COVID-19: Assessment and Testing for COVID-19

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Health and Wellness

Service Description

ATLANTIC BUBBLE TRAVEL UPDATE: The Bubble is suspended November 24th-December 7th.
  • Anyone who has been off Island within Atlantic Canada between November 16th-23rd and wants to visit a long-term care home, must first have a COVID-19 test.
  • Anyone who was at a place identified on the Atlantic Bubble Possible Exposures List at a specified time must have a COVID-19 test, even if not displaying symptoms.
  • Anyone who has been in a licensed establishment (bar or restaurant) after 10pm in Halifax since November 10th should have a COVID-19 test.

Possible Exposure to COVID-19 within Atlantic Canada Lists: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/possible-exposure-covid-19-within-atlantic-bubble

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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.

Testing can be done by scheduled appointment in Charlottetown or Summerside or by drop-in at all clinics. The Borden site is also a drop-in site for essential workers with no symptoms of COVID-19.

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

Islanders can complete an online self-assessment tool to see if a test is required. Or, call their family doctor or nurse practitioner, or 8-1-1 if they are unsure if they need a COVID-19 test. 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

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 * Borden clinic is open to essential workers who are asymptomatic
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Scheduled appointments: Book online or call 811, a family doctor or nurse practitioner to assess whether a COVID-19 test is required and if it is, they will arrange for the test.Drop-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
Language:
English * French * Translation service available
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

Service Locations & Contact Info