COVID-19 Assessment and Testing

Provided by: COVID-19: Health

Service Description

Jan 6th: New Brunswick workers who travel to PEI for the day who will be entering workplaces or homes where there is a risk of being within 6 feet of others, are asked to have a COVID-19 test while in PEI. NB workers who travel to PEI multiple times a week should be tested at least once a week. Anyone who travelled to NB since December 25th are asked to closely monitor for symptoms.

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Provides assessment and testing services for residents experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

ASSESSMENT

Islanders who are unsure if a test is required can complete a self-assessment online, call their family doctor or nurse practitioner, or call 8-1-1 for direction. Symptoms include:
  • New onset fever
  • New or worsening cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea have been reported along with other symptoms, and may happen more often in children.
Self-assessment tool: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/self-assessment-covid-19

TESTING

Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who has been in close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case starting 48 hours prior to the case developing symptoms should be tested for COVID-19.

By drop-in:
  • Montague
  • O'Leary
  • Charlottetown
  • Summerside
By appointment:
  • Charlottetown
  • Summerside
To schedule a test in Charlottetown or Summerside, visit:

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/request-an-appointment-for-covid-19-testing-for-pei-residents

Do not bring pets to testing (except service dogs if required), keep windows rolled up until advised otherwise, and everyone over the age of 2 years must wear a mask. Do not take a taxi to testing. Call if no transportation and arrangements will be made for a test.

The Chief Public Health Officer will contact an individual directly if their test result is positive.

Information

Eligibility:
Scheduled appointments for Charlottetown and Summerside: Open to all * If testing is required for international travel, tests must be scheduled five days before departure

Drop-in Clinics: Open to anyone experiencing symptoms
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Scheduled appointments: Book online, or, call your family doctor or nurse practitioner to assess whether a COVID-19 test is required and if it is, they will arrange for the test. If no symptoms but require a test for work, call the toll-free numberDrop-in Clinics: No appointment or referral required * Drop in during open hours * Testing is done on a first come, first serve basis
Documents Required:
Health Card (if possible)
Program Email:
Program Phone Numbers:
  • COVID-19 Screening
    Call to be assessed to determine if testing is needed * Available 24/7
    8-1-1
  • To Book a Scheduled COVID-19 Test
    Only if no symptoms and a test is required for work, travel or other reasons
    1-855-354-4358
Language:
English * French * Translation service available
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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