Saskatchewan Health Services Card
Apply Online for a Health Card - Common Questions
What is the Saskatchewan health services card online application?
The online application is a convenient way to apply for a health card, and is designed to guide the applicant through the application process. Applicants will receive immediate feedback that the application has been successfully submitted, and can obtain status updates that include notification of the date they can expect to receive their health services card.
Who is eligible to apply online?
All new Saskatchewan residents living in the province are eligible to use the online application process.
What is required to complete the online application for a Saskatchewan health services card?
To complete your online application, electronic copies of supporting documentation are required. Electronic copies of your supporting documents can be obtained by scanning or taking digital pictures of your documents. Ensure that any numbers that appear on your documents are readable. Each file must be less than 1MB, and must have the file type of jpg, jpeg, png, gif, tif, tiff or pdf.
If your application is submitted without required documents, you will not be eligible for a health services card.
What is the advantage to submit my application online?
With your online application, status updates are provided as your application is processed. These updates are emailed to you and are also available by signing into your account. When you complete your application online, you must attach electronic copies of your supporting documentation in order for your application to be processed. If your application is submitted online with supporting documentation, your application is considered complete and the processing time for your application is significantly reduced.
Where can I access the online application?
How is the Ministry of Health ensuring that the online application is secure?
The online application for health cards is a fully secure and encrypted website. This ensures that all information transmitted between the applicant's computer and the website cannot be intercepted, and decoded or tampered with. The computers at the Ministry of Health (Health Registration) are similarly protected by stringent security measures and monitoring to prevent unauthorized access from hackers and malicious software on the internet.
How is the Ministry of Health ensuring the privacy of the information submitted for health cards?
In addition to the security measures implemented on the Ministry of Health's website and computers, a comprehensive policy around the protection of the privacy of your health registration data has been developed and implemented within the ministry in accordance with The Health Information Protection Act. Therefore your personal information will not be divulged or shared with other parties without your express written consent or except as specifically permitted under The Health Information Protection Act.
Is the information collected for health cards shared with other organizations?
The Declaration section states that the information supplied on the application may be used for administering other Saskatchewan government programs and must be signed by the applicant and/or spouse (partner) for us to do so.
How does Health Registration Branch verify the validity of the information and documents submitted via health card applications?
Health Registration Branch will continue to adjudicate applications using several resources that include automated checks within the provincial health registry that identify invalid information.
For new residents of Saskatchewan to register themselves and their dependants to be eligible for health benefits.