New health-care clinics provide options for Islanders without a family doctor – CBC

Clinics can see up to a dozen patients a day as province works to add more staff

Oct 26, 2022

P.E.I. is opening two clinics for patients who do not have a family doctor and cannot see a health-care provider through virtual care because they require an in-person appointment.

The clinics, located in Charlottetown and Summerside, provide access to nurse practitioners, physicians and other health-care providers. Similar to initiatives such as Pharmacy Plus, these clinics will provide additional access points for Islanders seeking primary care, Health P.E.I. said in a news release.

Since 2020, people without a primary care provider have been able to access the Health P.E.I. virtual care program. The service provides more that 200 Islanders with access to care each week through virtual appointments.

However, Health P.E.I. said some people who log in to the virtual care service are unable to complete their online visit, because the nature of their medical concern requires them to see a care provider in person.

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