Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

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If you sustain an injury at work, you should seek medical treatment from a direct access health care provider immediately. A claim cannot be processed if you do not seek medical attention.

More importantly, early access to care is proven to have a significant impact on your recovery. Your health care providers are an important resource to guide your return to work.

A direct access provider is a health care provider that can assess your injury at no cost without pre-approval from the WCB.

The following health care providers can be seen for direct access services;

  • Family Doctors
  • Emergency Room (ER) Doctors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractors

When you are assessed for an injury, make sure your health care provider knows that your injury happened at work.

Once you have been assessed by a health care provider, please report your injury to the WCB immediately via the Worker's Report, and to your employer.

If you have any questions about direct access to health care providers, please contact us.

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