Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

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Billing Process

Basic Services

Basic medical and hospital care is covered once the Syrian refugee receives his/her valid Saskatchewan Health Card. The billing process remains the same for basic services.

Supplemental and Prescription Coverage

Refugees requiring supplemental or prescription drug services must go through a medical service provider registered with the IFHP. The registered medical service provider is responsible for seeking reimbursement from Medavie Blue Cross and requesting pre-approval for some services. Medavie Blue Cross administers the IFHP on behalf of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers must register with Medavie Blue Cross to submit online bills for payment. Any healthcare provider may register online with Blue Cross Medavie.

Syrian refugees will receive a certificate from IFHP that they must present to Saskatchewan healthcare providers. This certificate ensures that the supplemental service or prescription drug is covered by IFHP. Billing is submitted online directly to Medavie Blue Cross. Healthcare providers should ask refugee patients for their certificate before treatment.

Blue Cross will only reimburse providers; they do not reimburse for any payment made by a patient or private sponsor, therefore it is important to ensure that direct billing occurs.

Information is available on IRCC’s website for both beneficiaries and providers.

Medavie Blue Cross maintains a list of registered providers so that private sponsors, clients and others stakeholders can readily identify providers in their community.

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