Cough and fever clinics to open in Charlottetown, Summerside
Health PEI has established two Cough and Fever clinics to assist in Prince Edward Island’s response to COVID-19.
Beginning March 28 in the Charlottetown area and March 30 in the Summerside area, physicians will be able to refer patients with coughs or fever to clinics where they can be assessed.
Patients who are seeking medical care should contact their family physician or nurse practitioner office. If patients do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner or are unable to reach their practitioners office, they can contact the 811 health information line for assistance. If they meet the criteria for assessment, they will receive a call directly from the Cough and Fever clinic to book an appointment.
Patients calling 811 who are determined not to meet the criteria for assessment at the Cough and Fever clinic will be directed to their family physician office or a walk-in clinic. Children who are two years old or younger with a cough or fever should be taken to the QEH or PCH emergency department.
The use of Cough and Fever clinics is by appointment only and intended to allow for timely assessment while diverting patients with coughs and fevers from Primary Care Clinics, Emergency Departments, and Walk in Clinics
The Cough and Fever clinic is separate from the COVID-19 testing clinics. People who have traveled outside Prince Edward Island and have even mild symptoms should call 811 to be screened for an appointment to be tested only.