Seniors' Drug Plan
Under the Seniors’ Drug Plan, eligible seniors 65 years and older pay up to $20 per prescription for drugs listed on the Saskatchewan Formulary and those approved under Exception Drug Status.
Ask your physician or pharmacist if any of your medications may qualify for Exception Drug Status. Maximum Allowable Cost and Low Cost Alternative pricing policies continue to apply.
Program eligibility is determined by age and the income reported on your income tax return filed with the Canada Revenue Agency. You must:
**Seniors who are covered under federal government programs, such as the federal Non-Insured Health Benefits Program or Veterans Affairs are not eligible for the Seniors’ Drug Plan.
If you already pay less than $20 per prescription …
There will be no change in coverage for those seniors who have drug coverage under:
Applying for Coverage
You can apply for the Seniors’ Drug Plan up to two months before you turn 65.
To apply for the program, each eligible senior must complete and sign an application and consent form.
For your convenience, the Drug Plan encourages you to complete Form A, to prevent a lapse in coverage and so you do not have to complete a form and submit income every year.
Please forward your completed application to:
Confirmation of Coverage
If you have submitted an application, you will receive a letter in the mail to inform you either that you have been approved for coverage, or that you do not currently meet the eligibility requirements.
Once approved for coverage, you will only need to pay $20 per prescription at the pharmacy. Your pharmacy will be aware of your coverage through the Drug Plan online network automatically.
If you are not eligible for coverage and wish to appeal the assessment, or your situation has recently changed, contact the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch for more information.
For further information or questions about your drug coverage, call:
Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch
The branch responsible for drug plans.
The Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP) will improve the health of Saskatchewan residents, by providing authorized health care professionals with confidential access to patient medication records.
Learn about the plan and how to qualify for coverage.