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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. An eligible beneficiary may obtain a limited supply of covered prescription drug(s) at a reduced cost. The level of assistance provided will be in accordance with the consumer's ability to pay. The resident is then required to submit a completed "Special Support Application" to the Drug Plan in order to receive future assistance.

To request coverage, the resident's pharmacy may call the Drug Plan during regular office hours at (306) 787-3317 (Regina) or toll-free at 1-800-667-7578. Information needed to support the request includes:

  • patient identification (health services card number)
  • pharmacy identification (name, number)
  • name and cost of the drug(s) required immediately
  • reason for the request, including evidence that other sources of credit or assistance have been explored and are not available

Following approval by the Drug Plan, the claims may be submitted via the on-line system.

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The Special Support Program is designed to help those whose drug costs are high in relation to their income.

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