Renew PEI Health Card

This page provides information on how to renew your PEI Health Card. 

If you have a temporary health card because you are an international student or a work permit holder or you are a former international student or temporary worker who recently received permanent resident status, see the Renew Temporary Health Card web page instead.

When should I renew my Health Card?

Your PEI Health Card is valid for five years from the date it is issued. You must renew your card(s) before the expiry date to ensure your coverage for publicly-funded medical services continues without interruption.  

Medicare will mail you a reminder letter with a paper renewal form about two months before all cards registered to your household expire. You need this letter before you can renew your Health Card. 

To report a change in your address or in the members of your household before your health card(s) expire, call PEI Medicare at 1-800-321-5492.

How do I renew my PEI Health Card?

You can either complete the paper renewal form provided in your renewal letter; or, if there is no significant change of information, complete the online renewal form. 

You must complete the paper renewal form included with your renewal letter if: 

  • a card has incorrect information
  • your household composition has changed since the last renewal; i.e., a resident has moved into or out of the household. 

You can renew online if there is no change or a minor change of information, such as a change in:

  • household address and/or phone number
  • language preference for receiving health services (optional); and
  • intention for organ or tissue donation (optional) 

To complete the online form, you will need to provide:

  • your household number (provided on your renewal letter)
  • your personal health number (the number on the front of your PEI Health Card)
  • If you are updating your language preference or organ donor consent, you may need other information from the card you are updating.
  • the date of birth for one adult cardholder for that household number.

If there is no change in cardholder information, when you submit the online form all PEI Health Cards registered to your household will automatically renew.  You do not need to renew each one separately.

Attention:  If you are an international student or work permit holder do not use the form below. See the Renew Temporary Health Card web page instead.

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General Inquiries

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PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6130
Fax: 902-368-6136

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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1.

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