October 26, 2022 – Government of PEI: The province is expanding care for people who don’t have a primary care provider by opening two clinics for patients who cannot see a health care provider through virtual care because they require an in-person appointment.
Since 2020, people without a primary care provider have been able to access virtual care through the Health PEI Virtual Care program. This service provides more that 200 Islanders with access to care each week through virtual appointments.
However, some people who log in to the virtual care service are unable to complete their virtual visit, as they need to see a care provider in person, due to the nature of their medical concern. With the soft launch of these clinics a few weeks ago, patients who cannot be treated virtually may now be referred to one of two in-person primary care clinics, located in Charlottetown and Summerside.
The clinics provide access to nurse practitioners, physicians and other health-care providers to meet primary health-care needs. These access clinics, similar to initiatives such as Pharmacy Plus, will provide additional access points for Islanders seeking primary care.
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