Renew Temporary PEI Health Card

This page provides information on how to renew your Temporary PEI Health Card for international students and work permit holders. 

The PEI Health Card issued to international students is valid for the duration of their study permit. 

The PEI Health Card issued to temporary workers is valid until the work permit expires. 

If you were issued a Temporary Health Card and have received your permanent resident status, you must renew your temporary health card as a “New Permanent Resident” using this online form. Your existing health card number will be transferred to a health card valid for five years. 

If this is your first time applying for a PEI Health Card, see Apply for a PEI Health Card.

How to renew your temporary PEI Health Card

If you are continuing your PEI study program or returning to PEI for a new work term, you can renew your temporary health card in one of the following ways:

  • Complete the online form; or
  • Submit all required documents to any Access PEI location or mail it to: 
    PEI Medicare
    PO Box 3000, 126 Douses Rd.
    Montague, PE C0A 1R0 PEI 

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

  • identity and contact information
  • date of birth and gender
  • personal health number (PEI Health Card number previously assigned)
  • 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

Returning international students will also need to provide:

  • a copy of your proof of enrollment for the current study year, typically available from your student account (for example, myupei)
  • your updated study permit (if applicable)
  • any change of address or phone number

Returning temporary workers will also need to provide:

  • your updated work permit
  • any change of address or phone number

New permanent residents who were previously issued a health card as an international student or temporary worker will also need to provide: 

  • a copy of your confirmation of permanent residence (COPR) document or both sides of your Permanent Resident Card
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