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.
Your child must be referred to a pediatrician by your family doctor, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider. When a pediatrician receives a new referral, they may with your permission, send it to another health service. This will help to ensure timely access to other services and provide the pediatrician with more information to help your child.
We will contact you about your child’s appointment once a pediatrician has reviewed the referral.
You may need to complete a questionnaire before your child’s appointment. You will receive this questionnaire in the mail. You must return the completed questionnaire before your child’s appointment. Let us know if you can’t complete the questionnaire for any reason.
About one month before the appointment, you will be contacted again with the confirmed date and time.
On the day of your 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.
Many children who come to the clinic have asthma or allergies; please do not wear perfumes, colognes or heavily scented lotions.
If you must miss an appointment, contact the clinic well in advance.
Missing appointments without at least 24 hours notice may result in cancellation of the referral, which will result in requiring a new referral if services are still needed.
A pediatrician does not replace your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
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 new referral is usually required if your child has not been to the clinic for over a year or develops a new problem your family doctor or nurse practitioner feels should be seen by a pediatrician.
Locations and contact information
Children from Queens and Kings Counties are seen at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Pediatric Clinic in Charlottetown
Children in Prince County are seen at the Summerside Medical Centre.
In an emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Pediatric Clinic
Address: 60 Riverside Drive, first floor (across from the cafeteria)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Telephone: 902-894-2440 (answered 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)
When contacting the clinic, please include the child’s name, date of birth and health card number.
Summerside Medical Centre
Address: Summerside Medical Centre (475 Granville Street North in the County Fair Mall)
Centre hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ADHD and Sleep in Children (Sleep Health Foundation)
ADHD Medication Fact Sheets (BC Children’s Hospital)
Canadian Milk Ladder for Cow’s Milk Allergy (BC Children’s Hospital)
Iron in your Diet (IWK Health)
What you Need to Know: Constipation (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)
Gender Resources (BC Children’s Hospital)
BCCH Lupron Depot Program for Gender Dysphoria (BC Children’s Hospital)
Headaches and Migraines
Acute and Preventative Treatment of Migraine in Children and Adolescents (American Academy of Neurology)
Other Helpful Websites
About Kids Health (SickKids Hospital)
Caring for Kids & Health Active Living (Canadian Paediatric Society)
Health Canada (Government of Canada)
Healthy Children.org (American Academy of Pediatrics)
KidsHealth.org (Nemours Children’s Health)