Health PEI Frequent Contacts


For information about COVID-19, visit

Financial Assistance for Out-of-Province Medical Travel

If you are a PEI resident with a valid PEI Health Card and have received prior approval from Health PEI for out-of-province medical services, you may be eligible for travel assistance through the Maritime Bus Program, Hope Air Flights Program or the Hope Air/Bridge Toll Program.

For more information and how to apply, visit Financial Assistance for Out-of-Province Medical Travel.

Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner

In PEI, there is a waiting list to find a new family doctor or nurse practitioner. This waiting list is called the Patient Registry. 

The Patient Registry Program will connect you to a family doctor or nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients, whether you have just moved to PEI or if you have relocated within the province. 

To register, visit Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. To find out the status of your placement on the registry, call 1-855-563-2101.

Health Storm Centre

Visit Health PEI’s Storm Centre ( for information about delays and closures when medical appointments and other health care services are impacted by severe weather and road conditions. 

Islanders are reminded to call 8-1-1 for non-urgent health care advice, or 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency

Immunization Records

Immunization records can be obtained by contacting your local Public Health Nursing office.


For health care job opportunities in Prince Edward Island, visit Jobs in Health Care.

If you have a question, or would like information about applying for a position through the Atlantic Immigration Program, email or call 902-620-3872.

PEI Health Card

You need a PEI Health Card to receive services at hospitals and other public health care facilities in PEI without being charged. Pharmacists also use your health card to record your medications in the PEI Drug Information System.

Apply for a PEI Health Card.

To find out the status of your application or ask a question, call 1-800-321-5492.

PEI Pharmacare

PEI Pharmacare helps Islanders with the cost of eligible prescription medications, certain medical supplies and pharmacy services. You may be eligible to receive either partial or full coverage through one of the drug cost assistance programs. 

For more information and how to apply, visit Drug Programs or call 1-877-577-3737.

Virtual Health Care for Islanders without a Primary Care Provider

If you do not have a primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner), a physician may be able to treat you online through Maple (a secure health care platform) using your computer, smartphone or tablet. 

For more information, visit Virtual Health Care for Islanders without a Primary Care Provider.

Published date: 
January 23, 2024
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6130
Fax: 902-368-6136

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Media Inquiries
Phone: 902-368-6135

Health PEI Board of Directors

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1.

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