Hospital Fees for International Patients 2024-2025

If you are not a Canadian resident with a valid health card, you will be responsible for the cost of your care. 

Health PEI charges fees for a variety of services which can differ between facilities. Fees are subject to change without notice. You may also be charged a fee for accessing your health records (fees vary). 

All costs are in Canadian funds and may be higher if special services or higher-than-service-cost drugs are used. For further information please contact: Health PEI - Central Finance Accounts Receivable at 1-902-620-3150 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).


Ambulance services

Patients are responsible for all costs associated with ambulance services provided by Island Emergency Medical Services (EMS). For all inquiries about Ground Ambulance services fees, please contact the EMS billing office at 1-888-420-1122.


Outpatient care

Health PEI does not bill insurance companies directly for outpatient services. You are responsible for making arrangements to pay your bill for outpatient services before leaving the hospital. Exceptions may apply for international students with insurance through their institution.

Outpatient Service Fees
Outpatient Service Fee
Emergency Visit $1,032
Outpatient Visit $772
Lab Specimen $358
General X-Ray $358
CT Scan $1,712
Emergency Visit and CT Scan $1,972
General Ultrasound $772
MRI Scan $1,602
Emergency Visit and MRI Scan $1,862
Day Surgery Rates $2,224 - $29,290

Physician fees are extra and are not included.

Additional fees will be charged for an MRI or CT Scan. Fees are subject to change without notice.


Inpatient care

If you are admitted to hospital, you will be charged a daily ward rate. This standard rate includes your room, and services provided by hospital and staff such as laboratory, prescriptions, meals, diagnostic imaging and other tests. 

These rates do not include: 

  • Physicians fees. You will be billed directly by the doctor.
  • Telephone and television services.
Inpatient  Service Fees
Inpatient Daily Ward Rate Fee/Day
Queen Elizabeth Hospital $3,044
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Intensive Care Unit $6,476
Prince County Hospital $2,206
Prince County Hospital Intensive Care Unit $6,964
Souris Hospital, Kings County Memorial Hospital, Community Hospital and Western Hospital $1,696
Hillsborough Hospital $1,396
Well Newborn $2,294


Preferred accommodations

Cost for Private and Semi-Private accommodations are in addition to the daily ward rate. 

Preferred Accommodation Costs
Private Ward Rate + $528
Semi-Private Ward Rate + $420


Personal health insurance

Plan coverage varies and insurers are required to provide a guarantee of payment before Health PEI will submit any claim. It is important that you understand what your private insurance does and does not cover. We recommend that you call your insurer to confirm the extent of your coverage.  Due to privacy laws, hospital staff cannot do this for you. It is your responsibility to confirm your coverage. You must give full details of your insurance coverage to the hospital staff at the time you are admitted. Please contact your insurance company within 48 hours to notify of admission. 

The patient is responsible for payment of any amounts not paid by insurance, including cases where the insurer denies the claim. 


Payment options

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit, Visa, and MasterCard.


Non-urgent care options

Health information and advice is available from a registered nurse over the phone for non-emergency and non-urgent health situations 24 hours a day by dialling 811. 

Walk-in Clinics

Walk-in Clinics service patients with non-urgent medical problems. Fees vary. For more information please visit: Walk-in Clinics.


Contact us

Health PEI
Central Finance
16 Garfield Street - PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Canada, C1A 7N8
Telephone: 1-902-620-3150 

Published date: 
May 14, 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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Phone: 902-368-6135

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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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