Ostomy Supply Reimbursement in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living Ostomy Program
Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) aids people with physical disabilities to live a more active and independent lifestyle. It also helps people in the management of certain chronic health conditions. The Ostomy Program provides fifty percent of the cost of ostomy management supplies for individuals with a urinary or bowel diversion.

Am I Eligible?

In addition to the eligibility criteria in the general policies section, clients must:

  1. Have some type of urinary or bowel diversion (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, utereterostomy, cecostomy, nephrostomy or fistula) and
  2. Be referred to the Ostomy Program by an Enterostomal Therapy (ET) nurse in Saskatchewan.

Benefits Coverage

Eligible clients receive 50% of the cost of eligible ostomy management supplies. There is 100% coverage for patients registered under the Paraplegia Program.

How to Apply for Benefits

Clients must be referred to the program by an ET nurse practicing in a Saskatchewan Stoma Clinic. The application must confirm the type of stoma.

What products are covered

All basic ostomy products are covered. For a complete list, please visit this link: https://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/sites/default/files/documents/depl-appareils-stomises-permanents-en.pdf

Purchasing Ostomy Supplies

You must purchase ostomy supplies through an approved medical supplier or pharmacy. You will pay the supplier or pharmacy 50% of eligible expenses within quantity limits. Suppose you require a higher quantity of ostomy supplies than are covered. In that case, you will need to be seen by the ostomy clinic to confirm the reason for an exception with SAIL. Shipping is not a benefit of the Ostomy Program.

SAIL will reimburse you directly for ostomy products purchased out of province (not out of the country) if they receive a paid receipt that indicates what was purchased.

You can claim the remaining balance on your income tax as a Medical Expense or through a secondary insurer.

Please see the following website for more information: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/accessing-health-care-services/health-services-for-people-with-disabilities/sail

Contact Information:

SASKATCHEWAN HEALTH AUTHORITY
PASQUA HOSPITAL
OSTOMY & WOUND CARE

4101 Dewdney Avenue
Regina SK S4T 1A5

Telephone: (306) 766-2271
Fax (306) 766-2152

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page have been researched and sourced from a variety of provincial and federal sites. However information may change and we encourage individuals to check for updates of policies, plans and forms.
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