Saskatchewan ambulance service fees are the responsibility of the patient and/or the patient's insurance. Fees are generated by; emergency pickup and transport from home or scene, transfer between health facilities, transfers to airports for Air Ambulance and STARS, and wait time.
Most insurance companies will cover the cost of ambulance transports, if you have adequate coverage. generally cover the cost of emergency ambulance services. Please contact your insurance agency to better understand your coverage for ambulance transport.
Listed below are some examples of organizations that may cover eligible ambulance service fees.
Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA): billed directly for clients eligible under their Treatment Benefits Program.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI): billed directly for clients involved in a motor vehicle accident involving a Saskatchewan vehicle.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC): billed directly for services provided to registered Treaty Indians.
Saskatchewan Health - Senior Assistance Program: billed directly for all ambulance costs over $135.00 for clients over 65 years of age. The first $135.00 is the responsibility of the client and may be paid by their insurance company.
Saskatchewan Health - Supplementary Health Program (for low income clients): billed directly for all clients eligible under their program.
Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB): billed directly for ambulance services required for clients who are injured at work.
Saskatchewan Blue Cross (SBC): annual fee required; client must pay ambulance bill first and then submit the invoice to SBC for reimbursement.
Group Medical Services (GMS): annual fee required; ambulance company sends bill directly to GMS for payment.