New reduced COVID-19 testing clinic schedule begins December 5
Health PEI testing sites will operate on new hours beginning Monday, December 5. The new schedule reflects a reduced demand for testing due to the availability of rapid antigen tests across the province.
Here is the schedule for December 5 to 18:
O’Leary, 14 MacKinnon Drive (O'Leary Health Centre):
- Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Montague, 14 Rosedale Road:
- Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Slemon Park, 40 Aerospace Blvd:
- Mon, Wed, Friday, and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Charlottetown, 64 Park Street:
- Mon, Tuesday*, Wed, Thursday*, Friday, and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
*Tuesday and Thursday clinics at the Park Street location will be eliminated the week of December 12
Book your COVID-19 test in any of Health PEI’s testing clinics through Skip the Waiting Room or by calling 1-844-975-3303 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Once a positive COVID-19 test result is received (either from a home test or testing center), eligible Islanders are encouraged to speak to their health care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) to be considered for Paxlovid. Those without a primary health care provider or cannot reach them can call 811 to be screened and placed on the Paxlovid referral program.
Paxlovid is available for individuals age 50 and older regardless of vaccination status, or anyone age 18 and older who is immunocompromised or has underlying health conditions. Paxlovid is most effective in the early stages of illness and must be administered within five days of the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.
Now that respiratory illness season is upon us, Islanders are encouraged to have COVID-19 testing kits available at home. COVID-19 antigen testing kits are currently available free of charge at all Access PEI sites, COVID-19 testing centers, Public Library branches, and within the public school system.
Senior Communications Officer, Health PEI