Pediatrician Outpatient Services
Pediatricians are doctors who care for infants, children and adolescents.
Pediatricians in PEI act as consultants, along with your family doctor or nurse practitioner and other members of your child’s health care team.
Does my child need a referral?
Yes, your child must be referred to a pediatrician by your family doctor, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider.
If my child receives a referral how do I make an appointment?
Once a referral is received by the Pediatric Clinic, it will be reviewed by a pediatrician. You will then be contacted to let you know that the referral has been received and that an appointment will be booked. You may also be sent some paperwork to fill out about your child to help the pediatrician better prepare for the appointment. Please let us know if there is any reason why you may not be able to complete this. We may not be able to book an appointment time until the completed paper work is received.
About one month before the appointment, you will be contacted again with the confirmed date and time.
The pediatrician may also request a referral be sent to other health services, with your permission. This will also help ensure the pediatrician has all of the information needed to better help your child.
Where will my child see a pediatrician?
Children from Queens and Kings Counties are seen at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Pediatric Clinic in Charlottetown (located on the first floor, entry is across from the cafeteria).
Children in Prince County are seen at the Summerside Medical Centre.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
Bring your child’s health card and all medications they are taking, including over the counter products such as vitamins and herbal products to all appointments. If you received a questionnaire in the mail, complete and return it to the clinic before your child’s appointment.
If you must miss an appointment, contact the clinic well in advance. Missing appointments without at least 24 hours’ notice may result in cancelation of the referral, which will result in requiring a new referral if services are still needed.
What happens after the appointment?
Written reports will be sent to your family doctor or nurse practitioner after each visit. If your child has an unrelated problem that occurs between follow-up visits – this should be addressed by your family doctor or nurse practitioner, unless otherwise instructed. A pediatrician does not replace your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
A new referral is usually required if your child has not been to the clinic for over a year, or develops a new problem that your family doctor or nurse practitioner feels should be seen by a pediatrician.
Many children who come to the clinic have asthma or allergies; please do not wear perfumes, colognes or heavily scented lotions.
QEH Pediatric Clinic
Pediatric Clinic hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone hours: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m., Friday 9 a.m – 12 p.m and 1 – 2 p.m
Telephone: (902) 894-2440
Fax: (902) 894-2477
When contacting the clinic, please include the child’s name, date of birth and health card number.
Summerside Medical Centre
Centre hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (902) 432-8181
In an emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department.