What Your Provincial Health Plan Covers: Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan was the first province in Canada to introduce government-funded healthcare in 1946. It’s the main reason Tommy Douglas, their premiere at the time, was named “The Greatest Canadian” by CBC. Their health plan is called Saskatchewan Health, and all permanent residents of the province are eligible.

What Does Saskatchewan Health Cover? 

    • All inpatient and outpatient services provided by a physician
    • Occupational therapy and physiotherapy
    • Mammography screening for women 50 to 69 or when sent by a doctor somewhere else to diagnose breast-related conditions
    • Immunization
    • Sexually transmitted infections treatment
    • Testing for HIV
    • Drug and alcohol treatment and gambling addiction treatment
    • Mental health services
    • Family health benefits and supplementary health services for those who qualify
    • The Safe Driving Program (for people convicted of impaired driving)

What Does Saskatchewan Health Partially Cover?

  • Air ambulance
  • Regular ambulance for seniors
  • Home care services
  • Long-term care
  • Chiropractors and Podiatry
  • Hearing services
  • Some dental services (not routine dental services)
  • Optometric services for people who qualify

Extended drug benefits and health services for those who qualify (people with disabilities and those with low income)

  • Children’s Insulin Pump Program
  • Emergency Prescription Assistance Program
  • Family Health Benefits
  • Income Supplements
  • Palliative Care Drug Plan Program
  • Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) Program
  • Senior’s Drug Plan
  • Special Support Program
  • Supplementary Health Program

If you’re interested in purchasing supplementary health insurance to cover what Saskatchewan Health doesn’t, please call us at 1-866-899-4849. More information on Saskatchewan Health is available at its website.

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