PEI Hospital and Medical Services Plan

PEI Hospital and Medical Services Plan Eligibility

These plans are to provide coverage for PEI residents who:

  • are legally entitled to be in Canada
  • make their homes in PEI
  • are present in PEI for at least six months plus a day

You must register for the plans by applying for a Health Card. Applications are available from the Department of Health and Social Services, medical clinics, hospitals, or physicians. There are no premiums for PEIHMSP.

You must renew your health care card every 5 years to keep information up-to-date.

PEI Hospital and Medical Services Plan Coverage

The following services are covered by the Plans:

  • standard accommodation and meals
  • lab, x-ray, and diagnostic procedures
  • radiotherapy and physiotherapy
  • nursing services, drugs. operating, case and anaesthetic rooms in hospital

The following services are NOT covered:

  • hospital charges beyond standard rooming, meals and nursing care, unless medically necessary
  • non-medically required services, including cosmetic and experimental procedures
  • immunizations
  • audiology, chiropodiatry, chiropractic, dietetic, homeopathic, naturopathic, optometric, osteopathic, psychology, or dental services.

Forms and Links

Health Links

Prince Edward Island Resources

Active Living Alliance of PEI

Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Aids PEI

Alzheimer Society of PEI

Arthritis Society PEI Division

Association of Registered Acupuncturists of PEI

Association of Registered Nurses of PEI

Asthma Education Centre

Autism Society of PEI

Cerebral Palsy Association of PEI 

Children’s Dental Care Program (PEI Dental Public Health)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI

Early Childhood Development Association of PEI

Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI

Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI

Lung Association of PEI

Medical Society of PEI 

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI

NS and PEI Branch of the Canadian Institute for Public Health Inspectors

Native Council of PEI

PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

PEI Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

PEI Gerontological Nurses Association

PEI College of Family Physicians of Canada

PEI College of Physiotherapists

PEI Council of People with Disabilities

PEI Health Research Institute

PEI Healthy Eating Alliance

PEI Healthy Living Strategy

PEI Literacy Alliance

PEI Occupational Therapy Society

PEI Pharmacy Board 

PEI Psychologists Registration Board

PEI Research Ethics Board

PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation

PEI Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention

Sport PEI

Workers Compensation Board of PEI 

National Resources

Canadian Aids Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Hemophilia Society

Canadian Mental Health Association (PEI Division)

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (PEI Division)

Canadian Paraplegic Association (PEI)

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

Health Canada

Health Council of Canada

Kidney Foundation of Canada

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Atlantic Division)

Public Health Agency of Canada 

International Resources

World Health Organization

Contact Information

Ministry of Health

16 Garfield Street

PO Box 2000

Charlottetown, PEI

C1A 7N8

General Ministry Inquiries: (902) 368 6130

Fax: (902) 368 4969

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