2022 News Releases​

Saskatchewan Ready to Welcome Displaced Ukrainians

The province has supports in place to assist Ukrainians coming to live in Saskatchewan. A pathway has been set up to ensure quick and easy access to health care coverage services and supports. The Government of Saskatchewan has made amendments to The Medical Care Insurance Beneficiary and Administration Regulations to allow health coverage for individuals forced to flee Ukraine as a result of the war.[More Detail]

Released on April 27, 2022

Government Signs Multi-Year Virtual Care Contract

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce Lumeca, a Saskatchewan company, is the successful vendor in an RFP to replace the platform for secure video conferencing for healthcare professionals. Under this service agreement, Lumeca will provide the virtual visits system to deliver healthcare virtually for clinicians, care providers and the 1.2 million people that reside in the province.[More Detail]

Released on April 14, 2022

Saskatchewan Launches Public Engagement on Virtual Care

The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking feedback from patients and families on their experiences so far with virtual care.

Saskatchewan quickly adopted new methods to safely connect patients to their doctor or another health care provider two years ago without stepping out their door, through virtual care.

Virtual care includes technologies such as video conferencing, telephone, text, and email.

The Government of Saskatchewan wants to learn more about how virtual care is working for you. Or if you haven't used virtual care yet, why not?

Go to virtualcare.saskatchewan.ca to participate. There are several ways to provide input, such as voting in polls, completing a survey, and sharing a story or idea. Participation opportunities will be open until April 30, 2022.

If you require an alternate method of participation, please contact (306) 787-6750 or email virtualcare@health.gov.sk.ca.

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Posted 2022-03-10 08:28:07

"R" Display No Longer Printed on Health Cards

Effective March 1, 2022, the "R" display indicating "Registered Indian" will no longer be printed on Saskatchewan health cards. Note that this information is not required to obtain health care services in the province. People with an "R" on their health card who wish to have it removed can request a new card at no cost. Options to request a new card can be found on eHealth's website - https://www.ehealthsask.ca/residents/health-cards[More Detail]

Released on March 2, 2022

Living with Covid: Proof of Vaccination No Longer Required; Business Verifier App Discontinued

As we transition to living with Covid, proof of vaccination or negative tests are no longer required in Saskatchewan businesses, workplaces and other venues. Beginning today, eHealth Saskatchewan is in the process of decommissioning the SK Vax Verifier app, which was used by businesses to scan QR codes for proof of vaccination. The verifier app is no longer available for download by new users. Current users will be asked to delete the app from their device.[More Detail]

Released on February 14, 2022

IT Security Notice: Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Text Message Reported 

Don't tap that link!

eHealth Saskatchewan has received reports of a text message scam about COVID-19 vaccines. The message poses as an online vaccination scheduling website contacting you about your third COVID-19 vaccine. The fraudulent message contains a malicious link, which may ask you to download software that contains malware.

Malware can infect your device and put you at risk for identity fraud by exposing your personal information, banking details and online account credentials. Do not tap the link!

A similar text message scam was identified by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) in September 2021. CAFC offered the following advice:

Warning Signs and How to Protect Yourself

  • Beware of unsolicited text messages and emails from individuals or organizations asking you to tap/click on a link or attachment.
  • Watch for spelling mistakes in unsolicited messages.
  • Verify the hyperlink behind the link's text or button by hovering over the text with your mouse.
  • Do not tap/click on links or attachments in unsolicited messages; they can contain viruses or spyware.
  • Contact the agency directly to verify the legitimacy.

Anyone who suspects they have been the victim of cybercrime or fraud should report it to their local police and to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre's online reporting system or by phone at 1-888-495-8501.

Not a victim?  You should still report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Posted 2022-01-14 14:08:05