Health Coverage for Treatment Not Available in Canada

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Saskatchewan health coverage covers most medically necessary services (hospital and physician) provided in a publicly funded facility in Canada. However, it only provides limited emergency medical care coverage outside Canada. Find out more ​about Saskatchewan health​ cover​age on the Ministry of Health's website​​.

Specialist Referrals Outside of Canada

If a specialist refers a patient outside Canada to receive treatment not available in Saskatchewan or other provinces, Saskatchewan health coverage may cover the full cost of the treatment.

Prior approval is required.

The specialist must ask for prior approval from the Medical Services Branch of Saskatchewan Health, or from the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

If the treatment is approved, government will pay the full cost of treatment at a rate that the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health considers fair and reasonable after taking into account the location where the insured service is provided.


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Contact information

For more information, contact Medical Services Branch at: