Housing Outreach

Provided by: Canadian Mental Health Association Prince Edward Island Division - AKA: CMHA; CMHA PEI

Service Description

FEB 26/2021: UPDATE REGARDING TESTING IN SUMMERSIDE FOR 14-29 YEAR OLDS:

The Chief Public Health Office announced late this afternoon that all young people ages 14-29 WITHOUT SYMPTOMS should get tested this weekend.

Testing will take place at the Three Oaks Senior High School (10 Kenmoore Avenue, Summerside, PE) and the schedule is as follows:

Saturday Feb 27, testing for 14 to 21 year olds

Sunday Feb 28, testing for 22 to 29 year olds:
  • Those born Jan 1-June 30 should come b/w 8am-2pm
  • Those born July 1-Dec 31 should come b/w 2pm-8pm
Anyone in the Summerside area WITH symptoms should immediately go for testing at Slemon Park or the two new sites set up on Friday at Harbourside Health Centre (243 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside) or the Borden Testing Site (20 Dickie Road, Borden). All 3 are open until 8pm Friday Feb 26 and the Slemon Park site will be open Saturday 8am-4pm.
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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

As of March 1, 2021: Everyone arriving from outside the Maritime provinces (NS and NB), who is in isolation and is not already being tested, is required to be tested on days 0-1, 4-6, and 9-11.

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:
Adults age 18 years or older who:
-Are current clients of Health PEI - Mental Health and Addictions or CMHA internal programs (Clubhouse Program or Housing First clients)
-Are able to live independently
-Are experiencing barriers to housing stability such as a primary diagnosis of mental health and/or substance use disorders
-Are willing to plan for a transition to independent living within 6-24 months
-Are willing to engage in case planning and home visits
-Are able to pay their own rent or have access to Social Assistance or the AccessAbility Support Program
-Meets program's case management availability
Fees:
Yes * Eligible participants must be able to pay their own rent, damage deposit, utilities, etc.
How to Access:
Ask your Health PEI-Mental Health and Addictions worker or CMHA mental health worker for a referral * Call to find out if applications are currently being accepted
Documents Required:
Program application completed with a Health PEI or CMHA worker
Program Hours:
Mon:8am - 4pm
Tue:8am - 4pm
Wed:8am - 4pm
Thu:8am - 4pm
Fri:8am - 4pm
Limited coverage available Monday-Friday until 7pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm
Program Phone Numbers:
  • Housing Outreach Program - Charlottetown and Summerside
    902-628-3662
Language:
English
Coverage Area:
Charlottetown * Summerside * Limited assistance may be available outside these communities

Service Locations & Contact Info