Basic Pick-Up Fee: $245Mileage Fee: $2.30/km (round trip mileage is charged)Waiting Time: $100/hr (First 30 minutes is no charge)Saskatchewan Air Ambulance: $350 (Pickup fee plus ambulance charge to and from airplane)Additional fees apply for Registered Nurse Escorts or Advanced Life Support Intercepts.
Basic Pick-Up Fee:$360Mileage Fee:$3.05/km (round trip mileage is charged)Waiting Time:$100/hr (First 30 minutes is no charge)Additional fees apply for Registered Nurse Escorts or Advanced Life Support Intercepts.
Contact your local agent for further details as coverage will vary company to company.
For Saskatchewan patients 65 years of age and over, Senior Citizens' Ambulance Assistance Program (SCAAP) often will pay the remainder of the invoice, with the patient responsible for the first $135.00 per trip. SCAAP will provide full coverage for any interfacility transfer between hospitals, health centers, integrated facilities, mental health and addictions centers, special care homes or transportation to/from airport/hospital.
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
FNIHB pays for most Non-Insured Health Benefits on behalf of all First Nations persons regardless of their residence or their income. FNIHB does not provide coverage for return to home hospital ambulance costs. The patient will be responsible for the cost unless Health Canada provides pre-authorization.
Payment options will accompany the ambulance invoice.
Cash and cheque payments can be made at any of the facilities in in the communities of Biggar, Davidson, Dinsmore, Elrose, Eston, Kerrobert, Kindersley, Kyle, Lucky Lake, Macklin, Outlook, Rosetown, Unity and Wilkie.
Visa and MasterCard payments can be processed by calling the Finance Office at (306) 463-6150, press “Option 1".
Debit payments can be made in person at the Finance Office in Kindersley.
On-line payments are available through your financial institution's online banking site.
Inquiries regarding payment options, such as monthly payment options, can be directed to the Finance Office at (306) 463-6150, press “Option 1".
Ambulance services are a non-insured benefit through Saskatchewan Health. Heartland Health Region encourages the public to have coverage through a private insurance company.
What if no one told me I had to pay for the ambulance?All
ambulance calls and/or trips are billed to the patient, including
doctor ordered trips. It is the patient’s responsibility to determine if
they have coverage.What if I did not call for an ambulance?Charges
will apply if the patient, a close relation/friend or guardian called
for the ambulance. This includes patients who refuse an examination or
transportation by EMS. Patients who receive treatment but are not
transported will also be charged.Are transfers to a higher level of care covered?No, the SHA does not cover transfers to a higher level of care; however your private insurance may cover this expense.
Is my trip to an appointment covered?
No, the SHA doesn't cover these costs, but please check with your insurance provider as they may cover these costs.
Ambulance Charges Posters - February 2021 Final.pdf