Eligibility for Health Benefits
Temporary Absence from Saskatchewan
Under certain circumstances, you may retain limited coverage while away by providing you intend to return to Saskatchewan to live.
If you are temporarily outside Saskatchewan
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health requires you to notify the Health Registration Branch when you will be on an extended absence of more than six months.
You should report your absence from Saskatchewan for the following situations:
Following an extended absence from the province, you need to contact Health Registration Branch to ensure your Saskatchewan health services card is still active and you are eligible for benefits. To update the Ministry about your return, go online (recommended) or complete the Notification of Extended Absence Form.
For residents who have a Saskatchewan Health Services Card, and need to update their registration information.
Some services received outside the province are covered by Saskatchewan Health. In some cases, prior approval is required.
For new residents of Saskatchewan to register themselves and their dependants to be eligible for health benefits.
Details about what health services are covered, and how to register.