Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinics
The PEI Provincial Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic is located at the Polyclinic Professional Centre in Charlottetown. It serves as an outpatient clinic for individuals who have signs and symptoms of a recent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a non-disabling stroke.
The main objectives of the clinic are to reduce delays in risk factor management of high-risk stroke patients and to facilitate timely access to medical surgical interventions, if required.
The Stroke Prevention Clinic aims to reduce the incidence of stroke through:
- Early Assessment and treatment;
- Risk factor screening and management;
- Patient education on stroke prevention and lifestyle changes; and
- Medical care and or referral for surgical care.
What is the Prince County Hospital (PCH) Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic?
The PCH Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic is an outpatient clinic for patients who have had a recent TIA or a non-disabling stroke. The clinic provides education and support for risk factor management following a TIA, with a registered nurse and social worker. The clinic is located at PCH in Summerside.
Will I need a referral?
Yes. A referral to the Stroke Prevention Clinic can be made by an emergency room physician or through your family physician or nurse practitioner.
Once the referral has been received, the clinic nurse will triage the form and contact you with an appointment.
To prepare for your appointment, certain tests will need to be completed before your first visit. At your appointment, your test results will be discussed and a plan will be developed to reduce your risk of a future stroke.
Provincial Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic
The Polyclinic Professional Centre
199 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1L2
PCH Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic
65 Roy Boates Avenue
PO Box 3000
Summerside, PE C1N 2A9
Telephone: (902) 368-5506