Renew Temporary Health Card Online

The PEI Health Card issued to international students is valid for one year only, while work permits are valid until the permit expires. If you are continuing your PEI study program or returning to PEI for a new work term, you may use the online form below to submit the updated documents necessary for your temporary health card renewal. If you were issued a temporary health card and choose to permanently reside in PEI, you must renew your temporary health card as a “New Permanent Resident”. Your existing health card number will be transferred to a health card valid for five years. 

If this is the first time you are applying for a PEI Health Card, complete the online application at Apply for a PEI Health Card – New Resident.

What do I need to complete the online renewal form?

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Identity and updated contact information
  • Personal information including your date of birth and gender
  • Personal Health Number (the 8-digit number on your existing health card)
  • Length of stay, i.e. date of arrival date to PEI and expected graduation or end of work term
  • Intention for organ and tissue donation 
  • Language profile
  • Upload documents:
    • Returning international students:
      • Proof of enrollment for current study year, typically available from your student account, i.e. myupei
      • Updated Study permit
    • Returning work permit holders:
      • Updated work permit
    • New Permanent Resident, previously issued a temporary card and choosing to continue living in PEI
      • Copy of Permanent Residence document or both sides of Permanent Resident Card
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

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

Your Health Privacy

Media Inquiries
Phone: 902-368-6135

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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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