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Emergency Numbers

Ambulance, Fire, Police:  9-1-1
24 hour telephone service for emergencies requiring immediate help.

811 Telehealth:  8-1-1
24 hour telephone service for non-emergency health information. Dial 7-1-1 (TTY), if you are hearing impaired.

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    When should you call 9-1-1 instead of 8-1-1?
Call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department when:

  • experiencing discomfort or tightness in the chest;
  • experiencing unusual shortness of breath;
  • experiencing abdominal pain;
  • experiencing prolonged and persistent headache or dizziness;
  • an injury may require stitches or involve a broken bone;
  • a child has prolonged diarrhea or vomiting; or
  • a baby under six months of age has a fever of 38°C (100.4°F) or higher.

Addiction Services:  1-888-299-8399
24 hour, toll-free service from anywhere on PEI for inpatient and out-patient detoxification, counseling, information and referral for help with an addiction to alcohol and drugs.

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    Gambling Support Information:  1-855-255-4255

24 hour, toll-free, confidential telephone service with a licensed social worker for problem gambling counseling and crisis intervention.

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Adult Protection
Report an adult protection concern of a vulnerable adult who you believe is being abused or neglected.

(902) 687-7096
(902) 838-0786
(902) 368-4790
(902) 888-8440
(902) 859-8730

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Child Protection:  1-877-341-3101
If you suspect a child is in need of protection, you are legally required to contact Child and Family Services.

After hours:    1-800-341-6868

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Island Help Line:  1-800-218-2855
24 hour, bilingual and confidential telephone service that provides information, support or help to Islanders who are in a crisis – feeling depressed or thinking about suicide.

Kids Help Phone:  1-800-668-6868
24 hour, bilingual, confidential and anonymous telephone and online counseling service for children and youth.

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Poison Control:  1-800-565-8161
24 hour telephone information for families and health care professionals related to poisoning and possible poison exposures.

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    Anderson House Crisis Line:  1-800-240-9894
Substance-free emergency shelter for women and their children.

Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Shelter:  1-855-297-2332
Emergency shelter from family violence for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and their children.

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Bedford MacDonald House:  1 (902) 892-9242
Emergency homeless shelter and short-term residence for men.

PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre:  1-888-368-8055
Confidential counseling service for victims of rape and sexual assault.

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