practitioner, without signing up for the Provincial Patient Registry.  See if you are eligible

Services and Resources

Listed alphabetically.

8-1-1: speak to a registered nurse

If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn more.

Addictions support

Mental Health and Addictions Phone Line: 1-833-553-6983 (toll-free). Calls are answered by trained mental health professionals 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 

Open Access Counselling locations offer immediate support for substance use and gambling addiction. Hours and locations.

Baby/infant care support

Public Health Nursing can offer support and information after the birth of your baby. Learn more.

Additionally, nurses at Unaffiliated Well Baby clinics can assess the physical and developmental health of newborns and infants up to 18 months of age. Call 902-628-1405 to book an appointment.

Birth control

Sexual Health, Options & Reproductive Services (SHORS) provides birth control counselling and options to individuals of all genders, orientations, and ages. Learn more

Breast cancer screening

Island residents, age 40-74, can be screened for breast cancer by having a mammogram. Learn more.

Cervical cancer screening (HPV tests) 

HPV testing has replaced Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer on PEI. Island residents, age 25-65, can be screened for cervical cancer by having a HPV test. Learn more.

Colorectal cancer screening (FIT kits)

Island residents, age 50-74 years, can order a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit, to get screened for colorectal cancer. Learn more.

COVID-19 tests

Rapid Antigen Tests (self-test kits) are available at locations across the province. Learn more.

Dental care support

The PEI Dental Program lowers the cost of dental services for Island residents who meet the eligibility criteria. Learn more.

Diabetes support

The Diabetes Program provides advice, support, and education to Island residents living with diabetes. Learn more.

Emergency departments

If you or someone in your care has an urgent medical condition or is experiencing a health crisis, go to the nearest hospital emergency department or call 9-1-1. Locations and hours.

Family doctors and nurse practitioners

If you would like a family doctor or nurse practitioner in PEI, you must join a waiting list called the Provincial Patient Registry. Learn more

Flu shots

Public Health Nursing offers flu vaccination clinics in locations across the province. Learn more

Gender-affirming care

Gender-affirming health services are offered in Prince Edward Island. Learn more.

Hearing tests/audiology services

Hearing tests for children and adults, and hearing aids for clients up to age 21 are available to Island residents. Learn more

Medical assistance in dying

Medical assistance in dying is a legal option in Canada that allows eligible patients to ask for medical help to end their life. Learn more.

Mental health support

Mental Health and Addictions Phone Line: 1-833-553-6983 (toll-free). Calls are answered by trained mental health professionals 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 

The Mobile Mental Health Response Service: 1-833-553-6983 (toll-free). Available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily to provide timely access to assessment, treatment and connection to ongoing mental health care during a time of crisis.

Open Access Counselling locations offer immediate support to help with anxiety, depression and other complex and high-risk issues. Hours and locations.

Bridge the Gapp provides online information and services designed to support mental health and wellness.

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free). Offers free, confidential support to young people in both English and French 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  

Patient navigators

A patient navigator is a person who can help you access health care services and supports. Learn more.

Pharmacists 

Your local pharmacist can assess, prescribe treatments and renew prescriptions for many common ailments without an appointment. Learn more

Online care

If you do not have a family doctor or a nurse practitioner and have joined the wait list to get one (through the Provincial Patient Registry), you may be able to see a doctor online. Learn more.

Optometrist visits for red eye and dry eye 

If you have a red eye or dry eye, an optometrist can assess, diagnose and recommend treatment.  Learn more.

Pregnancy tests and counselling

Sexual Health, Options & Reproductive Services (SHORS) offers confidential pregnancy testing and counselling about options. Learn more.

Pregnancy care and support

If you are six to eight weeks pregnant and do not have a family doctor, call the Unaffiliated Prenatal Clinic at 902-628-1405 to obtain routine prenatal care between weeks 10 and 34. (At week 34 weeks, you will be referred to the OB/GYN clinic.) 

Public Health Nursing provides prenatal education to help expecting parents learn about pregnancy, labour and birth, breastfeeding and taking care of a newborn. Learn more.

Preschool child immunizations and development

Public health nurses offer immunizations and developmental assessments for preschool age children. Learn more.  

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment

Confidential STI testing and treatment are offered to individuals of all genders, orientations, and ages through Sexual Health, Options & Reproductive Services (SHORS). Learn more.

Speech-language pathology for preschool children and adults

Speech Language Pathology Services are available for children before they begin school as well as adults with specific challenges. Learn more

Walk-in clinics

Walk-in clinics are available for non-urgent care to the public across the province. See locations
 

Published date: 
May 1, 2024
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