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Out-of-Province Medical Services (non-emergency)

Medical services for an emergency or sudden illness within Canada are covered for Island residents with a valid PEI Health Card. Costs may not be covered for out-of-province non-emergency medical or hospital service unless Health PEI approves the service in advance.

How do I get approval for out-of-province medical service?
Your PEI physician will request approval for your out-of-province health service. Typically, you will be approved if your treatment is not available in the province.

If treatment options within Canada have been exhausted and are not available, an out-of-country request can be submitted and assessed for approval. If approval is granted, all charges for insured services may be covered.

What if I am denied approval for an out-of-province medical service?
You can write to Health PEI to appeal a medical insurance decision.

How will my out-of-province medical service be coordinated?
Your out-of-province appointment and treatment will be coordinated between your PEI physician and the out-of-province physician.

What other information is available?
Out-of-Province Medical Services for Island Residents [PDF | 442 KB] is a brochure with useful information to help you prepare for medical treatment off Island.

How can I contact the Out-of-Province Coordinator?
16 Garfield Street Out-of-Province Coordinator
Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-6516
Fax:  (902) 569-0581

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