COVID-19 Test Results

To help access COVID-19 test results faster, individuals can access negative test results online.  

If you have tested negative for COVID-19, your results will be available online within 72 hours after you've been tested. The Chief Public Health Office will contact you directly at the number you provided if your COVID-19 test result is positive. If you have tested positive or if you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you must isolate and follow public health advice.

Unless otherwise instructed, individuals are required to self-isolate until their COVID-19 test results are confirmed to be negative. Household members do not need to self-isolate with the person awaiting the test results, however they should continue practicing public health measures like washing hands frequently, maintaining physical distancing and masking when in indoor public settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Please allow within 72 hours from the time of testing for your results to be available. If your test result does not display after 72 hours, or you have trouble accessing your test result email MyTestResults@gov.pe.ca or call 1-833-533-9333 and press 1 for health information to leave a voicemail to receive a call back.

For information about being tested for COVID-19, visit Information about COVID-19 Testing in PEI.

What information do I need to access my test results?

To verify your identity and access the result, you must enter personal information as follows:

  • PEI Health Card 8-digit number
  • Expiry date of PEI Health Card (month and year)
  • Date of birth
  • Date of testing

Only negative test results are displayed. A negative test result means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of the test.

Where can I find my Health Card expiry date?

If your health card is orange, use the EXP. date displayed in the lower right-hand corner.  

PEI Health Card with orange sunset background

If your health card is blue, enter the second line of the valid date displayed in the lower left-hand corner.

PEI Health card with coastal view

What if I do not have a PEI Health Card?

If you were tested for COVID-19 at a PEI testing centre and do not have a PEI health card and want to confirm your result is negative, you may send a request by email to MyTestResults@gov.pe.ca or call 1-833-533-9333. Press 1 for health questions and COVID-19 test results and leave a voicemail to receive a call back.  

How long should I wait to search my results?

Typically, test results will be available within 24 hours, however, results may be delayed depending on the number of samples and the timing of the test. If your test result does not display after 72 hours or if you have trouble accessing your test result online, email MyTestResults@gov.pe.ca or call 1-833-533-9333. Press 1 for health information and leave a voicemail to receive a call back.   

Results will be available online for 14 days from the date of your test. 

Can I get an official record of my test result?

If you require an official record of your negative results, contact Medical Records at the nearest hospital to request the copy.

If my test result is negative, can I stop self-isolating? 

No, a negative test result does not automatically mean that you can stop self-isolating. Depending on your situation, you may be required to complete your 14-day self-isolation period, or you may require additional COVID-19 testing: 

  • If you were tested because you had symptoms and your result is negative, you do not need to stay in isolation after you receive your result online.
  • If you were tested because you were in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you must remain in self-isolation, follow public health instructions and monitor for symptoms for 14 days after your last contact with the positive case.

Providing you are without symptoms, if you cross borders for work as part of an essential service (including health care workers), you may be eligible for exemption from self-isolation. For the most current information, visit Health PEI Health Care Workers: COVID-19 FAQs or Essential Workers: Self-isolation, Testing and Exemptions.

For information about being tested for COVID-19, visit Information about COVID-19 Testing in PEI 

Health and Wellness

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca