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.

For information about common childhood issues, see the resources at the bottom of this page. 

Appointments

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.

If your child has a fever, rash, or any COVID-19 symptoms, let the clinic know in advance of the appointment.

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.

Cancelled appointments

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)
Fax: 902-894-2477
Email:  pedsclinic@ihis.org

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. 
Telephone: 902-432-8181


Information and resources for common childhood issues

ADHD

ADHD and Sleep in Children (Sleep Health Foundation)

ADHD Medication Fact Sheets (BC Children’s Hospital)

Allergies

Canadian Milk Ladder for Cow’s Milk Allergy (BC Children’s Hospital)

Anemia 

Iron in your Diet (IWK Health)

Constipation

What you Need to Know: Constipation (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)

Gender Identity

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) 

Mental Health

Anxiety Canada

Health PEI Mental Health Supports and Services

Student Well-Being Team self-referral

Nutrition

Health PEI Community Nutrition Program

Sexual abuse

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Vaccinations

Childhood immunizations 

Immunize Canada

Other Helpful Websites

AboutKidsHealth.ca (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)
 

Published date: 
August 25, 2023
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
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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