Mental Health and Addictions Services

Prince Edward Island offers a network of mental health and addictions programs, services and supports as part of the health care system, other government departments and by community organizations to help Islanders and their families. 

Need Help Now?

Several services are available to provide immediate mental health and addictions help to you or a loved one during a time of crisis: 

Mental Health and Addictions Phone Line
1-833-553-6983 (toll-free)
Calls are answered by trained mental health professionals (a registered nurse or a social worker) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Mobile Mental Health Response Service is available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, providing timely access to assessment, treatment and connection to ongoing mental health care during a time of crisis. The team of trained health care professions provides in-person care when situations require more than phone-based support. 

Mental Health Walk-in Clinics offer immediate support to help with anxiety, depression and other complex and high-risk issues. No appointment is needed. 

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Addictions Services Walk-in/Call-in Clinics offer support for substance use and gambling addiction while enabling individuals to remain at home. Call-in clinics are offered Tuesday – Thursday. 

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
Available 24 hours, seven days a week

The Island Helpline
1-800-218-2885 (toll-free)
Available 24-hours, seven days a week

Bridge the gapp
An online resource of programs and services designed to support mental health and wellness.

Farmers Talk 
1-800-736-8006 (toll-free)
Provides confidential, professional counselling services to farmers and farm families struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. 

Fisher Assistance Program
(902) 626-9787 or (902) 786-4656 
Provides confidential, professional counselling services to fishers, crew members, and their families that affect mental health and personal well-being. The service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Aquaculture Farm Assistance Program
(902) 626-9787 
Provides confidential, professional counselling services to aquaculture farmers, their families and certain farm employees that affect mental health and personal well-being. The service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Public Safety Calls 
Provides free, confidential mental health supports for current and former public safety personnel in PEI, including first responders. Self-refer online. 

How do I access mental health or addictions services?

Mental Health and Addictions Services are offered in communities across the province. Some are even offered online, over the phone or across virtual platforms. 

You may refer yourself to some services by calling a community mental health or community addictions office in your area (please note that some services may require a referral from a health care provider). 

You may also request a referral to mental health and addictions services from your primary care provider, other health care professionals or community agency familiar with your concerns.

For help finding your way through the health care system, reach out to the Mental Health and Addictions Patient Navigator by emailing MHApatientnavigator@ihis.org

For more information about the many mental health and addictions services offered in Prince Edward Island: 
 

Mental Health Services             

COVID-19 Mental Health and Addictions Supports

Mental Health Walk-in Clinics
Addictions Services Walk-in/Call-in Clinics
Mental Health and Addictions Online, Phone, and Text-based Supports for Islanders
Mental health programs from your home 
COVID-19 for Kids - How Can I Help: A Children's Workbook
Coping with stress and anxiety (CAMH)

Published date: 
May 2, 2022
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

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

healthpei@gov.pe.ca

Your Health Privacy

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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