Residents who require immediate treatment with covered prescription drugs and are unable to cover their share of the cost may access a one-time Emergency Assistance.
Benefits under this program
An eligible beneficiary may obtain a limited supply of covered prescription drug(s) at a reduced cost. The level of assistance provided is in accordance with the consumer's ability to pay.
Request for coverage
During regular office hours: the resident's pharmacy may call the Ministry of Health (Drug Plan branch) at 306‑787‑3317 (Regina) or toll-free 1‑800‑667‑7578 to request coverage. The individual may obtain up to one-month supply of covered drug products included in the request.
Outside regular office hours: the resident's pharmacy may provide up to a four-day supply of covered drug products in an emergency situation. The Ministry of Health will honour the claim at the rate specified by the pharmacy.
The applicant is required to provide the following information at the pharmacy:
- patient identification (health services card number);
- pharmacy identification (name, number);
- name and cost of the drug(s) required immediately; and
- reason for the request, including evidence that other sources of credit or assistance have been explored and are not available.
If a resident requires additional prescription drugs but cannot cover the cost, the person is then required to submit a completed Special Support Program application to the Drug Plan in order to receive future assistance.