COVID-19 Test Results

Learn how to receive your negative COVID-19 test results within 48 hours after your test. Find out whether or not you can stop self-isolating and what to do if you don’t have a PEI health card. 

Unless otherwise instructed, you are required to self-isolate until your 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.

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

Get your negative test result online

  • allow up to 48 hours from the time of testing for your results to be available
  • only negative test results are displayed
  • you must enter the following information:
    • PEI Health Card number (PEI Residents) OR Medical Record Number (Visitors)*
    • Date of birth
    • Date of test
  • If your test result does not display after 48 hours or if you have trouble getting your test result online, email 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
If you require an official record of your COVID-19 test result for the purpose of employment or travel, visit Request your COVID-19 Test Result Report.

* Medical Record Number (or MRN) is an 8- or 9-digit number on the test card that non-Island residents receive when they are tested. 

If your test is positive

  • 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 self-isolate and follow public health advice.

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 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 Travelling Workers and Isolation Requirements.

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